Normally I have to approach people for quotes. But this kid walked right up to me, held his certificate in the air, and screamed: “I played at Carnegie Hall!”
David Hammons, Bliz-aard Ball Sale, 1983
Outside Cooper Union
This is New York.
I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.
This dog is 500% done
GUEST: We have heard of a place in Sweden we call Wusseworsethyoshekjhsg but here in America you pronounce it Roosevelt. It is in Queens. Are you familiar?
CONCIERGE: Sure, Roosevelt Ave in Jackson Heights. There’s lots of great little restaurants with cuisine from all over the wo-
GUEST: It is…
This is wonderful. I can absolutely hear this spoken in a Sweedish is accent.
I struck up a conversation with him, and he casually mentioned that he was having trouble adjusting to Columbia, due to his “previous situation.” So I asked him to elaborate.
"I was born in Egypt," he said. "I worked on a farm until 3rd grade with no education. I came to the US for one year, started 4th grade, but was pulled out because my father couldn’t find work and returned to Egypt for a year. The first time I went to an actual school was middle school, but the whole school was in one classroom, and I was working as a delivery boy to help the family. It was illegal for me to be working that young, but I did. When I finally got into high school, my house burned down. We moved into a Red Cross Shelter, and the only way we could live there is if we all worked as volunteers. I got through high school by watching every single video on Khan Academy, and teaching myself everything that I had missed during the last nine years. Eventually I got into Queens College. I went there for two years and I just now transferred to Columbia on a scholarship provided by the New York Housing Association for people who live in the projects. It’s intimidating, because everyone else who goes to Columbia went to the best schools, and have had the best education their entire lives."
That is drive and focus. I’d hire this guy.
This is so weird. Just about everyone I have ever dated has been named either Lisa or Jennifer (including one woman named Jennifer who went by the name Lisa).
Wolves get a bad rap in folklore, but Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years (1990-1996) living among them to prove wolves aren’t big bad guys. Living without electricity, running water, radio or phones, based on a yurt near Idaho’s Sawtooth wilderness (which sees 5-6 feet of snow in winter), the couple socialized with a pack from the time they were pups, getting an unprecedented look at the pack’s day-to-day life. “We formed a deep relationship … it was the kind of unshakable trust that wolves usually share only with their own pack, a bond that would last a lifetime.”
PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS FFS