howard jones

Hockey Goalie Lingo

  • Blue paint = mine, don’t touch.
  • Net = mine, don’t touch.
  • Crease = I’ll hit you, don’t come in.
  • Water bottle = mine, don’t touch. Bottle police always on patrol.
  • Goalie interference = if you touch me, I’ll hit you. If you breathe on me, I’ll hit you. If you run into me, my team and I will hit you.
  • Mask = it comes off, no more play.
  • Hooked = team sucks but I get punished.
  • Groin injury = I’m too old for the splits.
  • Mask save = I can’t hear you, I’m seeing double, but yay no goal.
  • Pads = Shea Weber slapshot forcefield.
  • Blocker = Carey Price’s best friend
  • Glove = teammates tender head craddle.
  • Stick = I can hit you from 3 feet away, don’t mess with me.
  • Goalies are weird = I’m better than you, hotter than you, and I’m still your mom’s favorite.
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Evolution of how different boarders draw Peridot.

Note: a rotation refers to a group of episodes (4 in SU’s case), one for each board team slot. Episodes are boarded in a specific pattern with teams, and both production seasons 2 and 3 have 13 rotations

Systematic racism will be the downfall of US Soccer. (and YES I am including the Women’s National Team too

In contrast to other countries, soccer in the United States caters itself towards white, suburban, upper-middle class kids. Premier clubs and other expenses have single-handedly priced out those in lower-income neighborhoods. Can you imagine how many Messis or Martas we lose annually, just because of the pay-to-play structure of youth soccer? Immigrant families, who come to the United States bearing an avid love for the game, are unable to pursue their dreams due to the outrageous costs. (X

American soccer players come from places where incomes, education and employment rankings, are whiter than the US average, while the basketball and football players came from places that ranked lower than average on those same indicators. (X)

In regards to the United States Women’s National Team…the success of our team is indisputable. But ask yourself this, how much longer do you think we’ll be able to maintain our dominance if we continue to ignore lower- income, or, dare-I-say, minority athletes? Just take a look at USMNT for the answer on that one.  

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Ra’s al Ghul by Cliff Chiang and Patrick Gleason

Ra’s al Ghul and Lex Luthor in Young Justice

Ra’s al Ghul and Damian in Son of Batman

Alexander Siddiq as Ra’s al Ghul in Gotham

Arkham City Ra’s al Ghul 

Young Justice Ra’s al Ghul and Dynamic Duo by Christopher Jones

Ra’s al Ghul by Howard Porter

Red Robin and Ra’s al Ghul by Marcus To 

Batman and Ra’s al Ghul by Eddy Barrows and Patrick Gleason

RA’S AL GHUL

Independently wealthy. Utilizes his vast fortune to finance and further his goals. Incredibly intelligent. A brilliant strategist. Master martial artist. Allied with a host of expert warriors under his command.

He is Ra’s al Ghul, the Demon’s Head, leader of the League of Assassins and the only person in the world capable of going toe-to-toe with the Bat on every level.

Ra’s al Ghul first became aware of Batman after the Dark Knight became entangled with his daughter, Talia. As another man of power who was fully committed to his cause, Ra’s al Ghul saw Batman as a worthy heir to his position as leader of the League of Assassins, a shadowy group that seeks to cleanse the world of corruption and achieve perfect environmental balance. However, the Dark Knight refused, seeing Ra’s al Ghul’s methods—such as killing half of humanity through biological warfare—too ruthless and brutal.

Utilizing the regenerative powers of the Lazarus Pit, Ra’s al Ghul can heal himself from any injury and has often been resurrected from death itself. His exact age is unknown, but he has been around for hundreds of years, giving him an immeasurable amount of knowledge and resources. He is easily one of the world’s greatest threats and can be seen as the embodiment of Batman’s desire to be more than a man, to be a symbol. For long after Bruce Wayne is gone, Ra’s al Ghul shall live on.

Character Facts

Powers:
Immortality, Combat skills, Genius-level intellect, Exceptional martial artist, Inexhaustible wealth, Master swordsman

Occupation
International terrorist

First Appearance
BATMAN #232 (1971)

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Levels of the ‘80s fantribe, v.2

Bands italicized denote that if you like them then you are AUTOMATICALLY that level and you relate to me in some way.

level 1 - generic ‘you tried’ 80s fan

Duran Duran, Wham!/George Michael, a-ha, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Michael Jackson

level 2 - not as generic but still

Adam Ant, Tears for Fears, The Police, Spandau Ballet, Kajagoogoo, Blondie, Thompson Twins, The Cure

level 3 - good

Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, Madness, ABC, The Bangles, INXS, Wang Chung, Kate Bush

level 4 - hard boiled

The Human League, New Order, Ultravox, Visage, Men At Work, Men Without Hats, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, The Buggles, Soft Cell, Go West, The Dream Academy, Kids In The Kitchen

level 5 - ASCENDED

Split eNZ, The Cars, XTC, The Specials, The (English/British) Beat, The Selecter, Devo, The Pretenders, The B-52s, The Jam, The Stranglers, Big Audio Dynamite, Blancmange, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Fine Young Cannibals

level 6 - WOW U R SUCH A NERD

Level 42, Pseudo Echo, Icehouse, Yaz(oo), Bow Wow Wow, OMD, A Flock Of Seagulls, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Haircut 100, Heaven 17, NKOTB, Roxette, Simple Minds, The Fixx, Cutting Crew

level 7 - ARE YOU FRICKING HALARGIAN?!!!!!

Scritti Politti, The Associates, Lipps Inc., Johnny Hates Jazz, Martha & The Muffins, Models, Breathe, Living In A Box, Mike + The Mechanics, Pel Mel, ART OF NOISE, King, Big Pig, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Bros, Captain + Tennille