“Over tea and spice cake on the house veranda [at Friar Park], George [Harrison] also recalls his boyhood exploits embodying the crusading knight in Sir Walter Scott’s 1819 novel ‘Ivanhoe’ while outfitted in cardboard armor of his own construction.” - Billboard, 19 June 1999 [x] [x]
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“‘But [as a child] he would always give you an entertainment if you asked him,’ says Mrs Harrison. ‘He would get down behind a chair and do you a puppet show.’” - Louise Harrison about George as a child, quoted in The Beatles by Hunter Davies [x]
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“George was always very independent. He never wanted any asistance of any kind. When we used to send him to Mrs Quirk’s the butcher’s we’d give him a note but he’d throw it away the minute he got outisde our house. Mrs Quirk used to see his little face coming over the counter and know who it was. 'Haven’t you got a note?’ she would say. 'I don’t need one,’ George’d say. 'Three-quarters of best pork sausages please.’ He’d not be much more than two and half when he did that. All the neighbours knew him.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies
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“I took [George] to school [Dovedale Primary] that first day, across Penny Lane. He wanted to stay dinners right from the beginning. The next day, as I was getting my coat off the hanger, he said, ‘Oh no, I don’t want you to take me!’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘I don’t want you to be one of the nosy mothers, standing round the gates talking.’ He’s always been against nosy mothers. He used to hate all the neighbors who stood around gossiping.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies [x]
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“Once when I was eight or nine years old, Mr. Lyons… a teacher, caned me and got me on the wrist. It was swollen and when I got home, I tried to hide it but my father saw it and the next day he came down to the school and Mr. Lyons was called out of the class and my dad ‘stuck one’ on him.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine [x]
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“George was always full of fun as a child. He never caused any big trouble and the neighbors liked him a lot, which is unusual with little boys. I was very proud of the way he liked to help old people. I used to take George around with me when I went visiting elderly people in our district. I remember one day, when I took him to the pictures with me. He was only eight. When we came out there was an old tramp sitting on a wall. George immediately suggested that we give half-a-crown. Money meant nothing at all to him then and he couldn’t see why I shouldn’t give money to every old person we met.” - Louise Harrison, The Beatles Book, September 1965 [x] [x]
okay so I don’t know if you all remember the old spice hogwarts houses post but I didn’t notice the slogans before
SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THIS
THEY LITERALLY SAY WHAT KIND OF MAN PERSON IS SUPPOSED TO USE WHAT BODYWASH
I CANNOT BELIEVE
Lionpride: for the king of the jungle
Hawkridge: for guys with swift minds
Wolfthorn: for nocturnal creatures
Bearglove: for the commanding man
Foxcrest: for cunning gentlemen
screw Ilvermorny, I’m telling you right now that the last surviving all-male magic academy is LIONPRIDE
notable attributes: the only magic branch of the ROTC, wild house parties at Bearglove Hall every Friday night, a thriving prank culture similar to MIT’s (most bitter rivalry: Hawkridge v. Foxcrest) and an integrated werewolf and vampire population
wade’s ipod- it doesn’t really need explaining [listen]
wake me up before you go-go WHAM // everybody in love JLS // low ft. t-pain FLO RIDA // ironic ALANIS MORISSETTE // mama do the hump RIZZLE KICKS // wannabe SPICE GIRLS // jump around HOUSE OF PAIN // best friend’s brother VICTORIA JUSTICE // something kinda ooooh GIRLS ALOUD // hollaback girl GWEN STEFANI // candyman CHRISTINA AGUILERA // don’t stop movin’ S CLUB 7 // keep on movin’ FIVE // bye bye bye ‘N SYNC // one love BLUE // i want it that way BACKSTREET BOYS // x gon’ give it to ya DMX // baby one more time BRITNEY SPEARS // shoop (deadpool remix) SALT N PEPA // waterfalls TLC // in da club 50 CENT // angel of the morning JUICE NEWTON // hips don’t lie ft. wyclef jean SHAKIRA
TIME TO DO WHAT I DO BEST AND RAISE THIS MEME FROM THE GRAVE THE SKELETON WAR IS HERE ALL YOU PUMPKIN PRICKS
As the collective’s resident necromancer, during this time of foggy graveyards, rattling skeletons, dancing zombies, haunted houses, pumpkin spice, and 4 metric-shit-tons of candy corn, I will do my best to provide the spoopiest dashboard experience I can curate!
To start with, later today I’m finally going to introduce my second iconic, the lich. That’s right, today, I finally picked out a name! More on them once the intro post actually goes up, but once that goes down feel free to send them asks about anything you want to know about them!
All month long, you can count on a queue full of ticks, treats, and overall Halloween goodness!
NOW THROW YOUR METACARPALS IN THE AIR AND GET READY FOR A TASTE OF FRESH SKELETON HELL!