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Friday, June 10, 2005
Maybe she's better coz she's, well, BETTER!!
You know... sharper wits, quicker reflexes, all that good stuff. Clive Thompson notes that other drivers are suggesting that Danica's only been successful coz she's smaller, and points out that we seem less willing to reward her for it...... collision detection: "Danica Patrick freaks many people out because the idea of someone excelling at a sport because they're smaller is so very, very freaky. It violates our idea of what a winner ought to look like. We don't merely want someone to excel -- we want winners to be a certain type: A grotesquely goliath victor prancing through the end-zone with the sort of mincing, self-glorying idiocy of today's top major-league figures."

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Posted at 4:25 PM by John.

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