Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Little Lightning

June 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

yuramchaThose few of you who’ve perused our mission statement know that Microkhan’s a devoted fan of female billiards. Our favorite player has long been Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal, in part because of the classy way she endured a weirdo kidnap drama. But we’ve recently considered switching our allegiance to South Korean upstart Yu Ram Cha, a 21-year-old protege of Charlie “The Korean Dragon” Williams.

Rest assured, we can already hear you chortling that our Cha fandom is all about her looks—a common theme among the sports’ Lecherous Old Man contingent. But no! We admire Cha (aka “Little Lightning”) purely for her killer instinct at the table, an attribute that recently helped her make history by beating men’s champ Shane Van Boening at a major 10-ball tournament. As we understand it, this was essentially the equivalent of Candace Parker beating LeBron James in game of one-on-one. In other words, a truly remarkable moment in the eternal battle of the sexes.

More on Cha’s rapid ascent here. And if you ever find yourself in Seoul, look for her image as the public face of Myungokhun Oriental Beauty.


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  • Gramsci

    One of the more touching developments on this score was the dominating frump Allison Fisher turning smoking hot. I mean, she used to breeze through tournaments dressed like Miss Jane Marple (with figure to match) until, tired of being upstaged by the Black Widow’s Maxim-worthy getups, cut her hair, slimmed down, changed wardrobe, and vavavavoom! Always loved her game, for the record.

  • Jordan


    So, basically a high school movie in real life? Good to know that all those bygone writers weren’t living in a complete fantasy land.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @Gramsci: Indeed, I believe the players have slowly come to realize there’s far more cash in sponsorships and appearance fees than tournament prize money.

    For the record, this is a double standard I fully support. Though I guess doing so reveals me to be an utter pig.

    Really want to do a magazine piece ’bout the circuit. Hopefully in the coming year, after the screenplay is off my plate. Though given my current bout of writer’s block, that may well never happen…