Throwdown: Gymnast vs. Breakdancer

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I love the Summer Olympics, because I have an unrepentant love of watching gymnastics. The grace, the discipline, the fearlessness it takes to hurl yourself across a 4″ beam without falling, spin around bars several feet off the floor with only your armpits and fingertips to keep you from hitting the floor, or backflip off a raised pedestal with a deafening roar in your ears awes me.

But I have to say, in some ways, the finest Olympic gymnasts have nothin’ on a breakdancer. They get nice soft mats to break their falls. Let’s see you do those triple back-handsprings on concrete, sucker.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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