I wanted to say a special thank you to longtime readers and visitors. Without your support this would not be possible. This blog has reached 300 posts so far and I’m hoping to see it grow more. I would like to celebrate by sharing some wonder photographs.
Around October adults and children dress up as either monsters, cartoon characters, or film characters for Halloween. It has become a major annual tradition to hold parties, have children trick or treat, or to enjoy horror movie marathons on TV. This year is different however. More girls and women are not dressing up in the stereotypical princess or cat lady. The sale of Wonder Woman costumes have increased dramatically. This is due to the popular film that was released during the summer. Yet, it has more of a significance. It shows that female protagonist characters can be popular and have an enduring impact on popular culture. It is important that there is a diverse range in female characters in fiction to challenge dated stereotypes and sexist beliefs. Besides a change in perspectives it is always fun to see well made costumes. There are some women who look more Wonder Woman than you could possibly imagine.
These photograph collections are here to show the beauty and greatness of the female form. They are athletes of various sports who sculpted their bodies into living works of art.
Emirati junior figure skater Zahra Lari performs during the figure skating European Cup on April 12, 2012 in Canazei, northern Italy. 17-year-old Lari becomes the first Emirati figure skater to compete in an international competition with skaters from 50 countries taking part in the European Cup from April 9 to 13. AFP PHOTO/ANDREA SOLERO (Photo credit should read Andrea Solero/AFP/Getty Images)
Considering that there is very little to be proud about in regards to the United States, we at least have these impressive individuals. Here are some of the great women athletes with old glory ( or wearing the stars and stripes).
These are photos taken in the late 1980s with comedic legend Don Rickles. The comedian was known for his insult humor which attacked politicians, celebrities, and just about everyone. He was a frequent guest on late night talk shows with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and know for being on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. Rickles passed away at the age of 90 this year from kidney failure. Don Rickles had a career that lasted decades and left a major impact on comedy. These photos show Rickles meeting Janice Ragain and Tina Plakinger. They were top competitors in bodybuilding in the 1980s to early 1990s. These photos were taken at Gold’s Gym and the expression on Rickles face is priceless in the first photo. Who knows may be he was a fan of athletic women as well. Rest in peace Mr. Warmth you brought laughs and joy to a world that has grown too serious.