Roller Blade Racer Loses First Place Showing Off, Celebrating
The first place skater starts to raise his hands in celebration, but the skaters behind him are hitting the gas harder than ever. One skater pushes and pushes and just barely crosses the finish before the douche idiot who celebrated early. He deserved to lose.
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck
my heart is not made to handle a backflip on ice.
make him ruler of the world!
Oh my god this is how a leader should be. This makes me want to sob because America is so incredibly fucked up and this just makes me so hopeful.
Uruguay also leagalized herbicinals for the entire country. Baller.
portraitsofboston:“The most important thing is to not judge others. So many people look at someone with tattoos or piercings or certain clothes and immediately judge them. Our society is all about control. But life is all about tolerance and understanding.”
“Have you ever caught yourself judging people based on their appearance?”
“Of course. I have to remind myself daily to not do so. You have to work on these things.”
“When did you start to dress the way you do?”
“All my life. My parents tried to stop me from wearing hats. They made me wear these very plain hats to church and I refused. As soon as I got on my own, I started wearing wild hats. I love hats. I have over 100 of them. But the other day I met a woman who had over 300!”
“Have you ever been on the receiving end of judgmental attitudes?”
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Now, I’ll tell you what we shouldn’t tolerate. We shouldn’t tolerate homelessness; we shouldn’t tolerate hunger; we shouldn’t tolerate poverty. People who want a job should have a job, and we better raise the minimum wage!”
Singer uses her music video to intriguingly show how fake performers are in videos
Hungarian musician Boggie sits still and sings for her latest music video… So what makes it interesting?
As she performs, her video editor retouches her skin, hair, facial features, and lighting during the song so that by the end everything looks “right”…
(This is actually really cool: Source)