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How a Gun Control Petition Went from Tumblr to Washington DC

I created the petition “Immediately address the issue of control through the introduction of legislation in Congress” as a knee-jerk reaction in mid-December of last year. It was a way of gaining control over a situation I had no control over. After the awful extent of the Sandy Hook shootings became clear, I felt disoriented. The mind tends to turn toward blame, but the murder of twenty children and six school officials was, and will always be, a hard thing to wrap my head around.

I knew that if there ever were a tipping point for effective gun control, this would be it. So, I wrote a petition. My primary goal was to appeal to both sides of the debate. Writing an incendiary, partisan petition benefits no one. The vast majority of gun owners are people who have the Constitutional right to own one, several, or many guns, and singling these people out was wrong. Simply put, the petition was intended to start a realistic dialogue about guns and their role in the United States. We have a gun problem, plain and simple.

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Here’s Obama’s response to the gun control petition launched by Perzadook.

perzadook  asked:

True Story: I've been struggling to find something cool to give to my dad for his birthday, and what I got is pretty much perfect (seriously). I was even going to get a long sleeve shirt for myself, but times are tight over here (like hilariously so). Your photos are great. NOT A PITY PURCHASE, just good tumblr timing on your part. Post this so people know the truth! Buy Bobby's garbage!™

Oh man, you are far too kind. Thank you, that’s awesome. I hope you’re dad likes my garbage! 

And It Has Been Answered... #AcademyAwhydidIdothis

The game is afoot, and we have come to terms. Oscar Challenge 14 has commenced and a victor will have her (Noelle’s) spoils. 

Once again, it is winner-take-all for all categories for tomorrows awards, and the loser must acquiesce to the successors rewards, or do dumb stuff on Tumblr.

And so it goes, the terms of The Bet:

  • (If Noelle is the [Prophesied, Clearly Ultimate] Winner: 

Lots of you are lovely, and take lovely selfies. My gambit is to have Chris re-create these selfies after they are published, including wigs, props, and possibly some legs. He is to publish ten (10) of these from March 3-March 31 of his choosing. This means that the selfies  you publish will be lovingly recreated by the be-bearded Chris Huff (@beerburritowhiskey). This is in no way a mockery but an homage. This also means that you are welcome to put him into compromising positions. I have requested leg pics.

 That means that ya’ll can get creative and pose in various fashions that would be funny on a (handsomely) aging 36 year-old. 

  • If [the skies open up and Lucifer himself changes the natural course of history and] Noelle loses:

As was suggested and subsequently amended by @perzadook (followed!), in the unlikely case I am thwarted… which is unlikely (hubris!) I will submit to four (4) audio-only monologues from Oscar-winning movies (one of which will be chosen by me), posted on Mondays, …recorded while completely hammered on Saturday night. I have no right to veto these recordings and I will be super wasted. 

All of these events will be posted on both Tumblrs and we hope will be reblogged. Thank you for participating, and God help us all. 

perzadook  asked:

Does having two masts make the boat faster?

Two masts can give you more sail area, but so can one mast with one really big sail. Primary benefit is flexibility in sail handling - with two sails you have more options for adapting to wind conditions. You also need more hands to handle sail, though. 

The speed of a boat is mostly limited by the type of hull and the length of the boat. Longer = faster top speed by virtue of a bunch of complicated water physics. Little speedboats go fast by skipping along the top of the water, so they’re working with a different set of equations than bigger displacement hulls.

Boats are great!

perzadook replied to your post “perzadook replied to your post “This Tom Hardy Krays movie, Legend,…”

Yeah I mean Legend is dumb. It’s not AWFUL, just ultra forgettable and pointless. Warrior is a “fantastic” movie though. I usually cry watching that.

It kinda wasted my time. Like, I don’t mind a bad movie, but this was annoying, and it wasted two critical hours I could’ve devoted to a Star Trek marathon, football, or Bad Girls Club. I won’t forget this slight, and I won’t forgive that. 

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should I bid/buy Y/N: ebay.com/itm/198…

I’d pay 100 dollars for a Billy Ripken fuckface card, so consider that a deal. 

SPEAKING OF BILLY RIPKEN, did you know that he was, ALLEGEDLY, a notorious asshole in the 80′s. Numerous independent sources told me that Billy ALLEGEDLY used to get thrown out of a lot of bars in Baltimore County. He’d (allegedly) get piss ass drunk, he’d get loud, he’d get aggressive, and then he’d get kicked out. On one occasion, he gave a patron the old “Do you know who I am” routine, and the patron ALLEGEDLY threw him out of the bar, right on his ass, while the bouncer did nothing. When questioned, the bouncer would say “I ain’t lifting a finger to help that asshole.”

Allegedly Cal and Eddie would be there sometimes, and when shit hit the fan, they’d do nothing to help Billy out at all. 

I don’t know how true these stories are, but I trust my sources. It seems very very possible that the younger brother of a legend in his own time would routinely humiliate himself after a couple shots. It also, in my opinion, makes the Billy Ripken fuckface card MORE entertaining.