Photo: Ishmael Reed in 2015. (Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
Happy 79th birthday to author, poet and activist Ishmael Reed! Reed is known for his satire and political and social commentary. His 1976 novel
Flight to Canada tells the story of three slaves on the run, and his 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo was a National Book Award finalist. Check him out, you guys!
[A day without a dark cloud. Almost a happy day. There were three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days like that in his stretch. From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail. Three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days.] The three extra days were for leap years.
noun : a powerful whirlpool in the sea or river ; a situation or
state of confused movement or violent turmoil.
you don’t know if you
want to hit him or kiss him.
pairing: park jimin x reader genre: fluff type: college au word count: 2,101 words warnings: none author’s note: happy birthday to my other half #rat @dreamscript whom I love very much despite her swerving
ass that goes from jimin to namjoon to inseong and maybe back to jimin someday
if he’s lucky. you’re so rad and wonderful and gorgeous and memetastic, and you
meme so much to me, and i’m so glad that I sent you a message a little over a year
ago screaming over your writing. I heavily based this on your recent messages
lmao and I apologize because I know nothing about naruto (but i think it means whirlpool in japanese, hence the title lol) but anyway ily neo phoenix congrats for surviving another year!! *cue congratulatory pterodactyl screeches*
being a part of the UN Conference Club your college hosts very much. But do you
enjoy the people in the club? Maybe not so much. First of all, how can some
people be so dumb? And second of all… well, there does not really need to be a
second of all because stupidity covers all of it.
During the three-day
conference, there is a historical crisis committee for the Spanish American War
where the main focus centered on how to avoid the war entirely in 1898. On the
first day—which is the most formal day—the attorney general, Inseong, immediately
requested $1.2 million dollars to fund biotech companies to end tuberculosis.
In response, someone asked if he knew just how much $1.2 million dollars
amounted to in 1898. He insisted that he knew and that it was only a small
equivalent to 7 billion dollars today.
And he had planned
to fund that entire sum of money that
into biotech companies, which were
most likely nonexistent back then.
How did this kid
even win Best Delegate? Granted, his face paled considerably when the 7 billion
dollars were announced, and he revoked his statement, but still.