*departed

A Corporation™©®: ah yes, we’ve discovered how to infiltrate the Ranks of The Youth™ and sell them Stuff©™®™©© we’ve cracked the #MillenialCode

Me: you’ve fucked a perfectly good meme is what you did. look it at it. its got capitalism in it

This is our Linstead picture! We initially weren’t sure they would accept posing with the signs (the staff specially said they weren’t doing any other poses that hugging) but we showed the signs to them when we got in the booth and they were like “yeah okay let’s do this”. I’m still waiting on the HQ pictures from this weekend, hopefully will see the signs better then!

latimes.com
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department switches from silver to gold belt buckles at a cost of $300,000
By Maya Lau

Sheriff’s officials are spending $300,000 on items they say would make deputies look more professional in their jobs and could help make them safer.

But the taxpayer dollars won’t go toward tools such as higher-quality ballistic vests, backup guns or body cameras, all of which are optional items that deputies have to pay for on their own.

Instead, Sheriff Jim McDonnell is spending the money on a minor cosmetic makeover of deputies’ uniforms: changing the color of their belt buckles and other metal pieces of gear from silver to gold. 

The agency is facing a chronic staff shortage and a recurring budget deficit.

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US Department of Justice is prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions

  • The US Department of Justice moved forward this week with pursuing charges against a 61-year-old woman who laughed at Jeff Sessions. 
  • Seriously, that’s her alleged crime, laughing, and the prosecution is being carried out by the very department Sessions now oversees.
  • On Jan. 10, during Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing, Desiree Fairooz, an activist affiliated with the group Code Pink, heartily chuckled when Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said that Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented,” according to the Huffington Post.
  • If she is convicted, Fairooz faces a fine up to $500 and up to six months in prison for the laugh-related charge. Read more (5/2/17 7:30 PM)
What to Watch While You’re Waiting for Yuri!!! on Ice to Come Back

The wait is long, but don’t you worry! I will give you some good anime to watch in the meantime lol give me your suggestions too!

1. Haikyuu!!

You’re literally living in a hole if you haven’t watched Haikyuu yet, but now you have time, don’t you? It is an amazing show - the OTPs, the characters, the storylines, the feels, you’ll love it. Plus, 3 seasons and an ongoing manga - what fun! 

2. Bungou Stray Dogs

You have to watch this, guys. The story is unique, the characters are hot, there is a storyline that’ll have you hooked and Dazai is awesome. Got some strong OTPs in here too.

3. Joker Game

This is one of the newest anime in this list, and it is spectacular and mind-boggling. The characters and the stories in different episodes will have you full of feels and amazement throughout. Worth the watch.

4. 91 Days

Mafia. Hot men. Broship at its finest. What else do we need? It has feels, excitement, anticipation, and everything you need in a short anime. Good watch.

5. Kuzu no Honkai

If you’re looking for something along the lines of mature, watch this. The story and the characters are angsty and the manga, in my opinion, is even better at it. It’s a good watch. Some people don’t like it, but I think it’s worth a try.

6. ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-Ka

I’m not done with this anime yet, but I am very intrigued up to the point that I have watched. The art is very different, Jean Otus is hot, and the concept seems worth watching too. 

Don't mess with Chicago convention

I’ll be posting all my photo ops from the con later today if you can bare with me :) I’ll probably also do a post about what I gathered from the PD panel in case anyone missed my livetweet!

Report: Trump’s pick for Dept. of Agriculture’s chief scientist is not a scientist

  • According to a report in ProPublica, Trump’s expected pick to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist is not a scientist.
  • It’s Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign adviser with no formal scientific qualifications.
  • Clovis has taken no graduate-level science courses, has published “almost no academic work” and is primarily known for hosting a conservative talk radio show in Iowa, according to ProPublica. Read more (5/15/17)

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quotes from the music department

*Repeatedly sings part of the music in scat*

“Ben swore to Jesus that if he didn’t help me at the concert he’d do thirty push-ups in front of the entire band, and I’m just as excited for this as you guys are.”

“If it were easy, football players would be doing this”

“We were 4.75 points off of the next band, and I’ll make certain this number will haunt you until next season.”

“Tomorrow’s gonna be a rough week.”

“I’ll just get a golf cart to follow the band in the parade. Maybe one day I’ll play a halftime show in a golf cart, all by myself.”

“No, Danny, you’re not starting a group chat for jazz.”

“Someone made me a 22&½-inch stick to measure steps. Don’t make me use it.”

“Trumpets, raise your right hand, and move it over to the person next to you. You’ll be fingering the notes on their trumpet.” *leans over to woodwinds* “this is gonna be really funny”

“We don’t have Thursday night rehearsal this week, so live the lives you have outside of band. So basically, catch up on homework.”

“Here it is– wait no, that’s 32 pages, that’s not right.”

“Before we step off on Saturday, you need to focus and say the following prayer”

“All the freshmen are on break, none of them are here!” *section leader raises hand* “Adeline’s here” “She’s the only one ADELINE WHY DONT YOU TAKE BREAKS IN THE STANDS”

“I hope this is loud enough, because this is as loud as its gonna get” *glares at the saxophone that forgot the speaker* “He forgot the speaker, my own flesh and blood.”

“As usual, the bassist knows the articulation and rhythms to the saxophone parts better than the saxophones do.”

*beatboxes to metronome*

“I want you to go home, do homework, practice, do more homework, have a milkshake, and practice some more.”

“If you want to annoy the heck out of a musician, play a cadence but leave out the last chord and wait like 20 minutes”

“this passage is called ‘Glendy Burk.’ I went to high school with her, actually.”

“you aren’t feeling well? Drugs?”

“while I was in the middle of complimenting you, you made a mistake”

“that saxophone line was jazzy as hell”

“you just have to play angrier”

“what’s the point if they’re all accented?”

“you squeaked in tune”

“can you take that d?”

“you can play my final pitch”

“imagine brass knuckles, but on a tambourine”

“I had to blow on my tongue”

“Bethany, you’re my number one!”

“the entire band is pianissimo, so play really loud. mezzo piano.”

“go through the head”

“BAD tambourine!!!”

“112 is the American tempo”

“the audience started clapping during the caesura. I didn’t know whether to continue on or leave the stage.”

“Matthew, while you were gone, Ed and I determined that you’re a freeloader”

“you came in early” “I don’t remember”

“did you just compare terrible bass parts to a terrorist attack?”

“Christ, Elizabeth, you’re such a violinist”

“All of our violas are at another rehearsal today, so we’ll begin today’s rehearsal with a prayer as that is the only thing that can save us.”

“We don’t have a spare bass bow to use while Ed’s is being rehaired, so you two are just gonna have to share. Yeah. Sorry about that.”

“Ah, yes, but what baroque style are we talkin’ here”

“It was at that point she handed the first chair violin a viola part. He proceeded to hand it back to her.”

“I went home and cradled that music. I never get original bass parts.”

“She turned the page in her score and forgot to continue conducting. Honestly, I would’ve been less surprised had she thrown her baton into the cello section”

“There are two basses in pit this year, so we’re an actual section, so he can’t just shove us in the corner this year HIGH FIVE”

“Does she really know how to buy a bow? She should make it a field trip so you get the right one.” *swings hands in air super wide* “it has to AGREE and BLEND with the instrument DO YOU SEE”

“When the orchestra director doesn’t know what to do she just asks the second chair. If he’s gone, she waits until a day he attends rehearsal to ask him.”

“Don’t be afraid to play out. Except during rests. Then you should be very afraid.”

“is it ok if I start to cry a little right now?”

“I had anaemia as a kid, and my schoolteacher’s name sounded like ‘anaemia’, so naturally, I hated her”

“she took the pen out of my hand and said, ‘no, Richard, use pencil.’ I was so mad”

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there are fewer bassists today and higher rates of suicide, gang violence, school shootings…”

“channel your inner Whitney Houston”

“play quietly, like you’re about to wake a baby. except you’re the baby, because you didn’t practice”

“I have another metronome app now. I collect them.”

“if someone calls my bass a cello one more time I’m gonna lose it”

“at the gig, a drunk guy came up to me, pointed to my harp, and called it a sideways piano”

“I want the space between these notes to be so big you can fit a little drawing of a house, a sun, a tree, and little dog in there.”

“90º angle notes”

“I want the sixteenth notes so sharp they could kill a man”

“turn the soundbox on”

“do you have a fancy phone? the answer is yes, yes you do.”

“I listened to the narration a few times before realising it was in German”

“I’ve got, like, four copies of that piece. the conductor keeps forgetting that I already have it and makes me a new copy.”

“soon I’ll have AIDS. Hearing aids, I mean. I’m old, is what I’m saying”

“more birdlike, turn on roundabout faster”

“kissing from the left is different from kissing from the right. not that I would know. asking for a friend.”

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The airport lawyers who fought Trump’s Muslim ban are facing a Justice Dept. crackdown

  • At the height of the chaos surrounding President Donald Trump’s initial travel ban, Jorge Baron sprinted through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to stop a taxiing plane. There were two immigrants aboard who were being ferried back home. 
  • Baron and his colleague, both lawyers, had a restraining order from a judge that kept the two men in the country. They were able to stop the plane before it took off. 
  • Meanwhile, at airports across the country, protesters gathered as hundreds of lawyers were settling in to take shifts, keeping constant watch over international arrivals and protecting the rights of more than 700 detainees nationwide.
  • Now, those lawyers who fought to protect travelers from detention and deportation are under fire. Read more. (5/19/17, 6:33 PM)