This man is the very best of my childhood. He was my Genie, My Peter Pan, My Captain, My Nanny, My Greek Attache/Drag Show Director, My favorite doctor who stayed in a bar to talk to his future wife instead of going the the biggest game in Red Sox history. But mostly he was the man that never ever failed to make me laugh. And laughter is my favoritest thing in the whole wide world.

I hope there is peace wherever he is….and I’m so happy to have lived in this world for a time when he did too. I have laughed until I cried, and now I’ll cry until I laugh again. 

I was just thinking of his episode of Inside The Actors Studio last night. If you have never seen this one, due your self and your soul a favor and watch it. And if you can find the full episode, prepare to laugh for 90 minutes.  

Rest in peace, O Captain, My Captain. Rest in peace. 

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LBJ Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Fifty Years Ago Today

On this day in 1964, President  Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places.

The act also authorized the withdrawal of Federal funds from programs that practice discrimination. It discouraged job discrimination through the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, it authorized the Attorney General to bring lawsuits against schools practicing segregation, and made the Commission on Civil Rights a permanent organization. 

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, page 5. 

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others behind him.  East Room, White House. 7/2/64.

-from the LBJ Library

Plus more on the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

Happy First Day Of Summer!!!!!

PSA: Free Speech. 

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

PSA: Free Speech.

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story — I will. I will speak and share and fuck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. I stand here and I am amazing, for you. Not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I thank you.

Read Amy Schumer’s Ms. Gala Speech — Vulture

The whole thing is well worth the read, but man the ending…the ending, man….

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"I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” - Muhammad Ali

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"I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” - Muhammad Ali