Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tonya Harding and Velociraptors

Bum bum bum bum BUM!!!  Bum bum bum bum BUM!!!

I was unreasonably excited when I found the Jurassic Park soundtrack for $1 at The Exchange today, and it reminded me of a particular moment from my childhood when dinosaurs and figure skating intersected.  To no one's surprise, I'm sure, I was very much embroiled in the Tonya Hardin/Nancy Kerrigan scandal of 1994.  Of course, I was a nancy that loved Nancy, and I tuned in for the Lillehammer Olympics like any other overjoyed, queer kid.  

As the Sochi Olympics played out a few weeks ago, I somehow stumbled upon skating videos on YouTube.  Too much white wine and figure skating, obviously.  When I started watching Tonya Harding's performance in the long program, I heard something I will never forget from the announcer: 

"She will be skating to the music...of Jurassic Park..."

These two worlds were meant to collide.  Enjoy!


  1. I think you and I are the only two people who think of Tonya Harding and Jurassic Park together.

  2. In high school, I'd drive around with my windows down blaring my Jurassic Park soundtrack. I was cool like that.

    I don't remember Tonya Harding skating to Jurassic Park. Sounds like something Paul Wylie would do.