sir benjamin

Known as the Grand Ivory Knight, Sir Benjamin is renowned for his glorious posturing, boisterous attitude and tendency to mess everything up. Muscle and heart make up most of this knight, which leaves little room for the brains. Though with the best intentions at heart, the townsfolk find that he and Squire tend to do more harm than good… Regardless of the outcome, he will always do what he can to help those in need.

His family and Squire are the only people who have seen him outside of that signature ivory suit. Which begs the question, what exactly is under all that armor?

The Wise Men of the World quoting Astrology
  • Albert Einstein: “Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.”
  • Isaac Newton: (said in defence of astrology, to sceptic Edmund Halley)“I have studied the matter. You sir, have not”.
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Oh the wonderful knowledge to be found in the stars. Even the smallest things are written there…if you had but skill to read.”
  • President Theodore Roosevelt: he kept his horoscope mounted on a chess board in the oval office. When asked about it he would reply... “I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars.”
  • JP Morgan, America’s first billionaire: “Millionaires don’t use astrology, Billionaires do.”
  • Plato: “Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself.”
  • Donald Reagan, formerly Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff said: “It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson said : “Astrology is astronomy brought down to earth and applied toward the affairs of man.”
  • Sir Francis Bacon, the father of modern science: “The natures and dispositions of men are, not without truth, distinguished from the predominance of the planets.”
  • Shakespeare: he said in the person of King Lear... "The stars above govern our condition." He follows that with "I was born sir, when the crab was ascending, all my affairs go backwards."
  • Von Goethe: wrote an astrological description of his birth...”These auspicious aspects, which the astrologers subsequently interpreted for me, may have been the causes of my preservation.”
  • Dr. Carl Jung: “Astrology is assured recognition from psychology without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the knowledge of antiquity. The fact that it is possible to construct, in adequate fashion, a person’s character from the data of his nativity, shows the validity of astrology.”
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That incident where Benedict Arnold, no joke sent Ben a letter to invite him to swap sides, and Ben’s immediate response was to send it on to GWash.

While completely freaking out over that Arnold would have at all thought his letter would be favorably received. And being offended that Arnold would come to him, of all people, with this offer.

Complete with GWash’s reaction, which was essentially, “Chill, Benjamin, I know you’re loyal. Good call ignoring this creep.”

Then again since this is TURN we’re talking about, I have zero doubt they’ll find a way to dial up the Angst™

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I was originally just going to share the Thaddeus card but then the others were so great so why not, have them all!

There are many more collectible historical cigarette advertisement cards (who knew this was even a thing) in a series which spans from 1810-1920s that was created by many artists for different cigarette companies. I honestly don’t know how I even found these. Here are a few of my favorites:

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Napoleon Bonaparte

Benjamin Franklin

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Edgar Allen Poe

Sir Walter Raleigh

Albert Einstein

If you know of more, why not add them to the list - gotta collect them all!

Benjamin Franklin (1767). David Martin (Scottish, 1736-1798). Oil on canvas. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The Academy’s portrait is a copy of a quick sketch commissioned by Robert Alexander to commemorate Franklin’s success on his behalf in a property dispute. He sits at a cloth-covered table reading one of the disputed deeds. Books resting nearby refer to Franklin’s devotion to education, while the bust of Sir Isaac Newton underscores his interest in science.

The Ghosts That We Knew

The Ghosts That We Knew (Turn guys x reader)

Request: “How do the bois (Turn) react to your death? Can be dead or dying.”

Words: 2449

Warnings: Lots of death, just so much death. Various means of death.

Summary: Just a bunch of different scenarios of the men of Turn reacting to the death of the reader.

A/N: Yikes, you guys. There’s nothing like going about your day thinking of various ways to kill off a character. I only did four of the men of Turn. If you really want me to do the other characters, please let me know.

Tags: @thatadelemgal

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“Did You Know...” Pietro Maximoff x Reader

Originally posted by marvelprincesspants

Summary: You know a bunch of random facts, everyone hates hearing them, in fact they resent all the random stuff you know; Pietro likes you and puts up with the rambling because you always seem to excited to tell someone about them
Warnings: utter fluff and cuteness
Admins note: Based off of me and Marty- (my boyfriend). The only guy to let me talk for hours on end about random facts I know, ALL these facts I know off by heart. I tell him stuff at 2am and he ACTUALLY listens because in the morning, he’ll turn to me and say “that fact you told me about last night, I’mma tell my ma’ she’ll love it” so have a real life fluff moment between a girlfriend and boyfriend but written with Pietro and yourself - Rosalee


You don’t know why you know them, well you do it’s the many sleepless nights on a laptop but no one else had to know that. You know the randomest shit ever, mainly facts that will never be useful unless you had a pop-quiz or playing Trivia pursuit, other than that; they are deemed useless by people. 

You liked all the facts you knew, everyone in the team did, till you kept telling them useless facts about anything; in fact, they detest all the useless information you have, especially Tony! You couldn’t help it, whenever you learnt a new fact you needed to tell someone, anyone and it was always the first or closest person you see that had the unfortunate time of listening to you.

Only one person in the universe actually put up with your facts; Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver by the alias, he loved to listen to you talk about the random facts you knew. He would seek you out just to hear them, you figured he was doing it to be nice because everyone else refuses but it’s actually the fact he likes you, he loves seeing you smile. 

Your smile is the biggest when someone actually listens to you, is interested in what you are saying, so Pietro does his best to pay attention; although most of the time he just stares at you, hardly noticing you are talking, like now! 

You are telling him some random fact as you walk through the evening streets of New York, using your hands to speak also, a bright grin spreading across your face and bubbly nature as you bounce with each word… getting more excited if possible. Pietro doesn’t mind slowing down for these moments with you.

“Did you know Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space in 1965; March 18th?” you tell Pietro and he nodded “talking about space and such; Did you know Charles Lindbergh was the first man to successful fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean?” Pietro chuckled, how you managed to link those two facts together, he doesn’t know but then again you linked a Frog to the Egyptians at one point.  

“I didn’t know that” Pietro smirked as you grinned “but now I do, very interesting, I think I remember learning about Alexei Leonov at school years ago” Pietro mutters, trying to think before HYDRA, he couldn’t remember much but that didn’t matter to him. 

“I learned something about Sharks too,” you tell him and he nods, waiting for you to tell him, although you remain silent “I’m talking a lot, sorry. I don’t want to bore you with all these stupid facts” you chuckle at him. 

“Never, I could never get bored,” he tells you with a small smile “I love hearing all these facts, very entertaining” he shrugs and you nod, a small smile turning up at the corners of your lips.

“Okay, did you know; unlike fish, sharks cannot stop suddenly or swim backwards. A shark’s pectoral fins cannot bend upwards like a fish, limiting its swimming ability to forward motion. If a shark needs to move backwards, it uses gravity to fall, not swim backwards” you tell him and he raises his eyebrows, that was actually very interesting, he nodded.

“That’s actually pretty cool,” he thinks out loud “I like that Shark fact, that’s a good fact to know about sharks” you giggle at him, nudging him as you walk, you weren’t far from the base. 

“Did you know; the origin of the nickname Big Ben is the subject of some debate. The nickname was applied first to the Great Bell; it may have been named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell, also, the first bell they put into Big Ben, cracked beyond repair. So, obviously had to get a new bell, they put that up; 200 feet in the air!” Pietro nodded listening to the new fact, from Sharks to Big Ben, weirdest transition ever. 

“The new bell cracked also, anyway, after the slight repair Big Ben has chimed with a slightly different tone ever since and is still in use today with the crack unrepaired.” you shrugged at Pietro who nodded and you smiled, having someone actually listen to you was nice, especially Pietro.

“Did you know” Pietro began and you frowned, a grin ghosting on your face, whatever the fact was you were excited “that Pietro Maximoff has the biggest crush on (Y/N) (Y/L/N)?” he asked, you frowned and stopped, he did too a couple inches from you and he grinned “yeah, it’s not a well-known fact but it’s still true” he shrugged and you smiled lightly. 

“Well, did you know; she has had the biggest crush on him since she met him?” you asked and he laughed, nodding.

“Wow, they sound like idiots for not knowing, right?” he asked and you laughed with him, nodding in agreement, it made sense on why he loved to listen to your random facts; you chose not to believe in such impossible things, well not impossible things anymore. 

“I think they should go out tomorrow” you mutter and he nod in agreement with you, it’s silent as you stare at each other, you chuckle “we should get back before everyone starts to worry” he nods, extending his hand, you shyly take it and walk back home hand in hand.

“Did you know; Tony Stark leaves his car keys in a drawer in his room?” Pietro asked and you shake your head “well don’t tell him I know that otherwise he’ll know it was me that crashed that Audi R8 the other day” you laughed.

“THAT WAS YOU?” you asked and he nodded, you gripped his hand tighter as you laughed, he blushed lightly and shrugged “wasn’t it fast enough?” you asked and he nodded sheepishly.

“I just wanted to see how fast it COULD go, turns out pushing that car to limit wasn’t a good idea, like at all” you snickered “we should totally take his Lamborghini out though” you nodded in agreement.

(You can send in requests for one shots and imagines by myself and Angie. I hope you liked this just a small idea I had, does anyone else know random facts, also that Big Ben one is COMPLETELY TRUE. Big Ben’s bell had to be replaced due to it cracking and the second one cracked under the hammer, because the hammer was made too heavy, #themoreyouknow! I am British so… it’s pretty self explanatory on why I know that fact… every British person should tbh - Rosalee)

On March 30, 1867, for a mere $7.2 million — about two cents per acre — the U.S. bought land from Russia and made Alaska its 49th state, gaining a delicious fringe benefit in the process: Baked Alaska.

No, this igloo-shaped dessert — cake and ice cream shrouded in toasted meringue — didn’t come from the icy north, but its name was inspired by the land deal. In fact, the treat’s true roots date back to the turn of the 18th century, when American-born scientist Sir Benjamin Thompson (aka Count Rumford, a title he gained for his loyalty to the crown during the American Revolution) — whose inventions included a kitchen range and a double boiler — made a discovery about egg whites.

Rumford realized that the air bubbles inside whipped egg whites made meringue a great insulator. “That’s really why the Baked Alaska works,” says Libby “O'Connell, the History Channel’s chief historian and author of The American Plate. "The meringue insulates the ice cream from heat.”

By the 1830s, this culinary revelation had inspired French chefs to create a dessert called the “Omelette Norwegge.” This predecessor of Baked Alaska consisted of layers of cake and ice cream covered in meringue, then broiled. The French named this elaborate treat in reference to its own frigid territory to the north — Norway.

So how did the “Omelette Norwegge” become embroiled with the Alaska purchase?

Baked Alaska: A Creation Story Shrouded In Mystery

Photo: Courtesy of Delmonico’s Restaurant