That’s sick af
So we gon’ dance until we drop !
Go to Starbucks. Order coffee for “Prisoner 24601”
When they call out your order, jump up and yell “My name is Jean Valjean!”
And if the barista replies with “AND I’M JAVERT,” you tip that motherfucker so hard
you tip them right over the edge of a bridge
you fucking didn’t
oh my god.
Martin Munácsi - Beach Before the Storm, 1930
Photography by Pavel Titovich
ICARUS DREDGED UP FROM THE SEA; WINGS BEDRAGGLEDTANGLED IN THE NETS OF THE MEN WHO TRIED TO RAISE HER BODY UP BEFORE; BUT SHE WOULD NOT ASCEND; SHE LEARNED HER LESSONBETTER IN THE DARK AND COLD; THE SEA FLOOR SOLID AGAINST HER SHOULDERS—THOUSANDS OF MILES BETWEEN HER AND THE MOLTEN CORE OF THE EARTH(A SECRET SUN BURNING AWAY AT THE INSIDES OF US—AND THOUGH THE GREEKS BELIEVED THE WORLD WAS FLAT ICARUS ALREADY KNEW THISBECAUSE WHY CHASE THE SUN IF LIKE WAS NOT CALLING TO LIKE?)SHE LAY THERE FOR YEARS UNENDING; REFUSING TO RISE; DREAMS OF GODHOOD DEADUNTIL THEY WRAPPED CHAINS AROUND HER WRISTS AND DRAGGED HER UP AND SHE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO THEM IN A LANGUAGE LONG DEADTHAT WATCHING SMALL SILVER FISH DART THROUGH THE LIGHT-SPLATTERED WATERS OF THE AEGEANHAD BEEN PUNISHMENT ENOUGH (notbecauseofvictories)
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.
Leo no, don’t release Valentino out into the wild. Leo no. You’re going to give people heart attacks.
Che? I’m afraid I do not understand.