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skullgarden:

lorettalove:

bostonbrunette:

oldtobegin:

southernish:

enemychan:

Why am I reading the comments. Why. 

Seriously anybody who wants to make hilarious jokes about dumb southerners not being able to handle snow can come see me.
No, those places (like Atlanta and Birmingham and Richmond, VA too) don’t do well with snow because a) it just doesn’t happen that often and b) there is a very small allowance for snow removal in the budget because SEE ITEM A. It would be stupid to set aside large amounts of money and have fleets of trucks for these rare snowstorms. Wasted money. They’re being fiscally responsible.
So lay off.

yeah like especially after this HORRIBLE cold snap in chicago, like, can we please radiate some fucking sympathy for other people

While everyone I know in the South was busy offering their homes to strangers who might be stranded on the roads, or staying at their school all hours of the night because parents couldn’t come get their children, everyone I know in the North was busy making fun of them for their inability to deal with snow. How about we all just try to have some symphathy and kindness for other people? I get that, when you have lived somewhere that deals with 6” of snow no problem, a city shutting down over 2” seems crazy, but there’s not much anyone could do about it by the time 12pm hit yesterday. And I agree with the comments re: snow plows. The one bad snow we had in high school? They had to get plows/salt trucks to come in from Chicago.

YEAH. WHAT THEY SAID.

The entire internet has come out to say huRRDEEHURR 3 INCH OF SNOW LOL. It was snow for about an hour or two before it compacted into ice. All of the schools and work places let out at the same time, causing citywide gridlocks. People lost control of their cars because Birmingham is on a goddamned mountain. Cars were hit by trains, cars spun out into lakes, and people died for fuck’s sake. But no, imagine this, it all could’ve been saved by self righteous redditors and Gawker commentors who know literally everything.
I know people who just got home a few hours ago from yesterday’s commute and we can’t get to Virginia for a fucking funeral because of the weather so I have about 0% patience for this tom foolery right now.

skullgarden:

lorettalove:

bostonbrunette:

oldtobegin:

southernish:

enemychan:

Why am I reading the comments. Why. 

Seriously anybody who wants to make hilarious jokes about dumb southerners not being able to handle snow can come see me.

No, those places (like Atlanta and Birmingham and Richmond, VA too) don’t do well with snow because a) it just doesn’t happen that often and b) there is a very small allowance for snow removal in the budget because SEE ITEM A. It would be stupid to set aside large amounts of money and have fleets of trucks for these rare snowstorms. Wasted money. They’re being fiscally responsible.

So lay off.

yeah like especially after this HORRIBLE cold snap in chicago, like, can we please radiate some fucking sympathy for other people

While everyone I know in the South was busy offering their homes to strangers who might be stranded on the roads, or staying at their school all hours of the night because parents couldn’t come get their children, everyone I know in the North was busy making fun of them for their inability to deal with snow. How about we all just try to have some symphathy and kindness for other people? I get that, when you have lived somewhere that deals with 6” of snow no problem, a city shutting down over 2” seems crazy, but there’s not much anyone could do about it by the time 12pm hit yesterday. And I agree with the comments re: snow plows. The one bad snow we had in high school? They had to get plows/salt trucks to come in from Chicago.

YEAH. WHAT THEY SAID.

The entire internet has come out to say huRRDEEHURR 3 INCH OF SNOW LOL. It was snow for about an hour or two before it compacted into ice. All of the schools and work places let out at the same time, causing citywide gridlocks. People lost control of their cars because Birmingham is on a goddamned mountain. Cars were hit by trains, cars spun out into lakes, and people died for fuck’s sake. But no, imagine this, it all could’ve been saved by self righteous redditors and Gawker commentors who know literally everything.

I know people who just got home a few hours ago from yesterday’s commute and we can’t get to Virginia for a fucking funeral because of the weather so I have about 0% patience for this tom foolery right now.

Like I said, it’s about having the equipment and infrastructure in place to handle these things. Cities in the deep South generally don’t.

Atlanta

mockingnerd:

If you’re laughing at how the South is crippled by the winter storm, kindly fuck off. There are people still stuck in completely stopped traffic on the highways for more than 24 hours now. I left work yesterday at 1pm and am still 8 miles from home (in a 20 mile journey). I was lucky to have nearby friends who were able to come and get me so I could crash on their futon but there are HUNDREDS of people on the roads with medical emergencies, babies, and seniors who literally have not been able to move. They have no food, water, gas, or ways to contact families and it has been impossible for the emergency services to get to them. There’s so much ice, but salting trucks are having trouble getting to the roads because of the dozens and dozens of abandoned cars. It is surreal.

There are so many good people here offering their homes, going out on foot with water and food and blankets to aid the people who are stuck. I pulled into one of many overbooked, overflowing hotels last night before managing to get to safety. I am about to leave and attempt the last 8 miles home. My thoughts are with those still in their cars on the highway and I hope we can all make it back safely today. Thank you to the kind hearted people of Atlanta for stepping in and helping those in trouble.

Atlanta-based cosplayers !

I know what we can do today! Let’s all Ask DCTV!

Dragon*Con TV are the people who make videos to entertain you while you’re waiting in line to get a ticket or waiting for a panel or waiting for the Masquerade to start. One of the things we do are bumpers, those bits with white text on a black background. We make a lot of those each year, and because we’re lazy, we recruit you to help us make them.

"How?" you ask. "How can I help make bumpers?" Easy: ask us something. Here are some of the questions we’ve answered:

To Ask DCTV, start by thinking of a question. Ask that question as a reply to this post. I’ll credit your question to your LJ user handle, unless you sign your question with a different name. If you choose a really long name, though, I’ll shorten it or make fun of it.

Some general advice: You can post more than one question, though I’ll probably only use at most one of them. Take a minute and look through previous questions if you want to make sure you’re asking us a new one. Examples of old questions include, but are not limited to: why is there con funk? What should I eat at con? How do I get that sexy sexy guest to notice me?

That’s it! Ask away!

This is always fun. :)

Remember, submit your questions at the link! Reblogging with a question does no one any good.

Small Child: [Has wandered up and accidentally set off a talking Thor toy in the woman's bag at the airport terminal which she then handed over for inspection while reading on a Kindle.]
Small Child: Why does your husband have this?
Woman Traveling Alone: It's mine. My brother gave it to me as a gift because I like the Thor movie.
Small Child: But why did your husband get it?!
Woman Traveling Alone: He didn't. It's mine.
Small Child: I don't think so.
Woman Traveling Alone: Why not?
Small Child: You're a girl.
Woman Traveling Alone: But I like Thor. The toy is mine.
Small Child: I don't think so. ...Hey. Why does your husband have this?
Woman Traveling Alone: [laughing] He doesn't. It's my Thor.
Small Child: I don't think so...
[It continued along this vein for several minutes as the child played with the toy and the woman made sure to identify the child's parent knew where he was and was watching him.]

kelsprater:

agrrlof:

If you are going or even think you might be going to Dragon*Con 2012, go buy your 4 day membership right now. It is $60 in the D*C store. The cheapest price you can get. Won’t be long before it jumps to $80+.

See you there! :-)
Dragon*Con Membership - 2012 ($60) - $60.00 : Zen…

do you know what the time frame is for it being this cheap?

Evidently the price jumps next week. That low is usually only sold at con to my recollection.

Dragon*Con 2012 4 Day Passes $60 For a LIMITED TIME

agrrlof:

If you are going or even think you might be going to Dragon*Con 2012, go buy your 4 day membership right now. It is $60 in the D*C store. The cheapest price you can get. Won’t be long before it jumps to $80+.

See you there! :-)
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Wait a second…

How many of my Tumblr acquaintances are going to Dragon*Con? Should there be a meet-up or something?

The folk over at the D*Con wiki are working to compile an unofficial complete schedule from the various individual track pages.