it's a no brainer for me

The AP United States History Exam is right around the corner. These next few weeks are the most stressful time of the year for most students. So, if you are going to procrastinate, you can procrastinate with style! Here is a list of movies, musicals, videos, ect. that came to mind while I was studying during the year. They are a lot of fun to watch, but they are educational, and most of them are free!

TV Shows:

Liberty’s Kids: a super cute, animated series that takes place during the American Revolution, and highlights some of its aftermath. There are 40 episodes, but each thirty minute episode is full of concrete details. Start watching the first episode here 

Drunk History: Really funny with some topics not often discussed in the textbooks, but very relevant. 


Hamilton: obviously this is a no-brainer. The music is full of concrete details and has helped me so much during my multiple choice practice tests dealing with early US development. You can listen to the full soundtrack here. Below is a shortened list of songs that have the most relevant concrete details.

Dogfight: Probably my favorite musical. It’s one night in America during the Vietnam war, and there aren’t a ton of concrete details, but the parts here (starting at 1:19) and here (10:25) accurately reflect the time period. You can start watching the whole musical here. (warning: there is a lot of cursing)

Pocahontas: Okay, let me preface this by saying that there are a lot of inaccuracies in this movie. A lot. But if you disregard the portrayal of Pocahontas and John Smith, there are some CDs. Listen to the Virginia Company for some of the highlights. 

EDIT (7/9/16) : Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Though there is some explicit language I picked out the songs that have some great concrete details on Jackson’s presidency and philosophies.

  • Populism Yea Yea: a helpful definition of populism
  • The Corrupt Bargain: this event always confused, and this song definitly clears it up (featuring Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams)
  • The Saddest Song: really sums up Jackson as a president in a different point of view


Schoolhouse Rock: Reconnect with your childhood and refresh on some historical events!

The XYZ Affair: i

t may be weird, but you will definitely remember it

The Gadsden Purchase:

Never forget

So that’s my list. All of the links are italicized. If you have any movies/musicals/videos/songs/ect that you think would help feel free to message me and I will add it to list. Good luck to everyone on the test this Friday!


                        2016 Favorite Korean Album Releases

                                                     Reasons (aka raves) under the cut.

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Its kind of a no-brainer I guess, but

if you play as Fumi/Katie in Shinuchi, during one of the quests talking about Whisper’s past, instead of Keinosuke/Natao there will be a Fumi/Katie-like character called Ofumi instead.

Just posting about this cause I feel like few people talk about this character and its sorta interesting to me (being a person that likes Fumi/Katie more as a main protagonist)

Down the MST3k Rabbit Hole

So I binged all of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and I really liked it.

But something was bothering me throughout the series, I couldn’t figure out what exactly. But when I finally got up to Episode 13: “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t.” It clicked.

Jonah, Kinga, TV’s Son of TV’s Frank are new characters. Pearl, Brain Guy, and Professor Bobo are returning characters…

Then you have Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy. Its a no brainer that they were in the previous seasons, but the ones in season 11… are they the same ones or are they reproductions… or clones of the originals?

I know that that sounds like gibberish, but follow me after the jump…

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Seems like the idea of making a Smite reveiw chanel would be nice. so, what should i name the channel?

*I main Hades
*My IGN is Tsupachi
*Im a very CASUAL player. i dont do competitive player stuff. just nope
*im intending on having Swappy be prominent in this channel so he will probably be the vocals on the webcam-less videos. 
*Ive been playing for a little more than a year, so i know at least the last two years of SMITE changes and know about its beta even though i didnt play smite during its begining.

*Im no pro but i usually play mage/supports… cause majik.

I like “HoodiedGames” “SkeletalReview” “OPF15MITE” (looked like a no brainer), 

(Im going to start out with Swap-D-Gaming for starters so you know its still me. i’ll prolly switchout later on.

Suggestions for names?

To the seven: Which minor god would you swap for a major god?
  • Hazel: Come on, Hecate should so be a major God!!
  • Frank: She's very passionate about this subject
  • Hazel: She literally has magic, is that not much cooler than starting wars?
  • Mars/Ares: Hey!
  • Hazel: or wine?
  • Bacchus/Dionysus: That's fair
  • Hazel: See!
  • Frank: But who would you swap?
  • Hazel: Ceres because she always tries to give me cereal
  • Ceres/Demeter: It's good for you
  • Hazel: I already eat Cheerios
  • Frank: Okay, calm down
  • Hazel: I AM CALM
  • Leo: Yeah, Frank, she is calm jeez
  • Frank: Zip it, Valdez
  • Leo: Just sayin'
  • Percy: Hazel can get angry?
  • Piper: Did not expect that
  • Leo: Anyway moving on. I think Iris should switch places with Little Miss Sunshine aka Apollo
  • Apollo: Dude, I'm way cooler than Rainbow girl
  • Iris: Uh-uh, I have better cupcakes
  • Apollo: Gurl, I'm a poet
  • Iris: You couldn't make a decent poem if you had a rhyming dictionary in front of you
  • Artemis: Ooooooooh
  • Apollo: You can't have a rainbow without sunshine
  • Iris: And...
  • Apollo: You'd be useless without me
  • Iris: Helios was the better sun god
  • Apollo: Not true, I'm way cooler than that douche
  • Iris: You keep telling yourself that
  • Apollo: See what you caused?!
  • Leo: #noregrets Helios was better
  • Apollo: Fine, your summer is gonna be crap from now on
  • Percy: The weather is always good at CHB
  • Apollo: And who do you think helps maintain that?
  • Percy: Hello, son of Poseidon. Rain is water and water is my turf
  • Apollo: *grumbling* I preferred Greece
  • Percy: *stick tongue out* I think Hestia should be a major God again and swap with Dionysus who caN'T EVEN LEARN PEOPLE'S NAMES
  • Dionysus: I know your name, it's Peter
  • Percy: See what I mean?
  • Dionysus: Patrick? Piers?
  • Percy: It's Percy, P-E-C- forget it I can't spell, it's Percy!!
  • Dionysus: That's what I said, Pierce
  • Annabeth: He's just messing with you, Seaweed Brain
  • Dionysus: See, Annabelle gets it
  • Annabeth: Don't push it. I think Nemesis should be more important, someone has to keep the balance - way more important than Hera
  • Hera: How dare you, my job is much more important!!
  • Annabeth: Oh, go back to you cows
  • Hera: Don't make me throw their waste at you again!!
  • Annabeth: Try it, see what happens
  • Jason: Okay, as much as I'd enjoy to see Hera get her ass kicked we need to calm it
  • Hera: She started it
  • Jason: I find that hard to believe with your reputation
  • Hera: What's that supposed to mean?
  • Jason: Nothing nothing
  • Jupiter/Zeus: Jason
  • Jason: What, I've not said anything
  • Jupiter/Zeus: Just make sure you don't
  • Jason: Fine, whatever. I think Fortuna and Mercury should swap. I mean good luck vs a mailman - it's a no-brainer
  • Mercury/Hermes: That's not my only job
  • Jason: Oh, yeah! I forgot the thief bit, Lord knows we need more thieves
  • Mercury/Hermes: Your next birthday presents may just get lost in the mail
  • Piper: I've never really thought about it. I suppose Harmonia because we all need a little Harmony. And I think she should replace Ares because who needs wars?
  • Mars/Ares: Wars aren't always a bad thing punk
  • Piper: How is war not bad
  • Athena: Without war think of all the dictators who would have power
  • Piper: I suppose
  • Frank: I think she means all the people who die...
  • Piper: Yeah...
  • Annabeth: Frank, you haven't answered
  • Frank: Hmm
  • Piper: Oh yeah
  • Frank: Well, I think everyone likes to sleep so I think Hypnos should have a higher status
  • Hypnos: *yawns* did someone say my name?
  • Frank: Yeah, I think you should be a major God
  • Hypnos: Too much work, I'd rather sleep
  • Frank: Meh, I still think you should be. I'd swap you with Hera tbh because everyone says she's mean
  • Hera: It was Annabeth wasn't it? I knew she talked about me behind my back
  • Annabeth: Oh yeah, that's right blame me straight away
  • Hera: It's an educated guess
  • Annabeth: Educated, you?
  • Percy: Okay okay, don't start another war
  • Hera: It was her
  • Percy: We were literally here whilst it happened, it was you
  • Hera: N-
  • Percy: Not bothered, just leave it
  • Annabeth: *sticks tongue out*

ROBRON AWARDS 2016: #15: Most Rewatched Scene
“I’ll wait for ya, till you’re ready.” - February 25, 2016

anonymous asked:

Yes! I He's right that those fundamentals laws are so obvious that they shouldn't be relevant in politics. But reality is, they're more relevant in politics than ever when people want to ban abortion, ban people from certain countries from coming in to countries and all the hate towards minority groups and etc so it did piss me off when Harry said that. He was just trying to go around the question and I feel like now more than ever people need to speak out about politics

He’s trying to be like ‘its a no brainer’ but dude… its still fuckin politics idk where you coming from but all the stuff he talked about are still being fought for?


Fringe Rewatch: 26/∞

↳ 1.12 The No-Brainer

Hey everyone! How are all of you doing? It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote something on my blog. I guess I got caught up with adulthood the past month. I already started working and I have had my first in a lot of things like driving on my own, getting my ATM, etc. I can’t believe I’m officially adulting!!! Anyways, I made this post months back and I only got around to finishing this now. If you haven’t read what’s on the cover photo, it’s all about my planner DIYs! I always think it’s quite impractical to spend so much on planner decors that you won’t get to use after sticking them up on planner pages. So, without further ado, here they are:

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anonymous asked:

i honestly have hard time believing that k fans chanted jongin's name entirely by accident and that kind of rude immaturity is making me slightly upset because zyx deserves better treatment but i think he's used to that in korea? so i guess it's fine for everyone. who cares anymore right. his solo album will be titled kim jongin at the k fans' request

I’m just…I’m so disappointed. They were chanting Jongin’s name half way through Yixing’s solo. Come on. Like you mean to tell me that Lay suddenly disappeared from the stage while Jongin was still up there dancing to Moonlight and then immediately afterwards a solo featuring Yixing’s self-composed song begins but it would be Jongin up there dancing in a completely different outfit than he was in a second before? Yeah. Okay. And just the idea that it’s a no brainer that Jongin would get the solo so by default it must be him up there, that’s awful in itself. Jongin is fantastic, his stages honestly floor me every time, and he deserves a hundred dance solos no doubt. That doesn’t mean the rest of them don’t deserve solos too. But it can’t be solo time all the time obviously and Jongin has gotten his solo on some pretty huge platforms already, i.e. the MAMA awards and Gayo Daejun. 

I feel so incredibly bad for Yixing. He was up there finally showcasing his dancing, to a song he made himself, only to have someone else’s name cheered. He doesn’t deserve this. He deserves so much better. I really hope in my heart that this wasn’t done maliciously but at the same time it still happened. He can never get those moments of hearing someone else’s name to his performance back and for that I’m really, really sad. Maybe I’m overreacting, I don’t know. I’ve always been really touchy about things like this. I’ve seen bands, local and bigger, that have been performing and somebody in the crowd will scream a different band name and it’s always left me a bit nauseous over how rude it is. Somebody is on stage performing for you, putting themselves out there to show something that they’ve created and you should have the utmost respect for them.

But on a not so down note, I truly believe that Zhang Yixing will get the appreciation he deserves one day. He’s too talented of a performer and a composer not to. And he’s got so many fans that really love and support him so I know this incident is just a small blemish on the overwhelmingly successful career as an artist he has ahead of him.

anonymous asked:

I'm a little confused (I haven't slept in over 24hrs - I might just be too tired) the grand jury has until January to decide if they will CHARGE Darren Wilson, not CONVICT? Or they have until January to convict? Please tell me it's convict. Because regardless of your 'views' on his guilt, he needs to be charged and then a jury should decide on his guilt if he doesn't take a plea deal. Charging is a no brainer, he killed someone and it needs a criminal investigation.

The grand jury now has until January 7, 2015 to decide whether or not to charge Darren Wilson with the murder of Mike Brown. They can make a decision soon than that though.

Here’s some more info on the grand jury:


theflyingdoe asked me what my Croatoan Day kit would look like, so I set a timer for 5 minutes (cause Croats aren’t gonna give you an hour head’s up before they come knockin) and grabbed stuff from around the house.

  1. This is Teddy, my stuffed bear. She’s been with me since I about 4 years old. Obviously, she’s not much use against the Croatoan horde, but I think everyone should bring at least one personal item to give themselves comfort and keep em goin, and Teddy is mine.
  2. Toilet paper. This is a no-brainer (worth its weight in gold, apparently). I have a 12-pack in my bathroom, but it wouldn’t fit in this shot.
  3. Salt. It’s not gonna protect you from the virus or infected people, but I’d bring some just in case I encounter other supernatural baddies. Also good for cooking.
  4. A Chinese Cleaver. This is my weapon of choice. A cleaver is sturdy, can be used for simple cooking tasks, and yet is strong enough to hack through underbrush if the need arises.
  5. Waterproof matches. Fire is good. Good for cooking. Even better for a salt n’ burn.
  6. Sonic Screwdriver. Wait a second. This isn’t real. Why did I grab this? Sorry, I’m mixing up my fandoms here.
  7. Portable lantern. When shit hits the fan and you’re stuck camping out in places that aren’t well-lit, a lantern like this goes a long way.
  8. Pain relievers. This one’s pretty self-explanatory, I think.
  9. Wire clippers.
  10. Floss + Toothbrush. Just because there’s a demonic virus goin’ round doesn’t mean I want cavities. Plus, floss can double as string in a pinch.
  11. Basic first aid kit. This is a little bag I usually have in my purse. It contains bandages, spray-on Neosporin, hand sanitizer, antacids (post-Apocalyptic food isn’t exactly gentle on your stomach, okay), chapstick, nail clippers, wet wipes, etc).
  12. Knife. It pays to be prepared. If you get separated from your weapon of choice, always carry a backup that you can stash somewhere on yourself (yeah, I clip this onto my bra).
  13. Wire. I grabbed this with some vague idea of setting up snares for catching food or setting traps for Croats.
  14. Samulet. For luck, cause I’ll sure as hell need it.

How about you, followers? What’s your Croatoan Day kit look like?

Elton John talks Ed Sheeran with Rolling Stone Magazine.
  • Rolling Stone: A lot of people don't realize that you work with Ed Sheeran. What's your role in his career?
  • Elton John: I've been advising him, and own the company that manages him. He asks me for advice. For example, a couple of years ago, he told me that the record company wanted a follow up to +, but he was also offered a tour with Taylor Swift, 88 shows in America. He said to me. "What should I do?" I said to him, "It's a no-brainer. You do the 88 shows with Taylor Swift. She'll be on top of the bill. You'll be coming on when people are coming in. It's not your audience. It'll give you so much backbone, and you can't buy that experience. And you know Taylor. You like her. Do that — there's plenty of time for a second record."
  • "He's such a good musician that he will not be satisfied with just playing on his own. And on the new album, x, he didn't want to put "Sing" first. Pharrell has had so much success recently. I'm worried people are going to be burned out by him." I said, "Listen, it's a song that people don't expect from you. If you want to put out 'Don't' first, it's gonna take a while to get up the charts. If you put 'Sing' out first, it will go straight in, and it will be the biggest thing on radio you've had so far." Every record he put out before that, "The A Team" and "Lego House," they took a long time to get up the charts. I think that "The A Team" took a year, and they wouldn't put him on the Grammys. I said to them, "Listen, I'll do a duet with him on 'The A Team.'" That got him on the Grammys because that's what I do. I'm a manager. It was a vital move for him."
  • "But I just give him advice. I've been around for so long and I know the scene. I knew that "Sing" should be the first single, and of course, it worked. He emailed to say, "Thank you so much." He says thank you. He listens. I'm doing it to make sure his career goes the right way. I'm very good at that."
  • RS: It's amazing that he plays stadiums with just an acoustic guitar and no band. I've never seen that done before.
  • EJ: That's unique. I mean, I played Madison Square Garden on my own, but he did Wembley Stadium three nights, which was 85,000 people a night on his own. It's astonishing. It's very brave. But sooner or later, he's gonna have to get some other musicians. He's such a good musician that he will not be satisfied with just playing on his own. I tell him that it's great for a while, but then the novelty wears off. Playing with other musicians will give him a whole new twist, and I think he'll love that, but for the moment he's very happy doing what he does. But putting on my management hat, that has to change soon."

just saw a news headline that read “Bernie Sanders’ healthcare plan includes raising taxes by 52% for one group”

so being a rational human being, I was skeptical and actually decided to READ, and the article basically said the middle class would face a 2% raise and people making OVER TEN MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR would face the 52% tax increase.

naturally everyone who commented read the headline and assumed he was gonna tax the shit out of the middle class and the poor.


the state of things makes me so unbelievably sad and angry and scared all at the same time it’s unreal like there are full grown adults out there that think Donald Trump is a good idea

it’s a no brainer for me tbh.  I listen to all the candidates and Bernie is the only one talking sense.  anyone who thinks his supporters are just looking for free handouts hasn’t done one fucking second of honest research

sgrwrgndwn  asked:

Hey Carrie! I'm an aspiring actress and I know you live in London and have CCBB already lined up, but I was wondering if you'd ever consider doing Broadway? It's a long way from home, I know, but I know for many actors, Broadway is the dream (and besides: you've already conquered the west end!). I don't mean to insinuate that Broadway is better than the west end by any means, but it's definitely different and I'm just wondering if you'd ever consider it! Thanks! xx

It is Broadway who has to consider me, not I who considers Broadway!

(Meaning I can’t just call up and be like “YO! I wanna be Elphaba on Broadway!”. They have to ask me to audition! Broadway would be a no brainer yes for most actors and the amount of consideration for me would be minimal!)


On Commission References

I’ve made a few replies to bigger posts before saying this exact same spiel but I think it warrants a standalone post of its own.

One of the most common questions I’m asked when doing commissions is, “What kind of references do you need?”

To the artist this seems like an almost no-brainer question, but I’d say that at least one out of five commissioners asks me this. And the short answer to this question?


All the references.

Actors/models/stock photos of people eating watermelon/criminal mugshots/whatever you can find that looks like your character, art done of them by you or other artists, written descriptions (RP profiles, story introductions, on the spot descriptions), MMO screenshots. Body type, eye color, visible scars/piercings/tattoos, freckles, acne, birthmarks, missing teeth, preferred hair style, jewelry, personality traits, hobbies, there is no such thing as too many references and too long of a description. If you stop to ask yourself, “Is this reference list too long?” the answer is NO IT IS NOT.

Unless you’re paying someone to specifically design the character for you using their own aesthetics and will be happy with whatever they come up with, an artist cannot have too many ideas to work with to make your character come to life as the little person living in your head. 

When I’m given something like just a WoW armory link (for example), I lack confidence because I don’t really know this character at all– I see them in a static generic pose with the generic expression and a low-poly in-game model. Do I draw them with a huge grin? Or are they more the scowly type? What color are their eyes? Is this their favorite in-character outfit, or did you just log out in your raiding gear? The result of this lack of confidence is a carefully neutral expression and a generic pose with a lot of guessed details (and also a lot of missing ones).

And that’s what sketch reviews are for, but the less an artist has to rework, the more confident and natural an image looks overall.


edit: grammar