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Old 08-01-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I watched the encapsulated version of women's gymnastics last night, and I was rather put off by the messy hair that almost all of the American gymnasts wore. When they were coming out in groups, everybody was in warmup gear, so I thought they were being comfortable. Nope, they performed like that. And as far as I could tell (granted, I only saw Russia, a little Romania, and practically no China), we were the only group of girls with that sloppy hair. A different leotard for every event, different outfits for the medal ceremonies ... and scrunchie buns that look like they just fell out of bed. You represent our country at an important event, ladies. Brush it out or put it up, for Pete's sakes. My ballet teachers would have killed me.

 
Old 08-01-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
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Lots of teenage girls like that look and even though they are super athletes they are still teenage girls. They are all so adorable I think it didn't really distract.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I barely noticed the hair. I'll watch the highlights again. Lots of gymnasts in the past had ponies. Right? I don't remember too many bunned styles in the past.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Lots of the american women had longer hair. A regular ponytail would have been in the way.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I don't care at all WHAT their hair looks like... it is their performance that matters!
 
Old 08-01-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Since Jules is having a bad hair day, the crocodile sings her a song.

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you, Juuuuuuuuuuulia

Juuuuuuulia, Juuuuuuuuulia, ocean child, seashell eyes, calls me

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering in the sun.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I watched the encapsulated version of women's gymnastics last night, and I was rather put off by the messy hair that almost all of the American gymnasts wore. When they were coming out in groups, everybody was in warm up gear, so I thought they were being comfortable. Nope, they performed like that. And as far as I could tell (granted, I only saw Russia, a little Romania, and practically no China), we were the only group of girls with that sloppy hair. A different leotard for every event, different outfits for the medal ceremonies ... and scrunchie buns that look like they just fell out of bed. You represent our country at an important event, ladies. Brush it out or put it up, for Pete's sakes. My ballet teachers would have killed me.
Being European, I notice Americans, have a very, how shall I say. 'OVERLY' relaxed style. Reminds me when a group of teenage girls meet former President George Bush and they wore flip flops to the white house. Tacky, Tacky, Tacky


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Old 08-01-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I barely noticed the hair. I'll watch the highlights again. Lots of gymnasts in the past had ponies. Right? I don't remember too many bunned styles in the past.
Ponytails are fine. One of the five girls had a sleekly brushed pony, while the other four had those half-ponies where you pull the hair into a loose loop instead of all the way out, with the end sticking out and the whole thing flopping around. All of the other girls I saw had ponies or buns.

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Since Jules is having a bad hair day, the crocodile sings her a song.

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you, Juuuuuuuuuuulia

Juuuuuuulia, Juuuuuuuuulia, ocean child, seashell eyes, calls me

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering in the sun.
My hair does object to the humidity, but for the most part my shimmering sky is behaving itself today.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Being European, I notice Americans, have a very, how shall I say. 'OVERLY' relaxed style. Reminds me when a group of teenage girls meet former President George Bush and they wore flip flops to the white house. Tacky, Tacky, Tacky


USATODAY.com - NU's lacrosse team sparks flip-flop flap at White House
I usually stick up for Americans in the threads where we are judged en masse as lazy slobs. Sometimes, though, I just want to . Like you say, there are times that call for a hairbrush or real shoes.

But other than the hair--good job girls.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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Eh, maybe that's how they felt comfortable. Maybe that's how they practiced and it felt more natural when they competed.

Or maybe they were so focused on, ya know, being at the OLYMPICS that the way their hair looked took a backseat.
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