Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
Definition of flower power
Ever wonder what happens if you cry in space?
oh my GOD WHAT
REAL LIFE GHIBLI TEARS
Oops my hand slipped.
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
implying that magical children would know literally nothing outside of the wizarding world
HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.
HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.
WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.
NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.
SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY.
I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
DEAR WHITE ROOMMATES.
Dear White People…
and some black people too tbh.
"Look, Razer, a shooting star! I remember Hal said something about Earthlings and their customs of making a wish upon shooting stars"
"I remember that"
"What is your wish, Razer?"
I try to Razaya but my hand betrayed me. TT_TT
And forgive my weird dialogue. I can’t write a story to save my life. If someone will rewrite this and make it sound better *nudge nudge wink wink*
"According to my data banks, many earthen cultures observe the phenomena known as the ‘shooting star’ as one of many opportunities for the universe to grant them a desire, or ‘wish’."
"Yes. There is also the extinguishing of flames to commemorate their days of birth, tossing of currency into water fixtures, and releasing of supernatural entities from confinement in small lighting fixtures."
"Earth is definitely… odd. Though supposing such was the case, what would you wish for?"
"I am not certain. More knowledge, perhaps, or greater ability to obtain information that can become knowledge."
"What would be your desire, hypothetically?"
"At the moment, I could think of nothing more that I would want."
… “I would like to revise my earlier statement.”
well one of us is going to have to go home and change
Obama: Who am I?
FDR: You are the president
Obama: I dont know what that is
Reagan: In order to remember you must regain your American spirit
Lincoln: If you don't, tyranny will engulf the country and you will die
Obama: How do I regain my American spirit?
Clinton: Go to the beginnings. Find freedom
Obama: Are you freedom?
Washington: No, but I can help you find her
Washington: My name is Washington, and i will show you how i became the first president
I’ll be 80 and still playing pokemon
"Back in my day we had one hundred and fifty and that was how we liked it. You kids and your newfangled pokegears and your holocasters, when I was your age we talked to trainers face to face, it’s like you kids don’t respect communication with imaginary video game tater tot people anymore"
I have decided that I will reblog this every time it comes across my dash because it makes me laugh until I think I’m going to puke.
Twilight in two seconds
This is the only twilight thing I will ever reblog.
I have been waiting for this gif
when you’re a lesbian and share your room with a bunch of heterosexuals
is this a reaction picture or an example