On Easter, we had this tradition where an old man down the road would paint little ‘bunny’ prints along the sidewalk, as well as up to the door of every house where a child lives…and he’s done this every year, without fail, since before I was born.
Over the summer, that old man passed away, so no one in their right mind expected to see the tracks this year. However, when I woke up- there they were!
Turns out that his eighteen year old grandson (who happens to be known as the badass of our school) got up at three this morning and spent four hours- by himself -painting the prints; just to make sure that the neighborhood kids wouldn’t be disappointed.
My faith in our generation = restored.
As Zelda fans will know, Chu Jelly is an edible bottle item in some of the newer Zelda titles. The jelly is obtained by defeating Chus or ChuChus, a sort of blob-like enemy which usually hangs out in dark damp areas like caves and dungeons. Different color Chu Jellies do different things, but typically restore Link’s magic or health. Yellow Chu Jelly can be used as lantern oil, and is a life saver for our boy Link if he is stuck in a dark place. I’ve decided to go with a homemade jello recipe, including fruit juice to act as a sort of healthy restorative and tonic water to make the jelly UV reactive. This is definitely one of the easiest recipes to put together. Seriously, a creepy mentally stunted man-fairy could do it. However, it requires purchasing a suitable bottle for better accuracy and fun. You can find many different kinds of glass bottles online, I suggest finding one on Etsy. Or you could, I dunno, find some “special chickens” for a dude that looks suspiciously like Mario, but really Etsy is way easier. Also, in order for the jelly to glow when exposed to a black light, tonic water is needed. Tonic water has a bitter taste, so it can be substituted with regular water if taste is bigger priority to you than UV reactive jelly.
3 cups Fruit Juice (I used Passionfruit but any juice will do, Apple will make it more transparent) 1 cup Tonic Water (regular water can substituted if you don’t want the bitterness, but tonic water will make the jelly glow in a black light!) Food Dyes (the colors of the Chu Jelly you want to emulate) 4 packets Gelatin Honey or other sweetener (optional) A glass pitcher or funnel Directions Make sure you have all your ingredients ready and accessible, because we are working with hot liquid and time-senstive gelatin. Bring your juice and tonic water to a boil. If you are adding sweetener to the mix to mask the tonic taste, add it as it boils. After the liquid has reached a boil, SLOWLY stir in the gelatin with a wooden spoon, careful not to add too much at once or it may clump. Pour the liquid into the pitcher. Add the liquid from the pitcher to your bottles. If you are using a funnel, funnel the liquid directly into your bottles. Add a few drops of the food coloring you want for that particular bottle into the liquid, and stir until the color is consistent throughout the bottle. Once the bottles look right, refrigerate them for about two hours or until the jelly has become a more jelly-like texture. Your can eat your jelly with a spoon, or you can stir the jelly up, add a small amount of additional juice, and drink it like Link. Also, no one tells you in the game, but Chu Jelly tastes totally great with whipped cream. Whip yourself up some Lon Lon cream and put it on top!
A yellow smiley face on the end of U.S. Army Specialist Dawn Davis’s scope which is mounted on her M4 rifle stares back at any enemy target she engages. Specialist Davis stands at her post pulling perimeter security while other members of her company deliver school supplies and conduct counterinsurgency operations, March 31, 2010, Morgan Kacha village, Southern Afghanistan.
[Chris Rock explaining white privilege:
Racism everywhere. Who’s the maddest people? White people.
Not y’all. Y’all all right.
You paid money to see me, we cool.
The feud is over. No, you watch the TV, watch Minutes.
You see white people pissed off, man. Man, the white man thinks he’s losing the country. You watch the news: ”We’re losing everything. We’re fucking losing. ”Affirmative action, and illegal aliens…”and “we’re fucking losing the country. ”Losing? Shut the fuck up.
White people ain’t losing shit. If y’all losing, who’s winning? it ain’t us.
it ain’t us. Have you driven around this motherfucker? it ain’t us. Shit, there ain’t a white man in this roomthat would change places with me.
None of you would change places with me.And l’m rich!
That’s how good it is to be white.
There’s a white, one-legged busboy
in here right now…that won’t change places with my black ass.
He’s going, ”No, man, l don’t wanna switch.I wanna ride this white thing out.
”See where it takes me.”
That’s right,’cause when you white, the sky’s the limit.
When you black, the limit’s the sky!]
oh god this is so good; so, so, good.
he hits the nail on the head when he says no one would trade lives with him, even though he’s rich, because no matter what position you have in life as a white person, it is always better than existing while Black.
It doesn’t mean every Black person is living miserably, impoverished or destitute just because they’re Black anymore than it means every white person is rich, healthy and happy. It just means being white will always serve you better than it does to be Black in this society, no matter the intersections of oppression you face.
Ah. Right. So, because I’m white, I’ve had to grow up without a father because he tried to kill my mother and my sister. Had to watch my sister systematically destroy her life with drugs, not be able to afford college and have to go to Iraq to be able to have a decent life, all so I can take care of my mother before I’m 26. Right. I’m white so I’m automatically privileged. …
Please don’t take this the wrong way, and think that I’m saying that black people can’t have it hard. I grew up with plenty of black friends, and some did have it hard, and more often than not, it was due to things outside their control. On the other hand, I’ve seen white people passed over for promotions due purely to the fact that, supposedly, a black person “needed it more”, not because they DESERVED it more. I think, that the sooner we all grow up a bit, and just STOP BRINGING IT UP, the better off we’ll all be. The color of a person’s skin should have NOTHING to do with their quality of life, the way they are judged, or the way they are rewarded. Period. If you have had it affect you at some point, I truly am sorry, but by continuing to bring it up like it matters, all you succeed in doing is making it matter more. One more thing, please dear god, don’t act like black people are the only ones that are judged by the color of their skin. I’ve seen it happen to blacks, browns, yellows, and whites my entire life, and it just needs to stop completely.
Cause you never piss off a woman with a shotgun. Kind of random but this post is the result of a blog I follow mentioning they needed gifs of women with shotguns.