I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOREVER! I have always wanted to chart where all of television’s hit shows take place, mostly to point out how under-represented the Midwest is. I mean, isn’t kind of crazy that with ALL the television going on in America there are some states that still don’t have a show set there?
Source: Laughing Squid
Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, 91, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. at the 1948 London games, and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.
As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and African-Americans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”: the day before the pool was scheduled to be drained and refilled with clean water. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit.
I’ve learned so much about Olympians in the past few weeks, and this guy was a fucking champ. This article on Investors Business Daily goes a bit more in depth on what Mr. Lee was up against. Only having access to a pool ONCE a week, having to swallow his pride and train with a douchebag eventually led him to the Olympics where he beat out his competitors who probably had an advantage over him with the luxury of being able to train in a pool at their leisure. Then he came back four years later and did it again!
Lee went on to become an ear, nose, and throat doc, serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War–wonder what that was like for a Korean American–and, later, coach diving legend Greg Louganis to a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics. He’s a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, has a square named after him in LA’s K-town, and is now retired and living in Huntington Beach, CA.
The whole deal is to keep black and white people, workers, low-income people, against each other. Because if they become unified, there’s gonna be problems.
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I’ve always thought it had to be DC, and for once, I was right! Is it also the most humid? Sure FEELS like it. — Sarah
Is this per area? This must be per area, right? Maybe they should say “State by descending order of space occupied by Starbucks to space not occupied by Starbucks ratio” That would have cleared up the confusion I am presently experiencing.
“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.” - Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained in their DVD commentary (from Season 1, episode 10) that the decapitated head is actually George Bush.
"[I]t’s not a political statement."
While all the American tumblrs were drunk on their freedom yesterday, I feel like today will be the freedom hangover where they rub their eyes, get on tumblr, and realize what obnoxious pricks they were yesterday.