Cop Selfies
July 29, 2013 10:41 AM   Subscribe

 
I don't know what is going on here, but I love it for pig-related pun reasons.
posted by coppermoss at 10:44 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have a feeling none of them is supposed to do this while in uniform but it's a nice display of the fact that officers are people too.
posted by bearwife at 10:44 AM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


I was wondering if that is a bomb or drug pig, cuz thats adorable. I think it would take some of the sting out of getting busted to have that cute lil guy snuffling at your belongings, but that is just me.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:47 AM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


The Thin Blue Steel Line
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:49 AM on July 29, 2013 [26 favorites]


The uniform grants power, while the selfie taketh power away.
posted by antonymous at 10:49 AM on July 29, 2013 [10 favorites]




So, I guess this "selfie" word is a word now ?

Sigh. I thought I'd make it further into my 40s before I completely lost touch.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 10:51 AM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


I kind of want to go get drunk in public in Muscle Shoals now.
posted by Huck500 at 10:51 AM on July 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


I like that the website itself looks like something Law & Order would use in an episode.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:52 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


but I love it for pig-related pun reasons.


That 's also why I love bike cops with piggy horns.


Easy listening to enhance your experience.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:53 AM on July 29, 2013


I am filled with helpless revulsion and despair over the fact that, wholly against my will, I know that the photo with the kid in an SUV is one of the one direction guys.

brb existential darkness
posted by elizardbits at 10:53 AM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


I kind of want to go get drunk in public in Muscle Shoals now.

Yeah, because there's nothing an atractive young woman cop loves more than a drunk and disorderly hitting on her.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:54 AM on July 29, 2013 [26 favorites]


So many selfies and no duckface. This is making for a pretty disappointing Venn diagram.
posted by cortex at 10:55 AM on July 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


So, I guess this "selfie" word is a word now ?

Much to our mutual consternation.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 10:58 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


So this one isn't by definition a selfie (as were many more but this is the first one I noticed) but I am so glad it is included, though it seems like a seriously bad idea if I'm reading the picture right.

I mean, entertaining for me, but possible bad idea for the kids involved.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:00 AM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


"One Thirty-Two and Bush, I've got me at FAB-ULOUSSS!!"
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:00 AM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Don't many of them seem too young to be cops?



Oh, right, I forgot, I'm old now. Never mind.
posted by MoxieProxy at 11:03 AM on July 29, 2013 [15 favorites]


I don't know exactly why this is so unsettling.
posted by sp160n at 11:06 AM on July 29, 2013


was it too much to hope that this would've been a tumblr of officers posing, making devil horns or photobombing each other in front of security cameras? Because in the grimdark future the panopticon is our new Instagram
posted by bl1nk at 11:06 AM on July 29, 2013


Don't many of them seem too young to be cops?

Maybe they're here to rescue the princess.
posted by goethean at 11:11 AM on July 29, 2013


Muscle Shoal's hottest new nightclub is SELFIE. This place has everything: sheets, ladders, the outdoor concert from a Zoloft commercial.
posted by GuyZero at 11:11 AM on July 29, 2013 [22 favorites]


I was expecting a lot more photos holding guns.

So, uh, nice work, selfie cops. Carry on.
posted by box at 11:13 AM on July 29, 2013


Muscle Shoals sounds like a fake town in a college sex comedy.
posted by brundlefly at 11:18 AM on July 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


Muscle Shoals is weird, it has had more influence on modern music than almost any place in the world.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:20 AM on July 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


FREEEBIRD! *taser*
posted by MartinWisse at 11:23 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Muscle Shoals last album wasn't as good as their debut.
posted by cashman at 11:24 AM on July 29, 2013


I'm a little weirded out by how many mefites apparently haven't heard of Muscle Shoals.
posted by elizardbits at 11:26 AM on July 29, 2013 [10 favorites]


Muscle Shoals, Alabama
posted by mlis at 11:26 AM on July 29, 2013


Muscle Shoals tastes good but you have to be careful not to overcook it.
posted by cashman at 11:27 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


and they been known to pick a song or two
posted by jonmc at 11:28 AM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Most MeFites don't listen to anything written after 1800.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:30 AM on July 29, 2013 [6 favorites]


Apparently.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:30 AM on July 29, 2013


Tongue twister:
Must she shoot selfies in Muscle Shoals?
posted by Kabanos at 11:31 AM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Swedish police.

Danish police yogaing at a music festival (image posted by the cops themselves on their Facebook feed). The sound of Danish police.
posted by brokkr at 11:38 AM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


She shoots selfie shots by Muscle Shoals' seashore.
posted by boo_radley at 11:38 AM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm a little weirded out by how many mefites apparently haven't heard of Muscle Shoals.

It's a tiny shithole in Alabama with a recording studio that got mentioned in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, not exactly the stuff of household names.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:39 AM on July 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


I'm pretty sure I've never seen or even thought about a cop with a tongue stud before.

Also, if you take a picture of yourself with Tricia Helfer, is it a helfie?
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:43 AM on July 29, 2013


In grad school (Northeast US) I had a Professor who was from Alabama. She was in her 40's and had a very faint accent. It was a seminar, only about 8 eight students in the class, one of whom it turned out was also from Alabama. Early in the semester one day, before class began, another student asked this guy about his accent and he laughed and said something like, "Me and Dr. So-and-so are both from Alabama, bet you couldn't tell that, huh? Only difference is, my accent is from the big city and hers is a hillbilly accent." Well, of course she had entered the classroom already and heard the whole thing. She turned crimson. The guy tried to explain but she cut him off. He did not have much to say for the rest of the semester.
posted by mlis at 11:43 AM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


We clearly need a Muscle Shoals FPP. Lynard Skynyrd mentioned it for a reason.FAME studios, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, referenced by Skynard and the "Muscle Shoals Sound"
posted by Ad hominem at 11:46 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cops - They're Just Like Us!

They use baskets!
posted by maryr at 11:47 AM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


There have been like half a dozen FPPs on it already, the definitive one unsurprisingly by flapjax.
posted by elizardbits at 11:48 AM on July 29, 2013


Oh, god does this one need to be a meme, to be pulled out when someone's acting stalkerish in a forum.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:49 AM on July 29, 2013 [8 favorites]


Stop! I'm one of you!
posted by jeffburdges at 11:51 AM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


I work on a boat where the captain had such a thick southern accent I thought he was mocking my own. One day I overheard someone ask him about it. He said "Oh, ahm from L.A."

"... Lower Alabama...!"
posted by Redhush at 11:53 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's a great scene in the Maysles' doc Gimmie Shelter of the Rolling Stones making a recording trip to Muscle Shoals -- lying down on the floor listening to an edit of "Wild Horses."
posted by the brave tetra-pak at 11:54 AM on July 29, 2013


7 posts about Muscle Shoals. I Mean its not Brooklyn, Brooklyn gets 7 a day. But still a lot.I'm just going to shut up about it and listen to I'll Take You There over and over for the rest of the day.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:58 AM on July 29, 2013


Surely anybody who has some interest in southern rock knows about Muscle Shoals, one of the great crossover points in American music?
posted by MartinWisse at 12:03 PM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, if you take a picture of yourself with Tricia Helfer, is it a helfie?

If you're e.g. a mollusc or a shrimp and you take a pic of yourself it's called a shellfie.
posted by cortex at 12:06 PM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Seriously?

Not a single comment on 420 grindr cop with his little orange-and-cream kitty fren?

What the fuck, metafilter?
posted by kavasa at 12:07 PM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


I work on a boat where the captain had such a thick southern accent I thought he was mocking my own. One day I overheard someone ask him about it. He said "Oh, ahm from L.A."

"... Lower Alabama...!"


You gotta watch out for the ones from South Central LA, you know, around Monroeville and such.

anybody who has some interest in southern rock

As we've seen on countless "your favorite band sucks" threads, this, as all sets of music fans, is but a set of MeFites. The fact still reamins that Muscle Shoals is but a one-horse town in a remote corner of Alabama that happened to have a studio. It could have been anywhere.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:08 PM on July 29, 2013


maryr: "Cops - They're Just Like Us! "

Yeah, pretty much.
posted by zarq at 12:13 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you're a mystical woodland hominid, your self-photo is an elfie.
posted by exogenous at 12:15 PM on July 29, 2013


LOOK AT THE PIGGY

PIGGY IN THE

MIRROR

AT THE PIGGY

PIGGY IN THE

MIRROOOOOOOR OH OHHHH
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:19 PM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Not a single comment on 420 grindr cop with his little orange-and-cream kitty fren?

NYC cop to boot.
posted by The Whelk at 12:23 PM on July 29, 2013


Link pls
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:24 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


420 grindr cop
posted by mlis at 12:29 PM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Whelk: "Not a single comment on 420 grindr cop with his little orange-and-cream kitty fren?

NYC cop to boot.
"

I thought about saying something but all I had was "outside of the whole 'cop in uniform' thing, this is VERY relevant to my interests" -- and since I expect others to not be grossly sexual, I feel like what's good for the gay gander should be good for the... yeah, I just didn't have anything to add.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:30 PM on July 29, 2013


Gelfie.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:30 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


good for the gay gander

dude we JUST found out what ducks are into, I don't want what's good for the gay gander.
posted by The Whelk at 12:31 PM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


I think you could make some good What People Think I Do memes using only pictures from this blog. COPS...
posted by Rykey at 12:34 PM on July 29, 2013


I know a lot of police departments in the Northeast US have strict gender-neutral policies about hair length and jewelry.

Your hair can be any length you like, but while on-duty, it has to be tied up in a bun. Cops are not allowed to wear earrings or any other face piercings while on-duty. Not sure about tongue piercings.

The uniform can be so drab and blah day-after-day so I can understand someone who wanted to add some color to her presentation like this officer.

I do wonder if she was going off-duty and added the earrings/ear piercing and let her hair down for the photo or if her department does not have such strict policies regarding hair/jewelry.
posted by mlis at 12:38 PM on July 29, 2013


If you're e.g. a mollusc or a shrimp and you take a pic of yourself it's called a shellfie.

Muscle Shoals is actually named for mussel beds. This comment brought to you by "vaguely relevant facts that might or might not be of use in constructing a humorous remark."

You're welcome.
posted by yoink at 12:40 PM on July 29, 2013


Shelfie.
posted by maryr at 12:42 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Delfie.
posted by maryr at 12:43 PM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


PHOTOCOP...

The Future of Law Enforcement
posted by orme at 12:43 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


mlis- if I had to guess, I'd wager that piercings are disallowed to keep them from being yanked out in an altercation. The NYPD wears clip on ties for similar reasons-to prevent being strangled. (That last bit of info courtesy of Edward Conlon's book Blue Blood).
posted by jonmc at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2013


Jelfie.
posted by maryr at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whelkie
posted by The Whelk at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Melfie.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:47 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I've never seen or even thought about a cop with a tongue stud before.


In 199mumble, there was a bike cop in Austin who had one.


IIRC, he was pretty hot.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:51 PM on July 29, 2013


If you're a stalk of seaweed that wishes it could change into a murderous horse and you take a picture of yourself, it's a kelpie.
posted by Copronymus at 1:29 PM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


I was in the London the other week and at King's Cross Station a smiling Muslim tourist (I presume) in full hijab had managed to persuade two of the British Transport Policemen (who are now armed with AR-15 carbines) to pose next to them so their partner could take a photograph. One of the coppers just looked so incredibly uncomfortable with the situation I wished I'd had a camera ready myself
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:29 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you supported the Pope over against the Holy Roman Emperor in late medieval Italy and you painted your own self-portrait it was called a Guelphie.
posted by yoink at 1:42 PM on July 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sloth luv Chunk!
posted by chillmost at 1:47 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you're the mens basketball coach at Kansas and you took a picture of yourself it'd be a Selfie.

Wait, I think I'm doing this wrong.
posted by kmz at 1:53 PM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


If you're an ancient Greek oracle and make a mosaic of yourself, it'd be a Delphi.
posted by coppermoss at 2:02 PM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man. Anyone can become a cop, can't they. I mean, as long as you can breath.
posted by xmutex at 2:23 PM on July 29, 2013


If a furry takes a photo of themselves it's a pelfie.
posted by yoink at 2:44 PM on July 29, 2013


If you're an ancient Greek oracle and make a mosaic of yourself, it'd be a Delphi.

That's what she I said.
posted by maryr at 2:47 PM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


ACAB
posted by Monkeymoo at 2:53 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't many of them seem too young to be cops?

I'm with you. My first thought was, "WHO ARE ALL THESE CHILDREN AND WHERE DID THEY GET THOSE UNIFORMS?!"
posted by VTX at 3:23 PM on July 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


That's what she I said.

Yeah, yeah, Cassandra, we heard the sob story.
posted by psoas at 3:30 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't many of them seem too young to be cops?

Just wait until they come and nicely ask you to turn your music down.
posted by Phalene at 4:31 PM on July 29, 2013


Don't many of them seem too young to be cops?

Straight from high school to police academy, yeah. We occasionally see cops that are barely old enough to drink, especially in places that don't pay police particularly well. I liked this blog but I am such an old I spent most of the day thinking it had only seven photos because I couldn't see the "Older" link in its small blue-on-purple location.
posted by jessamyn at 4:33 PM on July 29, 2013


jessamyn: "I spent most of the day thinking it had only seven photos because I couldn't see the "Older" link in its small blue-on-purple location"

thank bog it wasn't just me
posted by brokkr at 4:52 PM on July 29, 2013


Tumblr layouts can be maddeningly opaque.

Back when there where soilders in Times Square, even colledge aged me was shocked by how YOUNG they looked.
posted by The Whelk at 4:55 PM on July 29, 2013


Dag, I performed an augury for Delphi but not Delfie.

I am going to refer to ctrl+F as "performing an augury" from now on if that's okay with everyone.
posted by coppermoss at 5:36 PM on July 29, 2013


Remember that MeFi thread where someone posted that Barney Miller was the most realistic of all the cop shows?

I believe that now.
posted by pxe2000 at 7:26 PM on July 29, 2013


I look forward to the Radly Balko article on the rampant tumblrization of cops.
posted by srboisvert at 7:46 PM on July 29, 2013


Re: is selfie a mainstream vocabulary word. A couple days ago one of the headline stories on google news was Geraldo Rivera's shirtless selfie at age 70, the new 50.
posted by bukvich at 8:16 PM on July 29, 2013


No, bukvich. That did not happen. It didn't. I know some people claimed it did. But it totally didn't. Lalalalalalalalala. Nope. Never happened.

Or to borrow a phrase from our own mythbuster: I reject your version of reality, and choose to insert my own. In mine, no respectable news outlet used the word "selfie". Nor are grandfathers broadcasting from their bathrooms. My reality is much nicer. Join me. :)
posted by dejah420 at 8:28 PM on July 29, 2013


Kewpie
posted by axiom at 8:29 PM on July 29, 2013


I prefer the term "selca" as in, self camera, to selfie which just reminds me too strongly of masturbation or something. That said, this is a funny tumblr. Ah, tumblr.
posted by one teak forest at 7:34 AM on July 30, 2013


Re: is selfie a mainstream vocabulary word.

I think it broke about a year ago for olds such as myself when this happened and the Secretary of State used it.
posted by psoas at 8:38 AM on July 30, 2013


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