valvala:

delilahsdawson:

ladyattercop:

Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.

Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.

Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.

Text from her Wikipedia page.

Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…

goals

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amymebberson:

Tracy Turnblad - SDCC commission

besttitlesever:

Informal Games for Soldiers: Technical Manual 21-221, US Department of Defense, Department of the Army, 1943

SuDoc Call No: D 101.11:21-221

Chain Dodge Ball = Welcome to OuchTown, population: you

Updated and Reissued as:

War, Recreation and Morale, Informal Games for Soldiers, US Department of the Army, 1976

SuDoc Call No: D 101.22:28-10

submitted by JCramer, from Mental Floss

Find it in a Library 1943

Find it in a Library 1976

ctgraphy:

And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
Cosplayer: srawr
The Little Mermaid
ACEN 2014

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weaponizedwit:

Chris is having a Chris crisis. A Chrisis. 

weaponizedwit:

Chris is having a Chris crisis. A Chrisis. 

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belldam:

all of the speculation about post-winter soldier Bucky is either his helpless reliance on Steve or his focus on revenge and that’s cool and all

but I want Bucky from the comics, the man Steve was able to track down because he was volunteering in clean-up efforts in Pennsylvania, and Steve knew that’s what Bucky would do.

Bucky, the man who of course took out some Hydra weapons while he was out and about, but the man who also threw himself into volunteer service to right the wrongs the Winter Soldier committed. 

I want a Bucky Barnes who takes his life into his own hands to do good for others, to shape the century in a new way. Bucky Barnes who turns Hydra’s weapon of fear and destruction into a person of hope and resurrection. 

Not a Bucky governed by anger or by sorrow or by revenge, but a Bucky guided by love and friendship and compassion.

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I THOUGHT HE WAS DRESSED AS A MIME FOR WAY TOO LONG HERE. I NEED TO GO TO SLEEP.

I THOUGHT HE WAS DRESSED AS A MIME FOR WAY TOO LONG HERE. I NEED TO GO TO SLEEP.

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lorenz-attractor:

Chris Evans said in an interview that the shirts he wore in the Losers were ones he actually owns and I think that’s really important

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Gag reel

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megazeo:

First image from the upcoming Justice League movie.


I wish!

megazeo:

First image from the upcoming Justice League movie.

I wish!

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kissingcullens:

ihearsamwilson:

Captain America dresses up as Sam Wilson for Halloween.

STOP THOUGH
They go in couples costume to a party: Sam is dressed as Captain America and Steve is dressed as the Falcon.

And people are like oh haha cute, you guys came as Cap and Falcon?

And Steve’s like (big doe eyes) I dressed up as the greatest superhero on earth, and my PERSONAL hero: Sam Wilson.

Person: Aw, and Sam, you dressed as Steve?

Sam: Nope, I’m also dressed as me. I’m Captain America.  I’m Falcon.  Everything is mine. (he and Steve high five)

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babygoatsandfriends:

ATTENTION ANOTHER GEEP HAS BEEN BORN

THIS TIME IN THE US

HAIL THE AMERICAN GEEP

Quick Question About Comics

gailsimone:

Just wondering, not trying to pretend this is truly representative.

But how many comics are on your pull list that have a female lead as the title character?

How many that have an lgbtq character as the lead?

How many that have a POC as the lead?

Not counting team books, please.

My pull list right now (though I desperately need to cut it down) is Black Widow, She-Hulk, Elektra, Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, Lumberjanes, Wicked & the Divine, Lazarus, Tomb Raider, Uber, Pretty Deadly, Hawkeye, Ghost Rider, Ghost, Worlds’ Finest and Batgirl.

I think that’s 6-12 women and 3-4 POC leads (depending on what you count as team books/title characters) and maybe one queer lead depending on Kate Bishop’s actual identity.

I’m actually not sure I can think of a single queer title character in comics right now! Even the queer X-men are pretty solidly in the background of their books right now (unless you count Psylocke and/or Wolverine). Am I missing someone?!

BTW I don’t really count Psylocke or Wolverine in this situation because I don’t see them as providing representation, not because I don’t think an argument can be made for their being queer. I’ve LOVE for them to be queer ON PANEL, I just don’t think Marvel should get brownie points for coded, weird-stuff-induced and/or alternate universe queerness that you need to read the wiki to know about. (Sorry, got a bit off topic there!)