“Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d ‘handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.’

But what made The Champ the greatest—what truly separated him from everyone else—is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing.

Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing. But we’re also grateful to God for how fortunate we are to have known him, if just for a while; for how fortunate we all are that The Greatest chose to grace our time.

In my private study, just off the Oval Office, I keep a pair of his gloves on display, just under that iconic photograph of him—the young champ, just 22 years old, roaring like a lion over a fallen Sonny Liston. I was too young when it was taken to understand who he was—still Cassius Clay, already an Olympic Gold Medal winner, yet to set out on a spiritual journey that would lead him to his Muslim faith, exile him at the peak of his power, and set the stage for his return to greatness with a name as familiar to the downtrodden in the slums of Southeast Asia and the villages of Africa as it was to cheering crowds in Madison Square Garden.

'I am America,’ he once declared. 'I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me—black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.’

That’s the Ali I came to know as I came of age—not just as skilled a poet on the mic as he was a fighter in the ring, but a man who fought for what was right. A man who fought for us. He stood with King and Mandela; stood up when it was hard; spoke out when others wouldn’t. His fight outside the ring would cost him his title and his public standing. It would earn him enemies on the left and the right, make him reviled, and nearly send him to jail. But Ali stood his ground. And his victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today.

He wasn’t perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved. But his wonderful, infectious, even innocent spirit ultimately won him more fans than foes—maybe because in him, we hoped to see something of ourselves. Later, as his physical powers ebbed, he became an even more powerful force for peace and reconciliation around the world. We saw a man who said he was so mean he’d make medicine sick reveal a soft spot, visiting children with illness and disability around the world, telling them they, too, could become the greatest. We watched a hero light a torch, and fight his greatest fight of all on the world stage once again; a battle against the disease that ravaged his body, but couldn’t take the spark from his eyes.

Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it. We are all better for it. Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family, and we pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace.” —President Obama

Gorillaz Humanz House Party Locations

(Sorry if someone’s done this already!)

51.51532, -0.13214
England, London, Soho Square

34.09864, -118.26158
America, Los Angeles, Silver Lake Meadow

-23.58741, -46.65763
Brazil, São Paulo, Parquet Ibirapuera

4.66807, -74.09892
Colombia, Bogotá, Jardin Botánico José Celestine Mutis

-33.44158, -70.68186
Chile, Santiago, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural

40.75358, -73.98345
New York, Manhattan, Bryant Park

50.84674, 4.35251
Belgium, Brussels, Grand-Place de Bruxelles

22.30207, 114.15485
Hong Kong, West Kowloon Cultural District, Nursery Park

19.35297, -99.17291
Mexico, Mexico City, Vivero Coyoacán

These are what they have put on facebook (so far??).
This will be updated when more appear. Please bare with me. I’ll try to do it as quickly as possible.

S/O Says “fight me”

2p! America: square the fuck up tough shit let’s go *dramatically throws off jacket*

2p! England: oh for heavens sake! You’re humor is ridiculous! *rolls eyes and giggles*

2p! Canada: *picks s/o up and tosses them onto the couch and starts walking away* I win

2p! France: Can you not?

2p! China: AIGHT I took karate fam I don’t think you’re ready for my sweet moves

2p! Russia: please be joking

2p! Italy: *playfully* I will end your life


2p! Japan: I literally have years of martial arts training, you really want to go?

2p! Romano:  not in this outfit honey sorry not sorry 

2p! Prussia: I have Mortal Combat we could fight on that if it makes you happy (he’ll let you win, what a guy you have here he loves to see you’re face when you’ve reached victory and then when you aren’t expecting it HE WILL DESTROY YOU WITH SOME SICK MOVE AND HAVE NO MERCY)

2p! Austria: hahahahahaha no

What’s Up, Doc? Pt. 2 (Peter Parker One Shot)


“part two for whats up doc? ty! x” - anon

“Please please I’m begging you to post Part 2 of your What’s Up, Doc? fic! Pretty please!!! It is so awesome and it’s adorable when Peter tries to ask reader out, really funny :D” - 1022bridgetp

“PART 2 I NEED ;)” - sebastianstan-theman

“Part two please!? I love this so much 😍” - legendarydazekitten

A/N: I’m glad a lot of you enjoyed the first part! Again, I thought I’d be done with this story by part two but ideas kept flowing in! Part three will be posted if (and only if) requested! Btw, some details don’t align with the timeline of Peter Parker’s MCU character or anything but I made it fit the story so…yeah. Thanks for the requests and support, everyone :) Enjoy and let me know if you liked it!

Summary: Peter Parker’s regular ‘check-ups’ move from the Nurse’s Office to the reader’s bedroom.

Warning: Mentions of injury (and maybe incorrect treatments for them??? idk i googled it)! Captain America Civil War spoilers (not really lol)? Pretty dramatic.

Part One | Part Three

Originally posted by sexy-stan

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America borrows Cyclop’s beams in Ultimates 2 #9

There was actually very little of Ultimates in this. After this page, the team is called to battle against the Maker and High Evolutionary. Who, in their attempt at stopping First Firmament have apparently taken down Lifebringer and his team and fused the Multiverse together to strengthen Eternity….which is exactly what First Firmament wanted. Good job, Reed. Good fucking job. I’m starting to wonder if Maker himself isn’t corrupted by First Firmament, just doesn’t know it. Hope he gets his head kicked in once Ultimates beat up people he summoned to defend him - the original Ultimate Universe Ultimates.

- Admin

America showing her leadership skills in Ultimates 2 #6

This part was kinda rushed, but it resolved few plotlines in a satisfying fashion. It also set up that America’s book is happening after this issue (as she’s trying to learn more about the First Firmament), explained why Ultimates are now hanging out in Carol’s own book as a part of Alpha Flight, explained what the fuck this dumb nameless villain from the first issue of Civil War II was, gave cool moment to Troubleshooters and laid ground for the upcoming conflict with First Firmament. A good issue.

hetaliaweeb  asked:

Yo yo yo, I'm a smol bean (5'2) looking to give some hugs and cuddles who wants some?

2p China: *trying to be a smooth motherfucker* Whelp, if I must I must ya know? Gotta keep the followers happy *opens arms*

Originally posted by bravec0ward

2p Germany: *Move bitch get out da way - tackles Zao to the floor*

Originally posted by fryed-egg

2p America: *fixes hair* My time to shine~

Originally posted by hideawayandhaven

2p Italy: *punches Al* Hey I’m the boss here, I’m getting the hug.

Originally posted by blisteredblue


Originally posted by chloworld

2p Prussia: *already hugging you*  … . I never get a turn.

Originally posted by yoonseokismyreligion


Marvel Entertainment & Square Enix Announce The Avengers Project

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix announced today a multi-year, multi-game partnership, leading with the reveal of The Avengers project. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment.

A game based on beloved Marvel heroes, The Avengers project is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics – longtime developers of the award winning Tomb Raider series – in collaboration with lauded Deus Ex developer Eidos-Montréal.

“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced,“ said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”

“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe. “It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse. This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.”

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018. For now, you’re welcome to dissect and discuss the teaser trailer on social using #Reassemble, and chat with fellow fans on our dedicated forums.