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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #260 on: July 14, 2007, 01:44:24 am »


Allison Fisher
 
Born February 24, 1968,
England
Nationality British

Professional 1995—?
Allison Fisher (born February 24, 1968) is a snooker and pool player. She took the women's snooker world by storm, winning her first world title at the age of 17. To date, she has won over 80 national titles and 11 world titles in total. She even entered the Male Snooker ranking, but never progressed into the sport's upper levels. Feeling that she didn't receive the respect which the male players had, she moved to the U.S to play on the pool circuit where women receive greater respect.

Fisher didn't take long to make her mark in the world of pool, winning only the second tournament that she played in. She has an unequaled record, winning 47 WPBA titles, which includes 4 world 9-Ball championships. Since her move, she has also been the highest-earning player on a number of occasions, which takes into account male and female players. Matchroom sports invited her to play in the Matchroom snooker league, and she was also invited to play in the Mosconi Cup in which she played 3 games (winning 1).

Fisher was dubbed 'The Duchess of Doom' and gained similar formidability to that of the 13-time darts world champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor and snooker players Joe Davis, Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry did in the 30's, 80's, and 90's respectively. Her greatest season was the 2000/2001 season when she won 8 consecutive majors. In the 2005 season, Fisher was the highest earner when she won £111,000.



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #261 on: July 14, 2007, 02:43:21 pm »
Lal Ded, also known as Lalleshwari or Lalla. Lal Ded, whose dates are given as 1320 to 1392, was a Saivite poetess writing in Kashmiri, the only of the Dardic languages to enjoy a literary heritage. Born in an ancient town some miles away from Srinagar, the legendary royal city of the Vale of Kashmir, Lal Ded has the distinction of having written the earliest literary works in Kashmiri that have come down to us.

The following is a story I read on Lal Ded on Wikipedia:

Many legends and stories remain about Lalla. One in particular tells of how Lalla, who ignored the normal convention of dress, choosing to wander around naked, was teased by several children. A nearby cloth merchant scolded the children for their disrespect. Lalla asked the merchant for two lengths of cloth, equal in weight. That day as she walked around naked, she wore a piece of cloth over each shoulder, and as she met with respect or scorn, she tied a knot in one or another. In the evening, she brought the cloth back to the merchant, and asked him to weigh them again. The cloths were equal in weight, no matter how many knots were in each. Respect and scorn have no weight of their own.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #262 on: July 14, 2007, 06:24:16 pm »





        Great life lesson Scott.



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #263 on: July 18, 2007, 03:19:45 am »




        Great life lesson Scott.

Whew, really is.  Thanks Scott.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #264 on: August 07, 2007, 11:15:19 pm »
as they use to say over at IMDB... ;D  BUMP   ;)
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #265 on: August 08, 2007, 10:00:49 pm »
Susan Sontag 1933-2004
The author of the legendary book On Photography and many other important books on visual culture.

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The following two photos of her were taken by her long-time lover and partner Annie Leibovitz (she's already on the list):

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« Reply #266 on: August 08, 2007, 11:04:40 pm »
I know Jodie Foster is already on the list.  But, I checked and it's a different pic.  I just have to post this here because I think it's an utterly amazing photo.


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #267 on: August 08, 2007, 11:31:09 pm »
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #268 on: November 28, 2007, 06:17:57 pm »
Perhaps it's time to revitalize this great thread?  :)

This is the captain of the Norwegian Womens' handball team, Gro Hammerseng. This is a *big* sport in Norway, and the world championships start in just a few days. Gro H. has two previous European Handball Championship gold medals for Norway, and one World cup silver.

*And* without making any fuss about it, she's open about living with and loving another woman, her team mate Katja Nyberg. Not only that - but she's on the front page of a local gay magazine now and comments on the difficulties of being gay in top sports, especially for men who have to appear very "macho".  "I get a happy feeling inside whenever I see men kissing", she says (and goes on to say that the more of this is seen, the more "everyday" and unremarkable it becomes.) She's been quoted on this in all the national papers.  :)  She's a great representative for her sport and her country, and I can honestly say that I've *never* heard any negative word or comment or snide joke about her related to her private life. She's popular, and highly respected, and it's well deserved.




This link takes you to an article that on top has a pic of her and her Katja in a handball match.

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/sport/handball/article2122643.ece


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #269 on: November 29, 2007, 12:45:42 pm »
Thanks, Mika!!!  :D

Here are two gorgeous women in a package: German TV presenter Anne Will (dark haired) and her longtime girlfriend Miriam Meckel (a university professor). They came out as being together quite recently. Fittingly enough, they chose the "Verleihung des Preises für Verständigung und Toleranz" (the presentation of the award for understanding and tolerance) in Berlin for that...

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