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 to me means strength with femininity. 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.”
Badass Female Athletes: Samantha Wright
Samantha Wright is a former competitive gymnast but has moved to competitive weightlighting. She was the coach of the USA Gymnastics team for three years, but now trains at Crossfit. She qualified to compete in the Olympics in weightlifting at the national level, so she’s a possible contender in the 2016 games. Her nickname is the Pixie Warrior, which is also pretty badass. She also placed in the top 10 at last year’s USA National Senior Weightlifting Championships. Despite her small stature, she can snatch 145 lbs. and clean and jerk 170 lbs.
Who is that cheerful man with the adorably double-braided beard and why is he dressed up as a Japanese schoolgirl? Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft has the scoop: This is Hideaki Kobayashi and he’s known (and rightfully so) as “Sailor Suit Old Man.”
Recently, Japanese sites and Twitter users in Tokyo have spotted an old guy dressed in a sailor style school uniform—a truly unusual sight to behold. People were amused. People were baffled. What the hell was going on?!
Japanese site IT Media met Kobayashi and asked him the question on everyone’s mind: Why do you dress like a Japanese schoolgirl?
“That’s a difficult question,” said Kobayashi. “It’s not really something I’ve thought too deeply about. Hrm. I guess it’s because sailor suits look good on me?”
We hope Mr. Kobayashi has some inkling of just how awesome he is. We can’t stop smiling as we look at these photos. Head over to Kotaku to learn more about “Sailor Suit Old Man,” our new hero of Japanese weirdness.
Omar Borkan Al Gala *-*
Apparently, this was the guy who was deported for being too handsome.
Suddenly, I understand.
is this real
- Rolling Stone: Did you know Frank Ocean was gay before he came out last year?
- Tyler, the Creator: Yeah, I was one of the first people he told. I kinda knew, because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird. But that’s my nigga.
A young Peruvian girl rests with her baby alpaca named Carmelo near Colca Canyon, Peru on May 6, 2009.