It just hit me that the kids of tomorrow are going to learn about this election in history books. Kids are going to analyze Hillary Clinton’s concession speech as a class project. They’re going to quote Stephen Colbert saying “You cannot laugh and be afraid at the same time,” and “The devil cannot stand mockery” without realizing where they’re from. This is a time in history that invents new turns of phrase and new ways of thinking about the world. We’re a part of capital-h History now.
Following this, there will be a sociological upheaval the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decades. But it won’t be the fascist, authoritarian takeover Trump is hoping for, oh no. No, if we let it, this will awaken the sleeping giant. We’ve grown complacent in our “first world,” patting ourselves on the back for doing so well in society. Sure many of us were generally aware of the problems we still faced, but not to the extent that they so obviously are now. This is just the kick to the teeth all the good people in this country need in order to get them off their asses and push back against the forces of hatred and intolerance.
This is by no means the end, it’s just the beginning. It’s a crippling defeat, but also an opportunity. This is where we get to get up, dust ourselves off, and speak up enough so that our voice is the one that’s recorded in history. So speak up. Speak out. The future is listening.
Anna Kendrick’s Variety Speech On LGBT Youth Transcript. Watch here(x)
“Diversity is beautiful. All people have the right to love who they love and be who they are. Knowing that these words which are basics truths for everyone in this room are rejected in some areas, schools and families are hard to reconcile.
“Right now, I’m having fun everyday. I’m happy everyday, and in these moments of happiness, Michishige-san was always by my side. I’m happy just to be able to see Michishige-san laugh. So, please laugh!
When we did a campaign in Sendai together, we nonchalantly held hands, nonchalantly linked our arms. I have a lot of these types of memories with Michishige-san. But ‘why are there limitations to the human memory?’ I wondered. I have never been more frustrated.
But at that time, you taught me that as long as I believed firmly that I would never forget the memories I don’t want to, I will remember everything.
That’s why in this life, I won’t forget any of my memories with Michishige-san.”
March: favorite color
There’s this electric-looking blue in my water color set that is so pleasing to me but I don’t know what I would call it, so my favorite color is a dark blue
June: favorite book
I love this book called the Outsiders and it’s just so good. It also has my favorite poem in it so that makes it even better
December: a random fact about yourself
When I was graduating from grade eight we had a motivational speech project I didn’t give two shits about so I just read the lyrics to Good Riddance and I got an A for it
Thanks for sending this in Ruth! You made my day!!
and on that night marinette wasn’t sure if she liked what her mom did or not
“Would you like to stay for dinner?” She
sheepishly tucks a lock of her hair behind her ear, her gaze slowly moves to
the floor to avoid eye contact with her speech project partner, fatefully
chosen by her teacher due to “I want you students to step out of your comfort
zones”. This is only phase one. Phase two—the actual reporting—is something
Marinette looks forward to, since it is Adrien,
or dreaded, since it is Adrien.
Her mother seems to have
caught on, noticing that tone of voice her daughter has used. He’s a keeper, she thinks to herself
with the smile. Her husband reads her expression, getting the message. The two
nod as Sabine Dupain-Cheng drops “the bomb”.
Mary Allen Wilkes (b. 1937) is a
logic designer and computer programmer who has been recognized by many as “the
world’s first personal computer”. She worked at the Lincoln Laboratory in
Massachusetts, first on the Speech Recognition Project, then on the LINC
Computer – the world’s first minicomputer and an ‘ancestor’ of today’s PCs.
She was the one who
designed the LINC’s operating system, and subsequently the first person in the
world to have a personal computer at home. She also taught at the Center for
Computer Technology in the Biomedical Sciences at MIT.
Why do parents think their children have so much time to do all the shit theyre supposed to do like hi yes i only have three assignments, a pile of homework, projects and speeches to do, a year of sleep to get back and a dead body to hide do i fucking look like i have time