1. asiaraymonet:

    Surya Bonaly, world renowned French skater whose trademark move is her backflip, where she only lands on one blade in order to keep the move legal. She’s amazing!

     
  2. femrox:

    thepoeticrebel:

    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

    badass.

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  4. coochielatte:

    Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ finds its Mowgli in Newcomer Neel Sethi

    10-year-old Neel Sethiwill play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book. Jon Favreau is set to direct the live action film. As Mowgli, Neel will be the only actor onscreen in the film, which is a combination of live-action and animation already featuring the talents of Idris Elbaas Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o as Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa andBen Kingsleyas Bagheera. The film will be released in 3D on October 9, 2015. (x)

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  5. larouau12:

    tarrysmith:

    larouau12:

    *whispers* tarrysmith, the boots of sex…

    Ungh… this photo is so erotic… the tee shirt, the pants/trousers, the boots!  Those are the Ariats, I miss them… He can so do me dressed that way…

    …and then me,
    tarrysmith

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  6. mentalalchemy:

    this looks brutal to me

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  7. They didn’t cover this story in the Harry Potter books.

    queeraddictedto:

    thiasthedark:

    fuckyeahcomicsbaby:

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    THIS IS THE BEST HP RELATED THING I’VE EVER SEEN

    .eknfjehrbgrjh this could totally have happened

     
  8. queen-the-arrow:

    Everyone needs a salmon ladder post.

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  10. fairhies:

    If I reply with “oh” I either don’t give a fuck or I feel like i’ve been punched in the throat

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