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2011-09-22 02:57:33 PM  
Is this her?

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2011-09-22 03:05:35 PM  
That's how she rolls.
 
2011-09-22 03:14:47 PM  
I'm sorry, I don't understand the problem.
 
2011-09-22 03:16:42 PM  
She throws elbows for JESUS.

Article is blocked from work for some reason, so I'm just gonna go ahead and assume they already took care of the "Holy Roller" jokes.
 
2011-09-22 03:38:02 PM  

MaxxLarge: She throws elbows for JESUS.

Article is blocked from work for some reason, so I'm just gonna go ahead and assume they already took care of the "Holy Roller" jokes.


Nope.
 
2011-09-22 03:50:21 PM  
That sounds awesome, but it doesn't really surprise me that this is a Unitarian church. I was hoping for any other denomination. That would have been news.

/Was odd that this was their first female. C'mon peoples, what took you so long?
 
2011-09-22 03:58:05 PM  
news about notes, you say?
 
2011-09-22 03:59:37 PM  
Flat-track? Lame.
 
2011-09-22 04:07:44 PM  
Jesus is not supposed to be fun, damnit.
 
2011-09-22 04:22:04 PM  
She is indeed a holy roller.
 
2011-09-22 04:44:06 PM  
That's quite the hobby for a church pastor and she seems like she's pretty darn cool too. She reminds me of old skool roller derby girls. She just has that look. Her being a fit and fiery red-head is pretty hot too. More power to her and to her congregation.

/sometimes i really miss the 70's

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//the devil made me do it
 
2011-09-22 05:02:05 PM  

quickdraw: Nope.


Wow. Then she really missed a hell of a chance to give herself the perfect "derby name." Swap in "Holly," and that's a winner.
 
2011-09-22 05:29:42 PM  

MaxxLarge: quickdraw: Nope.

Wow. Then she really missed a hell of a chance to give herself the perfect "derby name." Swap in "Holly," and that's a winner.


I would have assumed that name is already taken, but astonishingly it is not.
 
2011-09-22 05:47:51 PM  
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2011-09-22 06:19:49 PM  
Is her derby name Sister Sledgehammer?
 
2011-09-22 06:21:13 PM  
All her buddies call her spike.
 
2011-09-22 06:21:57 PM  
Roller derby is kind of cool. Organized worship of the Sky Guy, even by Unitarians, is ridiculous. I'd half to say part of her is awesome. The other part is just another nutbar.
 
2011-09-22 06:24:31 PM  
Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...
 
2011-09-22 06:26:23 PM  

rudemix: I'd half to say part of her is awesome.


I'd whole to agree.
 
2011-09-22 06:27:43 PM  
Not so much a secret anymore, now is it?
 
2011-09-22 06:28:17 PM  

ChadM89: Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...


I've been to a few (former coworker was on a team) and it's exactly as you described it. Each team will usually have one pretty girl that will be at the front of every team photo, but the other girls could snap a man in two....if they could ever find one.
 
2011-09-22 06:30:15 PM  
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If he were alive today, I have no doubt the minister of defense would approve of the minister of the jam.
 
2011-09-22 06:30:15 PM  

Makh: That sounds awesome, but it doesn't really surprise me that this is a Unitarian church. I was hoping for any other denomination. That would have been news.

/Was odd that this was their first female. C'mon peoples, what took you so long?


UU Ministers are pretty long-lasting. Around here, anyway. We lost ours to a stroke in January after 18 or 20 years.
 
2011-09-22 06:31:20 PM  

tomo12144: Is this her?

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No no no no no no.... Yes.
 
2011-09-22 06:32:17 PM  

ChadM89: Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...


There are exceptions on every team. Blockers tend to be thick because their job is to make sure people don't get around them. Jammers are small, because they're supposed to be fast and able to weasel between blockers to score points.

/Is on a local team, training to be a jammer.
 
2011-09-22 06:37:12 PM  
Soft Porn on Wheels !!!
 
2011-09-22 06:37:52 PM  

Meatzilla: That's quite the hobby for a church pastor and she seems like she's pretty darn cool too. She reminds me of old skool roller derby girls. She just has that look. Her being a fit and fiery red-head is pretty hot too. More power to her and to her congregation.

/sometimes i really miss the 70's

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//the devil made me do it


I miss this decade.

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2011-09-22 06:38:28 PM  

Osomatic: Flat-track? Lame.


Faster on flat track.

Skullduggery: Is on a local team, training to be a jammer.


Awesome! Good luck.

I love roller derby. I am taking my kids to a bout this weekend. Gonna be a blast!
 
2011-09-22 06:38:38 PM  

GypsyJoker: tomo12144: Is this her?

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No no no no no no.... Yes.


Damn, beat me to it. I'll post my pic anyway :-(

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2011-09-22 06:38:38 PM  
You've come a long way, baby!*

*Since The Cross and the Switchblade.
 
2011-09-22 06:39:19 PM  

AbbeySomeone: That's how she rolls.



Boooooo! Hisssss!

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2011-09-22 06:39:38 PM  
Good luck on becoming a jammer. Tough position to play, and it requires a ton of endurance. For the record, all our jammers are pretty hot.

Skullduggery: ChadM89: Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...

There are exceptions on every team. Blockers tend to be thick because their job is to make sure people don't get around them. Jammers are small, because they're supposed to be fast and able to weasel between blockers to score points.

/Is on a local team, training to be a jammer.

 
2011-09-22 06:41:13 PM  

tomo12144: Is this her?

[www.bbc.co.uk image 396x222]


As an American who used to watch The Vicar of Dibley on PBS, I like the cut of your jib.

/Easter episode. Bunny suits. Hypergiggles.
 
2011-09-22 06:44:29 PM  

majestykelf: Good luck on becoming a jammer. Tough position to play, and it requires a ton of endurance. For the record, all our jammers are pretty hot.

Skullduggery: ChadM89: Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...

There are exceptions on every team. Blockers tend to be thick because their job is to make sure people don't get around them. Jammers are small, because they're supposed to be fast and able to weasel between blockers to score points.

/Is on a local team, training to be a jammer.


Thanks for the good lucks! I'm really quite new to derby, I've only been skating for a few months, but so far I'm in love with it. I'm just not built like a blocker... Everyone has been so sweet and supportive on my team and they tell me I'll be fast and I've been seeing myself make progress. I'm constantly covered in fresh and interesting bruises all over, though. Whee!
 
2011-09-22 06:48:20 PM  
Hallelujah ... here she comes: Queen Rollerball
 
2011-09-22 06:50:40 PM  
Ok, that was awesome. I loves me some derby. Not so crazy about the whole church thing, but good for her.

/Tragic City Roller Girls FTW
//Although Honey Suckit and the rest of the DDG will always be my first Derby love
 
2011-09-22 06:53:37 PM  

Skullduggery: majestykelf: Good luck on becoming a jammer. Tough position to play, and it requires a ton of endurance. For the record, all our jammers are pretty hot.

Skullduggery: ChadM89: Derby girls tend to be... thick.

Not in the "hot" way, more in the "HULK SMASH!" way.

I know there are exceptions, but...

There are exceptions on every team. Blockers tend to be thick because their job is to make sure people don't get around them. Jammers are small, because they're supposed to be fast and able to weasel between blockers to score points.

/Is on a local team, training to be a jammer.

Thanks for the good lucks! I'm really quite new to derby, I've only been skating for a few months, but so far I'm in love with it. I'm just not built like a blocker... Everyone has been so sweet and supportive on my team and they tell me I'll be fast and I've been seeing myself make progress. I'm constantly covered in fresh and interesting bruises all over, though. Whee!


Obligatory (and in my case lighthearted) pics or it didn't happen comment goes here. Sincere best of luck follows. Don't break anything important.

/it's great when people actually enjoy their lives
//some of you people should try it some time
 
2011-09-22 06:55:03 PM  

probesport: All her buddies call her spike.


Nice try there. So close. But spike is a volleyball term. Not used in roller derby.
You could have gone with whip instead.

whip-an assist technique wherein one skater uses another skater's momentum to propel herself. For example, a jammer may grab a blocker's arm, and the blocker will use her power and momentum to pull the jammer forward.

/don't feel too bad, nobody EVER gets my jokes
 
2011-09-22 06:57:54 PM  
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I didn't mean to break her arm but the power of Christ compelled me!
 
2011-09-22 06:59:21 PM  
This is a really cool story. I try to catch the roller girl bouts in my hometown, Indianapolis. It's really popular.
 
2011-09-22 06:59:38 PM  
My friend's minister is also on a roller derby team. His nickname? "Sinister Minister."
 
2011-09-22 07:00:42 PM  
yeah, well practically everyone in Canada plays hockey.....
 
2011-09-22 07:03:08 PM  
isn't the unitarian church a very liberal watered down church?
 
2011-09-22 07:07:03 PM  

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It's always a good time for some Jim Croce.

Link (new window)
 
2011-09-22 07:10:25 PM  
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She's on a mission from God.
 
2011-09-22 07:10:34 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Approves


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Seconds the motion.
 
2011-09-22 07:10:59 PM  
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"Dibs on the bio-pic!"
 
2011-09-22 07:13:15 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Osomatic: Flat-track? Lame.

Faster on flat track.


I was actually just trolling, but, um, it's not actually faster on flat. Trust me, I've watched plenty of both, my wife is an LA Derby Doll and they have a banked and a flat track. That said, flat is fun too.
 
2011-09-22 07:13:57 PM  
As a roller derby junkie who is about to take off for this, I am happy to finally see Fark greenlight a roller derby article.
 
2011-09-22 07:14:23 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: isn't the unitarian church a very liberal watered down church?


Yeah, it's church for people who enjoy going to church but don't want to be bothered with all that God stuff.
 
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