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The Tale Of How A Girl Scout Stole From Me

So listen– 

My roommate in college is a Girl Scout leader, and her scouts really wanted to explore a dorm room because they think it’s cool, being in college and all. So I let these girls in my room, just kind of smiling and them being really excited and thinking it was rad and such. Now I was sitting in my lofted bed the entire time, so I wasn’t really paying that much attention when they were looking at my stuff underneath me. One was crouching below me, while another one was talking to me, distracting me (we’ll get to her later), and then the other one came back up, and she stopped talking to me. After they leave, I get out of the bed to close our blinds. The cord is right by where I keep all my gems and rocks that I collect, and I noticed my palm-size citrine was missing. I looked on the floor, around it and everything and could not find any shards from a fall or anything. It wouldn’t have been that big a deal had I not just got it a week ago from my aunt who got it for me because of the meanings and spiritual stuff surrounding it, so it means a lot to me. 

I didn’t want to jump to conclusions, but I texted my roommate asking if by any chance one of the girls had accidentally picked it up or something, and I didn’t get a response. 

Now I was on a time limit because if the meeting ended and all the girls went their separate ways, I would probably lose this rock forever. It shouldn’t have been that big a deal, but at this point I just needed to know if a ten year old stole from me. 

I called my roommate after she didn’t respond for about fifteen minutes, and finally she answered and said she read the texts and she was asking them at that exact moment. None were ‘fessing up. But then one said “I have one exactly like that, that size, that color, but I brought it from home.” My roommate immediately knew there was some shady shit going on there, so she asked to see it. This kid opens up this flimsy little folder and had stuffed my rock away into the little pocket. My roommate took picture of it, and me, being oblivious to what the situation was, confirmed that was my rock and I was so glad it was found. Even after that, she kept with the story, kept saying it was hers, got it from home, so on. And THE OTHER GIRL FROM EARLIER was defending her saying “Yea, that’s her rock, she showed me earlier” and I feel so used??? By ten year olds?? Bamboozled?? They plotted against me to take my rock, they had a plan and everything? I had so much shit underneath my bed and on the window sill, tsum tsum’s, hello kitty stuff, candy, things I wouldn’t notice were missing, but they had to pull the ultimate heist. Thinking they can get away with it. I think not.

It gets better.

Then her dad shows up. She immediately twisted her story into that she had gotten from school. Where from school? Her locker. How’d it get into her locker? She said she didn’t know, it just showed up one day. The dad kept interrogating her, but she was not budging. My roommate said that she would bring the rock to have me look at it, and that we would look to make sure that I hadn’t just misplaced mine, and she would bring it back if it was not mine, trying to be like a good leader, like she is, but the little girl responded with “Well it’s mine, but she can have it” trying make me look bad.

Now, it’s been a few hours since then, and we just got an email from one of the parents saying she had confessed and her reason was because she has low self-esteem. The subject line was “‘Her name’ and the Rock” and I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a while.

TL;DR: Lesson learned, don’t trust Girl Scouts, don’t bring them into your home. You will be ROBBED and you’ll never want to buy another girl scout cookie in your life.

Lord Zash: Here is my old lightsaber, a gift for you for your success.

Darth Baras: You want a lightsaber, apprentice? Go rip it off a corpse cause you’re not getting anything from me.

anonymous asked:

Thank you for talking about your concerns re: Sony/Columbia and Rob Stringer. I thought I was the only one who felt sick to my stomach at the thought of the man who has been friends with Simon for years, and was head of the US label that helped to closet H & L, being the one to sign H. I don't know why people are excited, because the power dynamics are really messed up now, and there's no guarantee that the stunts are going to stop for L anytime soon. Trying to have hope, but it's hard. :(

It’s very hard, and you’re perfectly welcome, anon.

I thought I had posted about Rob Stringer in the fall, but all I can find is some articles I uploaded, so I’ll revisit now. Stringer has spent his career at Sony, he’s been running labels there since the early 90s, and his brother was a main exec and CEO of Sony Corp (not music) for quite some time. Stringer has headed Columbia since 2008, and he’s done extensive business with Simon Cowell in that capacity. Indeed, Simon was the first quote in the Billboard article announcing Stringer’s appointment as head of Sony this October. Their working relationship has been extensive, as far as I can tell. He has credited his work with Simon on XFactor acts as his gateway to success for getting Glee to work, which was hugely responsible for his success turning Columbia around. [Adele as well, and he’s partly responsible for a lot of a resurgent trend of U.K. artists’ US success.] He has called Simon the “best A&R guy he knows” in multiple interviews.

One Direction signed to Columbia in 2012 as they were breaking the American market; the closet clamped down during this time.

Sony purchased controlling shares in Syco in July of 2015 – paying £85 million total for it, and absorbing the £70 million debt it had accrued. While making £45 million from it personallyis somewhat pathetic for Simon, that’s a far better fate than being jettisoned from Sony and declaring the company bankrupt within five years. The buyout was, it would appear, the best possible outcome for Simon given the failures of his television series, losing One Direction, and being unable to produce a suitably earning substitute.

Rob Stringer was announced the new head of Sony mid-October 2016.

I say all this to suggest that thinking of a ‘fresh start’ for Rob Stringer or Harry is not logically sound. Rob Stringer has been involved in their business since 2012 – but even say for argument’s sake that perhaps he didn’t determine their marketing. But Rob Stringer has been calling the shots at Sony since this fall (and potentially had input before that official announcement). And we know Sony now holds the Syco strings and has since July 2015, a date we are all very aware of – so Rob Stringer stepping into the office in the last six months has certainly had power to ameliorate the situation, and he has not done so.

Harry has been constructed as the big fish, the Justin Timberlake, almost since the beginning. It seems Sony’s going to be damned if they don’t get what they’ve always angled for, by hook or by crook. Given what we have seen, they’ve been successful at backing Harry into a corner, as well as Louis, with profound effects for Liam and Niall as well.

Columbia and Sony are sure to promote Harry’s music thoroughly, because it could make them a great deal of money. But that is the equation. It is very much in their best interests not to help Niall, Louis, and Liam or One Direction, as that would distract dollars and time from Harry’s solo work, which will make them a fortune. It is quite evident by now that Sony has had the power to step in but have not, because such an extreme power imbalance in negotiating is much more expedient for their bottom line. They’ve been monstrous and it’s gotten them Harry’s contract, which is what they wanted.

Hope is not any easy thing in such a situation. I think patience will continue to be the watchword. 

Aaron is going to prison and it’s going to be for a while - he’s going to miss all these seasons which is why they cram all of them into one.
— 

danny miller // interview with metro.

- i mean if that isn’t the most sentimental and thoughtful thing in the entire world then … i just don’t know what love is anymore.

Wendy Williams (then): Blac Chyna is obviously taking advantage of Rob. She doesn’t love him. He’s weak. He’s insecure. She just wants his money and the Kardashian name and he’s too stupid and a pushover to realize it.
Blac Chyna (then): Attacks Wendy Williams on instagram for her comments
Blac Chyna (now): Was obviously taking advantage of Rob. Calls him insecure, fat and lazy. Made it clear she just wants money and the Kardashian name
Wendy Williams (now):

i should maybe post this when it’s not one o’clock in the morning but i was just thinking about rob mcelhenney, and about his upbringing, and something in this interview struck me:

McElhenney has an absolutely wonderful and fascinating upbringing. He grew up mainly with his dad, but he was also close with his mom, who left the family when he was 7 or 8 “to find herself.” She’s gay, which was not the easiest thing in South Philly. But after three kids, she realized she was living a “lie.” The twist here is that Rob’s mom and dad remained (and still remain) close, even after his mom left and found a lesbian partner. They figured it out. In fact, they remained so close that after his dad divorced a second time, he moved in with his mom and her partner in Jersey for a spell to collect himself.

so rob mcelhenney has had this remarkable lived experience of witnessing his mother come out of the closet after having three children, and proceeding to find herself and fall in love with a woman, and happily, successfully co-parent those children with her ex-husband and her new partner.

and i don’t mean for this to sound glib, and i don’t want to trivialize that experience, but if we think about the story rob mcelhenney is telling right now - that is, the overarching plot of always sunny, the thing to which he has dedicated over a decade of his life - he is writing from the perspective of someone who witnessed his own parent come out in middle age.

so we left off on dennis saying, “i sleep with women, but i’m emotionally involved with mac.” we left off on dennis consigning himself to a life with a woman he doesn’t love in order to parent his child, because he understands that abandoning his son is not an option and he assumes that being with mac and parenting with mac isn’t a possibility. 

the writers took a lot of flak for “reversing” and “ignoring” dennis’s late-season growth - having him, for instance, abruptly walk out on mac after that late-night dance in ptsdee, that teary-eyed acceptance of mac’s valentine’s day gift, that impassioned speech about how he has feelings, big feelings. but when i look at dennis’s arc in light of all this, and in light of rob’s life experiences, it doesn’t seem like a “reversal” as much as an accurate and deeply painful depiction of a closeted or questioning person putting his obligation to his family ahead of his own personal unfolding.

again, this show is being written by a man who witnessed his own mother come out as a lesbian and find lasting, enduring, stable love after three children and a lifetime of denial. it’s very possible - likely, even - that some of this storyline is a tribute to her.

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Women’s football was massive in the First World War and after the war finished the football teams that had sprung up from ammunition factories remained very popular. The FA noticed, ‘women’s football? Why is everyone paying to watch women’s football? What’s this I hear about a 53,000 crowd watching women’s football at Goodison Park?’ then letters started to appear in the papers saying it was unfeminine, unladylike and medically unsound for women to play football. It was fine for them to work in ammunition factories and be exposed to all of that danger of explosions, that was fine but it was medically unsound for them to play football? The FA banned women’s football from being played on any FA affiliated pitch, which crushed it. The ban stood for 50 years.

Waistband Wednesday!

Thanks for a great response to last week. Gratitude for #waistbandboy, Mike’s support for #NationalComingOutDay yesterday – and his positive imagery and passion every day! These are all models from the late, great Undergear & International Male empire. 

Author and model Chris Campanioni a/k/a Chis Cuba.

Adam Gumula…and his dog.

Top fashion model Matt Loewen.

Model Adam Miller - turned actor, Adam Scott Miller.

And Soap star, model, and The Price Is Right’s answer to Vana White, Rob Wilson. 

Many more to come.

ok so

when leo hired niles as his retainer, it was when niles & his crew were trying to rob the palace, right?

at night

and leo caught them (well niles at least)

does that mean leo had to face them/him in his pajamas?

can you imagine young leo threatening to execute a man in his PJs?

a (possibly) grown man begging for death from a young boy with cute little fuzzy slippers?

bed head leo weilding brynhildr in one hand and a teddy bear in another?

im LITERALLY screaming right now