Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cool Gymnasts Don't Look At The Bars Crashing

YouTube, in its infinite wisdom, suggested that I might like Ludmilla Tourischeva's bar crash from 1975. In this famous performance, she didn't crash land from the bars. The bars famously collapsed around her as she dismounted. She didn't bat an eye or even glance behind her.

As I re-watched this, I was reminded of Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island's music video "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions." The basic premise of the song is that in the movies when male action leads blow something up, they walk away and don't look back. It's sign of machismo and virility (?) and overall badassness.

Toursicheva is sort of the gymnastics representation of that song, wouldn't you agree?

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