so Shin A Lam is robbed of her shot for a gold medal due to an error with the timer, the referees and judges refuse to let the match go into another round in order to be fair, award her opponent the win, and then security forces her out of the ring? and now the fencing committee expect her to be absolutely okay with receiving a “special medal” for “aspiring to win” and “respect for the rules”. am i the only person who sees that as further insult not only to Shin A Lam, but also to the Olympics as a whole? fuck, redo the fucking final matches of the event, ye bastards. you’re making asses of yourselves.
South Korean fencer Shin A Lam was robbed a chance at victory when Olympic judges failed to acknowledge her opponent started before the clock did. Refusing to leave the piste which means you officially accept the judges’ ruling, Shin stood defiant for more than 45 minutes creating this iconic photograph. Security came eventually to take her away, and the crowd rose for a standing ovation.
The first time I ever heard of Mikachuu was during my spring weekend. Where they opened up for 3LAU in front of over 5,000 college students. Not a bad debut for a couple of aspiring college DJ’s.
When I asked Just Jade to help me put together a little bio on Mikachuu for the ACE tumblr he replied, “I didn’t know ACE had a tumblr”. We do.
Mikachuu was formed on March 2012 by members Just Jade and Mike Rubacky. Member Alex Desimine was added later to the group. Just Jade would describe their music style as a mash up of dubstep, grime, and house music. One listen to their track “yellow-mix” and you’ll realize this groups style really can’t be labeled under just one genre.
While their musical influences, diplo, a-trak, crizzly and bassnectar can be heard in Mikachuu’s jarring switches from catchy to hard, their own sound shines through in a way that is very impressive for talent so young.
They are currently working on a new album but in typical college fashion they “don’t really know when it’s gonna come out.” Expect new tracks from them soon though once school starts.
"Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial."