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leeshajoy replied to your post “memehill: memecaptainsteverogers: scarletmemewitch: …”

Yes, please do a pouch inventory and tell the Internet.

Good idea! Learn what a hero needs: 

Belt Pouch 1: Cheese pouch. Don’t worry, @falconmemes, whenever we’re not in combat the cheese is in the fridge. Besides, it’s wrapped in wax, that keeps cheese fresh for ages. Also some hardboiled eggs. 

Belt Pouch 2: Normally has crackers, right now has a pair of tweezers that I think belong to Bruce and a hole from one of Bucky’s knives. Note to self: mend pouch 2, buy crackers, return tweezers. He gets terrible splinters after being Hulk.

Belt Pouch 3: Lipsticks (aforementioned, minus the ones various people have claimed), one antique compact (probably Peggy’s), two modern compacts, unidentified powder within. The one with glitter is probably @ladyhawkmemeguy‘s, might be @hawkmemeguy‘s. One bottle of green nail polish. 

Belt Pouch 4: I’m sorry, I’m afraid that’s classified. 

Belt Pouch 5: First aid kit, and it’s good I looked because I am totally out of Spider-man bandaids and they’re very popular. Also assorted hard candies for small children who are upset, Bucky’s lockpicks (I should give those back), and several gelatin sachets. 

Belt Pouch 6: Usually holds a spare ammo clip for Widow’s stings, some hair ties for Thor and Wanda, a polishing cloth for cleaning glasses and goggles, and a lucky Buffalo Nickel from the year I was born. I had to empty it out because last time we were in a fight someone found a kitten and it was the only safe place I could think of to put it. Kitten was adopted out, I think to some accountant in Stark Tower, so I suppose I can go back to collecting hair ties and ammo clips. 

Thigh pouch: Light reading, paperclips for marking pages and also clipping paper should it be required, small American flag for waving as necessary. 

#TwinPeaks Review: The Person Everybody Has Been Waiting to See for Over 25 Years Doesn’t Disappoint

Plus, here are some theories on how the dots connect through electrical crackles, coins, and Hawk’s heritage

While “Twin Peaks” continues to play the long game when it comes to its various mysteries, Sunday’s episode at least offered a tantalizing carrot to viewers one-third of the way through the season. Fans finally got to see whom Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) has been speaking to all of these years: The never-before-seen Diane, naturally portrayed by David Lynch favorite Laura Dern.

Diane was Cooper’s secretary from his earliest days in the FBI and the recipient of all of his audio reports and musings. She never appeared on screen, but he confided everything in her. Many speculated long before the show premiered that Dern, who had never been a part of the original “Twin Peaks” cast, would get the plum role of Diane.

The scene, while brief, is satisfying in its details. Albert’s (Miguel Ferrer) important work that evening is to follow up on that promise that he “knows where she drinks,” which is apparently Max Von’s Bar. The peroxide blonde bob is a slight misdirection, since that sleek hairdo doesn’t telegraph Dern’s usual beachy-blonde waves.

But just as Lynch giveth, he taketh away. The glimpse is fleeting. Diane clearly knows Albert after addressing him by name, but beyond that, we only know that she’s rather stylish, smokes and drinks martinis. Answers about how she will help with Cooper or any Blue Rose cases will have to wait. And wait we will through 12 more episodes if necessary.  

The timing and the brevity confirm just how deliberate all of these revelations and dribbles of information are. It is a bright moment in an episode that continues to unspool its disparate storylines but this time, actually makes a few more connections without any hugely surreal or inexplicable moments.

The Caffeinization of Cooper

The season has stretched out its “getting to know” Cooper phase throughout the episodes in tandem as he is finding himself, instead dumping it at the beginning of the series. Thanks to a combination of coffee and MIKE, aka the Man with One Arm (Al Strobel), who pleads with Cooper to “Wake up. Don’t die,” Cooper continues to become more lucid.

As in the casino, Cooper has visions that lead him, but this time it’s in the case files given to him by Lucky 7 Insurance to review. There is method to this Dougie madness as he doodles ladders and staircases and lines connecting names in the files. His boss Bushnell Mullins (Don Murray) seems to make sense of it and asks him to “keep this information to yourself” for now.

READ MORE: ‘Twin Peaks’: Why We Need Agent Cooper’s Arrested Development Even When It’s Exhausting

Again, the show’s credits give the best clues as to what’s happening since Tom Sizemore’s character Anthony Sinclair wasn’t seen in the episode much, but he was peering out of his office when Cooper got called in to see Mullins. Anthony Sinclair’s name is also seen as a signature on an insurance claim. Could we say fraud? And didn’t Cooper say, “He’s lying” about Sinclair before?

This is a situation though, in which the answers may not be that important except as a means to an end. Only the events of the show will be able to confirm whether or not corruption means anything, but what it important is that whatever the powers that be are up to, they’ve been active. In a scene right before Cooper has his vision in front of the case files, we see a street light change and hear that familiar electrical crackle (that we heard in the glass box room and other places before) that coincides with or precedes an important event.

Riding the Electrical Crackle

Unfortunately, whatever the power of that crackle is, it’s not just a force for good, which makes sense since there is a White Lodge and Black Lodge, good and evil. Over in Twin Peaks, the second time we hear that buzz is right after that dastardly Richard Horne (Eamon Farren) is the perpetrator of a horrifying hit and run. As the distraught mother cradles her dead son’s body, our attention gets called upwards to a telephone pole and that familiar crackle. Is this how garmonbozia travels and then somehow gets spit out elsewhere as creamed corn?

Richard’s actions confirm that he’s as bad as his first impression led us to believe, but the episode reveals that he’s small fry, a mere pawn. Mr. Finger Guns himself, Red (Balthazar Getty) is calling the shots in what sounds like an illegal drug deal. Red also acts oddly… as if he’s new to his body or can’t control it as well as he does dimes. Bits of metal may have some significance this season. That he seemed to know Shelly (Madchen Amick) in the second episode in the Bang Bang Bar could be cause for concern.

One more note about bad guys in Twin Peaks. Richard had bribed Deputy Chad Broxford (John Pirruccello) who was in plain clothes in the previous episode at the Bang Bang Bar, and Chad continues to appear without conscience, kindness or empathy after a scene in which he mocks the suicide of Sherriff’s son as a result of PTSD.

The Dougie Connection

Even before Cooper was reborn via electrical socket and took over Dougie’s life, people were out to kill Dougie, not Cooper. While we await answers on the why, the episode did start to offer a few answers and connections. For one, the people whom Janey-E was so concerned about owing money are merely small-time. They don’t appear to have any more sinister or supernatural evil powers that would connect them with the Black Lodge.

Unfortunately, those who want Dougie dead do have a connection with things or people disappearing into thin air and turning into bits of metal. A hitman that the credits helpfully lists as Ike “The Spike” Stadtler (Christopher Zajac-Denek) takes out Lorraine (Tammie Baird), whom was stressed out in the previous episode after finding out Dougie was still alive and asked her lackeys, “Are you trying to get me killed?” What a sad premonition that turned out to be.

This is where a second connection comes in. The nervous Las Vegas exec Duncan Todd (Patrick Fischler) who unhappily follows an unidentified boss’ orders (perhaps the same person as Lorraine’s boss), sees a message pop up as a red square on his computer, which prompts him to retrieve a mysterious envelope marked with a dot from a locked safe. We soon find out that this envelope contains the photos of Lorraine and Dougie. We’ve seen Lorraine’s excruciating fate (really? more women’s violence?) at the hands of The Spike, and it seems that only a bent spike may delay his targeting Cooper in Dougie guise in the near future.

Heads, Hawk Wins

When a buffalo nickel rolls away from Hawk (Michael Horse) in the Sherriff’s station’s men’s room, he follows it into the stall and sees it land face up showing the image of the composite Native American. Heeding the Log Lady’s words that his heritage will lead him to a clue that deals with Agent Cooper, Hawk sees a plate on the stall door for Nez Perce manufacturing, which in turn allows him see that part of the door has lost a screw and is gaping open. Once he pries open the door siding with a crowbar, he pulls out a few small pieces of notepaper that appear to have been hidden there.

The Log Lady’s words have presumably come true, and it’s indicative once again how this show is intricately crafted. It’s no accident that this incident also echoes the flipping of a coin earlier in the episode with the line, “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose”

While trying to find connections in every little scene may not be the point, the show is rewarding viewers just like it rewards Hawk. Without tuning in and being aware of the types of signs he needed, he could very well have missed them.

The Log Lady’s words have presumably come true, and it’s indicative once again how this show is intricately crafted. It’s no accident that this incident also echoes the flipping of a coin earlier in the episode with the line, “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose”

While trying to find connections in every little scene may not be the point, the show is rewarding viewers just like it rewards Hawk. Without tuning in and being aware of the types of signs he needed, he could very well have missed them.

In this way, the show is nurturing viewers in another sort of awakening, one that allows for being in the moment, but also piecing together clues from the past while speculating about the future. Each episode doesn’t just build off previous ones but almost encourages backtracking to see what may have been missed. It’s a circular viewing experience that truly ties together the 18 episodes.

Potent Quotables

Janey-E: “Think about it. It’s hard enough to get that kind of money, let alone with broken legs”

Man with One Arm: “You have to wake up. Wake up. Don’t die. Don’t die. Don’t die.”

Diane: “Hello, Albert.”

Red: “I will saw your head open and eat your brains if you fuck me over.”

Janey-E: “We are not wealthy people. We drive cheap, terrible cars. We are the 99 percenters.”

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When Maya worked with Lucas on the muffin business and she spent time with his mom, she learned all about his family and saw baby pictures of him.  Thats how she figured it was Pappy Joe that gave him the buffalo nickel.  She only brushed it off when Riley asked because she didnt want to admit she remembered everything Mrs. Friar told her.

Also let’s not forget that prison labor is a super profitable practice because instead of paying people a reasonable wage you can pay glorified slaves buffalo nickels.

It’s a really insidious way to add yet another profit motive to the prison system and suppress the wages/opportunities of the poor in the surrounding region.

anonymous asked:

For the Stony prompts, perhaps one of and/or a mashup of 'college profs' and "our boss sent us to a conference and we got arrested for disturbing the peace can we expense our bail?"

“In my defense—"

“You know, starting a sentence with ‘in my defense’ means you should probably just quit while you’re ahead.”

“There’s not enough room in here for you, me, and the gigantic stick up your super serum’d ass. Unclench a bit, would you? You’re giving me cramps.”

He really tries to not imagine the satisfying thwank! Tony’s head would make against his shield, really he does, but even Steve Rogers is only human at the end of the day. Only human and in holding at Midtown, and apparently the only one who even cares about that. A quick glance to his left finds Tony, cuffs and bow tie undone, slumped against the wall with his legs spread as if he were back at the Tower, trash-talking Clint through the latest video game.

“How are you so calm about this?” Steve demands, because honestly.

Tony shrugs. “Not the first shindig I’ve been thrown out of and I bet you—what was $20 in your time? A buffalo nickel? —bet you a buffalo nickel it won’t be the last.”

“We weren’t thrown out; we were arrested. At the Police and Firefighters Charity Ball. By the guest of honor.”

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Can I just say I like the continuity between Pluto and Texas? When the kids are by the time capsule the first time (GMPluto), Lucas puts in a buffalo nickel. As he explains the significance of the nickel, he reluctantly tells them about how he went to the kiddie rodeo and rode a sheep for a whole 8 seconds. Then he follows up with this: “I wanted to be a rodeo star….but I got older…and I gave up on that”. Maya’s mom then comes in and tells him not to give up on his dreams. Clearly him giving up on his rodeo dreams refers to Judy the sheep. Also, it’s interesting to rewatch this scene now, knowing his biggest regret/insecurity of his past is Judy the sheep, because all 3 of his friends laugh when he proudly mentions mutton busting. I know they didn’t know the specifics of his past, but it definitely adds to Lucas’s character when you watch the Pluto scene after seeing Texas.

But besides that obvious bit of continuity, there’s also this. Right after Lucas holds up the nickel and Farkle asks about it, Lucas says, “My grandfather gave it to me”. Maya then follows up with “Pappy Joe gave it to you for what?”. Then Riley tells Maya to not call his grandfather that (she assumed Maya is making fun of Lucas). This is followed up by her shock that Lucas’s grandfather is actually called Pappy Joe and that Maya knew that but she didn’t. And this to me, is the first time I think Riley starts to sense something between Maya and Lucas, even if she’s not as fully aware like she is in Creativity. But Riley’s realization is still there. You can see it in her expression towards Maya and hear it in her tone of voice when she says, “You knew that?”. And just the fact that her realization starts during a conversation about Texas and then culminates in her conversation with Maya (“you couldn’t watch him…because you like him”) while actually in Texas is great. Makes me think the writers do actually plan out what they’re doing.

Outside Gunnison, Colorado 1989

JESSY: It finally happened.
MATTY: What, you didn’t get detention this week?
JESSY: Me and Jackie.  We kissed.
MATTY: Hey, can I stop hearing about him every two minutes now?  ‘You think he likes me?  Jackie looked at me.  I-I think he looked at me.’
JESSY: He definitely likes me.
MATTY: Jess, you know you gotta be careful.
JESSY: I’m not an idiot.
MATTY: Yeah, I know, but it’s not just Ned and Charlie and those dicks who’ll stomp your head in.  I mean everybody at school and in town… they won’t leave you alone.
JESSY: OK.  I wish we were gone already.  Can’t you lie and say you’re eighteen and get a fake ID?
MATTY: California’s expensive, OK, we just gotta save some more money.
JESSY: You could… sell your collection.
MATTY: I will, ok, when it’s time.  I can get at least $900 for the buffalo nickel. and another $400 for the double eagle.
JESSY: That’s a lot.
MATTY: Look, Jess, as soon as I turn eighteen, I promise, we’re going to get out of here, ok?

So there’s like three different things going on in this conversation.

– Jessy is twelve in the spring of 1989, which means he was born in 1978 or so.  Dean’s a year younger.  Folks have speculated on what John Winchester said to Dean to keep Dean so hyper-focused on performing masculinity and heterosexuality for so long… and I think it was pretty much what Matty says to Jessy here.  Only, you know, over and over, in each new (potentially shitty) town, with the standard John Winchester lack of emotional intelligence and an added dollop of ‘think what will happen to Sam if you get yourself stomped.’  

– Matty has a coin collection, which we can figure is precious to him personally, since he went to the trouble of collecting it and all, and also has material value on the open market.  He’s willing to trade it away in hopes of rescuing his little brother.  

– Matty won’t go until he’s eighteen.  He’s waiting until he can legally leave, legally work, maybe even have a shot at getting legal custody of his fourteen-year-old brother.  He’s taking the long view, here.  Things suck in the here and now, but if they can tread water for a couple more years, they can head west and make a real start of things.  

Matty is paralleling three Winchesters at once.  It’s kind of dizzying.

Chief Iron Tail (Sinte Maza). Oglala Lakota. 1913. Photo by De Lancey W. Gill. Source - National Anthropological Archives. “Iron Tail was one of the most famous Native American celebrities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a popular subject for professional photographers who circulated his image across the continents. Iron Tail is notable in American history for his distinctive profile on the Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel of 1913 to 1938.”