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  • Question: Hypothetically speaking, do you think pumpkin hands could potentially be an asset in The Olympics, the way that Michael Phelps' sausage hands clearly were? - gd-mr
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    Hypothetically speaking— since i, of course, have normal human hands— I think that having little pumpkin hands could be useful in some sports but would be an extreme liability in others.  

    I have a cousin who boxed in the Olympics a couple of decades ago, and I’d say that would be one example where little pumpkin hands would not have helped.

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I feel the bottom right hand GIF is a candidate for the TCGS out-of-context series.

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NEWLY DISCOVERED ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF 9-YEAR OLD CONNOR RATLIFF COMPETING IN THE “LITTLE OLYMPICS.”

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"You gotta believe in yourself… 
or else you can’t believe in anything.”

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dimwittgenstein:

"Believing in something makes it happen. If you can achieve anything , then you can achieve your dreams and they can happen."
- Future Olympic Gold Medal Winner Connor Ratliff

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"It’s just so… inspiring - I mean I know it’s me saying it, but I can’t help but feel like if it wasn’t me saying it and I was watching someone else saying what I just said I would be inspired by it"

THIS IS INSPIRING

If you haven’t seen the full interview this comes from, here it is.

WARNING: Do not watch it unless you want to be inspired!

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spotastic:

FUCK CONNOR RATLIFF.
THE WIDOW MAKER.

Just found this in my drafts happy Monday everyone

gifintcgs:

spotastic:

FUCK CONNOR RATLIFF.

THE WIDOW MAKER.

Just found this in my drafts happy Monday everyone

(via xojake)

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thechrisgethardshow:

I got word about ten days ago that Comedy Central was going into high gear deciding if they wanted to air TCGS. This past weekend, I was in a sandwich shop in Toronto when I got a tough call – after much debate, Comedy Central have decided that TCGS is not for them.

Obviously this is a huge bummer, and there are a lot of feelings to sort out here. I’m sad it won’t be going down. I feel like I let my friends down. I’m definitely a bit shell-shocked – it’s been a crazy six months and I was pretty convinced for a moment there that it might actually happen.

Most of all though, I feel grateful.

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I feel very lucky to be a part of TCGS.

I almost became President because of it, and while it was frustrating to come SO close to winning the election— essentially a two-way tie for 2nd place— that loss revealed to me my ultimate destiny, which is to win at least one GOLD medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.  

i don’t want to say that “everything happens for a reason” because it doesn’t. My loss in 2012 was incredibly painful, and History has proven that I was the only major candidate to be way out in front of the current crisis in Ukraine (asking the tough questions on C-SPAN more than two decades before the election.)

But if I was President now, I’d already be a lame duck, with everybody talking about Hillary 2016. Instead, I’m focused squarely on the future, and it is not only bright, it is GOLDEN.

TCGS did a great pilot for Comedy Central, and it came really close to its own version of “being elected President.” Now it has the chance to instead “win at least one GOLD Medal.” 

I look forward to seeing what happens next, and I BELIEVE in THE FUTURE.

Olympically Yours,

Future GOLD Medal Winner Connor Ratliff

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gifintcgs:

I wish I could be as optimistic about anything as Connor Ratliff is about everything

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