8.02.2012

Open Thread: Gabby...Wins

Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas, Miss "Flying Squirrel"...the club toasts you.



Check...mate.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving praise where praise is due. What a role model she is. What is ticking me off though is the stories asking why Gabby didn't do her hair...Say What!! People make me sick. I think she's beautiful.

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    1. She's adorable. She is perfect. She doesn't not have to change a damn thing. I am so proud of this girl I could barely form words when I found out she took gold.

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  2. When they can raise a 16-year old Olympic gold medalist, then they have have room to talk. Until then, her haters can have a big ol' glass of shutdafuqup alongside a plate of sitchoassdown. Courtesy of me and a few friends of mine. WTF does her hair have anything to do with her bitchin' ass routines?

    Gabby, I am so proud of you. You are an inspiration to young sistahs (and o-heads) everywhere. Haters gonna hate, so on your behalf I extend both my middle fingers...

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    1. Well said. *claps hands loudly and repeatedly*

      I believe I'll pass along a glass and plate of what you're offering to several haters. Sadly the majority being some of our very own.

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    2. I didn't get the hair thing either. She's an athlete, doing some physically taxing routines. Never mind that any hair style would fall flat in under five minutes, whatever these yipping yamps wanted her to do with her hair would have likely been a distraction (maybe even cost her a deduction or three, who knows?). She doesn't need Rapunzel weave slowing her down while she's flying on those bars, and that's not what the judges are critiquing her on; this is the Olympics, not a pageant or a hair show.

      Anyway - GO, GABBY! WOOHOO!I say you represented EXTREMELY well, and forced the cluckers to take notice. Awesome!

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    3. The other thing is, they all seem to be doing the "messy bun" thing...they kind of tend to go lock-step with their hairstyles, independent of race, so for example, sometimes they all more or less have bangs and ponytails, and sometimes it is tight buns with very short bangs, etc.
      Hairstyles aren't really the focus of any gymnast so it's odd that people were going on about it but I guess this is the first "Twitter" era Olympics and we know how much Twitter users suffer from "foot in mouth" disease since it lets assholes be assholes in real time and for the whole world to see...a lot of people don't think about the fact that every ugly thought they have should not be shared with the world.

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  3. She is so inspiring. Her passion shines through. I rarely get to see so much passion, determination and fun in an athlete's eyes. To think she's only 16... I think she blew everyone away. Why would she have so many haters otherwise?

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  4. She's great and I loved the "Raising an Olympian" segment with her mother. It takes a lot of maturity to get where she has and deal with all the shade being thrown at her but she's thriving and blossoming.

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