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Mom Deals With Local Traffic

When I was a wee thing, my parents moved out the the Highly dubious condo in East Palo Alto and into a relatively nice suburban neighborhood, into a house immediately across the street from my new elementary school.  Immediate, as in, less than 40 feet from the traffic circle.   Mom would wave at me from the driveway sometimes while I was in class.  This should have made getting me to and from school easy, but there was an issue:

I still had to cross the street, and because I was living in the over-caffeinated heart of silicon valley at the time, that meant dodging the local commuters barreling through the school zone at upwards of 40 miles per hour with no regard for the stop signs.

The flashing “School Zone” signs were ignored.  
The city refused to put in speed bumps or devote extra patrol cars.
One of my classmates grandmother’s volunteered as crossing guard, and some jackass in a BMW ran over her foot on the first day.

Now, mom declared as we drove Mrs. Manchez to the hospital her foot in a beer cooler full of ice, Would be a good time to take the law into my own hands.

So after dropping Mrs. Manchez off at the hospital, we drove to the thrift store, where my mom found a navy blazer, aviator sunglasses, a pilot’s cap and an old, clunky-looking hair dryer.  

The next morning, mom went out to the sidewalk in her new “uniform”, with the hair dryer and a legal pad so she could write down the grocery list.  Every time a car would come roaring down the road, Mom would look up, point the hairdryer at them, and, and write something down.  

I remember listening to brakes squeal all day the first time she tried it, Mercedes and BMWs screeching to a crawl as they passed the school, glaring at her.   By that afternoon, cars were creeping along at an over-cautious 10mph, and I was able to get home without taking my life into my hands.

After that, Mom went out “in uniform” every couple of days, because intermittent re-enforcement is what REALLY gets a change in behavior going, and point the hair dryer at anyone speeding through the school zone, usually while writing down grocery lists or short stories, or drawing unflattering caricatures of the other PTA moms.

Eventually, however, one of the cars that came through was a patrol car, and he slowly pulled to a halt in front of mom, glaring at her though his own reflective glasses.

She smiled an waved the hair dryer.  “Good afternoon!”

“…What’re you doing?”  he groaned, 3 in the afternoon entirely too early for this shit.

“Writin’ a grocery list.”  She beamed, and when that failed to satisfy him, she explained about the speeding problem and that if they couldn’t send a partol car out here to ticket people regularly, she figured that a hair dryer would be the next best thing.  Working like a charm so far.  They didn’t even notice the little airplanes on the Pilot’s hat.

The officer stared at her for a moment longer before his face broke out into a slow grin.  “Y’know, when we’re out of a car, we usually wear visibility vests.  So more people see you and your… Phaser.”

And that’s the story of how Mom and Officer Brown met and started the neighborhood watch program.

everyone in 2x12: Lena is guilty and there’s overwhelming evidence to support it ;/

Kara: LENA IS GOOD AND I BELIEVE IN HER

everyone in 2x18: Jack’s a cool dude, he’s trying to help people eradicating sickness

Kara: 

#weloveyourobin

hey everyone! so recently i’ve been thinking about doing a community wide project for robin, aka. pixl///pit (without the slashes, of course) because let’s face it, he’s a cool dude! he’s a great editor, he makes cute and clever animations and he’s just an all-round great guy. he’s also the one behind all of the cool anti content we get to see snuck into jack’s videos. i think it’s about time we show him a bit of appreciation.

on MAY 7TH, which is in about two weeks time, we are going to give robin a little surprise under his normal tag (the tag i put in slashes above) and the tag #weloveyourobin.

for this surprise you can do whatever you like to give some thanks for the awesome work that he does. you can make edits, gifs, a text post, fanart, a handwritten note or anything else you can think of. just as long as it relates to robin! you can even put some anti in there if you feel like it c;

please reblog this post to share it around! i’m going to be putting this in jack’s tag so more people can see it but until the set date be sure to keep it hush to robin! this is a surprise, after all! thank you & have a great day ❤️

If you’re a new phantom fan, that’s chill.

If you’re an old phantom fan and have been around since Gaston Leroux himself took his very first breath, that’s cool.

If you’re a casual fan, that’s great.

If you’re a hardcore fan, that’s neat.

But, remember that you are in a giant community of fans! There are lots and lots of different people with unique perspectives all around you! And it’s cool! It’s awesome!

So be chill my dudes. Respect each other. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

anonymous asked:

What do you think about the fact they are replacing Jen with a younger male lead? Like the new season seemed to center around this guy regardless of what jen decided to do?

It really depends on who that male character ends up being/playing. If it’s a grown-up Henry who’s lost his faith and hope in fairy tales and happy endings—well, that makes sense. That’s cool. If it’s some rando dude then my skin starts to bristle. 

Replacing lead female characters with arbitrary male actors is an insult to the women who helped make the show a success in the first place. Plus, there are so many fucking shows with male leads. Like that’s 90% of television. What made Once so unique was that WOMEN were the focus. Taking that away relegates it to being one of any number of dramas, written-by men, led by men.

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this is my art project on trc that i did,,, this is going to be in a museum for a year and i choose to do fanart wow only me,,, but yeah right as i was finishing i found out that trc is becoming a tv show and honestly i’m so nervous to see what they do with the characters. nobody who likes trc that i know of has seen this yet so here it is i’m sorry if it seems stupid and innacurate. the hand gestures are supposed to be in the shapes of ley lines and then their hands are over the key points of who they are and the words are all quotes from the books,,, idk it’s stupid aaaa

(Dude!!!! it’s so cool i can’t imagine why ur putting it down so much it’s obviously rad enough to be a museum installation shit man! the ley line framing different elements of the characters is dope)

slawter-rhinfox  asked:

But it's not even midnight yet (Assuming your time is only a few hours apart from mine) What is it like being on top of Australia? The bottom is cold at the moment.

It’s 11:16 my dude, getting close, and it’s starting to cool down which is honestly freaky because I don’t know how to function in cold

synesthetic-feline  asked:

I'm actually working on some Pearl redisgns and a character overhaul for a fix-it fic sideblog, and you make an excellent point with the blood/tears/etc.! I want the gems to feel more like... Stone statues? Than humans? Okay basically what I'm trying to say is that When Pearl gets scratched up in looked like slightly melted sandstone and when she cries it's made of glass

holy SHIT dude that’s a cool idea!! Since she’s got control over sand and all I think that’s definitely something to consider in a redesign! Also, glass fuckin tears? Quality

Note: imagine Garnet, in her appreciation for art, takes the tears that Pearl leaves around and makes pretty hanging art and stuff with them. Pearl cries enough for it

pharaoh-talents  asked:

DUDE I just discovered you from that Danny Phantom animation meme you posted on YouTube and it blew me away, and your art is stunning too! Keep up the great work!

TYSM dude!!! The DP animation took some time so im super excited that you like it!

Dude but like?? have you seen your own art???? ITS so so flattering to get a compliment from someone who has as good an art style as you i reaLLY LOVE YOUR WORK <3
  

okay so no liveblogging after all bc the dogs got into a fight with my cat and i had to take care of that, but here are a few of my thoughts from tonight:

  • apparently wisconsin is the place to go to get murdered #rEpREseNt
  • that sheriff is so obviously irish, nobody talks like that around here
    • but he’s cool, i like the sheriff dude. his beard’s nice, too.
  • dean picking up that dude’s joint and giving it back to him aslkdgh why is that so funny to me
  • worried!dean concerned about cas hNGNGG
  • ahh yes, dean’s mistress. The Colt. 
  • dean missing cas and probably being a lil pissed that cas won’t pick up so he gets himself some waitress instead
  • tbh when is the last time we saw evidence of dean with a one night stand tho? it feels like it’s been a while??
  • “dude can’t u order, like, pancakes once in a while?”
  • dean’s disgusted face after tasting sam’s veggie omelet (boi same)
  • dean with a burger is basically porn, i stand by this statement
  • the quirky jazz music playing during the bmol scenes omfg, straight out of a cartoon istg
  • goat dude?
  • sam: there could be an actual god up there! dean: *holds up colt* i’m cool dean: *gets captured* nevermind
  • “hunting people! killing them! the family business!” boI IF U DON’T
  • ketch fucking staring at that photo of dean and mary, what a creeper
  • honestly, ppl are waayyyy more fucked up than the monsters ever are
  • k bUT HOW DID THE COLT WORK IF IT WASN’T FIRED IN SLOW MOTION???
  • @ sammy pls give dean the validation he is thirsting for, u don’t need to make things more angsty than they already are
  • the cARVING. OF THE INITIALS. INTO THE BUNKER TABLE. FAM IMMA BOUT TO SPILL SOME TEARS. 
  • srsly, so many parallels in this ep
  • ketch keeping that photo, uhm….like dean isn’t gonna miss that??? pls…. unless,,,,,, ketch wANTS dean to think something’s up?? a;sldkgh
  • also, ketch saying he’d rather be with mary *cRINGES INTO THE NEXT CENTURY*
  • lmao, ketch looked hurt when dean called him creepy after that phone call. gUD.
  • honestly, dhj is such a rad guy but ketch is just straight up creepy as a character rn

all in all, a pretty fun filler ep! but there’s a fucking break next week, what. the fUk. w H Y. but!!!! cAS IS BACK IN THE NEXT EP AND I MAY ACTUALLY EXPLODE BC I HAVE BEEN SO DEPRIVED. @ SPN NOT FULFILLING MY NEEDS AND STARVING ME OF CAS JUST TO BRING HIM BACK ALL HURT, I’MMMMM

anonymous asked:

could you do one where the company reacts to the reader having heterochromia one eye blue and another one brown please headcanon please

(Hope these are okay!!!)

-highkey I think they would all think it was super rad

-when you show them it’s all “dUDE!” “How?” “That’s so cool.” “Does it help your eyesight at all?”

-you would get a super cool nickname that they all collaborate to come up with

-Perco asks if one is stronger than the other

-if you ever feel insecure the boys make sure to tell you how they think it’s something that makes you special

-Roe likes to ask questions and find out more about it because it’s just super interesting to him

-the nickname because a name on the field

-Malarkey likes to stare at your eyes and when you’re like “what?” He gets all embarrassed and he’s like “I just think it’s cool!”

-When Guarnere sees he just smiles, “Hey that’s pretty fucking neat kid!”

-Dick becomes a little more attached and protective over you