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  • Tchaikovsky: *claps hands*
  • Britten: *claps hands*
  • Copland: *claps hands*
  • Bernstein: *claps hands*
  • Poulenc: *claps hands*
  • Handel: *claps hands*
  • Schubert probably: *claps hands*
  • Cage: *claps bisexual hands*
  • Smyth: *claps hands*
  • Barber: *claps hands*
  • His husband (but not really), Gian Menotti: *claps hands*
  • me: *claps hands*
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turn: washington’s spies, season 4: first look
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Should I Fight This Founding Father?

We all know the first thing you think of while studying US History is who would win in a fight. Finally, the definitive answer you’ve been waiting for:

Alexander Hamilton: I know what you’re thinking: he’s a prissy rich boy who can’t take a hit. But he’s been shunned by the other founders since day 1. He probably still thinks the clause that the president must be native born was targeting him. Dude’s got a massive chip on his shoulder and more bottled anger than you can handle. Don’t fight Hamilton.

James Madison: Madison is a complete runt. He’s 5'3", squeaks when he talks, and would probably fall down if you blew on him. Fight James Madison.

Benjamin Franklin: He’s old and fat and probably not in the best physical shape; you could probably take him out. But afterwards he’ll take your ass to town with a bunch of witty burns that society will quote for centuries afterwards. Don’t fight Benjamin Franklin.

Thomas Jefferson: He’s still gloating because he got a ton of credit for plagiarizing John Locke’s ideas- not to mention that he’s a complete hypocrite, advocating for liberty while owning (and even having affairs with) slaves. Dude needs to be taken out. Fight Jefferson.

Samuel Adams: Dude was born with fire spitting out of his ears. He’ll pummel you into the ground, steal your girl, and then blow up your house. Don’t fight Samuel Adams.


Look, only one bit of Lams. I’m improving!

Poor Andre, who has been under my charge almost ever since he was taken, has yesterday had his trial, and tho’ his sentence is not known, a disgraceful death is undoubtedly allotted to him. By Heavens! Col. Webb, I never saw a man whose fate I foresaw, whom I so sincerely pitied. He is a young fellow of the greatest accomplishments, and was the Prime Minister of Sir Harry on all occasions. He has unbosomed his heart to me, and indeed, let me know almost every motive of his actions so fully since he came out on his late mission that he has endeared himself to me exceedingly. Unfortunate man! He will undoubtedly suffer death to-morrow, and tho’ he knows his fate, seems to be as cheerful as if he was going to an assembly. I am sure he will go to the gallows less tearful for his fate, and with less concern than I shall behold the tragedy. Had he been tried by a Court of ladies, he is so genteel, handsome, polite a young gentleman that I am confident they would have acquitted him.

Benjamin Tallmadge to Samuel Blachley Webb, September 30th 1780

Further proves my belief that Andre was so beautiful that everybody fell in love with him.