Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Fishnet Friday!

Where can you see ladies in fishnets kicking ass on their own terms? At the roller derby!

Last week we enjoyed watching the women of SIRG skate against the Circle City Socialites in Marion Illinois. I really like the wide variety of people that roller derby events bring together, people who would probably often not gather in one place.

Now, is derby geeky? Well, there is a fair correlation between being involved in derby and being awesomely in touch with the cool worlds of sci-fi, horror, gaming, and fantasy. For example, the St. Louis roller derby team has a group called the Zombie Squad that runs stuff at their events.

Also, we can't forget the awesome derby names. Some of the skaters for SIRG include:
  • Ninja Hurtle
  • Tess LaCoil
  • Dawn Gin Master
  • Dread Pirate Robyn
  • Theda Barium
While the Indianapolis team, The Circle City Socialites (and anyone who has driven around Indianapolis a lot can attest to the fact that sometimes you feel like you're in a derby going in circles in your car!) has team members with names like:

  • Dread Pirate Roberta
  • Ionic Bondage
  • Roll-R-Damage
Let's not forget the Refs who sport names like Oh Grrr and Captain Obvious and the Jeerleader Zom B. Atrix Potter.

Whew. Roller Derby is a fun, empowering activity both to watch and participate in. Fishnets are a common part of the derby attire and add a great punk-rock feel to the sport.

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  1. Wow...I've never been to a roller derby, though I'd be lying if I said I never wanted to. We have a team here and I think I might have to check them out now.

  2. teehees! I'm mentioned. that makes me LolZ!

    **Zom B. Atrix Potter**