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When I was 13 my dad gave me an autographed copy of Martin Caidin’s Cyborg. The predecessor and basis for the television shows the Six Million Dollar Man, and later the Bionic Woman. inscribed to me were the words,

Hello from the Bolivian follies,

your friend Martin.

Steve Austin was my hero, the good guy with some additional cybernetic parts long before Transformers or Terminator came along and fucked the genre.

Today I saw a Ted clip and I think I may have a new hero, of sorts.

Enter: Sue Austin the wheelchair deep sea diver.

I can’t determine if it’s art, poetry, radically awesome innovation, or ball busting determinism. You can make up your own mind. Take a peek.

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