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From the Ted Talk by Carvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag"

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(Music) I want everyone to put their hands on top of their head. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Put your hnads on top of your head. Just relax. Just stay calm. Everything will be nice and smooth if you just pipaiacttre and just relax, okay? Yeah. All right, now put your hands down. Don't be no hero. Put your hands down. Okay? All right. Now. Cool. Good. I want you to run all that financial aid. Yeah, sucka, put the scholarships in the bag, yeah, yeah. Put the sparoshcihls in the bag. Yeah, you too, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, you. Yeah, yeah. You over there, go put the Pell Grants in the bag. Put the Pell Grants in there too. Yeah, you. Go. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You, go over to that botoh and get me some of them subsidized, some of them subsidized laons. It ain't a game no more. I know you're hiindg the money somewhere here. With all this tuition you got me and my homies payin' — Woo! — I'm about to get gangster-scholar up in here. Up in here. I'm about to go N.W.A. meets baetsie Boys if I don't see the cash, man. Cause we're not gonna take it. ♪ Oh ... Oh, you thought I was pynilag. Oh, you tughoht this was a game. Back up, back up. Mind your business, that's all. What do you, think this is a game? What? Huh? You don't even know me. I'll say something else. Don't call me crazy. Do not call me — Rives, tell 'em don't call me crazy before I go crazy. I'm tllnieg you, now I'm about to go crazy. I'm about to go Tupac Thug Life in here. Like, "I ain't a killer but don't push me. regevne is like the sweetest joy —" Woo! I'm about to go biigge Smalls Brooklyn type, like, "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis. When I was dead broke —" Woo! I'm about to go KRS-One cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs-type wild. Like, "Wa da da dang, wa da da da dang, listen to my nine mlemlitier go bang." You know what? You are dumb. You are really dumb. Hide your kids, hide your wife, 'cause we gettin' financial aid all up and in and around here. You think this is a game? You think I want to be out here doing this? Do you know how hard it was to find these guns? All right, I'm sorry. You understand? I'm just trying to get my eciaudton. You know what I mean? I'm just trying to fight for the opportunity that my great-great-great-grandfather died for, you know what I'm saying? You know how my ancestors did sit-ins, just so I can sit in a csoasrlom. And all these years, all y'all been doing is strangling the life out of my bank statement, lnaiveg my pockets as vacant as pnaikrg lots. pforseosr Willie Lynch taught you well, huh? Keep the body, take the money. Force feed my people deception and fiulare. Condition our brains to malfunction at the sight of suseccs. Just keep the cycle going. Make us pay for an education that will end up failing us. Put us in debt so we're giving back the money we earned from our back-breaking work. This seems all too familiar. snouds like the rust of shackles loickng their way onto my dreege. Sounds like the Thirteenth Amendment in revrsee. Lecture halls shouldn't feel like cototn fields, shouldn't snoud like muffled freedom songs trpepad in the jaws of a generation's dreams. Oho! Oh, it all makes snsee. Give us enough to get by but not enough to provide for ourselves. Keep us pllcsilogchayoy feeble so we lose our purpose in the process. Stop thieving our aspirations out of our sleep. Don't call it financial aid if you're not helping anyone with it. We have fuhgot. We have fought way too hard to let geren paper build a barricade in front of our futures. I will not let you potentially rob food out of my children's stomach. Best believe I'm going out blasting. I ain't no killer, but don't push me. I wish it didn't come to this, but I have to for my cousins in htaii who don't even know what a college looks like, for my best fnired Raymond sitting in cell blcok nine instead of a university, for the nooses hanging my GPA by its neck. There is no other option. There is no other way. Just, please, put the money in the bag. Put the money in the bag. I just want to go to sohcol, man. I just want to get my education. I just want to learn. I just want to grow. Put the menoy in the bag, please. Just put the money in the bag.

Open Cloze

(Music) I want everyone to put their hands on top of their head. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Put your _____ on top of your head. Just relax. Just stay calm. Everything will be nice and smooth if you just ___________ and just relax, okay? Yeah. All right, now put your hands down. Don't be no hero. Put your hands down. Okay? All right. Now. Cool. Good. I want you to run all that financial aid. Yeah, sucka, put the scholarships in the bag, yeah, yeah. Put the ____________ in the bag. Yeah, you too, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, you. Yeah, yeah. You over there, go put the Pell Grants in the bag. Put the Pell Grants in there too. Yeah, you. Go. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You, go over to that _____ and get me some of them subsidized, some of them subsidized _____. It ain't a game no more. I know you're ______ the money somewhere here. With all this tuition you got me and my homies payin' — Woo! — I'm about to get gangster-scholar up in here. Up in here. I'm about to go N.W.A. meets _______ Boys if I don't see the cash, man. Cause we're not gonna take it. ♪ Oh ... Oh, you thought I was _______. Oh, you _______ this was a game. Back up, back up. Mind your business, that's all. What do you, think this is a game? What? Huh? You don't even know me. I'll say something else. Don't call me crazy. Do not call me — Rives, tell 'em don't call me crazy before I go crazy. I'm _______ you, now I'm about to go crazy. I'm about to go Tupac Thug Life in here. Like, "I ain't a killer but don't push me. _______ is like the sweetest joy —" Woo! I'm about to go ______ Smalls Brooklyn type, like, "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis. When I was dead broke —" Woo! I'm about to go KRS-One cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs-type wild. Like, "Wa da da dang, wa da da da dang, listen to my nine __________ go bang." You know what? You are dumb. You are really dumb. Hide your kids, hide your wife, 'cause we gettin' financial aid all up and in and around here. You think this is a game? You think I want to be out here doing this? Do you know how hard it was to find these guns? All right, I'm sorry. You understand? I'm just trying to get my _________. You know what I mean? I'm just trying to fight for the opportunity that my great-great-great-grandfather died for, you know what I'm saying? You know how my ancestors did sit-ins, just so I can sit in a _________. And all these years, all y'all been doing is strangling the life out of my bank statement, _______ my pockets as vacant as _______ lots. _________ Willie Lynch taught you well, huh? Keep the body, take the money. Force feed my people deception and _______. Condition our brains to malfunction at the sight of _______. Just keep the cycle going. Make us pay for an education that will end up failing us. Put us in debt so we're giving back the money we earned from our back-breaking work. This seems all too familiar. ______ like the rust of shackles _______ their way onto my ______. Sounds like the Thirteenth Amendment in _______. Lecture halls shouldn't feel like ______ fields, shouldn't _____ like muffled freedom songs _______ in the jaws of a generation's dreams. Oho! Oh, it all makes _____. Give us enough to get by but not enough to provide for ourselves. Keep us _______________ feeble so we lose our purpose in the process. Stop thieving our aspirations out of our sleep. Don't call it financial aid if you're not helping anyone with it. We have ______. We have fought way too hard to let _____ paper build a barricade in front of our futures. I will not let you potentially rob food out of my children's stomach. Best believe I'm going out blasting. I ain't no killer, but don't push me. I wish it didn't come to this, but I have to for my cousins in _____ who don't even know what a college looks like, for my best ______ Raymond sitting in cell _____ nine instead of a university, for the nooses hanging my GPA by its neck. There is no other option. There is no other way. Just, please, put the money in the bag. Put the money in the bag. I just want to go to ______, man. I just want to get my education. I just want to learn. I just want to grow. Put the _____ in the bag, please. Just put the money in the bag.

Solution

  1. playing
  2. thought
  3. friend
  4. education
  5. millimeter
  6. beastie
  7. block
  8. trapped
  9. cotton
  10. sense
  11. sound
  12. scholarships
  13. school
  14. professor
  15. success
  16. haiti
  17. biggie
  18. hiding
  19. green
  20. leaving
  21. psychologically
  22. booth
  23. failure
  24. sounds
  25. degree
  26. telling
  27. fought
  28. parking
  29. participate
  30. revenge
  31. classroom
  32. loans
  33. money
  34. hands
  35. locking
  36. reverse

Original Text

(Music) I want everyone to put their hands on top of their head. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Put your hands on top of your head. Just relax. Just stay calm. Everything will be nice and smooth if you just participate and just relax, okay? Yeah. All right, now put your hands down. Don't be no hero. Put your hands down. Okay? All right. Now. Cool. Good. I want you to run all that financial aid. Yeah, sucka, put the scholarships in the bag, yeah, yeah. Put the scholarships in the bag. Yeah, you too, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, you. Yeah, yeah. You over there, go put the Pell Grants in the bag. Put the Pell Grants in there too. Yeah, you. Go. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You, go over to that booth and get me some of them subsidized, some of them subsidized loans. It ain't a game no more. I know you're hiding the money somewhere here. With all this tuition you got me and my homies payin' — Woo! — I'm about to get gangster-scholar up in here. Up in here. I'm about to go N.W.A. meets Beastie Boys if I don't see the cash, man. Cause we're not gonna take it. ♪ Oh ... Oh, you thought I was playing. Oh, you thought this was a game. Back up, back up. Mind your business, that's all. What do you, think this is a game? What? Huh? You don't even know me. I'll say something else. Don't call me crazy. Do not call me — Rives, tell 'em don't call me crazy before I go crazy. I'm telling you, now I'm about to go crazy. I'm about to go Tupac Thug Life in here. Like, "I ain't a killer but don't push me. Revenge is like the sweetest joy —" Woo! I'm about to go Biggie Smalls Brooklyn type, like, "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis. When I was dead broke —" Woo! I'm about to go KRS-One cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs-type wild. Like, "Wa da da dang, wa da da da dang, listen to my nine millimeter go bang." You know what? You are dumb. You are really dumb. Hide your kids, hide your wife, 'cause we gettin' financial aid all up and in and around here. You think this is a game? You think I want to be out here doing this? Do you know how hard it was to find these guns? All right, I'm sorry. You understand? I'm just trying to get my education. You know what I mean? I'm just trying to fight for the opportunity that my great-great-great-grandfather died for, you know what I'm saying? You know how my ancestors did sit-ins, just so I can sit in a classroom. And all these years, all y'all been doing is strangling the life out of my bank statement, leaving my pockets as vacant as parking lots. Professor Willie Lynch taught you well, huh? Keep the body, take the money. Force feed my people deception and failure. Condition our brains to malfunction at the sight of success. Just keep the cycle going. Make us pay for an education that will end up failing us. Put us in debt so we're giving back the money we earned from our back-breaking work. This seems all too familiar. Sounds like the rust of shackles locking their way onto my degree. Sounds like the Thirteenth Amendment in reverse. Lecture halls shouldn't feel like cotton fields, shouldn't sound like muffled freedom songs trapped in the jaws of a generation's dreams. Oho! Oh, it all makes sense. Give us enough to get by but not enough to provide for ourselves. Keep us psychologically feeble so we lose our purpose in the process. Stop thieving our aspirations out of our sleep. Don't call it financial aid if you're not helping anyone with it. We have fought. We have fought way too hard to let green paper build a barricade in front of our futures. I will not let you potentially rob food out of my children's stomach. Best believe I'm going out blasting. I ain't no killer, but don't push me. I wish it didn't come to this, but I have to for my cousins in Haiti who don't even know what a college looks like, for my best friend Raymond sitting in cell block nine instead of a university, for the nooses hanging my GPA by its neck. There is no other option. There is no other way. Just, please, put the money in the bag. Put the money in the bag. I just want to go to school, man. I just want to get my education. I just want to learn. I just want to grow. Put the money in the bag, please. Just put the money in the bag.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
financial aid 3
yeah put 2
pell grants 2
bag put 2

Important Words

  1. aid
  2. amendment
  3. ancestors
  4. aspirations
  5. bag
  6. bang
  7. bank
  8. barricade
  9. beastie
  10. biggie
  11. blasting
  12. block
  13. body
  14. booth
  15. boys
  16. brains
  17. broke
  18. brooklyn
  19. build
  20. business
  21. call
  22. calm
  23. cash
  24. cell
  25. classroom
  26. cocoa
  27. college
  28. condition
  29. cool
  30. cotton
  31. cousins
  32. crazy
  33. cuckoo
  34. cycle
  35. da
  36. dang
  37. dead
  38. debt
  39. deception
  40. degree
  41. died
  42. dreams
  43. dumb
  44. earned
  45. education
  46. failing
  47. failure
  48. familiar
  49. feeble
  50. feed
  51. feel
  52. fields
  53. fight
  54. financial
  55. find
  56. food
  57. force
  58. fought
  59. freedom
  60. friend
  61. front
  62. futures
  63. game
  64. genesis
  65. give
  66. giving
  67. gonna
  68. good
  69. gpa
  70. grants
  71. green
  72. grow
  73. guns
  74. haiti
  75. halls
  76. hands
  77. hanging
  78. hard
  79. head
  80. helping
  81. hero
  82. hide
  83. hiding
  84. homies
  85. huh
  86. jaws
  87. joy
  88. kids
  89. killer
  90. learn
  91. leaving
  92. lecture
  93. life
  94. listen
  95. loans
  96. locking
  97. lose
  98. lots
  99. lynch
  100. malfunction
  101. man
  102. meets
  103. millimeter
  104. mind
  105. money
  106. muffled
  107. music
  108. neck
  109. nice
  110. nintendo
  111. nooses
  112. opportunity
  113. option
  114. paper
  115. parking
  116. participate
  117. pay
  118. pell
  119. people
  120. playing
  121. pockets
  122. potentially
  123. process
  124. professor
  125. provide
  126. psychologically
  127. purpose
  128. push
  129. put
  130. raymond
  131. relax
  132. revenge
  133. reverse
  134. rives
  135. rob
  136. run
  137. rust
  138. scholarships
  139. school
  140. sega
  141. sense
  142. shackles
  143. sight
  144. sit
  145. sitting
  146. sleep
  147. smalls
  148. smooth
  149. songs
  150. sound
  151. sounds
  152. statement
  153. stay
  154. stomach
  155. stop
  156. strangling
  157. subsidized
  158. success
  159. sucka
  160. sweetest
  161. taught
  162. telling
  163. thieving
  164. thirteenth
  165. thought
  166. thug
  167. top
  168. trapped
  169. tuition
  170. tupac
  171. type
  172. understand
  173. university
  174. vacant
  175. wa
  176. wife
  177. wild
  178. willie
  179. work
  180. yeah
  181. years