“I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ‘cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option… ‘Oh he’s got a good job.’ I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.”
men: I can’t stand girls with low self-esteem, it’s such a turn off
men: Ew a fat girl ew stretch marks I want to be able to pick a girl up and kiss her and hold her in the air wow she has a flat chest mosquito-bite boobs oh gosh I don’t like boobs that big they get in the way I want a flat tummy on my girl oh she has to have a great body no love handles yuck beef curtains are gross I like big nipples I like small nipples yuck thunder thighs no that’s too thin you look anorexic I love curves no not plus-size just skinny girls with small waists and big hips wow caked on make-up is such a turn-off yet I worship this celebrity that has never been seen without make-up and I watch porn so my idea of a real woman is thousands of dollars in plastic surgery and I have unreasonable standards that real women will never be able to attain
Phelps beat Cavic again in Men’s 100m butterfly at Rome World Championship 2009 and broke the world record— this time without a high-tech Speedo.
actually, Michael is holding up the LZR Racer, the same “high-tech” suit he and many others wore in Beijing - made up partially of several polyurethane panels, zipper included. it was one of many of the high-tech suits banned at the end of 2009, although arguably not the “highest” tech by the time FINA got swimwear manufacturers under control.
the 2009 World Championships in Rome were called “the Plastic Champs” because the finalized version of the suit ban had yet to go into effect. FINA’s March 2009 decision mainly spoke to length of the suits. however, during the games, FINA changed the decision, opting to ban all bodysuits and require “textile” materials (whatever that means - it goes undefined), favoring, once again, the waist-to-knee jammer for men, and the chest-to-knee suit for women. the ban went into effect at the start of 2010.
Cavic was wearing an X-Glide (by Arena) made entirely of polyurethane. he even offered to buy michael one so that, if Michael lost, he couldn’t hide behind the fact that he was wearing an “inferior” suit. (Paul Biedermann beat Michael at Rome in the 200fr wearing an X-Glide as well, and although Michael did admit that he was beaten by the man, not the suit, it was still highly debated whether or not he believed what he was saying.)
Michael raised the LZR Racer to rep Speedo, but also to show the world who had won and how he’d won it. it was a showdown after all - it wasn’t just suits in dispute.
as for what is high-tech and what isn’t, let’s not forget that Speedo kind of started the buoyancy/bodysuit war back in 2000. after that, everyone else just wanted to be bigger and better, and ended up going out of control. remember Australia’s full-body suits that Thorpey wanted so bad when he was told he couldn’t wear Adidas’ long suit? he got em. those were the first batch of the Speedo Fastskins. and Speedo just kept on going. the LZR Racer was high-tech in 2008 - Speedo ended up making it available to any competitor who wanted one in Beijing to avoid looking like their athletes got an unfair advantage.
funny how that turned out, only a short year later.
Michael, we got your message loud and clear. you are King of the Pool, and your crown was Speedo-made.
Wow, thank you for the clarification. I’ve always wondered about the caption because it has always seemed to me that the suit he’s wearing looks exactly like LZR.