Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.
I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open.
OH SNAP this photoset shows those insane vertical obstacles, look at her go.
Recent GGB Work.
Two recent GeoGebra sketches had too much writing to post here. The Mario Brothers was in response to a neat post from @approxnormal (blog, GGBTube), and the complex to complex polynomial sketch was in response to Numberphile’s recent & great video on the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra (blog, GGBTube).
heteronormativity is so weird like yesterday I was at my aunts beach house and some of her in-laws brought over this small baby. and the baby puts it’s hand on it’s brow to keep the sun out of it’s eyes and his father says “look at that! Leon is looking for girls!” Leon is eight months old I don’t think he knows what a girl is yet
Suzanne is so important
It really frustrated me as a child that none if the “professional s” i was forced to work with had any experiance with living with Mental Illness.
Like, i was being ‘treated’ by NT people who were only invested in teaching me how to hide my symptoms and appear ‘normal’ from the outside (and they call this coping), instead of how to function WITH IT. There was only pity on offer, when validation and commiseration would have been way more helpful for me.
SUZANNE IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE SHE’S V TRANSPARENT ABOUT HER COPING STRATEGIES
My response to people who are ignorant enough to think that language doesn’t change, and that eventually “ableism” “classism” and other similar words won’t eventually be part of a recognized lexicon.
As a point of order, though: “elbow” already existed as a noun. What Shakespeare did was use it as a verb, as in “to elbow someone aside”.
Which is still important, because this is part of how language grows: we recognize the usefulness of an existing word in serving a different function. This is how “fun” became an adjective, after “funny” (the adjective form of “fun”) grew to mean something else.
I know this because the last time this came around, I wondered what the context for Elizabethan England was where people would recognize “elbow” as meaning “the bendy bit of the arm” and decided to look it up.