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Passing notes in class... do you like me? circle yes or no...
Year Books.. Have a good summer...
The sound of the class bell
The Grading Curve
Winning the Game
Risking your Life
Betting the house on it
Take a trip to Las Vegas and take your chances...
How did 2 fingers become known as the sign for peace? Is what I asked the internet, and it told me this:
The V sign (U+270C ✌ victory hand in Unicode) is a hand gesture, palm outwards, with the index and middle fingers open and all others closed. It had been used to represent victory during the Second World War. During the 1960s in the USA, activists against the Vietnam War and in subsequent anti-war protests adopted the gesture as a sign of peace.
who invented the peace symbol? wikiwizard say:
The internationally recognized symbol for peace (U+262E ☮ peace symbol in Unicode) was originally designed in 1958 for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom. Holtom, an artist and designer, made it for a march from Trafalgar Square, London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in England, organised by the Direct Action Committee to take place in April and supported by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Holtom's design was adapted by Eric Austen (1922–1999) to ceramic lapel badges. The original design is in the Peace Museum in Bradford, England.
The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament". In semaphore the letter "N" is formed by a person holding two flags in an inverted "V," and the letter "D" is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. Superimposing these two signs forms the shape of the centre of the peace symbol. Holtom later wrote to Hugh Brock, editor of Peace News, explaining the genesis of his idea:
"I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant before the firing squad. I formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it."
Ken Kolsbun, a correspondent of Holtom's, says that the designer came to regret the symbolism of despair, as he felt that peace was something to be celebrated and wanted the symbol to be inverted. Eric Austen is said to have "discovered that the 'gesture of despair' motif had long been associated with 'the death of man', and the circle with 'the unborn child',". Some time later, Peggy Duff, general secretary of CND between 1958 and 1967, repeated this interpretation in an interview with a US newspaper, saying that the inside of the symbol was a "runic symbol for death of man" and the circle the "symbol for the unborn child".
Semaphore "N" and "D"
Embodying the national debate over U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, a U.S. soldier in Vietnam wears amulets, one depicting the peace symbol and another the Buddhist swastika.
In 1970, two US private companies tried to register the peace symbol as a trade mark: the Intercontinental Shoe Corporation of New York and Luv, Inc. of Miami. Commissioner of Patents William E. Schuyler Jr, said that the symbol "could not properly function as a trade mark subject to registration by the Patent Office".
Ken Kolsbun in his history of the peace symbol wrote that, "In an attempt to discredit the burgeoning anti-war movement, the John Birch Society published an attack on the peace symbol in its June 1970 issue of American Opinion", calling the symbol "a manifestation of a witch's foot or crow's foot", supposedly icons of the devil in the Middle Ages. A national Republican newsletter was reported to have "noted an ominous similarity to a symbol used by the Nazis in World War II". The symbol was derided by some in the United States as the "footprint of the American chicken".
so they both mean two different things...ha
Duces is a way of saying Goodbye.. You throw up 2 fingers as you leave the room and say "Peace out" or "Duces"... I do.
also poo is #2... i dont know if anyone said that yet. but you should think about it, its a real thing. fyi
I have been training my eye for photography... Its really fun.. I like to take my camera for a walk and capture what I see... this was a cool night in Pasadena...
Man just finishes his buisness at an ATM. as hes walking down the street a Robber approaches him with a knife..
Robber: Give me all your fuckin money now bitch
Man: (Screeming Terrified) Oh my God Please dont kill me... Here, take it.. take it all man...
The Man hands him all his money
Man: Please dont kill me... Here..
The Man empties his pockets, pulls out keys papers and loose change dropping to the ground...
Man: Please.. Oh god..
The Man takes off his shoes...
Man: Here man this is worth alot of money man...
The Man takes out his gold filling in his tooth...
Man: Here man here...
The Man pulls out a gun from his back waist and hands it to the robber...
the Robber is of course stunned and confused..
the man begins to undo his pants and as he is about to pull them off...
Robber: Hey man... (pointing the gun) pull those up, now!.....
the man pulls out another gun...
they have a stare off for a moment..
Man: Give me all my money and your money!
Robber: I dont have any money stupid thats why i was robbing you..
Man: well give me that gun.
the robber tries to get this over with and pulls the trigger... the gun doesnt fire. Click click click...the gun has no bullets..
Man: Oh shit you really thought your gun had bullets in it... haha... What am I an idiot?.. I like those shoes, give me those shoes..(pointing at the ones he just took off)
Robber: Those are your shoes..
Man: Your damn right theyre my shoes bitch...
the robber pulls his knife back out and looks at the man
Robber: Im willing to bet that your other gun doesnt have any bullets in it either...ha ha ha
the Robber approaches the man. as the scene fades to black the man looks alittle scared....
Man: I wont be going to Vegas with you.
I dont know who lives there... "Im just the guy in the bushes taking pictures of your cool house dont be scared" i said... snap snap