It
It

It

In My Pocket
In My Pocket

In My Pocket

Have A
Have A

Have A

Dont Tell Anyone
Dont Tell Anyone

Dont Tell Anyone

Getting
Getting

Getting

Tell
Tell

Tell

Have
Have

Have

With
With

With

In My
In My

In My

While
While

While

🔥 | Latest

Creepy, Drinking, and Facts: R 43% 20:41 Sean 4 days ago HOW YOU DOIBIPHY Hey Sean! X 3 days ago Hey yourself You know it was only last week said to my pal;'if a girl opened with a Friends quote I'd probably just marry her Oh shit, I better buy a dress! ORMAGIE COM GIPHY Should probably go out once or twice first. Just to keep everyone's parents happy Meh, fuck em Alright I like your attitude Good job really if we're getting married Tell me things What things would you like? I have much wisdom Top 5 facts about Sean Fact 1.I'm up at 5am so I must be rude and ask to continue this in the morrow if that's ok Request granted. But i want a further 5 facts 2 days ago Alright you ready? Born ready 11 have been in a coma for 2 days 2. I once played an astronaut in a Universal Studios show 3. I'll make you hate me via puns 4.I coach football. 5. I can make you laugh out loud wherever you are with one simple joke You go Excellent facts! Can you prove number 5 please? Oh shit I meant I have experienced a 2 day coma. Not the last 2 days Yes can. Why do flamingoes only lift one leg up when they stand? 1. I've never broken a bone 2. Even though I'm a strong independent woman. spiders and creepy crawlies in my house freak me tf out 3. Got 4 sisters and an army of nieces and nephews 4. My wit makes people either hate me or fall madly in love with me 5. I'm an excellent drinking buddy Go on.... Yes i gathered thats what you meant about the coma hahah If they lifted both up they'd fall Over Ok that was pretty funny Considering proved my number 5,l'd like you to do the same Deal. Name the place and time Yesterday He got me there!
Creepy, Drinking, and Facts: R 43% 20:41
 Sean
 4 days ago
 HOW YOU DOIBIPHY
 Hey Sean! X
 3 days ago
 Hey yourself
 You know it was only last week
 said to my pal;'if a girl opened
 with a Friends quote I'd probably
 just marry her
 Oh shit, I better buy a dress!
 ORMAGIE COM
 GIPHY
 Should probably go out once or
 twice first. Just to keep
 everyone's parents happy
 Meh, fuck em
 Alright I like your attitude
 Good job really if we're getting
 married
 Tell me things
 What things would you like? I
 have much wisdom
 Top 5 facts about Sean
 Fact 1.I'm up at 5am so I must
 be rude and ask to continue this
 in the morrow if that's ok
 Request granted. But i want a
 further 5 facts
 2 days ago
 Alright you ready?
 Born ready
 11 have been in a coma for 2
 days
 2. I once played an astronaut in a
 Universal Studios show
 3. I'll make you hate me via puns
 4.I coach football.
 5. I can make you laugh out loud
 wherever you are with one simple
 joke
 You go
 Excellent facts! Can you prove
 number 5 please?
 Oh shit I meant I have
 experienced a 2 day coma. Not
 the last 2 days
 Yes can. Why do flamingoes
 only lift one leg up when they
 stand?
 1. I've never broken a bone
 2. Even though I'm a strong
 independent woman. spiders
 and creepy crawlies in my house
 freak me tf out
 3. Got 4 sisters and an army of
 nieces and nephews
 4. My wit makes people either
 hate me or fall madly in love with
 me
 5. I'm an excellent drinking buddy
 Go on....
 Yes i gathered thats what you
 meant about the coma hahah
 If they lifted both up they'd fall
 Over
 Ok that was pretty funny
 Considering proved my number
 5,l'd like you to do the same
 Deal. Name the place and time
 Yesterday
He got me there!

He got me there!

Being Alone, Amazon, and Bad: CW CNN @CNN Follow European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C 8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019 924 Retweets 1,321 Likes SULLDHONHS Sophia Chang Follow @sophchang "European settlers killed 56 million indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56 million. It took a long time for me to process that figure CNN @CNN European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c 9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019 1,872 Retweets 2,388 Likes Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @sophchang And to think, the world population in 1900 was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5 billion I don't know what the world pop was like in 1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE percentage of that. That astronomical number is definitely hard to process 9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019 Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600 was about 570 million. They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's population. That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today. Whoa 9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019 evergreennightmare: red-stick-progressive: aossidhboyee: red-stick-progressive: burdenbasket: gahdamnpunk: This is insane holy fuck, this is A LOT Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others. Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. That’s not even genocide, it’s apocalypse. Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time. Cuz that’s not true. Tw genocide, tw violence When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan’s aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn’t sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn’t know what germs were doesn’t mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it’s not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it. Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they’d killed more than ten million in “New Spain” alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn’t cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back. The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we’d never be protected by the Constitution. And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that’s it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to “city at the top of the great water” in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn’t even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it’s almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn’t have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and “brought it back to life.” Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history. Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse. (tlaxcallān had a democratic form of government)
Being Alone, Amazon, and Bad: CW CNN
 @CNN
 Follow
 European colonizers killed so many Native
 Americans that it changed the global climate,
 researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C
 8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019
 924 Retweets 1,321 Likes
 SULLDHONHS

 Sophia Chang
 Follow
 @sophchang
 "European settlers killed 56 million
 indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56
 million. It took a long time for me to process
 that figure
 CNN
 @CNN
 European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed
 the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c
 9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019
 1,872 Retweets 2,388 Likes

 Follow
 @RadRoopa
 Replying to @sophchang
 And to think, the world population in 1900
 was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5
 billion
 I don't know what the world pop was like in
 1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE
 percentage of that.
 That astronomical number is definitely hard
 to process
 9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019

 Follow
 @RadRoopa
 Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang
 I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600
 was about 570 million.
 They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's
 population.
 That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today.
 Whoa
 9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019
evergreennightmare:
red-stick-progressive:

aossidhboyee:


red-stick-progressive:

burdenbasket:


gahdamnpunk:
This is insane
holy fuck, this is A LOT


Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. 
The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others.
Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. 
That’s not even genocide, it’s apocalypse.


Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time.


Cuz that’s not true. 
Tw genocide, tw violence
When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan’s aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn’t sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. 
They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn’t know what germs were doesn’t mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it’s not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it.
Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they’d killed more than ten million in “New Spain” alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn’t cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back.
The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. 
The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we’d never be protected by the Constitution.
And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that’s it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to “city at the top of the great water” in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn’t even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it’s almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn’t have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and “brought it back to life.” Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history.
Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse.

(tlaxcallān had a democratic form of government)

evergreennightmare: red-stick-progressive: aossidhboyee: red-stick-progressive: burdenbasket: gahdamnpunk: This is insane holy fuck, t...

Arthur, Beautiful, and Christmas: EXCLUSIVE: BBC show Sherlock set to film in Thornbury Sherlock Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be visiting sites including Thornbury Castle and the High Street during his investigations AN EPISODE of popular BBC show 'Sherlock' will be filmed partly in Thornbury, it has been announced today. The show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's famous detective, will have scenes filmed in Thornbury Castle and on the High Street, as well as some of the more rural areas around the town. Despite being mostly set in London, and popular the world over, the show is no stranger to the region; with previous episodes having been filmed near Wotton-under-Edge and in Bristol's Arnos Vale Cemetery. Filming is set to begin in June, and is expected to last two weeks. A casting call for residents and local theatre groups to appear as extras is expected to be put in the next few months, although this is yet to be confirmed. The episode will follow on from the popular Christmas special, with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson hunting for their nemesis Jim Moriarty, who it seems has returned from the grave A BBC spokesman said: "We are really happy to have the show return to the South West. "Thornbury is a beautiful town, full of heritage, and we are very excited about capturing that in filming. "Despite being a modern retelling, the show is based on British history, something Thornbury has plenty of. "We are looking forward to working with locals in the coming months to make sure we have produced the best show possible." welovethebeekeeper: queerjawn: sherlockbuddy: constancecream: constancecream: source UPDATE Okay, guys, that was not cool 😡😡😡 Oh please! That’s why I hate April’s Fool ;(( Fuck them tbh ;( Feel sorry for the folks of the town that were getting excited. But yeah, not good.
Arthur, Beautiful, and Christmas: EXCLUSIVE: BBC show Sherlock set to
 film in Thornbury
 Sherlock Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be visiting sites including
 Thornbury Castle and the High Street during his investigations

 AN EPISODE of popular BBC show 'Sherlock' will be filmed partly in Thornbury, it has
 been announced today.
 The show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the modern-day
 retelling of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's famous detective, will have scenes filmed in
 Thornbury Castle and on the High Street, as well as some of the more rural areas around
 the town.
 Despite being mostly set in London, and popular the world over, the show is no stranger to
 the region; with previous episodes having been filmed near Wotton-under-Edge and in
 Bristol's Arnos Vale Cemetery.

 Filming is set to begin in June, and is expected to last two weeks.
 A casting call for residents and local theatre groups to appear as extras is expected to be
 put in the next few months, although this is yet to be confirmed.
 The episode will follow on from the popular Christmas special, with Sherlock Holmes and
 Dr Watson hunting for their nemesis Jim Moriarty, who it seems has returned from the
 grave
 A BBC spokesman said: "We are really happy to have the show return to the South West.
 "Thornbury is a beautiful town, full of heritage, and we are very excited about capturing
 that in filming.
 "Despite being a modern retelling, the show is based on British history, something
 Thornbury has plenty of.
 "We are looking forward to working with locals in the coming months to make sure we
 have produced the best show possible."
welovethebeekeeper:

queerjawn:

sherlockbuddy:

constancecream:

constancecream:

source

UPDATE


Okay, guys, that was not cool 😡😡😡 

Oh please! That’s why I hate April’s Fool ;((

Fuck them tbh ;(


Feel sorry for the folks of the town that were getting excited. But yeah, not good.

welovethebeekeeper: queerjawn: sherlockbuddy: constancecream: constancecream: source UPDATE Okay, guys, that was not cool 😡😡😡 Oh p...

Advice, Beautiful, and Head: HITTING BOTTOM Po Stone MEET THE NEW ACTION A-LISTI EMERE NAPE S KeSha ROBERT DOWNEYR IRON MAN Green Day POMECUAN Penks Cenguer Bebatwan Robert Downey Jr. Hardass. Flake Superstar- and an Iron Man, Too PLUSI MANDE LA SENDLEHUKEMOS O Fa SAMDOMA MINMAMAN DARMOTROUTIROKU 30 HOLIYGIFT IDEAS TS RANDE PORNO VATRA Devjtku, IT'S GO TIME ROBERT DOWNEY kitn th Rankin& HeidiKlum ENATO BOHATÍ? JR. AVATAR gla Sarlock Robert Downey Jr." CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER BEST Matuniae His name is Robert Downey Jr. You've probably heard of him. You may or may not be a fan, but I am, and I was in the early 90's when this story takes place. It was at a garden party for the ACLU of Southem Califomia. My stepmother was the executive director, which is why I was in attendance without having to pay the $150 fee. It's not that I don't support the ACLU, it's that I was barely twenty and had no money to speak of. I was escorting my grandmother. There isn't enough room in this essay to explain to you everything she was, I would need volumes, so for the sake of brevity i will tell you that she was beautiful even in her sighties, vain as the day is long, and whip smart, though her particular sort of intelligence did not encompass recognizing young celebrities. I pointed out Robert Downey Jr. to her when he arrived, in a gorgeous cream-colored linen suit, with Sarah Jessica Parker on his arm. My grandmother shrugged, far more interested in piling her paper plate with various unidentifiable cheeses cut into cubes. He wasn't Carey Grant or Gregory Peck. What did she care? The afternoon's main honoree was Ron Kovic, whose story of his time in the Vietnam War that had left him confined to a wheelchair had recently been immortalized in the Oliver Stone film Bom on the Fourth of July. I mention the wheelchair because it played an unwitting role in what happened next. We made our way to our folding chairs in the garden with our paper plates and cubed cheeses and we watched my stepmother give one of her eloquent speeches and a plea for donations, and there must have been a few other people who spoke but I can't remember who, and then Ron Kovic took the podium, and he was mesmerizing, and when it was all over we stood up to leave, and my grandmother tripped. We'd been sitting in the front row (nepotism has its privileages) and when she tripped she fell smack into the wheelchair ramp that provided Ron Kovic with access to the stage I didn't know that wheelchair ramps have sharp edges, but they do, at least this one did, and it sliced her shin right open. The volume of blood was staggering. I'd like to be able to tell you that I raced into action; that I quickly took control of the situation, tending to my grandmother and calling for the ambulance that was so obviously needed, but I didn't. I sat down and put my head between my knees because I thought I was going to faint. Did I mention the blood? Luckily, somebody did take control of the situation, and that person was Robert Downey Jr. He ordered someone to call an ambulance. Another to bring a glass of water. Another to fetch a blanket. He took off his gorgeous linen jacket and he rolled up his sleeves and he grabbed hold of my grandmother's leg, and then he took that jacket that l'd assumed he'd taken off only to it keep out of the way, and he tied it around her wound. I watched the cream colored linen turn scarlet with her blood. He told her not to wory. He told her it would be alright. He knew, instinctively, how to speak to her, how to distract her, how to play to her vanity He held onto her calf and he whistled. He told her how stunning her legs were. She said to him, to my humiliation: "My granddaughter tells me you're a famous actor but Ive never heard of you." He stayed with her until the ambulance came and then he walked alongside the stretcher holding her hand and telling her she was breaking his heart by leaving the party so early, just as they were getting to know each other. He waved to her as they closed the doors. "Don't forget to call me, Silvia, he said. "VWe'll do lunch." He was a movie star, after all. Believe it or not, I hurried into the ambulance without saying a word. I was too embarrassed and too shy to thank him. We all have things we wish we'd said. Moments we'd like to retum to and do differently. Rarely do we get that chance to make up for those times that words failed us. But I did. Many years later. I should mention here that when Robert Downey Jr. was in prison for being a drug addict (which strikes me as absurd and cruel, but that's the topic for a different essay), I thought of writing to him. Of reminding him of that day when he was humanity personified. When he was the best of what we each can be. When he was the kindest of strangers. But I didn't. Some fifteen years after that garden party, ten years after my grandmother had died and five since he'd been released from prison, I saw him in a restaurant I grew up in Los Angeles where celebrity sightings are commonplace and where I was raised to respect people's privacy and never bother someone while they're out having a meal, but on this day I decided to abandon the code of the native Angeleno, and my own shyness, and I approached his table. I said to him, "I don't have any idea if you remember this.* and I told him the story. He remembered. "I just wanted to thank you," I said. "And I wanted to tell you that it was simply the kindest act I've ever witnessed." He stood up and he took both of my hands in his and he looked into my eyes and he said, "You have absolutely no idea how much I needed to hear that today." you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com What Robert Downey Jr. Did When He Was At His Worsthttp://advice-animal.tumblr.com/
Advice, Beautiful, and Head: HITTING BOTTOM
 Po Stone
 MEET THE NEW ACTION A-LISTI
 EMERE
 NAPE S
 KeSha
 ROBERT
 DOWNEYR
 IRON
 MAN
 Green
 Day
 POMECUAN
 Penks
 Cenguer
 Bebatwan
 Robert
 Downey Jr.
 Hardass.
 Flake
 Superstar-
 and an Iron
 Man, Too
 PLUSI
 MANDE LA
 SENDLEHUKEMOS
 O
 Fa
 SAMDOMA
 MINMAMAN
 DARMOTROUTIROKU
 30 HOLIYGIFT IDEAS
 TS
 RANDE
 PORNO VATRA
 Devjtku,
 IT'S GO
 TIME
 ROBERT
 DOWNEY
 kitn
 th
 Rankin&
 HeidiKlum
 ENATO
 BOHATÍ?
 JR.
 AVATAR
 gla
 Sarlock
 Robert
 Downey
 Jr."
 CHRISTOPHER
 PLUMMER
 BEST
 Matuniae
 His name is Robert Downey Jr.
 You've probably heard of him. You may or may not be a fan, but I am, and I was in the
 early 90's when this story takes place.
 It was at a garden party for the ACLU of Southem Califomia. My stepmother was the
 executive director, which is why I was in attendance without having to pay the $150 fee.
 It's not that I don't support the ACLU, it's that I was barely twenty and had no money to
 speak of.
 I was escorting my grandmother. There isn't enough room in this essay to explain to
 you everything she was, I would need volumes, so for the sake of brevity i will tell you that
 she was beautiful even in her sighties, vain as the day is long, and whip smart, though her
 particular sort of intelligence did not encompass recognizing young celebrities.
 I pointed out Robert Downey Jr. to her when he arrived, in a gorgeous cream-colored
 linen suit, with Sarah Jessica Parker on his arm. My grandmother shrugged, far more
 interested in piling her paper plate with various unidentifiable cheeses cut into cubes. He
 wasn't Carey Grant or Gregory Peck. What did she care?
 The afternoon's main honoree was Ron Kovic, whose story of his time in the Vietnam
 War that had left him confined to a wheelchair had recently been immortalized in the
 Oliver Stone film Bom on the Fourth of July.
 I mention the wheelchair because it played an unwitting role in what happened next.
 We made our way to our folding chairs in the garden with our paper plates and cubed
 cheeses and we watched my stepmother give one of her eloquent speeches and a plea for
 donations, and there must have been a few other people who spoke but I can't remember
 who, and then Ron Kovic took the podium, and he was mesmerizing, and when it was all
 over we stood up to leave, and my grandmother tripped.
 We'd been sitting in the front row (nepotism has its privileages) and when she tripped
 she fell smack into the wheelchair ramp that provided Ron Kovic with access to the stage
 I didn't know that wheelchair ramps have sharp edges, but they do, at least this one did,
 and it sliced her shin right open.
 The volume of blood was staggering.
 I'd like to be able to tell you that I raced into action; that I quickly took control of the
 situation, tending to my grandmother and calling for the ambulance that was so obviously
 needed, but I didn't. I sat down and put my head between my knees because I thought I
 was going to faint. Did I mention the blood?
 Luckily, somebody did take control of the situation, and that person was Robert
 Downey Jr.
 He ordered someone to call an ambulance. Another to bring a glass of water. Another
 to fetch a blanket. He took off his gorgeous linen jacket and he rolled up his sleeves and
 he grabbed hold of my grandmother's leg, and then he took that jacket that l'd assumed
 he'd taken off only to it keep out of the way, and he tied it around her wound. I watched
 the cream colored linen turn scarlet with her blood.
 He told her not to wory. He told her it would be alright. He knew, instinctively, how to
 speak to her, how to distract her, how to play to her vanity He held onto her calf and he
 whistled. He told her how stunning her legs were.
 She said to him, to my humiliation: "My granddaughter tells me you're a famous actor
 but Ive never heard of you."
 He stayed with her until the ambulance came and then he walked alongside the
 stretcher holding her hand and telling her she was breaking his heart by leaving the party
 so early, just as they were getting to know each other. He waved to her as they closed
 the doors. "Don't forget to call me, Silvia, he said. "VWe'll do lunch."
 He was a movie star, after all.
 Believe it or not, I hurried into the ambulance without saying a word. I was too
 embarrassed and too shy to thank him.
 We all have things we wish we'd said. Moments we'd like to retum to and do differently.
 Rarely do we get that chance to make up for those times that words failed us. But I did.
 Many years later.
 I should mention here that when Robert Downey Jr. was in prison for being a drug
 addict (which strikes me as absurd and cruel, but that's the topic for a different essay), I
 thought of writing to him. Of reminding him of that day when he was humanity personified.
 When he was the best of what we each can be. When he was the kindest of strangers.
 But I didn't.
 Some fifteen years after that garden party, ten years after my grandmother had died
 and five since he'd been released from prison, I saw him in a restaurant
 I grew up in Los Angeles where celebrity sightings are commonplace and where I was
 raised to respect people's privacy and never bother someone while they're out having a
 meal, but on this day I decided to abandon the code of the native Angeleno, and my own
 shyness, and I approached his table.
 I said to him, "I don't have any idea if you remember this.* and I told him the story.
 He remembered.
 "I just wanted to thank you," I said. "And I wanted to tell you that it was simply the
 kindest act I've ever witnessed."
 He stood up and he took both of my hands in his and he looked into my eyes and he
 said, "You have absolutely no idea how much I needed to hear that today."
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
What Robert Downey Jr. Did When He Was At His Worsthttp://advice-animal.tumblr.com/

What Robert Downey Jr. Did When He Was At His Worsthttp://advice-animal.tumblr.com/