Closer to my dreams

    21 Apr 2014

    steviequeue:

pattilahell:

headwrapandcamera:

simchiller:

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

Go SISTAH!! *raised fist*

I love when I find things/people on tumblr after trying to explain them to people in real life. I’m pretty sure the people I was telling about Surya follow me. 

I totally remember this growing up

    steviequeue:

    pattilahell:

    headwrapandcamera:

    simchiller:

    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

    Go SISTAH!! *raised fist*

    I love when I find things/people on tumblr after trying to explain them to people in real life. I’m pretty sure the people I was telling about Surya follow me. 

    I totally remember this growing up

    21 Apr 2014

    • My Brother: Is it illegal to expose yourself to a blind person?
    • My Brother: Why is it called a building when it's already built?
    • My Brother: If money doesn't grow on trees, why do banks have branches?
    • My Brother: When something is shipped by ship it's called cargo, but when something is shipped by car it's called a shipment...
    • My Brother: If love is blind, then why is lingerie so popular?
    • My Brother: Why is impediment so hard to say when used to describe someone who has a hard time talking?
    • My Brother: What's the speed of dark?
    • Me: -awake forever trying to figure out all the answers-

    21 Apr 2014

    bombboldbeauty:

    She too damn real. Love her.

    (Source: sandandglass)

    21 Apr 2014

    (Source: alacanno)

    21 Apr 2014

    broughttoyoubytheletterq:

    theleeryone:

    broughttoyoubytheletterq:

    what do you call a dictionary on drugs

    If you say addictionary I swear to fucking god I will cut you

    I was gonna say ‘high definition’ but yours is better

    21 Apr 2014

    thegirldetective:

    beyonceforbreakfast:

    mallomallo:

    gloomyteens:

    gloomyteens:

    when you feel your clothes fresh out of the oven

    image

    OKAY SO I REALIZED I USED OVEN INSTEAD OF DISHWASHER BUT I KINDA FORGOT WHAT IT WAS CALLED AND USED THE NEXT BEST GUESS I COULD THINK OF

    It’s called a washing machine

    i think its a dryer like who would be feeling wet ass clothes

    this post is a fucking train wreck

    18 Apr 2014

    youngeducatedandhighlyirritated:

    dollsofbeauty:

    janeejanetjane:

    yyungcheekz:

    justabird-namaste:

    why is she so slept on

    milkkkkkk

    She not slept on, real niggas woke

    She soo elegant

    "Real niggas woke"….truer words have never been spoken

    (Source: jessicaisgray)

    18 Apr 2014

    h0odrich:

    everything good makes you fat an addict or broke

    18 Apr 2014

    (Source: mushroo0m)

    18 Apr 2014

    alt-j:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

benedict cumberbatch harasses a black youth

this is the fifth time I’ve reblogged this i don’t care

    alt-j:

    killbenedictcumberbatch:

    benedict cumberbatch harasses a black youth

    this is the fifth time I’ve reblogged this i don’t care

    (Source: icachondeo)