The man in black fled across the desert

Aug 29
humansofnewyork:

"I was seven years old when it happened. It was about 9 pm at night. We heard the neighbors screaming so we knew that the rebels were in the village. There were many people visiting in my house at the time, so all the men gathered in the main room. We had no guns, only knives. Soon the dog started barking, then we heard footsteps, and then we heard a knock on the door. They started calling for my father to come out. We didn’t answer, so they started shooting into the house. Everyone pushed against the door to try to keep it closed, but they knocked it down. My father saw that he couldn’t run, so he gave himself up. They took him away. Then they gathered all the men and boys, and marched us out of the back of the house. My brother tried to jump and climb up on the roof, but they saw him and shot him. I knew I had to try something different, so I waited until we were rounding a corner, and I jumped into a bush, and I kept crawling until I reached the other side, then I got up and ran. I ran all the way to the neighbor’s house, but they turned me away and locked the door. So I hid all night in the graveyard. The next day I returned to my house. They’d taken everything. They dumped my sick mother onto the floor and took her mattress. I found my father’s body in the barn. They’d cut off his arms and his legs.”(Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I was seven years old when it happened. It was about 9 pm at night. We heard the neighbors screaming so we knew that the rebels were in the village. There were many people visiting in my house at the time, so all the men gathered in the main room. We had no guns, only knives. Soon the dog started barking, then we heard footsteps, and then we heard a knock on the door. They started calling for my father to come out. We didn’t answer, so they started shooting into the house. Everyone pushed against the door to try to keep it closed, but they knocked it down. My father saw that he couldn’t run, so he gave himself up. They took him away. Then they gathered all the men and boys, and marched us out of the back of the house. My brother tried to jump and climb up on the roof, but they saw him and shot him. I knew I had to try something different, so I waited until we were rounding a corner, and I jumped into a bush, and I kept crawling until I reached the other side, then I got up and ran. I ran all the way to the neighbor’s house, but they turned me away and locked the door. So I hid all night in the graveyard. The next day I returned to my house. They’d taken everything. They dumped my sick mother onto the floor and took her mattress. I found my father’s body in the barn. They’d cut off his arms and his legs.”

(Kampala, Uganda)

Aug 28

Fighting NyQuil sleep is pretty much

I have no mouth, and I must scream.

Aug 28
ccute-couples:
Aug 28

Took

Two NyQuil and now I feel like a lumbering giant. Those capsules work faster than I thought they would.

Aug 28
jimprices:

mr president

jimprices:

mr president

Aug 28

quote I’m in love with the idea of you and me still together in the future.

— Oberhofer  (via neopiacentral)
Aug 28
Aug 28
Aug 28

quote CLOSE THE FUCKING TRANSFER WINDOW

— literally the whole football fandom (via alonsos)
Aug 28
cracked:

Add wooden teeth and a wig and that’s pretty much a $1 bill.
5 Historical Figures Who Made James Bond Look Like a Pussy

#5. Washington Drank the National Economy Under the Table
When Congress appointed him general of the Continental Army, they proposed a salary of $15,000 a year, but Washington declined. He instead asked them to pay any expenses he incurred during his time of service. … Congress, blinded by tears of patriotism at this noble man’s offer, accepted it. And so began one of the greatest padding of expenses in government employee history. From September 1775 to March 1776 — that’s seven months — Washington spent $6,000 on booze. In the single month he spent retreating through New Jersey, he managed to rack up a staggering $3,800 in charges. He dropped $800 on a saddle alone. In the final tally, there was 20 grand worth of “I forgot what this was” charges.

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cracked:

Add wooden teeth and a wig and that’s pretty much a $1 bill.

5 Historical Figures Who Made James Bond Look Like a Pussy

#5. Washington Drank the National Economy Under the Table

When Congress appointed him general of the Continental Army, they proposed a salary of $15,000 a year, but Washington declined. He instead asked them to pay any expenses he incurred during his time of service. … Congress, blinded by tears of patriotism at this noble man’s offer, accepted it. And so began one of the greatest padding of expenses in government employee history. From September 1775 to March 1776 — that’s seven months — Washington spent $6,000 on booze. In the single month he spent retreating through New Jersey, he managed to rack up a staggering $3,800 in charges. He dropped $800 on a saddle alone. In the final tally, there was 20 grand worth of “I forgot what this was” charges.

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