So I was walking down Sunset Boulevard, headed to be in the audience for “Let’s Make a Deal” (Little-Mermaid-aerobics-instructor costume in tow) and a bus stopped near me, and this blond-haired girl toppled out wearing a floppy black canvas hat. A smile burst on her face and she flashed me a peace sign — a bold and vertically old-school 1960s “this has the power save your life sister” one, reminiscent of an upside-down Eiffel Tower.
I was so startled and wanted to return the favor, show her that I was down with her peace-iness. So I smiled back and quick went to do my own peace sign, but because of how I was holding my bag, it somehow ended up looking like this upside-down peace sign, it was very gangster.
I posted this instance on Facebook, because isn’t that what you do after something like that happens?
A colleague of mine who’d grown up on the far South Side of Chicago commented, “We need to show you some real gang signs now!” I Googled “gang signs,” and happened upon a photo gallery on the Huffington Post called “White People Throwing Gang Signs.” These are my peeps, I suppose. I’ve now become inspired to start a gang called the Honkie Crocs and this little girl is my first recruit. This will be our trademark “Throwin the Croc, Rar!”