Harrison's Umbrella

History, but only the funny parts

1st September

  • student in my head: Oh no, I am back for the University.
  • historian in my head: Today, 1st September 1939, WWII begun. It was the deadliest conflict in human history.
knightof-hope:

vanishedschism:

theatretroubles:

enasnivolz:

ealperin:

reading-thoughts:

edwardspoonhands:

Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…

These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming versethat what I wear puts swagger in my gait;though twenty shillings have I in my purse,my self-esteem and manhood both inflatewhen lofty furs I purchase for a cent.Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, thoughthey smell a trifle musty. Still, I spentmuch less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.These dusty shelves will yield their hidden lootto those, like me, more frugal in their looks.Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.      - Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”

*Crying with laughter*

ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.

THIS IS THE MOST BRILLIANT POSY I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Guys, that’s not only Iambic, that’s a fucking sonnet. *claps*

Grammatically correct for the period and a couple of references to Shakespeare’s actual works.

I’m sincerely impressed.

knightof-hope:

vanishedschism:

theatretroubles:

enasnivolz:

ealperin:

reading-thoughts:

edwardspoonhands:

Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…

These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.

To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
     - Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”

*Crying with laughter*

ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.

THIS IS THE MOST BRILLIANT POSY I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Guys, that’s not only Iambic, that’s a fucking sonnet. *claps*

Grammatically correct for the period and a couple of references to Shakespeare’s actual works.

I’m sincerely impressed.

(Source: humortrain, via artbymoga)

yamino:

sandetiger:

earlystagesofanorgy:

sandetiger:

alittleballoon:

fanufactured:

lightspeedsound:

hip-hip-poohray:

The most iconic commercial in television history? I think YES.

omfg beyonce just did the “chick” part of the “boom boom chick” by MAKING THE CHAINMAIL ON HER ASS MOVE LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT 

Britney’s strangled cat runs in the midst of Pink and Bey killing it will always be my favorite.

omfg That’s Enrique Iglesias as the king, wonderful!

U guiz… it’s emperor. Roman emperor.

fun facts guys gladiatorial combat included corporate sponsorship, dramatic music, and even female combatants at times, so like 90% of this is plausible

the costumes are even p realistic considering gladiators would fight with loinclothes and minimal armor. you can even see beyonce armed w the trappings of the reitarius or ‘net-fighter’. That’s good commercialing.

roman nerd u give me life

This is… this is everything I ever wanted

(via twogirlsonemajor)

clgdoublelifts:

yo it’s ya boy T-Paine and this beat is revolutionary

-begins to spit heavily autotuned reading of Common Sense-

(via historyjokes)

ladyhistory:

During the Revolutionary unit, every student signs the Declaration of Independence on the Promethean board so that we can all commit treason together against King George III.

Yesterday, I was taking roll.

ME: Is [student] absent?

STUDENT #1: Didn’t he sign his name really big on the Declaration?

STUDENT #2: Oh, man. King George got him.

(via thats-not-victorian)