men twice my age (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
- Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
*Crying with laughter*
ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.
Lightning slowed down at 10,000 frames per second.
That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen
The most unsettling soap I’ve ever seen
I want to rub it all over my nethers.
gosh i love graveyards
i wanna hang out in a graveyard
someone go hang out in a graveyard with me
- That’s more than 4,300 gun deaths in just over five months Or, as the NRA would say, “Who cares?”
Cancer should not be a death sentence. My mom is lucky to have a good job with excellent insurance.
To date, her medical bills and prescriptions exceed $200,000. Without Obamacare, the lifetime cap for her insurance would be $750,000.
It may be out of most people’s minds, but there are still forces that are going after Obamacare. Eric Cantor wants us to tell him about #obamacareinthreewords. I can’t quite do it in three, but here they are.
Frederick Douglass Opie deconstructs and compares the foodways of people of African descent throughout the Americas, interprets the health legacies of black culinary traditions, and explains the concept of soul itself, revealing soul food to be an amalgamation of West and Central African social and cultural influences as well as the adaptations blacks made to the conditions of slavery and freedom in the Americas.
Sampling from travel accounts, periodicals, government reports on food and diet, and interviews with more than thirty people born before 1945, Opie reconstructs an interrelated history of Moorish influence on the Iberian Peninsula, the African slave trade, slavery in the Americas, the emergence of Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. His grassroots approach reveals the global origins of soul food, the forces that shaped its development, and the distinctive cultural collaborations that occurred among Africans, Asians, Europeans, and Americans throughout history. Opie shows how food can be an indicator of social position, a site of community building and cultural identity, and a juncture at which different cultural traditions can develop and impact the collective health of a community.