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Iowa: Iowa comes in strong once again
Iowa: Iowa comes in strong once again

Iowa comes in strong once again

Iowa: Timeless xkcd in honor of the Iowa Caucuses
Iowa: Timeless xkcd in honor of the Iowa Caucuses

Timeless xkcd in honor of the Iowa Caucuses

Iowa: Kansas City, Iowa by KingPZe MORE MEMES
Iowa: Kansas City, Iowa by KingPZe
MORE MEMES

Kansas City, Iowa by KingPZe MORE MEMES

Iowa: What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA? Charlie Knoles, I have lived in 5 countries and am an Aussie expat in the USA Answered 2d ago + Don't get out of your car ifyou get pulled over by police. I was pulled over by a police officer while driving in Iowa. It was one week afterI had arrived in the USA for the first time. I had accidentally made a minor mistake disobeying a traffic sign. Back home in Australia it's considered polite to get out of your car and walk over to the police officer's car and hand him your license so he doesn't have to get out of his seat. I wanted to be extra polite so I immediately jumped out of my car and walked towards his car while reaching into my back pocket. I'm lucky to be alive. If you come from a gun-free country like the UK or Australia you don't have any natural instinct for gun culture. You don't realize that police assume that everyone is armed. Things got immediately serious. The police officer's hand went to his weapon and I responded by dropping to my knees with my hands up. He yelled a bunch of things at me but my memory is vague because my heartbeat was suddenly pulsing in my ears blotting out all sound. I don't know if he drew his weapon or not. I was staring intently at the ground, shaking and trying to project non- threatening vibes. My next memory is that there were three police cars around me and a bunch of cops who'd been called for backup. They were all keeping their hands close to their guns. After some time passed (a minute? 30 minutes?I have no idea) the tensions de-escalated and they told me to get up. I gave the officer my license and tried to explain why I'd approached him. It was completely incomprehensible to him that there was a place where people don't fear cops and vice versa at traffic stops. It was as though I was trying to tell him that I came from Narnia and our cops were all talking animals. I've spoken to several British people, New Zealanders, and Australians who have shared almost identical stories. They really need to put signs up in all major US airports. Don't get out of your car if stopped by police. They will assume you are armed and they might shoot you. fierceawakening: adelmortescryche: Reblogging for other diasporic and expat folk. Especially non-caucasian diasporic and expat folk. Some things change when you shift countries. Keep the changes in mind. Whenever I see this I wonder what the gun guys think about it.
Iowa: What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA?
 Charlie Knoles, I have lived in 5 countries and am an Aussie expat in
 the USA
 Answered 2d ago
 +
 Don't get out of your car ifyou get pulled over by police.
 I was pulled over by a police officer while driving in Iowa. It was one week afterI
 had arrived in the USA for the first time. I had accidentally made a minor
 mistake disobeying a traffic sign. Back home in Australia it's considered polite to
 get out of your car and walk over to the police officer's car and hand him your
 license so he doesn't have to get out of his seat. I wanted to be extra polite so I
 immediately jumped out of my car and walked towards his car while reaching
 into my back pocket.
 I'm lucky to be alive.
 If you come from a gun-free country like the UK or Australia you don't have any
 natural instinct for gun culture. You don't realize that police assume that
 everyone is armed.
 Things got immediately serious. The police officer's hand went to his weapon
 and I responded by dropping to my knees with my hands up. He yelled a bunch
 of things at me but my memory is vague because my heartbeat was suddenly
 pulsing in my ears blotting out all sound. I don't know if he drew his weapon or
 not. I was staring intently at the ground, shaking and trying to project non-
 threatening vibes. My next memory is that there were three police cars around
 me and a bunch of cops who'd been called for backup. They were all keeping
 their hands close to their guns. After some time passed (a minute? 30 minutes?I
 have no idea) the tensions de-escalated and they told me to get up. I gave the
 officer my license and tried to explain why I'd approached him. It was completely
 incomprehensible to him that there was a place where people don't fear cops and
 vice versa at traffic stops. It was as though I was trying to tell him that I came
 from Narnia and our cops were all talking animals.
 I've spoken to several British people, New Zealanders, and Australians who have
 shared almost identical stories. They really need to put signs up in all major US
 airports.
 Don't get out of your car if stopped by police. They will assume you are
 armed and they might shoot you.
fierceawakening:
adelmortescryche:
Reblogging for other diasporic and expat folk. Especially non-caucasian diasporic and expat folk. Some things change when you shift countries. Keep the changes in mind. 

Whenever I see this I wonder what the gun guys think about it.

fierceawakening: adelmortescryche: Reblogging for other diasporic and expat folk. Especially non-caucasian diasporic and expat folk. Some...

Iowa: ups-dogs:She always has to bring me a stick to play fetch and can’t get enough. No stick to Big, no stick too small. The older one just wants the treats. North IowaThanks Curt
Iowa: ups-dogs:She always has to bring me a stick to play fetch and can’t get enough. No stick to Big, no stick too small. The older one just wants the treats. North IowaThanks Curt

ups-dogs:She always has to bring me a stick to play fetch and can’t get enough. No stick to Big, no stick too small. The older one just w...

Iowa: SPEWAK B. SCHULTE AKIN Every game day, the entire Iowa Football Stadium waves to the children’s hospital next door, where the children are waiting and waving back.
Iowa: SPEWAK
 B. SCHULTE
 AKIN
Every game day, the entire Iowa Football Stadium waves to the children’s hospital next door, where the children are waiting and waving back.

Every game day, the entire Iowa Football Stadium waves to the children’s hospital next door, where the children are waiting and waving back.

Iowa: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Photo of the Day: A Monarch butterfly rests on a flower in Urbandale, Iowa.
Iowa: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Photo of the Day: A Monarch butterfly rests on a flower in Urbandale, Iowa.

Photo of the Day: A Monarch butterfly rests on a flower in Urbandale, Iowa.

Iowa: THIS CANDLE COMPANY HAS A SCENT THAT SMELLS LIKE YOUR STATE ERIN GALLAGHER November 13, 2016 88k f Share Tweet SHARES ES TU DI homesick homesick SOUTH CAROLI SOUTH CAROLINA heyheyitsjuju: musicalhell: spottytonguedog: pinchtheprincess: copperbadge: memprime: podcasts-8-my-heart: talkingcinemalight: peppylilspitfuck: icykitty: strawberry-jambouree: cherrymilkshake: milkydolenz: fscottfitzgerld: 1977punk: i was gonna make a joke about how the massachusetts candle probably smells like a drug deal in the dunkin donuts parking lot but then i checked and it legitimately smells like dunkin coffee i’m done  and i was going to make a joke about how the illinois candle just smells like cornfields and wheat fields but then i too checked and it literally does me: what does the maine one smell like… snow? lighthouses? website: fresh Maine blueberries, me, looking down at my clothes stained beyond recognition from hours spent blueberry raking: *whispers* of course…… Maryland smells like old bay and salt This is accurate The website is https://homesickcandles.com checked arizona just for shits and giggles and it smells like SAND goodnight Washington is Cherries, coffee, and rain. Accurate. You have no idea how pleased I was to see that there are two California candles. One for North and one for South. Oh and they seem to also have special ones for Los Angeles and San Francisco! That’s about right for Indiana. @copperbadge There is an Illinois candle AND a Chicago candle! I appreciate that the Chicago candle smells like the chocolate factory that makes downtown smell like chocolate sometimes, but let’s be real, it should smell like pee and corruption.  Does Iowa smell like corn and soybeans, or hogs? Because I can tell you what I’m NOT buying, if it’s the latter. And as always they’ve forgotten there’s a whole state north of NYC.  The Denver candle smells like fresh hemp, because of course it does. …of course it does, I can smell it now Ah Vermont smells like maple and trees what a fucking surprise
Iowa: THIS CANDLE COMPANY HAS A
 SCENT THAT SMELLS LIKE YOUR
 STATE
 ERIN GALLAGHER November 13, 2016
 88k
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 homesick
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spottytonguedog:

pinchtheprincess:

copperbadge:

memprime:

podcasts-8-my-heart:

talkingcinemalight:

peppylilspitfuck:

icykitty:

strawberry-jambouree:

cherrymilkshake:

milkydolenz:

fscottfitzgerld:

1977punk:
i was gonna make a joke about how the massachusetts candle probably smells like a drug deal in the dunkin donuts parking lot but then i checked and it legitimately smells like dunkin coffee i’m done 
and i was going to make a joke about how the illinois candle just smells like cornfields and wheat fields but then i too checked and it literally does

me: what does the maine one smell like… snow? lighthouses?
website: fresh Maine blueberries,
me, looking down at my clothes stained beyond recognition from hours spent blueberry raking: *whispers* of course……


Maryland smells like old bay and salt
This is accurate

The website is https://homesickcandles.com

checked arizona just for shits and giggles and it smells like SAND goodnight

Washington is Cherries, coffee, and rain.  Accurate. 

You have no idea how pleased I was to see that there are two California candles. One for North and one for South. Oh and they seem to also have special ones for Los Angeles and San Francisco!


That’s about right for Indiana.


@copperbadge There is an Illinois candle AND a Chicago candle!

I appreciate that the Chicago candle smells like the chocolate factory that makes downtown smell like chocolate sometimes, but let’s be real, it should smell like pee and corruption. 


Does Iowa smell like corn and soybeans, or hogs? Because I can tell you what I’m NOT buying, if it’s the latter. 

And as always they’ve forgotten there’s a whole state north of NYC. 

The Denver candle smells like fresh hemp, because of course it does.

…of course it does, I can smell it now

Ah Vermont smells like maple and trees what a fucking surprise

heyheyitsjuju: musicalhell: spottytonguedog: pinchtheprincess: copperbadge: memprime: podcasts-8-my-heart: talkingcinemalight: pep...