Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Roller Derby - in your face again!

[Image from The Fireball starring Mickey Rooney.]

Roller derby is back, with a 21st century difference:

"All-girl roller derby show leagues are appearing all over the United States and there's even a new league in the Caymen Islands. This is not the kind of roller derby skating you have seen in the past. It's more like a wild and crazy Saturday Night Live style parody of traditional roller derby... these events are not X-rated, but they are definitely adult entertainment... " --
The new teams have names like Arizona All-Girl Roller Derby, Carolina Rollergirls, Cayman Roller Girls, Rat City Rollergirls, L.A. Derby Dolls, Gotham Girls, Texas Roller Girls, BadGirl Good Woman League, and more.

It must be a sign of the times. The country is split again, like during the Vietnam War era, when roller derby was in its last heyday - so choose your team, then punch, push and smack yourself into the front position.

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