History in Memes

History in Memes

Ask not what you can do for your country, but rather how you can make its history into a meme.

As most millennial (and probably their parents as well) know, Twitter is a pretty big thing. Tweeting and liking your favorite celebs' posts is fun and all, but there's truly nothing quite like finding a comedic page that matches your sense of humor in every way. With this, I present to you eleven of my favorite posts from "History in Memes," my newest Twitter addiction:

1. Henry VIII

2. Henry VIII

3. Henry VIII

4. Christopher Columbus

5. Thomas Jefferson

6. The French Revolution

7. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

8. The Louisiana Purchase

9. World War I

10. Both World Wars

11. The Cold War

At the end of the day,you many get all of the references, or the humor at least, but it's nice to know that your education over that random czar that lived 500 years ago can at least amount to some pretty great humor.

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Your caption is just as important as the filter.

Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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11 Reasons To Pick Up A Poetry Book Now

You want something life changing? You can find it in the words on a page from a good poet

The sheer volume of textbook pages I read every semester might be enough to stop the deletion of forests all over the world. With that being said, I do not have time to leisurely read much even if I on the off chance have the energy to.

The nice weather that has drifted in far too late into spring has allowed me to have an excuse to get out of my house and away from the comfort of all the looming wifi signals. Sitting outside with something good to read never ceases to soothe my soul, but the hustle and bustle of the end of the semester does not give me the leeway to get absorbed into a book just for fun. This is where I have discovered how poetry is perfect for me. Let me elaborate on why maybe you should pick up a poetry book and see for yourself:

1. You can pick up a poetry book and put it down as you please.

In most of my experience with poetry, most books do not have tons of lengthy poems. I love that I can open a book and read a page or two and put it down without having to lose a train of thought or risk losing my place.

2. It can open your eyes to a new perspective.

Sometimes I go on thinking one way for years and years and then it could take one poem to realize that something is off. For example, I used to feel like I was all over the place with my personality but then I read a poem about it and realized it was perfectly fine. The poem is from Beau Taplin's most recent book, "Bloom"

3. You will realize that you are not alone.

Reading something that someone else wrote that you find highly relatable is great reassurance that in whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. At least one other person has gone through what you are thinking if someone else has already written about it.

4. The right poets have a way of speaking to the depths of your soul.

If you read enough poetry or just take the time to explore a few different poets, you will find that some just feel like they wrote the words on the page directly for you. Different poets have different styles, use different language, and write of different themes, but there is always one poet that seems to know exactly what to say to you.

5. Poems have a way of making you think deeply.

This coincides with poetry giving you a new perspective, but poems that speak to your soul will make you stop and think. You literally cannot help it.

6. Poetry is sooo therapeutic.

You would be amazed at how many times I feel so much calmer and collected after sitting down for 15 mins to read. We could all use a little bit more practice with mindfulness.

7. It can help you understand yourself & even understand others better.

You know how sometimes someone can tell you the same thing over and over, but one day a new person tells you that same thing and it finally sinks in? That is the silver lining of all poetry.

8. You can read the same thing over again and it is never the same twice.

Depending on your state of mind and what you are going through when you read a poem, your thoughts about the exact same poem can shift in a day based on what you feel when you wake up the next day.

9. You can read poetry bit by bit & take your time.

You will find that when you read something that is deep and makes you think, it takes time to really digest. That is the great thing about poetry though, it is designed for you to take your time to read, bit by bit.

10. Poetry forces your mind to wander while comprehending the words on a page.

Whether the words are straightforward or complex, poetry has a way of letting you get lost in thought in the process of reading what the poet has written down on the pages of your book.

11. Poetry has the power to slow you down in a noisy, never ceasing world.

I don't want to explain this to you because I want you to just take a leap of faith and experience it for yourself.

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