Real life bassist problems
Being fit isn’t about body size or shape. It’s about optimizing your body’s potential to do awesome shit like this.
this is so inspirational.
For real. I am so tired of people equating fit to being thin. Fuck that.
this is the first time i’ve seen this posted with body positive messages. great!
As someone who has done gymnastics in various forms, his height is incredible. Check out where his head is - nearly chest level! And he drops his legs down so easily, arms tucked back casually.
Rock on, dude. You’re amazing.
I hate that “you can’t be fat and fit” bullshit because it cuts an entire body type out of the equation.
People typically fall into three categories: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Ectomorphs are skinny, wiry people with fast metabolisms who build lean muscle (think track runners or gymnasts). Mesomorphs are of the archetypal athletic body type that builds muscle while burning fat; they become bodybuilders and hunky actors.
Endomorphs, the third category, are always dismissed as unhealthy for the bullshit reasons I will detail: While they gain body fat easily, they gain muscle just as easily. But since it develops under a layer of fat you can’t see it. This doesn’t mean it’s not there. An endomorph could be a bear-wrestling Appalachian trail-hiking badass and people would still look at them and think “wow look at that fatass I bet they never move”. Bitch have you ever seen a linebacker they’re fat and they run just as much as the other guys on the team. Which is another point: endomorphs can do cardio and still be fat. Their bodies don’t let go of fat without a fight and the lengths they’d have to go to in order to lose most or all of their body fat (too much exercise, too little food) could in fact be detrimental to their health. Hell, I know a cross-country hiker with a beer belly who runs six miles a day without breaking a sweat.
tl;dr the notion that body fat automatically equates to poor muscle and cardio health is a notion that only works under the assumption that everyone is naturally ectomorphic or mesomorphic. This is not true thus this idea is wrong and stupid.
THERE IS SOME REALLY GOOD INFO IN THIS POST
did you guys not learn this shit in Health 9 or is that just a Canada thing
Americans don’t have health class; we have “sex is bad” lectures and have to draw our livers and talk about alcohol.
There’s a big difference between making a wrong impression by saying or doing things in a situation without a chance to explain why you did it, versus making a wrong impression by lying about personal facts, major or minor, to make yourself look a certain way or because you think it will authentically attract certain people to you.
Honesty is the best policy. Being yourself is the only way to bring about the people you want and deserve in life. So if you want that to happen, take a look at how you are with people, and make adjustments as needed.
(I’d like to dedicate this post to people who made recent cameos in my life)
I hate the open letter format, and I’m trying to avoid it here, but I’m pissed off enough about this that I might swerve into second person sometimes. Forgive me in advance.
I understand why Rob Ford is an international sensation. I understand why he’s become fodder for comedians; I’d be lying out of my ass if I didn’t find this situation incredibly funny at first. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I still find elements of it incredibly funny. But I get to find it funny: I live here.
I’m not saying you can’t watch from afar with bemusement. I’m not saying that the past year and change of Toronto politics hasn’t been pretty much a goldmine for comedians everywhere; it’s the public breakdown of an eminently mockable public figure who both deserves and practically invites ridicule. This is bread-and-butter scandal comedy fodder. I get and respect that.
Where Kimmel crosses the line is the undeniable hubris and sheer trolling douchebaggery of attempting to insert himself into the narrative. And this is where I’ve got to say: Jimmy Kimmel, you don’t get to do this. This isn’t your story. You don’t have any stake in it other than as fertilizer for whatever wordplay you put out there that you think passes as comedy. When someone in Toronto fucks with Rob Ford, we’re punching up. He’s our mayor. He’s our problem. When you decide you’re going to actively fuck with Rob Ford from the safe distance of Burbank, you’re showing a blatant disregard for the fact that this is not just an inconsequential celebrity breakdown; this is the avatar and instigator of the continuing social and political breakdown of a major world city. You’re not punching up on Rob Ford, you’re punching down on the entire city of Toronto.
And guess what, Jimmy? Fuck you.
There are two possible outcomes to Kimmel bringing Ford onto his show:
1. He’s going to softball Ford, glibly and carelessly fueling the fires of his self-aggrandizing delusions that are continually damaging to the fabric and reputation of this city. He’ll completely play into and validate Ford’s paranoid worldview of a hysterical Toronto media with pitchforks and torches out to prevent him from saving taxpayer’s money. He’s going to actively fuel the fire of discontent for ratings and because he thinks it’s funny. That makes him an unapologetic asshole.
2. He’s going to use the opportunity to publicly excoriate Ford like an overbearing schoolmarm, which would be, to break it down, flying in a possibly mentally ill substance abuse addict in charge of a major world city in the interest of goading him into having a public nervous breakdown on international television, at the expense of the reputation of the municipality he’s supposedly representing. This, also, makes him an unapologetic asshole.
There’s really no middle ground here, and Kimmel is a ‘comedian’ with a history of picking at low-hanging fruit and easy targets, as well as of finding ‘humor’ through liberal use of reductio ad absurdum for the purpose of cheap laughs at the expense of intellectual honesty. This is the same Kimmel who infantilized Kanye West and co-hosted the Man Show; a tired, fossilized bully wringing every last cheap laugh out of the hand towel of his privilege.
Kimmel didn’t make this into a carnival sideshow. The Fords managed that all by themselves. But that’s no reason to use one’s station to shine a spotlight on it, to try to fuel the fire. To extend it past its natural breaking point, to sit there and say: “this situation isn’t entertaining enough. I’m not achieving enough schadenfreude from this ridiculous situation. Even though it might harm the reputation and workings of an entire city, I’m going to attempt to change this narrative, because my show is important, and my ratings are what matters.” Kimmel isn’t just commenting anymore, he’s trying to make the story. And you don’t get the right to employ gallows humor when you tied the rope’s knot yourself.
I couldn’t agree more with this article.
Decided this needed to be brought back
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Blood is thicker than waterThe blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
It took just a fleeting moment
You reaching your hand out to me.
I was almost ready to quit
But I made a decision
In that moment
To reach back.
Simply two people
With similar stories
Unfolded within a matter of days.
From characters to reality
It seemed too good
To be real.
I thought I had you figured out.
I thought I saw truth behind your eyes.
I thought I would see through
Any flashes of disingenuous words.
I thought I was safe.
There was something
When there was nothing.
Except another lesson
On a sturdy shelf
In the museum of my life.
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
“I, as a boy, I believed the saying the cure for pain was love
How would it be if you could see the world through my eyes?”
I’m being a good Canadian and celebrating today’s monumental victory with a red & white breakfast complete with a golden drink.
Congratulations to every Olympic athlete who competed, regardless of whether or not you brought home hardware for your home country. And congratulations to Canada for making it one over a two-four by winning 10 gold, 10 silver, and 5 bronze.