Thursday, January 28, 2010

BUS STOP Boutique


BUS STOP Boutique is throwing its first ever WAREHOUSE Sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Haiti Relief - American Red Cross Fund. We have crammed a warehouse full of winter shoes and boots, along with a few spring shoes thrown in! With prices marked down to up to 75% OFF, you can choose from these brilliant shoe designers - Farylrobin, Terra Plana…Shoes starting at $25…The sale will take place at A. Brood & Sons fabric shop - 727 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147…215.627.2357

Read full article www.phillymag.com/arts_events/event/bus_stop_boutique_warehouse_sale_for_haiti_relief_012810

Elephant



Elephant, Okavango Delta, Botswana

David Doubilet, photographper

Grizzly bear


The four guys from the band Grizzly bear were locked up in a small parisian bathroom and were asked to play one of their songs.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

via: Andromeda Sky

"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Monday, January 25, 2010

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Saturday’s Full Moon occurs on your Midheaven conjunct the retrograde Mars, which means that certain goals are front and center and without question you are purposefully and intently driven toward their fulfillment at this time. The Full Moon is sure to add some intense emotional surges to your week, for better or worse. The thing to remember is that Mars is retrograde and isn’t going to turn around and allow you to make any serious headway until mid-March. Additionally your other ruler, Pluto, is being squared by Saturn, the Great Teacher for the second of three times this week, making this a critical turning point, but not the final chapter of your current pursuit. Don’t fight the system. Everything happens for your enlightenment. Put your faith in the Divine Plan and respond accordingly.

Whatever happens is exactly what’s meant to happen. Let it Be.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

fish tale

A fish with hands and legs? Did a frog mate with a goldfish? Nope. This is the Mexican Walking Fish, which is actually a salamander. Also called an Axolotl, it remains in its larval form throughout its life and never grows into an adult. The axolotl also is threatened with extinction, due to habitat destruction and water pollution


There's something about big teeth that makes fish scary, especially the humpback anglerfish, with an added bonus of a dark, slimy body. This one is a female, about the size of a tennis ball. The male is smaller, about the size of a jelly bean, and mates with the female by latching onto her with his hooked teeth, drinking her blood and supplying sperm, according to The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. How romantic. Government of New Zealand By Jeff Kart, Bay City, Michigan
on January 13, 2010 via treehugger

Giant Rat-Eating Plant


Giant Rat-Eating Plant Discovered in the Philippines
Scientists discovered a new carnivorous plant species in a remote area of the Philippines that catches and eats rats with its leafy trap.

Crazy! African Elephants Extinct by 2025 at Present Poaching Rates

If you hadn't thought much about the illegal ivory trade, sit up an pay attention. According to figures from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, cited by The Telegraph, all 600,000 African elephants will be extinct within in a bit over 15 years at current rates of poaching. Though there's been an international ban in place on ivory sales for the past two decades some 38,000 elephants are stilled killed every year, that's 104 every day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

15 books by Alexia C.

15 books via my homegirl Alexia..(this is interesting)

1. Tales of Earthsea- Ursula LeGuin
2. Lilith's Brood- Octavia Butler
3. Parable of the Sower- Octavia Butler
4. The Dispossessed- Ursula LeGuin
5. Possessing the Secret of Joy- Alice Walker
6. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
7. Imajica- Clive Barker
8. The Wheel of Time series- Robert Jordan
9. Fast Food Nation- Eric Schlosser
10. Bunnicula: The Celery Stalks at Midnight- James and Deborah Howe
11. Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem- bell hooks
12. The Eye of the Dragon- Stephen King
13. Song of Solomon- Toni Morrison
14. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
15. The Mists of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Justine Lai Join Or Die


“A long-term study of power, identity, intimacy, and empathy. In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the U.S. Presidents in chronological order.”

- Justine Lai

Sam Cooke Crossing Over

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/sam-cooke/crossing-over/1506/
Sam Cooke Crossing Over/americanmasters
Narrated by Danny Glover, the film features archival footage and interviews with Cooke’s family and intimates including Muhammad Ali, Herb Albert, James Brown, Dick Clark, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Wexler, and more

Blue


From the series Low and Slow - 300 feet Over the American Landscape, Aaerial photo of the James River Marsh.

Cameron Davidson, photographer



Rain over Fields of Gold, Kansas

Camille Seaman, photographer

persona


Danse religieuse du squelette (Monastère de Kirimtse, Vallée de Chumbi, Tibet)
Auteur : Maraini

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Richard Barnes


Instead, the image we encounter is overwhelming. "The detritus of our lives," Barnes explains, things like "Christmas tinsel, hair, dental floss, etc., become the building materials for birds."

The photographs, though, are about a lot more than litter and improperly handled trash. Like museum curators, the birds have selected artifacts from the culture of their neighbors and, while not guided by conscious decisions, have nevertheless put them on display.

Image credit: Richard Barnes

STUPId


Sesame street gang sing M.O.P’s ante up

Cave of Crystals


Giant crystals dwarf researchers in the Crystal Cave. Photo via veoverde

It seems like a Hollywood movie set; perhaps a place for Superman to get a little alone time--but Mexico's Cave of Crystals is no artificial wonder. Discovered in 2000 when silver miners broke through a wall in a mineshaft, the cave features crystals measuring 30 feet, the largest in the world. Only a handful of geologists have ever had the chance to visit this natural wonder, and it seems likely that few ever will; not only are the conditions inside the cave quite inhospitable, soon it will be filled with water.

It's Hot and Humid
Recently, Iain Stewart, a professor from the University of Plymouth, Great Britain, led a team from the BBC into the Crystal Cave in to show them the amazing formations attached to the mines of Naica in northern Mexico. The conditions in the cave, however, make extended exploration difficult. According to the BBC, the temperature reaches 50 degrees centigrade (122°F) with humidity at 100 percent.

Prof. Stewart:


The combination means that when you inhale air, the surface of your lungs is actually the surface cooler than the air is. This means that the fluids begin to condense into the lungs - and this is not good news

To tolerate the challenging conditions in the cave, explorers wear special refrigerant suites which contain a breathing system.

Introducing ELLA FITZGERALD



For you


In a sentimental mood
I can see the stars come through my room

Penguin pool, Antarctica


Penguin pool, Antarctica

Michael Reichmann, photographer

Carmen Defstar Nebula

These are for you...
In the Center of the Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula

The Boomerang Nebula


The Boomerang Nebula, a fascinating anomaly of the cosmos. At one degree of Celsius above absolute zero (the temperature at which all movement ceases), this nebula is the coldest thing ever observed in space and the only thing ever known to be colder than the background radiation of the Big Bang (which is very cold, -270C (-454ºF)).

The Flame Nebula in Infrared

The Pencil Nebula

Truong Son National Cemetery



Vietnamese soldiers burn incense to honor their relatives killed in the American-Vietnam War in Truong Son National Cemetery in Vietnam. More than 10,000 soldiers are buried there.

Kevin German, photographer

Books I want #1

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has tossed out a previous ruling that had nullfied the death sentence for Mumia Abu-Jamal, reports CNN.

Abu-Jamal was convicted of gunning down a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer over 28 years ago. His sentencing has been a subject of much controversy due to Abu-Jamal's claims of procedural errors, in addition to too few blacks on the jury.

Pennsylvania officials appealed the 2008 ruling that went in Abu-Jamal's favor. The justices announced their decision on Monday (Jan. 18), granting a new sentencing hearing.

The appeals court has the option of reimposing the death sentences or ordering a new federal trial.

Witnesses say Abu-Jamal shot Officer Daniel Faulkner, 25, in the back and in the head when Faulkner pulled his brother over at a late-night traffic stop. Abu-Jamal was wounded in the encounter, and subsequently confessed to the killing.

During his time in prison, Abu-Jamal became an outspoken critic of the criminal justice system, and published several books.

Sunset - Seguin, Haiti


.Sunset - Seguin, Haiti

Independent photojournalist Zoriah was in Haiti just a few weeks ago, and is currently returning there to document the post-earthquake situation. He tends to be - as far as I can tell - more unflinchingly honest and yet simultaneously more respectful of the dignity of his subjects than many mainstream news sources.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It should be clear by now that some honest communication is in order, and with Mars retrograding back toward your Midheaven it’s becoming more and more important to get to the goal you’ve decided to go for. Hopefully it looks something like joy and happiness for you. The Sun and Venus move into your domestic sector, helping you feel better about circumstances there, but these two benevolent and loving energies are headed straight for oppositions to Mars, which will also produce a full Moon event (read emotional crescendo on January 30th. No matter what seems to be happening, it’s where you’re coming from that matters the most. This is a time of great growth and expansion into wisdom, and if you follow your heart you won’t fail to get to that peaceful place.

Take a deep breath and share what needs to be shared.

Jay Electronica - Exhibit A


yay! the video is finally here.. i hope you enjoy it..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

i was drunk last night

Friday: It’s a big, big day, the biggest of the week and one of the biggest of the month. The dreamtime is highly active. The schedule kicks off with the Capricorn New Moon solar eclipse. The Moon and the Sun make a growth aspect to Neptune that promises many a dream exploration of the future that our current selves are creating. The Moon meets Venus, imprints our heart’s desires onto the eclipse energy, then glides into a void that’ll last until noon EST. Wrapping up the predawn show, the Moon quarrels with Mars and joins Mercury by declination, stirring scenarios of impassioned, even furious action and delivering messages of great personal meaning. Your head may well be spinning when you wake up. Take your time; sit with your dream echoes; write them down and begin to contemplate the future your subconscious is urging you to build. Mercury goes stationary direct during the void. Give him a few days to get moving before you do the same.
(hmmm.. what did you do last night?)

Gil Scott-Heron


Gil Scott-Heron's video for "Me And The Devil", out Feb 22. Taken from his forthcoming album "I'm New Here"

fuck fuck fuck fuck



wow..

Friday, January 15, 2010

Legend

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jamil Kayin - "Life Is Sweet" [Official Video]


this is my homeboy.. Philly stand up!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dirt the movie

Papua New Guinea


Jeff Shea - Tribal People

Papua New Guinea, Mendi Widow Side View, 1983 - It seemed that the tradition of wearing these beads while in mourning not only served to notify others of her status but also served to discourage suitors by hiding her body.

King penguin chicks



King penguin chicks above a colony of more than 200,000 penguins, Saint Andrews Bay, Island of South Georgia.

Tim Greyhavens, photographer

Octavio Paz

Talking with the things and with ourselves
the universe talks to itself:
we are its tongue and ears, its words and silences.
The wind hears what the universe says
and we hear what the wind says,
rustling the submarine foliage of language,
the secret vegetation of the underworld and the undersky:
man dreams the dream of things,
time thinks the dream of men.
— Octavio Paz

killed 5 hours later


Yoko Ono and John Lennon photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, Issue #335 (Jan. 22, 1981)

Leibovitz was the last person to photograph Lennon professionally, he was killed 5 hours later

Departure of the Witches


Falero, Departure of the Witches.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts


Magdalena Abakanowicz, 1974-2002, burlap, resin, metal pedestal
coll. The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington

shotgun

this is the song i was telling you about.. enjoy

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

The first half of this week asks you to willingly go all the way back to the place where your fears first got a grip on you and very deliberately unhook yourself from this limiting state of being. This has to be conscious and purposeful. No doubt you already know what you have to do. Mercury, stationing direct conjunct Pluto, one of your ruling planets, brings you the information and the connections you need on Friday to make this inner transformation happen. At the same time, the eclipse helps you to say the words you’ve been holding back for as long as you can remember. This deliberate effort will set you up for a major triumph when Mars, your other ruler, goes direct on your midheaven mid March.

If you apply yourself, Jupiter can help you launch a new creative venture by next week.

(and this is another one)
Scorpio - Thursday's eclipse in your 3rd House of thoughts and communication represents the chance to release an old version of your personal mentality and replace it with a new and more abundant version. This may not happen all at once; Mercury is still retrograde in this same part of your chart until the end of the week and a solar eclipse can take some time to deliver on its promise. But you will get a glimpse of the new mindset your soul is leading you into this week. This eclipse powerfully impacts your relationships -- when you really learn that what you think and say about other people is what you get in return, your relationship experience starts to change dramatically for the better.

The strongest earthquake

By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writer Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 11 mins ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

Sade

i posted this song before but this is the video.. enjoy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monica Cook




yo this artist is so fucking dope..

The Spirit of the Dead


Paul Gauguin- Manao tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch)

Christoph Bangert



One day a huge sandstorm swept across Baghdad and the fine dust in the air turned everything bright yellow and orange. This is one of the few pictures I was able to take in public on the streets of Baghdad between 2005 and 2006. During this time kidnappings and beheadings of foreigners forced the few western journalists that remained in Iraq to travel with armed Iraqi escorts and cautiously plan every trip ahead of time.

Sandstorm days in Baghdad always feel a bit like blizzard days in New York City. Everything moves a bit more slowly, many shops are closed and traffic almost comes to a halt. In an odd way the city feels safer for a few hours while the storm lasts, as if the normal rules don’t apply.

Christoph Bangert, photographer

(i love it when photographers write a lil something about what happ when they took the photo)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Martin Dammann




http://www.bthumm.de/www/artists/dammann/exhibitions.php

“Dans l’enfer des tournantes”


A common punishment for girls who rebel, in the worst case, is the so-called “tournante” – gang rape. Samira Bellil was the first to describe this phenomena in her book “Dans l’enfer des tournantes” (in gang-rape hell). She had been the victim of three gang rapes before she found the courage, after psychotherapeutic treatment, to tell her story. Samira Bellil was also patron of “Ni putes ni soumises” (Neither whores nor submissive) until she died in 2004 at 31 of stomach cancer.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics


via http://loralou.tumblr.com/page/2

Outdoor Education



Outdoor Education

Afghan students recite prayers in a makeshift classroom in a small remote village to accommodate the overflow of students. Wakhan Corridor

Paula Bronstein, photographer

huddle together for warmth


A group of crested macaques, more accustomed to tropical rain forests in Indonesia, huddle together for warmth in Dublin Zoo in Dublin, Ireland, on Dec. 30. The primates are endangered in their own land because of hunting and the clearing of their native habitat.

Naga Sadhu



From the series Nagas

The life of a Naga Sadhu (naked holy man) begins with a dip in the Holy Ganges. Signifying the end of all worldly bondings, the deep sets the Sahdu free of all social identities and relationships, let him walk the earth naked and covered in ash. It is believed that a dip in the holy waters at this time washes off all sins and guarantees a place in heaven.

Dhiraj Singh, photographer

Monday, January 4, 2010

History


new mos and talib....

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

As much as you want to get on with things, it simply isn’t time. It IS time, however, to set your intentions and eliminate all those outmoded responses that have never once served your purposes, except maybe when you were too little to HAVE any real purpose but survival. You’re all grown up now and you have a mission to undertake. Mars, one of your ruling planets, is retrograding back to your Midheaven, where he will go direct on March 10th, triggering an entirely new career phase. So it’s nearly time. Four planets connect with each other this week in your house of communication. Mercury is retrograde here, but that means you’re gathering important information now. Facts and certain perspectives you didn’t know you had come to light as the week begins.

Wait for the clarity you need before asking for what you want.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ann Wolfe



one day I'm gonna change my name to Ann Wolf. My middle name is Ann and I'm hairy like a wolf.. hahaha

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rebecca Roe: Reading Zora duz this

Cemetary' by faye runaway aka freedocha

I know that I failed to feel
this urgent information older adults would hand so carefully to me,
Me and my spaz-self, ramming my mind into the next new moment
I was too fast for wisdom and words.
Deep down I knew I was missing the mark
whenever the opportunity to Appreciate came around
That must be because it was a small death speaking, wishing for its life back
Cautioning me to wish for what I already had
This gravity of naked abandonement was heavier than I could fashion
I am Young, unsunk and Incapable of remorse
This is how I figured out that lessons are only released once the skin is broken
Never before.
Losing slows me down,
slow enough to stroke the last flame on its way out
and hear the clucking of foresight find me in my first grave.
Today,
Realization began building its nest in my heart.

(Dear What-Once-was,
I am going to tell others to be grateful and to enjoy.
But losing you was the best thing that could've happened.
Now I truly Love you.
Every time I wish for you, you seem to get more amazing.
Sincerely Yours,
the bereaved)

Pleasure is all Mine


The pleasure is all mine
To get to be the generous one
Is the strongest stance
The pleasure is all mine
To finally let go
And defend me
We float

Who gives most
Who gives most
Who gives most

The pleasure is all mine
Women like us
We strengthen most
host-like
When in doubt give

When in doubt give
When in doubt give