THE BEST 23 SECONDS
Just press play and listen to this girl scream please, just do it.
The Coke “Controversy”
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing a one 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 of three 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
This is one of my favorite moments in “fuck you” history.
Meet Nick Vujicic, he was born with no arms and no legs and is, and will continue to be an absolute inspiration to me. seriously, if you are ever feeling down, listen to some of his talks… I guarantee you, you will feel better about yourself :D (updated to include picture of him with his wife and son)
if anyone needed some inspiration today… or a pick me up :)
Watch this video to learn more about this amazing man. You will never look at yourself the same way again.
Really needed this today. So wonderful
If someone ever tells you to change your clothes because they are too revealing
Take them off
Take off your skin
Grow over 50 meters tall
Kick a wall in
Become a grim reminder to humanity
Two Brothers Re-Create Childhood Photos As A Priceless Gift To Their Mother (via Then/Now)
KICKSTART YOUR DAY WITH: “Because Of Them, We Can…” by Eunique Jones Gibson
This amazing photo campaign for kids where African-American children pose as the great African Americans of our past and present that helped PoC to become who they are now, started out as a project for Black History Month. The photographer behind the project, Eunique J. Gibson, then realized that doing this for only 28 days out of the month of February couldn’t and wouldn’t do.
Extending it to a full year where everyday, she would post a new photograph up on social networks, Gibson started the Kickstarter to turn her photo series into a book. She hopes to raise $80,000 by mid June, and has so far raised a little over $9,000.
Want to help the cause? Click the title to support!
At 7:00 pm EST, the fabled debate between Bill “The Science Guy” Nye and creationist Ken Ham will go down at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Seeing as neither of them believe in each other’s view in the slightest, this should be insane â and you can watch the madness as it unfolds live, right here!
Live Creation vs Evolution debate