Mo’Ne Davis continues to make history - the FIRST Little Leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in the 60-year history of the magazine!
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This just punched me in the heart.
Willie is about to turn 10. Sometimes I tuck him into bed
Not quite my normal adventure posts, but yesterday I shot history-in-the-making as Mo’ne Davis became the first female pitcher to ever win a Little League Series game.
She pitched a two-hitter/no-run game.
It was incredible watching her perform. She had the skill and confidence of a world-class athlete. Can’t wait to see where this young lady goes.
Here’s Mo’ne on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated:
And here’s my favorite quote from that article:
"I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model… I always wanted to be a role model, but being a baseball role model is really cool."
She throws a 70 mile per hr fast ball. Like Holly SHIT !
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
it’s good to remember that we shouldn’t only define ourselves by our marginalized identities. for example I am cis, I am middle class, I am educated, I speak English, I am a documented citizen—remember all of those identities you possess that give you privilege.
Always check your privilege. Everyone has one in some way
Last week, the people from Rifftrax did a live riffing of the 90’s horror for movies, Godzilla. In Godzilla, two hours are spent squandering a lot of money and a lot of potential.
The show was a fun time. It started much like ever live show does, with an introduction by the trio of Mike, Bill, and Kevin. We also got a short ad for October’s next live event. Anaconda. It was an amusing ad that used some effects to show clips of that movie like it’s a bad 70’s grind house film.
Unfortunately they haven’t made that ad available yet.
But their other reveal is available. A new introduction song and animation for all future Rifftrax releases. The animation comes from Harry Partridge. The music comes from Jonathan Coulton.
It makes for a silly way to introduce the concept of Rifftrax, the trio of riffers, and the catalog of riffed movies.
The show itself was enjoyable. I can’t say it was my favorite riffing experience. A movie like Starship Troopers is already so ridiculous that the riffing is like frosting on top of the experience. Godzilla is more of a flat movie to me. Still, the trio on stage and their writing team helped create a very enjoyable night out. If you are a fan it is worth your time.
Of course, per Rifftrax tradition, they offered a plethora of jokes before the show even began. Enjoy a few I captured.