In honor of the NFL season kicking off tonight, we here at Smokin’ Jay thought it would be fun to dip into the archives to share our Top Ten Smokin’ Jay moments. Some well known, some more obscure, but all of them made us laugh. Thank you to all of our amazing fans for the continued support! Enjoy and here’s to a great new season.
10) The One That Started It All
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Five days later all hell broke loose… For the origin story of Smokin’ Jay, check out: http://guycodeblog.mtv.com/2012/09/20/tumblr-smokin-jay-cutler/
9) The Gunslinger
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Smokin’ Jay is his best when visibly hungover or disheveled.
8) The Newlyweds
7) When Memes Collide (courtesy of Ted H.)
Honorable Mention (courtesy of Eli Manning Looking At Things): http://smokinjaycutler.tumblr.com/post/34725812137/well-played-elimanninglookingatthings-well
6) A Personal Favorite (courtesy of Tom Danks)
5) Smoker Friendly Shower Scene (courtesy of littlejoe)
4) Just Walking the Dog
3) When It All Came Full Circle
2) Yearbook Portrait
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1) The All-Time Favorite With 215K Notes And Counting…
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Now who’s ready for some football?!?!?!
Good god this shit is amazing.
The citizens of Davis, California have demanded that a militarized police truck get the hell out of the town.
The MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) vehicle was a gift from the federal government, which has been militarizing local civilian police departments ever since 9/11 provided them the perfect excuse to. Under Obama alone, according to a New York Times article, “police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.”
The result is that police agencies around the nation possess military-grade equipment, turning civilian police departments who are supposed to fight crime and protect communities into what look like the invading forces of an enemy army (re: Ferguson). And, surprise, military-style police raids have increased in recent years, because, according to a cop who wishes to remain anonymous, “We totally can now.”
The Davis City Council told their police department to get rid of the military vehicle it received within the next 60 days. Citizens of the California city gathered in anger at the sight of the MRAP vehicle entering their jurisdiction so the council responded by passing a resolution to get rid of it.
"I would like to say I do not suggest you take this vehicle and send it out of Davis, I demand it. I demand it!” said one man.
“Since you can’t give it back it should be re-purposed.” another said. “Put a water cannon on it, for, like, when it gets really hot.”
A woman nearby said it could be turned into a homeless shelter for six or eight people. “Look how big the damn thing is,” she added.
Local police defended the acquisition of the vehicle by stating that they have confiscated many high-powered weapons this year. “We enjoy a certain quality of life but nonetheless the real world intrudes upon us from time to time,” Davis Police Chief Landy Black said. He went on to point out that that Davis has a minority population of 35%, or “about one out of every two.” More importantly, Black said, the University of California, Davis is located in the community. “There are 28,000 students attending that campus. What if they started protesting something and stepped outside of the designated free speech area? What if they refused to go home when we told them to? Free speech is a guaranteed right in this country, but there’s limits to it and those limits are determined by me, the government. By my big guns and by my big authority, and now by this big invincible truck. Have you seen it yet? It’s awesome! This is all way better than playing G.I. Joe when we were kids.”
A change.org petition is circulating that demands the Davis Police Department get rid of the vehicle. The petition is addressed to the City of Davis, but since the city council is already on board, only the police are left to convince. Do you think they’ll listen to the citizens for whom they work?
Me neither, but there it all is…
Because “We totally can.” FML. Joining my aunt and uncle as expats I’m Uruguay.