Vampire Weekend - Holiday (2010)

Henri Rousseau, The Centenary of Independence (1892) / Vampire Weekend, Holiday (2010)


so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.


just thought all my fellow ladies would like a reminder about options 

Because one just wasn’t enough…


parades are a waste of resources and should all be cancelled.  go back to the factory and make more pollution. time is money


maybe today would be a good day to impose my capitalist agenda


Teenagers in Brooklyn, summer of 1959.
Anonymous asked:
Seeing all of these "god bless America" posts makes me wonder. Are you really that ignorant? There's people dying because they can't afford health care & your country is selfish. Maybe there's an amazing part of the country for you rich people, but it's really messed up tbh... Sorry if I've offended you, I just want to know your opinion on that.




No I am not offended whatsoever, because I know your ignorant assumption is nothing more than an uninformed statement. Because no matter what you say I am still proud to be an American.

I could write a novel about this, but I’ll keep it as short as possible and excuse me if I leave something out or offend anyone.

There’s people dying all across the world. There’s poverty everywhere. Look at the slums in India. Even in this hemisphere. My friend is spending the summer in Colombia and she said she’s never seen something so impoverished in her life. But she also said their Colombian pride is so strong even in the slums especially during this time of the World Cup. You can still have pride no matter what your status is.

Wherever you are from, be proud of your country. Whether it be Mexico, England, Italty, etc. Because it is your home. Be proud to be what your national built you to be. People work every day to keep your country standing. Men and women fight for your country everyday, just as we have our soldiers fighting for is. If you’re British, then be damn proud to be British. I wanna hear you scream GOD SAVE THE QUEEN just like we scream GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Look at Mexico, taken over by drug lords. A boy I went on a senior retreat with, who lives in in a lower middle class home, told us how thankful he is to be in America. His grandparents went back to Mexico because of their visa and now they are trapped there because of the drug lords and he may never see them ever again. People are crossing our border everyday in hopes of becoming an American because there is HOPE here. There is not hope everywhere, he talked about.

Rich or poor, black or white, man of woman, it shouldn’t matter. ANY American can be proud to be an American, men and women fight everyday for us to be PROUD to be Americans.

There is a beauty to being an American that can not be described. The pride we feel when we wear the stars and strips on our backs is unexplainable. Every time I hear our anthem I get a shiver up my spine.

People ask, well what are you? And some will say their ancestry of where their family came from. I am German, Native American, Irish, Dutch, and British mostly. But that is my history. I am not those nationalities. I am AMERICAN. So when someone asks what it am? I say “I’m as American as you can get.” Because it’s true. My ancestors came over by boat, some on the may flower, some in the 19th and 20th centuries, because they too wanted to call themselves American. And I can not thank them enough for stepping foot and planting their futures here in America.

I’m damn proud to be an American because of the people who risked their lives almost 250 years ago for our freedom and I’m damn proud because of the men and women who continue to fight to protect our freedom today. They fight so we can call this beautiful country our home. They fight for our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

God damn it’s great to be an American. GOD BLESS THE USA!


Dear lord I’ve never read something so well written in my life ❤️