Monday, November 30, 2009

Convo

Prospective client: $400 for a logo?! Why are you so expensive? My nephew has Photoshop—I can just get him to do it.
Me: Does your nephew have Microsoft Word?
Prospective client: Yes.
Me: Then have him write you a novel while he’s at it.

Top 5 BAngin Shit Week #34

This month has been fucking incredible. i am soo full of love.. i"m back in the groove of things... and my two big hearts are heavy and full of that sticky stuff... I got a bunch of cool gigs and dodads coming up. DEc. 14 Faye Runaway my besties bday jam@ TRITONE ROCKERS! EDITION! DeC 19 Henny and Els will be heavy on the mic @ Sarahgreenphoto calendar release party.. My POETRY BOOK/CD release party... New Mighty Paradocs music... ROCKERS! COMP CD'S..SUPERDEFSTAR Shows and more so stay in tuned....

Fragile Border



From the series Fragile Border

A young Somali boy runs away from a sandstorm in Dagahaley Refugee camp. Dagahaley is one of the three camps in Dadaab, mostly for new arrivals and is situated 80km from the Somalia border.

Dominic Nahr, photographer

Thursday, November 26, 2009

November Mixtape song #19


Jade put me on to this!!!

1 billion children are still deprived


Children study in a yard Friday with scrap collected for recycling, in Hyderabad, India, Friday. Twenty years after the U.N. adopted a treaty guaranteeing children’s rights, 1 billion children are still deprived of food, shelter or clean water, and nearly 200 million are chronically malnourished, UNICEF said Thursday.

seattlepi.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

FLEAS

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope (thanks heather)

Scorpio - You've got a couple great ideas for taking your career or life's work to the next level. Yes, implementing these ideas is going to cost money but you feel pretty optimistic that at least one of your projects is going to pay off in a big way. So what are you waiting for? Put it out there and put it out there with as much optimism and excitement as you can muster. You want to get the gears turning now because the closer we get to Christmas, the more people are likely to be tightening up their purse strings. You seem to be a little obsessed with a certain person. I'm not sure if this is a romantic interest or a potential business partner, but just be aware of your own intensity. This person could indeed be the answer to at least one of your big questions, so lighten up a little -- they're of no use to you if you scare them away.

Tim Burton #2

can we talk?

sometimes i wanna punch the way we communicate right in the face.
so many things left unsaid because of this and that.
..so this is a freestyle poem on the lack of..

my thoughts return to you
my lungs return back to the coal mine

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November mixtape #18


From their debut Delicious Vinyl album "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lucille Reboz


Lucille Reboz, from Africa series, Batammaba/Togo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pentax LX


The beautifully extravagant 18 carat gold plated Pentax LX pictured above was released in 1981 to commemorate the 10 millionth sale of the standard LX SLR camera. 300 of these oddities were produced, each one delivered inside a wooden box, also containing a pair of silk gloves with which to handle it. Found at Complex

Sapphire on her novel "Precious"

“I really wanted to show a young woman who changes her life without falling in love and without getting married, and without plastic surgery or a physical change.”
In other words, she didn’t want Precious to succeed via some sort of near magical and unlikely intervention, like losing a hundred pounds and actually looking like Cinderella. “I wanted to show how somebody can take concrete steps and work on her deficiencies and move her life forward,” she said, “which is what millions of women are going to have to do.”
“She doesn’t achieve this through romance,” Sapphire said, “or through finding a boyfriend, or losing a hundred pounds, but through literacy, some friends, her loving relationship with her child. That’s why it’s the cultural event of the season.”
from the NY Times interview(via mhight

flock


Starling Formations Paint Incredible Pictures in the Sky

“Although flock size can vary a great deal, huge flocks, which typically occur near roosts, offer a truly spectacular sight. In flight, these aggregations form tight, sphere-like formations that constantly expand and contract, apparently without any kind of leader. The flocks can morph into all manner of different shapes – readable in all sorts of different ways.”

November Mixtape song #17

when i first heard this i did not know who it was.... and then i found out oh my this is Queen Nina at her funkest!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jiuzhaigou Reserve



Jiuzhaigou Reserve, Sichuan Province, China

The geology in this part of the Tibetan Plateau is not granite, like the Sierras, but seabed, like our Rockies, so its limestones, dissolving, color the waters emerald or turquoise in a certain light or enhance the mirroring of an azure sky.

Michael Yamashita, photographer

via: find out

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

“Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. A normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop heart. Make the bastard chase you, he will follow. But, he won’t know what to make of your blinker signal that says you’re about to turn right. This is to let him know that you’re pulling off for a proper place to talk. It will take him a moment to realize that he’s about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the Gs, fast heel toe.” — “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas”

Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts


In 1962, Ed Sanders founded Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts. With his credo: “I’ll print anything,” Sanders produced thirteen mimeographed issues of the legendary journal- publishing work by Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Olson, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, Julian Beck, Herbert Huncke, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, William Burroughs, Leroi Jones (AKA Amiri Baraka), Robert Creeley, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol

She paints herself

keith Haring

2010 World Expo


“This incredible Sun Valley is one of a six giant funnel-shaped canopies that are currently springing up in Shanghai in preparation for the 2010 World Expo. When they are all completed they won’t just be a pretty sight – the towering LED-studded structures will also collect rain water and act as massive sun collectors that filter daylight to the causeway and levels below.”

Inhabitat » Incredible Sun Valleys to Light Up the Night and Day at 2010 World

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope (Bday Week Edition)

For a Soul who needs proof, accessing true trust in the process of life or having faith that the invisible guides by your side will step in and save the day can be challenging at best. On Thursday, Nov. 19, Mars makes an irritating square to Venus in your sign which may very well send you sailing on an issue or two that you cannot control. But by Wednesday, November 25, your faith will be fully restored when Venus in your sign makes some magical angles in the sky that can make all of your current concerns vanish. Real answers to hard questions also become available next week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cash LeRoy

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.
— Mark Twain

It's a celebration !!!!

Grace Jones says: super"s born day is on thurs!Hahahahahahaaha..

These boots look like weapons


weapons

November Mixtape song #16


The scenes were the Butterfly gives a lap dance to Stuntman Mike and the chat from before. Music to the lap dance is Down in Mexico, by the Coasters.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Morning Sex

Good Morning Sex
Good Morning, sex. How do you do?
Tell me how life’s been treating you.
You say what? Sex is and sex ain’t
sex wuz and sex wuzn’t
sex should be and sex has been
on Time Square billboards
on television, in the movies,
in the lyrics dripping off pouting lips.
You say sex is in the drinks we drink
the laughs we laugh
the walk we walk
the smells we smell as we open
our eyes and legs and let the funk spread.
You say sex is dark basements
lights turned out, bodies turned on.
Sex is a breakfast table full of
leftover wine and smiles.
Sex is kinky & clean shaven
sex is straight & gay
sex is do it anyway.
Comes in twos and threes.
Comes on time. Late.
Sex is love. Unlove.
Comes with danger & beauty
Comes in clean and shadowy places.
Sex is life. Death. A gig.
Sometimes you need it in the
Morning. Afternoon. Evening.
Sometimes it satisfies; sometimes it don’t
sometimes you feel it in yo’ armpits
sometimes you feel it in the mind,
but ah, ahhh, when it comes
this sex, when it appears
buck naked and clothed,
when it comes Thelonious Monk-like jazzy,
when it comes hip hopping like the nite
ain’t like no other nite; ya
know what time it is, what day
it is, what month it is, what year
it is. When it comes RIGHT, you
understand that sex is & sometimes it ain’t
But when it is…

Sonia Sanchez

Santiago, Chile


Santiago, Chile

“Graffiti depicting the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda in the Bellavista neighborhood, where he once lived. The area is a colorful bohemian warren of galleries, shops and bars where students, fashionistas and media types mix.”

via nytimes

We will never remember dying. We were so patient about being, noting down the numbers, the days, the years and the months, the hair, the mouths we kissed, and that moment of dying: we surrender it without a note, we give it to others as remembrance or we give it simply to water, to water, to air, to time. Nor do we keep the memory of our birth, though being born was important and fresh: and now you don’t even remember one detail, and you haven’t kept even a branch of the first light.” — from Birth by Pablo Neruda

November Mixtape #14 &15

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Sing Ooo Baby Baby Live


series-pintadas


http://www.adrianapetit.com/-series-pintadas.html

Ever wonder what the Sun sounds...


The Tumblings of Kev - invaderxan: Ever wonder what the Sun sounds...
Asteroseismology records the frequencies which a star pulsates at and uses those frequencies to study the internal structure of the star. Those frequencies can be turned into actual sound. This mp3 is of the Sun’s pulsations. Turn your bass up and have a listen!


chk out the link above and listen

and for more info chk out (via asteroseismology.org)

first picture of Earth


A newly restored version of the first picture of Earth taken from the Moon, taken in 1966 by Lunar Orbiter 1

Haruki Murakami

"I used to think that the years would go by in order, that you get older one year at a time … But it’s not like that. It happens overnight."
Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami

Nation's First Marijuana Cafe

Nation's First Marijuana Cafe
A cafe in Portland, Oregon, made a little history yesterday when it became the first in the nation to legally open its doors to pot smokers. The Cannabis Cafe welcomes those who are licensed by the state to smoke marijuana for medical reasons. It doesn’t sell pot to members—that’s still a no-no—but patrons can bring their own or share with friends, reports the Oregonian.

“Welcome to a place of our own,” said a leader of the state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. “Welcome to freedom.”

(Source)

Pink Gang


India’s Gulabi Gang
Fed up with abusive husbands and corrupt officials, India’s poorest women are banding together, taking up arms, and fighting back. Even more shocking than the pink saris they wear: Their quest for justice is actually working. In one of the most backward regions of India, the badlands of Central India, village women dressed in pink saris are getting togther to fight corruption and injustice and to raise their voices against the system.”Pink Gang” fights for the rights of women and other marginalized people in rural India.

G.M.B. Akash [portfolio]

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MOITO MATO GROSSO

fiberscope


Lights Out: The ladies of Australian all-girl quartet Kaya perform, while a fiberscope snaked down their throats spies on their vocal chords.
This is a bit crazy but interesting to see your vocal cords in action..

Water


This is really neat.. Water droplets interacting with water, filmed at 2,000 frames per second

November mixtape #13


Grizzly Bear - “Ready, Able”

From the band’s most recent studio album, Veckatimest. Directed by mixed-media artist and stop-motion maven Allison Schulnik
This is 2 good to be true.

Tim Burton


Retrospective Promo of the Day: Who better than Tim Burton to direct an animated 30-spot promoting his upcoming MoMA retrospective? No one, that’s who.

The exhibition opens November 22, and will run through April 26, 2010

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November mixtape #12


this is nice.

November mixtape #11

Dennis Brown - Ole Man River

November Mixtape #10

im going to see her this week with faye..

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fresh!

This hair style is dope. hmmm i wonder if i know anyone who wld hook up my doo....

FIGHT CLUB PT. 2

Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.” — tyler durden

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quote

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

FIGHT CLUB

Marla Singer: I got this dress at a thrift store for one dollar.
Narrator: It was worth every penny.
Marla Singer: It’s a bridesmaid’s dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, and then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree. So special. Then, bam, it’s on the side of the road.
[Grabs Narrator’s crotch]
Marla Singer: Tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sex crime victim. Underwear inside out. Bound with electrical tape.
Narrator: Well, then it suits you.
Marla Singer: You can borrow it sometime

(i feel like this movie is always on even tho its not...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Mighty Paradocs at the khybr

Top 5 from the show last night at the khybr
1.all the drink tixx i got last night
2.eating with the band before the show
3.drinking with my homies Rah and Bucky
4.baffle the cat being so fucking sweet
5.the huggin match that happend on stage before our set

ps thanks to all the folks for all the posi vibes after the show
the next show in philly is 11/25@ tritone.. we will have some thangs on sale so stay in tuned.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November mixtape #8 & 9

Friends with my Sister" - Now, Now Every Children
and i know you don't think about me....

Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton (Nov. 9, 1928 - 1974), brilliant American poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967, troubled by a bipolar disorder…

From The Double Image, Pt. 1

I am thirty this November.
You are still small, in your fourth year.
We stand watching the yellow leaves go queer,
flapping in the winter rain.
falling flat and washed. And I remember
mostly the three autumns you did not live here.
They said I’d never get you back again.
I tell you what you’ll never really know:
all the medical hypothesis
that explained my brain will never be as true as these
struck leaves letting go.

I, who chose two times
to kill myself, had said your nickname
the mewling mouths when you first came;
until a fever rattled
in your throat and I moved like a pantomine
above your head. Ugly angels spoke to me. The blame,
I heard them say, was mine. They tattled
like green witches in my head, letting doom
leak like a broken faucet;
as if doom had flooded my belly and filled your bassinet,
an old debt I must assume

Money

Google Earth


Google Earth alphabet - The Netherlands - capitals

Google Earth Alphabet (capitals) using only locations in The Netherlands.

(via Thomas de Bruin)

Back in 1967

“Back in 1967, there were two women who wanted to work for Andy Warhol. They go to his gallery, it’s called Leo Castelli, and they meet his gallery director, a guy named Ivan Karp, and they say, “Hey we want to work for Andy.” And he says, “Just a minute.” He gets Warhol on the phone. I mean you could do that in those days, it was a different world. And he says, “Hey, I’ve got two squirrels here who want to come work for you.” Anyway, they go to work for him. One of them sticks it out, the other one, I think, quit. After working for him for a year, and she was not getting paid, he was working on these self-portraits, and Warhol says to her, “Here, why don’t you pick one out.” OK, these paintings are 22-inches square. And she picks out, I don’t doubt the woman had a sixth sense, one of the best ones I’ve ever seen: purple, red and green, killer pop colors, just beautiful. Anyway, flash forward, she’s hung on to that painting until now. Decides to finally bring it out. And it’s coming up at Sotheby’s. Estimate $1 million to a $1.5, unbelievable, instant millionaire.” —
Richard Polsky

Acoustic Kitty

Acoustic Kitty was a CIA project in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions. A battery and a microphone were implanted into a cat and an antenna into its tail. Due to problems with distraction, the cat’s sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation. Surgical and training expenses are thought to have amounted to over $20 million. The first cat mission was eavesdropping on two men in a park. The cat was released nearby, but was hit and killed by a taxi almost immediately. (via Kaylie)

Scorpio weekly horoscope Pt. 2

- Venus moves into your sign this week, bringing her golden glow of sensuality and attractiveness. No matter how you feel, when you walk into the room people react as if someone just wheeled in the dessert tray. Venus is the ruler of your 7th House of relationships and Venus in Scorpio can be a little, um, obsessive. So pay attention to how you're using your energy with other people this week. This includes people you work with, such as clients and bosses, as well as your love relationships. You can use this special attractiveness to your advantage in the workplace this week, however. Just remember: boundaries. Be clear on what you want from the people you're dealing with (in love as well as business) and you're much more likely to get what you need.

thanks heather. i will take this one and run with it)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scorpio weekly horoscope

Your sign rules the secret world. It doesn’t really matter what is going on ‘out there’ because ‘in here’ inside your psyche and your Soul is another universe that could keep you busy and fulfilled for a long time. Within this universe includes your ability to reach others far away whether it is in another country or on the other side of life. This week as some of those deeper feelings of love and connection find you, access your inherent capacity to reach out psychically to those you love. Your inner radar is heightened this month and your ability to transmit feeling content is off the charts. Don’t let a little physical distance get in the way. You can shoot straight into the heart of another in no time at all. Find healing there and bathe in that bliss as Venus moves into your sign and syncs up with your ruler Pluto on Sunday November 8.

Do your magic Scorpio.

Nomura’s jellyfish


You could say it was the jellyfish, or you could say it was the overzealous fishermen on board. While trying to haul in a catch of several dozen giant Nomura's jellyfish - one of the largest in the world - a Japanese fishing trawler tipped right over.

According to the Telegraph, "The crew of the fishing boat was thrown into the sea when the vessel capsized, but the three men were rescued by another trawler, according to the Mainichi newspaper. The local Coast Guard office reported that the weather was clear and the sea was calm at the time of the accident."

It's no wonder only a few dozen could capsize a boat. Each jellyfish can weigh as much as 450 pounds. This year has seen a big spike in the numbers of these giant jellies, with a similar population boom not occurring since 2005, when the large numbers of jellyfish and their stinging tentacles ruined fishing nets and made catches of fish inedible. Both ideal weather conditions and a smaller number of predators, such as sea turtles and certain fish species have helped the jelly populations grow this year.

Check out the size of these things next to divers

via:treehugger

NASA's Aqua satellite


NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of a massive smog bank smothering huge portions of China today. This blanket of pollution has been hovering over the country for over a week now, exacerbated by cool air and smoke from fires.

According to NASA, whose researchers first wrote about this lingering smog bank on Oct. 30
A temperature inversion may be responsible for the build up of pollution over eastern China. Normally, air cools with altitude, but occasionally, a layer of cool air will be trapped beneath a layer of warm air. Since the cool air is more dense than the air above it, the two layers don't mix and pollutants build up in the cool air near Earth's surface.

Temperature inversions develop most often during the winter, when long, cool nights chill the ground. The cold land cools the air nearest the ground, leaving the air at higher altitudes warmer. The two layers of air do not easily mix, and the temperature inversion can last for days if winds are calm.

So far it has lasted for more than a week. Is this the future of weather?

via NASA

Galactic Suite Space Resort


Photo via Exclusive Lifestyle. Artist's rendering of the Galactic Suite Space Resort.

You think you'd find the Galactic Suite Space Resort in a cartoon, comic strip or kitschy hotel in Disney World, right? Wrong. Whether you like it or not, it's real, and plans to open its super-future-like doors to paying guests in 2012.

Don't confuse this hotel however, with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic project, which plans to propel tourists into suborbital space at $200,000 a ride. Galactic Suite Ltd, the company behind the resort, has bigger, more "bling" plans in mind--a veritable space playground for the rich and famous.

A three night stay comes at a pretty 4.4 million dollar price tag and begs to question: at what cost for the environment?

Galactic Suite Space Resort Hotel Amenities

I'm sorry but complimentary pillow chocolates and stocked mini-fridges seem so less novel when compared to the Galactic Suite Space Resort's digs. After an eight-week astronaut training course on a Caribbean island, guests will rocket up to space to the Galactic Suite's hotel pod. There, they can play Spidey suiting up in Velcro to crawl around their zero-gravity pod room walls, see the sun rise 15 times a day from a weightless spa, and orbit the planet every 80 minutes

Bubble corals


Bubble corals are recognisable by their large, water-filled bubbles, or vesicles. Like light-loving balloons, these inflate during the day and deflate at the night, when tentacles come out instead in search of food.

Sao Paulo’s Incredible Storm Drain Graffiti




“When street art duo 6EMEIA started painting storm drains in the Barra Funda neighbourhood of Brazil’s largest city, their plan was to transform everyday life in the way only a smile can.”

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mamihlapinatapai

Mamihlapinatapai is a word from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”, and is considered one of the hardest words to translate. It describes “a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start.” (via Martin)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Elizabeth Lambert


I coach soccer and this is a shame. How did she stay in the game long enough to do all that. I wld have went crazy! I mean fuck.. I wonder what made her snap..

Friday, November 6, 2009

http://blog.krystlemarcellus.com/

a dope photography blog that i follow.. Everyone follow! She is very talented and captures beautiful documentary style photos. so yeah chk it out..

I wanna read this..


Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances.

A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family’s struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle’s attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees—a microcosm of today’s Africa—a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.

Uwem Akpan's debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

Remedios Varo Uranga


Remedios Varo Uranga, Naturaleza Muerta Resucitando, 1963

Remedios Varo Uranga, Woman Leaving the Psychoanalyst, 1960

bird tattoo's

i was at tattoo moms last night talking about bird tattoo's and today i came across a really cool one.

jellyfish


A jellyfish follows the sun flying through the surface of a small lake. With sun light these Jellyfish can grow alge within their own tissues to fee on. Location: Palau

Carlos Villoch, photographer

realization

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
— Rainer Maria Rilke in a letter to W. von Hulewicz (via predatorywaspobserver)

i wanna go to this..

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all

via

top 5 BANGING SHIT WEEK #33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAB0nlDea8E
how to play the SPADES song "Hoodbillies"
this is so dope my bro Prof. Jazz is teaching the world how to play his badass bass lines. I'm going to learn The Spades are doPe!!!

Imaging the Arctic


ok i know i been postin mad photos i was tryin to fall back but this is beautiful.


Imaging the Arctic

Nick Cobbing, photographer

Giordano Cipriani, photographer

national geographic best picture

Me X Venus Ass

The Buddhas of Bamyan

(i wanna sit in silence here)

The Buddhas of Bamyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan

Obama pledge to Native Americans

Obama pledge to Native Americans
US President Barack Obama has vowed not to forget American Indian tribes, as representatives gathered for a White House conference on native issues.

The first annual White House Tribal Nations Conference brings together one delegate from each of the 564 federally recognised American Indian tribes. It is the first time in US history that they will all meet a sitting president. Mr Obama said: “You will not be forgotten as long as I’m in this White House.”

The event’s agenda covers a variety of issues, from centuries old broken treaty promises to more modern issues such as healthcare, crime and poverty. ”We’re not going to go through the motions and pay tribute to each other, then furl up the flags and go our separate ways,” he [Obama] was quoted as saying by Associated Press.

The president acknowledged the US federal government’s history of ignoring the needs and rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8344449.stm

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Mixtape song #7

i love this.."you think you got it all set up"

November Mixtape song #6

Stevie Wonder - Rocket Love...this one is beautiful.. great lyrics

November Mixtape song #5

this is high school for me...

November Mixtape song #4

ride out song..the beat goes so hard..

November Mixtape song #3

this song is warm..

Ghost Glass Frog



Ghost Glass Frog (Centrolene ilex)
Costa Rica

Edwin Giesbers, photographer

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2009.

The Mask in Mexican politics and culture


From the series The Mask in Mexican politics and culture

The mask beckons the myth and the masked person reveals the hidden message. We don’t have to travel far to prove this point. In Chiapas the hooded population carry with them the implicit protection of the Zapatista struggle. In Mexico City, a masked priest maintains financially an entire orphanage with his wrestling matches.
Our history also has in it’s traditional politics, the “hooded one” representing the candidate that is chosen by the outgoing President. While all over the country, dancers regain and re enact the struggles of resistance and their old traditions.

In fact it is the wrestlers in Mexico, that have brought the symbol of the mask into modernity within our culture. There is no distance anymore between it’s daily use from a practical point of view, and it’s most profound references.
Lourdes Grobet, photographer

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009



This year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009 has been announced, with the award for the Earth and Space category going to Australian photographer Ted Dobosz.

The picture captures a dark, starry night where the glow from the galactic bulge of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds stretched across the night sky. As the Earth spins during the 30-minute exposure of the photograph, the stars make trails around the southern celestial pole.

BBC

November Mixtape song #2

i met George Clinton i was like hi he was like higher....DOPE!!

From the series Wo Yong - The Earth



From the series Wo Yong - The Earth

“When I first stood before the majestic mountains of the Tibetan highland, I realized the vulnerability of human beings. Although we each possess our own world, as the most intelligent creatures of this earth, we are equal and are blessed with the common humanity. Diverse environments created diverse social groups, and various social groups formed this kaleidoscope world. To understand and to know others as I understand and know myself has become the eternal compass in all my travels. I believe that the gap between you and me can only be measured and filled by this understanding”.

Zhou Mi, photogapher +

The Oldest Living Things in the World


sunland baobab #0707-2301 (2,000 years old; limpopo province, south africa)
The Oldest Living Things in the World (Google Map)

I found a link to this google map of living things, 2000 years old and older (still a work in progress) and I have once again stumbled upon Rachel Sussman’s photos of these amazing locations! A humbling realization of our small time on this earth.

http://rachelsussman.com/portfolios/OLTW/main.html

Life beneath Antarctic Ice



A diver explores the surreal underwater landscape of boulders, ice and sea urchins in Granite Harbor. From the series Life beneath Antarctic Ice.

Norbert Wu, photographer

The last tree



The last tree

In China, 90% of urban groundwater and 75% of rivers and lakes are polluted. As a result of widespread water pollution 700 million people drink contaminated water, while waterborne diseases have led to a rising number of premature deaths.

Junjie Lou, photographer

Toni Morrison by Damon Winter


I got a tree on my back and a haint in my house, and nothing in between but the daughter I am holding in my arms. No more running--from nothing. I will never run from another thing on this earth. I took one journey and I paid for the ticket, but let me tell you something, - Toni Morrison, Beloved, Ch. 1

Burning Man 2009 Part II


From: Hector Santizo
http://www.photographyserved.com/Gallery/Burning_Man_2009_Part_II/334789

Vincent (Short Film) By Tim Burton/ Narrated:Vincent Price

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope (thanks heather)

Scorpio - Don't go back down to the well this week. Monday's Full Moon in your 7th House of relationships could bring an ex-lover or former friend back into your field. If you know this person is toxic for you, don't engage: Playing savior will only get you hung on the cross. What you can use this Full Moon for is the opportunity to see yourself in the mirror of your relationships. With the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio your thoughts are naturally on your identity. Who am I now at this point in my life? What do I want? The people you interact with are going to be showing you the answers to your questions about yourself this week, either by modeling what it is you do want to become, or by showing you what you really want to avoid. You might want to remember that when someone else's behavior really makes you mad, there's an element of that behavior that you've denied in yourself. Otherwise it wouldn't bother you. Look for the potential "good side" in the other person's behavior and see if you can reconnect to that positive energy in yourself.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Mixtape song #1

everyone knows im a big marvin gaye fan....here is a super jammed out live version of lets get it on..I'm making a Nov. mixtape here is song #1