it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
WHAT THE HELL
As a small child, my dad had me convinced that if you pronounced it Ar-kansas while in Arkansas, you would be automatically put in jail
- get to the comic book store
- no one else from knitting circle there
- decide to browse and pick stuff up
- move to the cafe side where we meet up
- get a smoothie
- promise myself that if no one’s in the other side i’ll just go for a drive
- friends are there
- erica tells me she has a thing for me
- they’rE FINGERLESS GLOVES
- BASED OFF OF ORI’S GLOVES
- INTERNALLY START FREAKING OUT
- DON’T KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION
- ERICA UR THE BEST OMG <3
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
This makes me laugh every time I see it.
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls.
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
- Israel forcibly sterilised Ethiopian immigrants
- Israel harvested the organs of dead Palestinians without consent
- Any mention of Israel wiping Palestine off the map
- Israelis chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ (an extremely regular occurrence)
- Their top Rabbis signed a religious ruling forbidding renting homes to Palestinians/non-Jews
- 'Price tag' attacks by Israelis on churches, monasteries, mosques and graveyards (Christian and Muslim)
Doc and Cap by Jesse Toves
I accept this head canon.
2015, Cap is still working out the Avengers, him an Tony have worked out a dynamic that actually works between them. but some new oddity has cropped up, they call in expert and in walks Dr.Jones… who has not aged.
Cap, stunned: “indiana?!… how?”
Indi, glad to see his old drinking buddy, “You know the grail myth?.. yea, not a myth.”
I would soooooooo read/watch a crossover story about Captain America and Indiana Jones teaming up for an adventure together :D
I keep getting stuck on the idea that they might not get anything done because they’d try to one-up each other in terms of on-the-fly plans and how many ridiculous ways they can defeat nazis.
Ok, this is fun and all, but do you REALLY think Captain America would approve of Indie’s blatant grave-robbing, theft and appropriation of grave goods and cultural artifacts? Like, Indiana Jones’ MO in his off time from fighting Nazis ‘This priceless cultural artifact belonging to indigenous people totally needs to be removed from its secure location and brought to an American Museum (so white people can enjoy it)
hm how about if that was the thing they seriously clashed on back then and now, decades later, indiana has learned better and is leading efforts to bring artifacts back to their countries of origin. steve helps
^ I support this headcanon.