* Scoring from 53m is always luck. Getting a free kick by the penalty area by acting is luck. Two volley goals out of two possibilities must be considered luck when compared to all the misses previously in this world cup. Only one "played" goal (except the 53m) and that was assisted by a failing Japanese defender who let a random ball up in the air and down in front of a US player.
** Japan was definitely not an inferior team. Japan made many "Barcelona" type attacks showing their skills and resulting in the only purely played and controlled goal of the match. Physically smaller and with the referee leaning towards US they still managed to outperform US team except that they in the latter part of the tournament have appeared slightly tired (jet lag from Japan plus long travels with little rest in Canada) which could explain a more than normal amount of missed passes. However, from a football skill perspective Japan was still the better team.
US won the World Cup 2015 - but lost the hair cut raceOK, Klevius may be biased on this issue because he has always thought that women with short hair look sexier than those with long hair. Yes, how women footballers look shouldn't be an issue at all. That's the charm of football that it's not your look but what you do that counts. However, when EVERY or ALMOST EVERY non-lesbian player carries a long hair then it's hard to not think it's got something to do with sex segregation. And if that's the case, then a big portion of female football players carry long hair as a similar sign of sex oppression as do muslim women with their veil.
Mostly short haired Japanese squad
So why is it that in this world cup Atheist countries show the lowest rate of sex segregation signs and religious (or former religious) countries the most?!
Klevius, the world's foremost expert on sex segregation (sad isn't it) has the answer. Keep reading his sites and blogs!
Or even better, you who love football and have some extra money and who think we should strive to get rid of sex segregation instead of continuing enhancing it. Klevius has an unpublished book ready to go (but in need for some publishing funds because no publisher will touch it as it also critically scrutinizes islamic sex segregation) which is based on his groundbreaking PhD thesis and gives you all the answers while avoiding the "feminism trap", i.e. to only ask women about their experience of the male patriarchy instead of also including the female patriarchy. Because women's football, due to sex segregation, came after men had already started, there were no women idols or tutors around so naturally only those girls whose football crazy fathers, brothers etc, helped create an interest in football, came to start playing football. Klevius, in his PhD thesis searched for the stories by these women (beginning in the 19th century) whose experience would have been neglected for ever with a theoretical methodology based on feminist theory.
You need to be a female footballer to really appreciate the heavy theoretical sex stuff in the book but others may benefit from its original historical research that turns many strongly held beliefs upside down. One of many groundbreaking footballers whom Klevius has interviewed in depth for his research was Pia Sundhage, former US coach and, so far, still Sweden's coach.
Japan, the homeland of skills and quality
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Who moron bought Steinway?
And why do many churches, concert halls etc keep buying inferior grands?Klevius has the answer - keep reading!
BBC's confused "piano expert" Chris Hopkins, didn't even mention the best brand when he named his favorite piano makers. Instead Chris Hopkins blabbed about Steinway and their top model D. And here comes the truly revealing part. When asked to motivate his opinion Chris Hopkins had nothing logical to say but instead admitted that the Steinway D's quality differed widely between individual pianos. But this devastating fact he then tried to turn positive in the old tiresome babbling about "hand made"* and "individuals", when the fact is that Steinway cannot produce the same quality pianos as Yamaha because of the same reason Ferrari, Porsche etc cannot produce the same quality as Lexus etc Japanese high tech cars.
* Compare extremely over-prized (part of the selling trick) handmade European watches - usually driven by some already outdated Japanese tech.
Kevin Higgins (about Yamaha CFX): I was pleasantly surprised by the warm round tone of each note. It was the best piano I have ever played. The action was easy and the keyboard had a nice textured feel that gave me confidence and security in my play. Much easier to play than the Steinway D. More clarity on the bottom end. This piano achieves real depth but with a better action. It's amazing.
Klevius: Not only that. Yamaha's superior and even production quality guarantees that you really get what you want.
Yamaha talked to hundreds of the world’s most accomplished pianists, including those that did not play Yamaha pianos, and they asked them all what it was they most wanted to see in a concert instrument, and also what they hoped not to see.
Klevius comment: If they'd asked the buyers instead they'd likely got the answer that they hoped not to see the Yamaha brand name on the piano. Btw, have you noticed how TV cameras tend to be allergic to the Yamaha brand name while never missing an opportunity to show the Steinway brand name. Crypto-racism?!
The V10 engine in Lexus LFA is made by Yamaha.
Never buy a camera with a Zeiss lensI got a cheap Sony bridge camera more than four years ago. I've taken thousands and thousands of pics and I've had it out almost every day in a variety of wet, sandy, dirty, hot and cold environments loose in the car or in some suspicious bags etc without any other protection. It has never failed (the only Japanese camera that has failed for me was a Panasonic with a Zeiss lens - which very soon lacked working both zooming and focusing while the rest of the camera works perfectly). I'm sure I'm not alone. Just check quality lists etc.
This photo was taken hand-held with my soon five year old cheap Sony HX1 recently.