Being a nerd “isn’t about what you love; it’s about how you love it”.
— Wil Wheaton
Jack, as a new Jedi/TimeLord take the TARDIS & go seek Yoda.
(Interwebs, pls warn me BEFORE I see a 4 yr old’s Star Wars funeral. I think Matt Smith and I both will add this to our pile of… I am too sad to know if it goes in the good or bad things file. Obviously awful, but every wish came true. But…PLS GIVE ME MORE WARNING BEFORE MAKING ME SOB. Thank you!)
1960 Vol. 50, No. 6
“Hon A B Lincoln…
My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. Hamlin’s. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter. I have got 4 brothers and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President. My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail fence around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. When you direct your letter direct to Grace Bedell Westfield Chautauqua County New York.
I must not write any more answer this letter right off Good bye
Lincoln responded a few days later:
“Miss Grace Bedell
My dear little Miss
Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received — I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters — I have three sons — one seventeen, one nine, and one seven years of age — They, with their mother, constitute my whole family — As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now?
Your very sincere well wisher,
While he made no promises about the beard to Bedell, he stopped shaving and allowed the beard to grow not long after their exchange and was elected as the 16th president of the United States a few weeks later. On his inaugural train ride from Illinois to Washington, D.C., the president-elect stopped in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, N.Y., and asked to meet her.
This KID, Troy wrote this song, and with the movie trailer it’s too much. But HIS original video (also below) where Troy visited real kids on a cancer ward is overwhelming. Whatever we are calling kids who are in high school now, if they are like the kids who flock to John Green (aka the Pied Piper of YA fiction) then our future is in good hands. They are even self-mocking. DFTBA.
Someone anonymously sent me this ridiculously beautiful video they’d made mashing up Troye Sivan’s amazing song “The Fault in Our Stars” with the movie trailer. I have seen the trailer like two hundred times and heard the song probably a thousand, BUT I STILL CRIED.
p.s. Gentle reminder that if you make stuff like this you do not have to send me large files anonymously; you can submit to the official TFIOS movie tumblr.
Baby Boomers label Millennials as “Generation Self-Obsessed”. Gen X responds, “Takes one to know one.”
I can’t stop laughing. Every time.
No one appreciates awesome nerds like OTHER awesome nerds. Said the awesome nerd.
"Strong is the New Pretty" is a new photo series by Kate Parker which shows her two daughters and their friends "just as they are: loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough. Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is."
Photos by Kate T. Parker.