a tutorial in pseudo-suburban gang signs


this was my very favoritest photo that we took whilst on our hike the other day.

which shouldn't shock you, as it has us all throwing our 'gang signs'.


what SHOULD shock you, however, is the fact that NONE OF US ARE GANG MEMBERS.

crazy, i know. but we're just a bunch of suburban dwellers and their offspring. (you would have never, ever known, would you?)


i realize that many are not familiar with our beloved gansta sign of choice--it represents our hood. the mean streets where we come from. our PROJECT, if you will.

LITTLE VALLEY.


i thought it might be time for a quick, easy tutorial of pseudo-suburban gang signs and how to properly throw them.


to represent for LV, you would do so in this pleasing manner:



i should also give mad props to the creator and master-inventor of the LV gang sign:



what tickled me to no end, though, was the fact that almost EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. , young & old, knew exactly what to do when it came time to throw their very own unique and special sign.


so, in addition to the beloved LV, we will also accept the following:













& my favorite. the one which is most near & dear to my heart:


teach them young, i say.

8 comments:

Brandi said...

OMH I LUVVVV this pic of Mia! I love how hers hair says "i have been hikin and playin outside today" & luv her sign...whatever it means. ;)

Joellen said...

oh my I laughed out loud Mims, thank you for that post. my fav is Mia, so sweet. I think she is working the scout motto

Joellen said...

btw what is going on with that hair?

Vanessa said...

I have always wanted to learn how to manipulate my fingers in the "blood" sign. Sadly. I have never been able to.

Anonymous said...

It is obvious that you have taught little Mia to live her life by the Scout Oath and Scout Law along with the appropriate sign. The only thing she should work on is that the arm should form a square when making the scout sign.

P.S. Thanks for the shout out to the hot dad down the street for his role in creating the LV gang sign.

Long live the one and only Fire Crotch!!!!

Kami said...

I want to do the LV too! That is awesome! Teach while they're young, eh.

Suzie said...

oh, Mia. I love you.

tiburon said...

I am reworking my entire repertoire to include each and every one of these.