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April 08 2016




As I get older I’m finding that a lot of the “intellectuals” I used to admire are actually just condescending and pretentious. And also realizing how much more important it is to be present, considerate, and empathetic because nobody really knows what they’re talking about and anyone who claims to know everything about anything is feeding you bs.

“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”

- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Yes. Much more succinct.



PSA for everyone seeing civil war early: PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL CIVIL WAR FOR ANYONE!!!!! If not for their sake, for your own, because if you start spreading civil war spoilers on this website you will most likely not survive the experience.


April 07 2016

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I want a reimagining of Hamlet that is completely faithful to the original except that Hamlet is replaced with Craig Middlebrooks from Parks and Rec.

this is my friend Horatio and HE DROVE ME HERE.

Is… is this not basically what Hamlet is like?


Alas, he’s mad!


You are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes is–


Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.


Murder most foul, as in the best it is;
But this most foul, strange and unnatural.

Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift
As meditation or the thoughts of love,
May sweep to my revenge.

I find thee apt;
And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed
That roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf,
Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now, Hamlet, hear:
‘Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,
A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark
Is by a forged process of my death
Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,
The serpent that did sting thy father’s life
Now wears his crown.



….But if the gods themselves did see her then
When she saw Pyrrhus make malicious sport
In mincing with his sword her husband’s limbs,
The instant burst of clamour that she made,
Unless things mortal move them not at all,
Would have made milch the burning eyes of heaven,
And passion in the gods.’


Look, whether he has not turned his colour and has
tears in’s eyes. Pray you, no more.



Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame
and start not so wildly from my affair.


I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers
Could not, with all their quantity of love,
Make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?

O, he is mad, Laertes.

For love of God, forbear him.



Girls don’t want boys, girls want an all-expense-paid trip to New York City and tickets to see Hamilton.


i walked in on my 4 year old nephew sitting alone on his bed eating grapes in the dark and i didn’t even get a chance to say anything before he said “i don’t have answers”

April 04 2016

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Yes, Ted Cruz actually said this on national TV — and then he brought up serial killers (!).

I’m 330% here for the Zodiac Killer taking down Trump

April 03 2016

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me when i get my student loan

this is the money cat. reblog in 30 seconds and you will find yourself with more wealth

#this is the only money cat i will reblog because it’s actually doing the manekineko pose151,646 notes (via lolwhutninja)


and it has its right paw up! the correct paw for this.

and from the markings on its ears, it looks like it might be a calico cat. which is the luckiest kind!

extremely lucky cat

I don’t even care if it actually works, I’m mostly reblogging because it’s freaking adorable.

cute cat and need money, good post, 10/10

in case anyones interested in the other versions


Y’know I reblogged this a bit ago and was saved from financial probation and getting kicked out of school because of it, just mere months from graduation. Got a call from the financial aid advisor telling me that they made a mistake with filing my account (or some other sort of clerical error) and said that, basically, they owe me money. Welp.

Last time I reblogged the money cat, I won two $100 gift cards at work.

April 01 2016

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March 31 2016

People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.
— Remember this and don’t take things too personally. It will only cause you to see things that aren’t really there. (via kpopmbti)
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Bernie Sanders murals across the country.

Philly (x, x), Denver, LA (xx), Vermont 

Things the media doesn’t want you to see

I hope he sees these.

March 30 2016





seduce me with ur history knowledge 

vikings made their woman handle the finances because they thought math is witchcraft

The idea that unicorns are only able tamed and captured by virgins originated as a medieval joke. The idea was that it took a mythical creature to catch a mythical creature.

There was once an English minstrel called Roland the Farter. He was awarded lands by the king on the condition that he turn up to the court every Christmas to perform his characteristic “whistle, leap and a fart”. His children could keep the lands after his death if they learnt and performed the same trick.

There is graffiti from the Norse invaders that reads (roughly) “ I slept with Ingiborg, the most beautiful woman in the world ”

A close friend of Alexander the Great named Dioxippus, once told one of his generals, named Coragus, to stop being so up himself, Coragus took offence and challenged him to a duel in front of all of his troops unaware that Dioxippus was a champion of Pankration, Ancient Greek Wrestling. Coragus turned up with all of his weapons and armour, Dioxippus turned up naked with a club, lathered in Olive Oil. The match was over in about 5 mins and Coragus got his arse well and truly kicked.

When an army of Swedes went off to war with the Norwegians, they left all the women to manage everything, however, in the village of Smaland, right on the Southern Border, they were attacked by an opposing force of Danes. The women, led by a woman named Blenda, responded to this by inviting the invaders in, feeding them, making them comfy and basically having a massive party to get them REALLY drunk. When all the invaders all passed out, the women slaughtered them all with anything they could find, and when the men came back, the King was so impressed that he basically granted them a bunch of new rights that were previously unavailable to them. From that point on, all daughters had the right to inherit property, money and land equally with their brothers, and were allowed to wear military-style garments around town and at their weddings.  They were also given the prestigious right to wear the Royal Coat of Arms on their clothing – a tradition that has lasted to this day.

The term in Chess “Checkmate” is thought to have come from the Persian term “Shah Mat” which means “The King is dead”.

Captain Benjamin Hornigold, the mentor to Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, once captured a ship just so he could steal all of the crew’s hats, because his crew had gotten drunk the night before and thrown all of theirs overboard.

 Napoléon Bonaparte, the Corsican soldier who eventually became the Emperor of France following the French Revolution and Maximilien de Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror”, was terrified of cats.

March 29 2016

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“Inequality” is what we say when we describe how the relationship of the very wealthy to the rest of us has come to approximate the relationship of Louis XVI with the peasantry of eighteenth-century France. Inequality is about you working harder than ever before while others work barely at all and yet are prospered by the market god with every imaginable blessing. Inequality is about the way speculators and even criminals get a helping hand from Uncle Sam while the Vietnam vet down the street from you loses his house. Inequality is the reason some people find such significance in the ceiling height of an entrance foyer or the hop content of a beer while others will never believe in anything again.

Inequality is not an “issue,” as that term is generally used; it is the eternal conflict of management and labor, owner and worker, rich and poor— only with one side pinned to the ground and the other leisurely pounding away at its adversary’s face. “Inequality” is not even the right word for the situation, really, since it implies a technical problem we can solve with a twist of the knobs back in D.C. The nineteenth century understood it better: they called it “the social question,” and for once their polite Victorian euphemism beats ours. This is nothing less than the whole vast mystery of how we are going to live together.

thomas frank, “listen, liberal: or, what ever happened to the party of the people?”
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#this book is crazy intense #it kind of hurts to read #but it’s satisfying for someone to say it so straightforwardly

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Everyone needs to see this. It’s the best Trump parody I’ve seen and using Hamilton (which probably makes me biased) to do it. Brilliant. 

March 27 2016


Co-napping is a beautiful thing. Knock out with me so I know it’s real


So! You saw/listened to/had a dream about Hamilton and discovered how fucking glorious rap is. Maybe you already know some rap and hip-hop but not a lot. Maybe you’re looking for some great rap songs to memorize to use for your Hamilton auditions (you badass, you). The reason why you’re reading this doesn’t matter so much; the point is we’re here, and it’s time for some basic history and recommendations! 

By Genre

A nice and easy place to start! This will mostly be about education and covering all the bases, but I promise that you’ll like it. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all sub-genres (I’m skipping some of my favs like Crunk and Dirty South because I don’t think it applies to Hamilton), just ones that I think relate to the musical.

By Character

In which I basically do fanmixes? Here is a general example of that I think they would have on their iPods/phones/etc.

By Song

Recommendations on a song-by-song basis! This is my approximation of songs that match in general tone or style

  • If you like Alexander Hamilton you’ll like Alright by Kendrick Lamar
  • If you like My Shot you’ll like Hustlin’ by Rick Ross
  • If you like The Schuyler Sisters you’ll like Va Va Voom by Nicki Minaj
  • If you like Right Hand Man you’ll like Boyz-N-The-Hood by Eazy-E
  • If you like Satisfied you’ll like Pink Toes by Childish Gambino and Jhene Aiko
  • If you like Wait For It you’ll like Pills N’ Potions by Nicki Minaj
  • If you like Guns and Ships you’ll like Break Ya Neck by Busta Rhymes
  • If you like Yorktown you’ll like B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) by Outkast
  • If you like Non-Stop you’ll like High Fidelity by Jurassic 5
  • If you like What Did I Miss you’ll like Peaches N’ Cream by Snoop Dogg
  • If you like Cabinet Battle you’ll like Without Me by Eminem
  • If you like Say No To This you’ll like Young & Wild & Free by Wiz Khalifa
  • If you like The Room Where It Happens you’ll like Xxplosive by Dr. Dre
  • If you like The Adams Administration you’ll like Put You On Game by Lupe Fiasco
  • If you like Blow Us All Away you’ll like Champion by Kanye West

So Finally

Here are some links to explore more! What I’ve given is by no means exhaustive. 

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