My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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 can’t even stand still on ice skates.
That’s brilliant I need to wear shorts under skirts
That disappointed gif might be my new fav.
As a kid, once I learned it was odd to do this, I stopped wearing skirts.
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photos by rob mcdougall of shetland ponies, named fivla and vitamin, wearing cardigans knitted by doreen brown.
PONIES IN SWEATERS!!!!!!
A guy pushing a Great White Shark back into water.
none of your shit today great white
This should be my new life affirmation reminder.
MY MILK POURED OUT INTO LIKE A CORKSCREW PATTERN??? WHAT
WHY IS THIS MILK IN A BAG WAt
WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE MILK IN A BAG THING EVERY TIME GODDAMN IT ITS LITERALLY MILK IN A FUCKING BAG WHAT IS SO HARD TO GRASP ABOUT THE CONCEPT
Why are you eating oatmeal with milk
This post is an international nightmare
No but really why is their milk in bags that seems so weird and inconvenient
Milk in bags is fairly common in the food industry; if you’ve ever been anywhere where you get milk from a dispenser sort of machine (dorms, cafeterias, some hotel breakfasts) those machines are usually filled with large bags of milk. Canada is the only place I’ve been where you can have the fascinating experience of a milk bag as a regular shopper. They usually do not appreciate folks playing wit the bags in stores though.