Baby Huey - Hard Times (High Quality):
This stand of trees was me and @dickyoungjr ‘s playground. Still wondering how neither one of us ever suffered any tick or snake bites. #home #Barton
This tree was decimated after the freakish ice storms last winter. I remember when my granddaddy planted it after they tore the chicken coop down #home #Barton #SC
Every day occurrence in Fairfax. It gave me flashbacks of being stuck waiting for a train to pass on a hot school bus. It only made sense that the gates didn’t raise after the train was gone.
While technically not an Avenger, I really wanted to do Storm. (But I hear she was on the team for a while in a series I haven’t read, so yeah?)
All four will be available as prints at FanExpo in Toronto next weekend, table A240.
Normally don’t reblog food but this got me feelin some sort of way.
The Clyde Frog Show “Gun Safety”:
And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.
The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing."
— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)