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So, of the 85 federalist papers, John Jay got sick after writing five, Madison wrote 29, and Hamilton wrote 51, all in 6 months, or approximately 182 days. Each essay was between 900 and 3500 words in length, or between two and seven pages each. Handwritten.

Hamilton had to write one of these essays ever three and a half days.

One essay every three and a half days.


Basically, he was insane and incredibly impressive, and I can’t even fathom how he managed to y’know. Live. 

John Adams Hates Everyone

John Adams despised Hamilton, partly out of a nativist sense that Hamilton was not quite “American” enough, having emigrated from the Caribbean. To make matters worse, this “foreigner” was illegitimate, which rendered him unacceptable to the “well-born” of the time, since, as Adams delicately put it, Hamilton was a “bastard brat of a Scotch pedlar.” Jefferson shared Adams’s native-born contempt for Hamilton, noting that he would not permit his retirement “to be clouded by the slanders of a man [Hamilton] whose history, from the moment at which history can stoop to notice him, is a tissue of machinations against the liberty of the country which has not only received and given him bread, but heaped it’s honors on his head.” Adams was so deranged when it came to his assessment of Hamilton that at one point he implied that Hamilton might have been a drug addict whose written and spoken work was the result of a “bit of opium in his mouth.”

Adams was repulsed by the Caribbean immigrant’s “superabundance of secretions” which led him into whoring, and he was also resentful of the close relationship Hamilton enjoyed with Washington, an overestimated figure whose “talents” were derived primarily from being tall and having a “handsome face” and an “elegant form.” These were Washington’s primary “talents,” not “the faculties of the mind.” Adams also resented Washington for his tactic of allegedly marrying into a position of prominence: “Would Washington have ever been commander of the revolutionary army or President of the United States, if he had not married the rich widow of Mr. Custis?” For once, Thomas Jefferson had the character of one of his fellow Founders pegged; in a letter to Madison, he said of Adams: “He hates [Benjamin] Franklin, he hates [John] Jay, he hates the French, he hates the English.”

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America by Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams (BOOK | KINDLE), Sourcebooks, 2015.

Jay-Z, photographed during an appearance on Stretch Armstrong and Bobby ‘Bobbito’ Garcia’s newly-formed radio show ‘Boogie and the Barber’ on Hot 97

In 1996, on February 11th, New York’s ground-breaking underground Hip-Hop show ‘The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show’ moved from using Columbia University’s student radio signal to joining Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez, DJ Red Alert, and Wendy Williams over at Hot 97. The station had recently finished its transition from a Dance music station to playing only Rap and Hip-Hop; and acquiring Stretch and Bobbito was a solid move for boosting the station’s reputation in the streets. Hov appeared on the show on February 25, five days after the release of ‘Dead Presidents’ - the first promotional single from his classic debut Reasonable Doubt. He played the track and spat a freestyle for the listeners.

“Brooklyn, uh, Marcy, what, represent… I’m trying not to curse on this one, on the other show y’all let me go, I ain’t gon’ lie”

5 Must-See New Korean Films

1. “The Shameless” 2015

Director: Seung-uk Oh

The police are staking out Park Joon-gil for the murder of Hwang Choong-nam, and jaded detective Jung Jae-gon is being pressured to close the case, particularly by his former superior Moon Ki-beom, who lost his badge for corruption. Joon-gil was once the mob enforcer for Jay Investment, but had fallen out of favor when he embezzled and stole the heart of Kim Hye-kyung, the girlfriend of the company’s vice president Park Jong-ho. Jay Investment representative Min Young-ki approaches Jae-gon and offers him US$5,000 to ensure that Joon-gil is maimed during the arrest as payback. Jae-gon reluctantly agrees, but a botched arrest sends Joon-gil on the run, and Jae-gon decides the best way to find him again is by sticking with Hye-kyung, hoping she will lead him to the fugitive. Hye-kyung now works as a bar hostess to pay off her substantial debt to Jong-ho, and Jae-gon threatens his way into an undercover job as a floor manager at the nightclub she works at. Introducing himself as Joon-gil’s former cellmate Lee Young-joon, Jae-gon begins to spend time with the suspicious Hye-kyung and gradually wins her trust. But when Joon-gil returns asking Hye-kyung for money for a potential deal, Jae-gon’s newfound feelings of love and jealousy rise to the surface.

2. "Veteran” 2015

 Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

Jo Tae-Oh is a young man who was grown spoiled in a wealthy family. He keeps on committing pretty much every crime that one can think of. He tries to buy his way out of everything which almost always works but Detevtive Seo Do-Cheol won’t let that happen this time.

3. "The Beauty Inside” 2015

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek (Baik) 

Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he’s a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He’s the same person on the inside, but on the outside he’s always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to. The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.

4. “Confession” 2014

Director: Do-yun Lee

Hyun-tae, In-chul and Min-soo have been best friends since childhood. Hyun-tae is a paramedic with a daughter in kindergarten, In-chul is a con man who works at an insurance company, and Min-soo is a small business owner. Hyun-tae’s mother, who owns an illegal gambling arcade, asks In-chul to stage a robbery/arson of her arcade to get an insurance settlement. But when it results in her accidental death, the friends have a falling out and their relationships with each other are forever changed.

5. “The Office” 2015

Director: Won-Chan Hong

Kim Byong-gook works as section chief in big bureau-building. He is believed to be a family man, but his colleagues don’t like him much. One day, Byong-gook slaughters his whole family and then disappears. Detective Jong-hoon is investigating the case and also asking Kim’s colleagues about possible clues, but it seems they can’t help him. Except Lee Mi-rye. The policeman recognizes that the young girl seems to know more about his suspect, but is hiding something from him. So Detective Jong-hoon is watching the CCTV-Tapes and see Byong-gook entering the building - but doesn’t come out again. Jong-hoon believes Kim must hide in the building, which makes the workers afraid about to work - and they are absolutely right!

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