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Feb. 15 2010 - 10:37 am | 1,479 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Those German figure skaters are such clowns

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Check out those Germans.

The Deutsch figure skating pair, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, were dressed as sad clowns last night. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Multi-colored, humorously large buttons.
  • Expressive eyebrows painted on.
  • Are those teardrop tattoos? What are the odds that two German murderers are also both figure skaters? The pair ended up in second place for the short program, trailing the Chinese pair by just 0.7, but I think the Germans were sending a message with those teardrops.…DON’T MESS WITH THE GERMAN PAIR. That means you, Chinese pair. And That means you, judges.

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