I never liked He-Man Masters of the Universe cartoons as a kid so I never watched them. Ridiculed fans of it maybe. This may be an oldie in internet years, but it’s still funny. Good comedy will stand up in the long run. Funny is funny. Daniel – the creator of these parodies did this for fun as I remember… As a result, he ended up getting a real [paying] gig out of the exposure.
So the 2nd half of 2011 has begun. Time to start a new ritual?Trend? whatever you call it…. How about:
MID YEAR Resolutions and Reflections.
Take a moment this weekend to reflect upon the first half of the year and see what you’ve accomplished and whether you are on track with your goals. Maybe you have new goals – i know i do. Maybe you fulfilled some, maybe others are getting cold and moldy on the back burner – salvage them if you want, or throw them out and make room for NEW.
I have been cleaning out my physical environment to create more clarity and focus for myself. It feels good to purge yourself of old things that you no longer want or need. Nostalgia and the What-If creatures try to sneak into your psyche to get you to reconsider letting go of your STUFF. But then Rationalization and Practicality double-team them and counter with the ideas of “you can’t take it with you”,” it’s holding you back” and “it’s weighing you down.”
Where’s The BEEF?
Ok, I realize this is normally slotted for an Eff-En-Eff, so here’s 2 mini-videos of UFOs over LONDON that were aired recently. Quite intriguing. Now I’ll keep my opinions to myself as I’m not an expert on analyzing real vs. fake. The fact that these two I found are taken in totally different parts of the city makes it seem a bit more convincing.
However, an observation is in store here. Why is it that UFOs always seem to move like UFOs? The triangle formation, the radical changes in direction and speed. The odd way the larger disc rotates and spins slowly. And so on.
Finally – cause I got work 2 do, I’ll blog more about this later, but time is of the essence.
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So my question to you is, Will It Blend, Punk?
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– – – You Might Be A Zombie if …you don’t realize we’ve been living in a Zombie Apocalypse for several years now.
Yes, I am probably starting a new meme here, but it dawned on me that the way most people go through their lives, they sure have an awful lot of zombie tendencies and traits… remember, kill the brain and run away – the lactic acid build up in reanimated dead tissue causes them to stop ‘dead’ in their tracks fairly quickly.
Footage Released For the First Time, February 2011
I first learned about this from a client and meant to post it back in Febuary.
This particular tribe is located on the Peru – Brazil border. It’s amazing that in this day and age that there is actually still indigenous people on the planet. They must wonder what sort of mysterious metal birds jets are…. Or in this case – what the helicopter was. I wouldn’t be surprised if their eyesight was good enough to spot the people inside the chopper and thought, who are these people of the sky?
What’s an urgent concern is logging companies are getting closer and closer to these people and if they are allowed to continue the pillaging, these people will lose their home and most likely their life as they know it. That would be a shame.
I know what certain people of the western world might think. “What can little ole’ me possibly do?” Or, “big deal, there’s nothing we can do about it. Not my problem” Or, “who cares? Those people are savages anyway and need to get some clothes on and start shopping at Walzmart.”
Now for some related intellectual commentary:
I read an article back in October 2010 that stated a new species was being discovered every 3 days in the Amazon for the last 10 years. Species like a baldheaded parrot, a blue-fanged tarantula, and bright red catfish. One in 10 species is found in the Amazon. Such a rich source of life doesn’t deserve to be turned into mono-crop bullshit for our endless hunger for cheap meat. (that’s grain crops grown to feed all the cattle that we in turn scarf down).
Yup, cattle ranching is largely responsible for the destruction of the rainforest. We’ve lost 17% of it in the last 50 years. That is SERIOUSLY effed up. So again, I ask, how arrogant and/or apathetic are we? Who are we to think we can keep doing this and be allowed to live on this planet? This brings up a good argument for going vegetarian.
Breakdown of recorded discoveries from 1999 to 2009:
These aren’t all that’s there – just the ones we noticed and not counting all the species we knew about before.
Tying this altogether – don’t you think that if. . . oh hell, who am I kidding? I mean WHEN we decide to make contact with these people, that once communication barriers are overcome, they could teach US so much about all the animals and plants in the rapidly disappearing rainforest? I think from a selfish standpoint, that’s a worthy reason to try to save them. After all, that’s the sort of argument that might hold water to those in power who see them as a nuisance and just want to take the resources for their own gain.
Nothing like music to get one’s emotions stoked. Michael Jackson was such a talented sensitive soul.
Michael Jackson | Earth Song
Well, from what I remember from Michael Jackson’s posthumous movie, This Is It, Michael thought we needed to stop the devastation immediately or else we’re definitely effed for good. Remember, this song was released back in 1995. That’s over 15 years ago. Has anyone seen how the rain forests, et al have changed since then?
When you think about what we’ve be doing, the question comes up – Do we deserve to keep on going?
The entity to ask this to isn’t so much each other than it is our home, Mother Earth. A sincere apology is probably a good start followed by a commitment to change for the better. Maybe it’s already out of our hands and She’s retaliating slowly but surely. It could be that it’s all a part of some elaborate program. I’m not one to put much stock into 2012 from a prophecy standpoint, unless you consider the self-fulfilling kind where you give up and are resolved to experience a certain outcome.
It’s as if we are at war with the earth. But we are not separate from it, therefore we are really at war with ourselves. We deny our connection to each other, the animals, the plants, the ocean, the earth, the stars.
We are all one, yet most of us live in the false idea of separation, largely in part to the wonderful nature of duality. That’s the secret. Duality exists for us to appreciate the unlimited variety of expression of life. But what we need to remember that above the duality is the oneness that encompasses all.
The ALL is in all of us and we are all part of the ALL. The separation is only perception from each of our limited consciousness.
I’ll post a similar topic in a few days regarding this subject.
some background info on the video [taken from Wikipedia]
The video was filmed in four geographic regions. The first location was the Amazon Rainforest, where a large part was destroyed a week after the video’s completion. Natives of the region appeared in the video and were not actors. The second scene was a war zone in Croatia, with famous Serbian-born Croatian actor Slobodan Dimitrijević and the residents of the area. The third location was Tanzania, which incorporated scenes of illegal poaching and hunting into the video. No animals were harmed in the making of the “Earth Song”, as the footage came from documentary archives. However, a poacher killed an elephant within a mile of the shot. The final location was in Warwick, New York, where a safe forest fire was simulated in a corn field
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, healthy lifestyle is part of my thing.
The Future Of Food (2004)
This documentary came out November 13, 2007 according to the info on Hulu – less than 4 years ago as of this posting. However, when checking out the history of the film on it’s OWN website, I found this:
The Future of Food has been a key tool in the American and international anti-GMO grassroots activist movements and played widely in the environmental and activist circuits since its release in 2004. The film is widely acknowledged for its role in educating voters and the subsequent success of passing Measure H in Mendocino County, California, one of the first local initiatives in the country to ban the planting of GMO crops. Indicative of its popularity, the Future of Food showed to a sold out audience of 1,500 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco in 2004, a benefit for Slow Food, where it was introduced by Alice Waters. [source]
Like Food Inc. and The World According To Monsanto, it is an eye opener for many as to what’s being done to our food supply. Remember, knowledge is power and ignorance breeds complacency and allows for ease of control. Keep informed!
The Future Of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade
Since i am often the DD – “designated driver” verses the luckier DD – “designated drunk”, I have to find a non-alcoholic beverage to consume while out at the clubs, bars, restaurants and parties.
YOU GET THE LUCKY LEPRACHAUN
GOLD RUNNING THRU YOUR VEINS!
So what’s better than tiger blood juice and a perfect drink for St Patrick’s Day?
why, Lucky Irish Gem Juice!
Careful how you say that. Don’t let drunk friends order it as if they’re slurring their speech it could sound like you’re asking for Jim Juice, aka Jim Jones Blue Kool-Aid suicide drink. Just remember Green Good. Blue Bad. Simple alliteration memory jogger there. GG good, BB bad.
This drink can pass as non-alcoholic and safe for the non-idiots to drink who are the chosen ones to take their village idiot and city idiot buddies home from their favorite Irish Pub this St Paddy’s day. An excellent choice for those who choose not to imbibe the green beer monster.
LUCKY IRISH GEM JUICE (inventor – Terry P Carter)
Bitters – i like the taste – it really amps up the ginger ale. Bitters does have alcohol but it’s like the equivalent of adding vanilla extract to a drink. A few drops aren’t going to do anything to your sobriety. Here’s a few BITTERS I like to use.
Chloroxygen – 4 to 10 drops will do the trick depending on how ‘healthy and energetic’ you want to make the drink.
to get your Lucky Leprechaun Magic Elixir, aka CHLOROXYGEN today.
THE LUCKY IRISH LEPRACHAUN GRASS is actually CHLOROXYGEN chloropyll supplement – great for natural energy boost and great for solving and avoiding altitude sickness / acclimating yourself to high altitude especially if you are like me and live most of the time near sea level.
Regarding the video – it’s my interpretation of a city idiot – urban version of the Village idiot.
It’s not polished, predictable, professional, etc. and it’s not supposed to be. He’s an IDIOT, duh.
It’s a bit off, stupid, and just a little out there…. although as with the special idiot savant variety, there’s always a little bit of wisdom in older idiots – they are most likely the smartest of the bunch as they are still alive.
. . . and yes, i AM Irish but pretty far removed from the homeland – ancestors bailed out of the Blarney ages ago.
2009 Costa Rica Rainforest Mask exhibition at Selby Gardens @ Sarasota Florida.
For the most part, I will let the pictures of the masks speak for me.
That year, prices ranged from $200 to $1000 for the long totum-like mask. Most were priced in the 400-500 range. All masks were exquisite in their detail and as colorful as the rainforest from which they originated. These are from the Costa Rican rainforest. Originally I was thinking Amazon=Brazil, Peru, etc… But of course, not all rainforests are found in the amazon . . . Just conditioned to go there right away – blame it on Child of the 80s symdrome.
Borucan Mask-Making: The Men Behind the Masks
Almost 20 years ago, Borucan mask-making was nearly lost as an art form. One man, Don Ismael Gonzalez, took it upon himself to re-invigorate the carving tradition by teaching it to a group of young boys. Today the new master carvers are the teachers of a new generation of apprentices. As a result, the Borucan people have a renewed pride in their customs.
There are three distinct styles of masks, each of which tells a specific story about Borucan culture. The first is the Diablito, or devil mask, which comes directly from the festival El Jeugo de LosDiablitos. It is the most traditional, dating back to the Spanish occupation of the region. The second is the Ecologica, featuring the plants and animals of the rainforest. These were originated by the new generation of artists concerned about the imminent threat to their culture form the destruction of their environment. The third is the Combinados. These masks are a metamorphosis of both the Dialito and the Ecologica. They represent the coming together of the old traditions with the new generation.
All masks are original one of a kind designs carved from balsa wood and cedar. The artists use acrylic paint to adorn the balsa images and traditional hand-hewn tools to carve. The design is drawn onto the front surface and then carved. This process creates a relief out of one piece of wood.
Orchids: Nature’s Perfect Mask
Note – Selby gardens started as a Orchid research facility.
A mask by definition is an object that hides reality and enhances an image for the purpose of eliciting a predictable response. Sometimes it mimics a powerful and fearsom entity and in other cases it acts to seduce in order to continue its existence.
The Borucan Indians of Costa Rica are continuing their rich tradition of mask making to ensure their survival. Originally, the masks were used as a ritual defense against the Spanish Invaders. Today they are an exquisite example of an art form which has captured our awareness and invited us to help perpetuate this significant custom.
As with the mask, the orchids image has been specially crafted by Nature through color, shape and aroma to attract the one significant insect or animal suited for its propagation. For this reason Nature has perfected a mask making tradition of its own.
The Rainforest Mask Exhibit is coming back for it’s 7th time at Selby Gardens starting this March 4th 2011 through April 15th.
The Borucans will demonstrate their carving and painting during four “Meet the Artists” sessions in the Museum of Botany and the Arts on Saturdays and Sundays, March 5, 6, 12 & 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Spanish interpreters will be available to translate your questions.