Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
I want to be her.
ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THIS SHIT.
Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege (via thenekoqueen)
White supremacy doesn’t regard non-white languages as real languages, it regards them as deviant forms of communication reduced to broad ethnic strokes (“Indian”, “Asian”, “African”) that is unacceptable because it is seen as an affront to white/euro hegemony.
related: my problem with US Americans’ obsession with British accents.
I found this hilarious.
You see pictures of Great whites breaching all the time. But they are not the only shark that breaches you know.
Here are some awesome pictures of the Basking shark breaching. A rare sight!
HOLY FUCK THAT’S SO FUCKING COOOOOOOOL
it’s just. ferguson isn’t over. this shit won’t ever be over. but people have stopped reblogging, stopped posting, stopped raising awareness for this major event. people are still angry. i’m still angry. stay angry.
Zoe Quinn blows #GamerGate wide open.
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
Zoe “Social Justice Rogue” Quinn has been lurking in 4Chan’s raiding IRC channels the last couple of weeks, gathering chat logs.
Turns out, the ENTIRETY of #GamerGate was completely manufactured by 4channers, and they played EVERYONE that joined in on the #GamerGate tag and the #NotMyShield tag. Everyone. None of it was true.
Favorite tweet from this?
I make video games, did y’all really think I didn’t know how the internet works?
Okay, I know I just reblogged this, but reblogging again to say that even knowing the extent to which the whole “SJW” label is a manufactured concept applied to people to make them acceptable target for abuse, even knowing how much of the worst ~*SJW*~ stuff out there is either completely made up or manufactured by trolls (who usually end up mistaking each other for “real SJWs” and turning into a vicious circle jerk of ridiculousness), even knowing how many of the ~*feminist internet controversies*~ of the past couple years have basically been exactly this…
It’s still shocking.
The extent of this, the level of malice aforethought, the amount of self-righteous justification.
I really kind of doubt it will make a difference to the people who decided Zoe Quinn is indefensible and of the devil already, because they’re proof that believing is seeing. If you have subscribed to a particular narrative, if you have invested in a particular worldview, if the way you see yourself and your position in the world relative to others depends on demonizing people as “Social Justice Warriors”, you will jump on any example you can find and even if that one is disproven it won’t do anything to revoke the *feeling* of justification you got from having believed it.
I think OTPs are subconsciously what we want in relationships
this shit hit me like a train
truth for me
It’s fully conscious. I want to be Lois Lane when I grow up, dangit.
Henry could pretty much do anything you showed him. His character Superman - he doesn’t know this Kryptonian martial arts forms. So you almost had to take away Henry’s crispness and clean lines in training out of it to give him the fratboy, haymaker if you will. So that was kind fun just telling him to open his moves up. Big strikes and heavy blows ‘cause he’s superly power-based. Ryan Watson, Man of Steel Fight Choreographer
- Dated: 18th century
- Culture: Indian (Mughal)
- Measurements: overall length 40.5 cm
The dagger has a straight, double-edged, Damascus steel blade, grooved at the centre and slightly strengthened at the tip. It features a beautiful, dark green jade grip with an angled pommel, chiselled with floral motifs at the edge and enriched with rubies framed with yellow gold.
The silver-plated wooden scabbard is engraved and decorated at the upper parts with a bas-relieved garland and a band featuring an inscription in Arabic. There’s also a shell-shaped tip, a decorated suspension ring and remains of gilding.
For similar, jade grips decorated with hard stones and gold, see “Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour” by Robert Hales, pages 18-27. Also, this is interesting and rare blade, almost straight, has an unusual length considering the type of dagger.