Friday, November 28, 2008

Better To Give Than Receive

When we all give, we all receive. Advent Conspiracy

What Would Jesus Buy?



What Would Jesus Buy? From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas.

Morgan Spurlock Interview.

AWESOME IDEA!

THE FOLLOWING WAS FOUND ON: Bob Cesca's Goddamn Awesome Blog!Go!. Click the link below to see the wonderful ideas that have been put together. This truly is what people coming together and community is all about.

RAINBOW FRIDAY
by Lee Stranahan
November 27, 2008

As I've written before, I lay a lot of the blame for the economy's current state on the giant corporations that run things. And tomorrow is Black Friday - when we're all supposed to be good little consumers and get up early in the morning, battle other consumers and buy lots of stuff. But from what I've seen of the Black Friday sales, they are lame, almost non-sales.

So I propose a new idea - Rainbow Friday. The idea is simple - people in online communities like this one just buy one thing from other people in that community tomorrow. It's US helping each other. Simple example - buy a copy of Bob's book as a gift. That's simple because we all know about Bob's book.

But what do YOU have for sale? Let's use the comments here to list stuff you sell. Anything - crafts you made on Etsy, music you created on CDBaby, services, ANYTHING - tell the other goddamn awesome people here about what you do and how we can buy it and let's all try to give each other a little shot in the arm.

POSTED BY LEE STRANAHAN | NOVEMBER 27, 2008 04:24 PM | COMMENTS (9) | DIGG ME!

Monday, November 24, 2008

a la mode if you will


Eggs and Sausage - Tom Waits on the Mike Douglas Show 1976


5 ball combination shot. Impossible you say, perhaps beyond the realm of possibility? Nah... Cause he'll be stretchin' out those long tawny fingers, he's out across a cool green felt with a provocative golden gait and a pool table rail shot that's no sweat....as I leaned up against my banister... and the sun came crawlin' yellow out of a manhole at the foot of 23rd street as a dracula moon in a black disguise was makin' it's way back to it's prepaid room at the St. Moritz Hotel...

Where The Hell Was Matt and How Did He Get All Those People To Dance With Him?

This entry was inspired by I Painted My Fridge Red.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

You Great Snorting Roadhog!

If I Had A Million With W.C. Fields And Alison Skipworth

REQUIRED UNDERSTANDING: 911 For Peace

It's in the paper every day
You see it in the headlines and you feel so sick, yeah
Another life leaves this world (this world) so full of hate
But short
Short on compassion
Short on humanity
Asking myself in vain, shaken by the shock,
"do we even have a chance?"

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human.
It's time to prove it.

This is a plea for peace (world peace)
To the oppressors of the world and to
To the leaders of nations, corporate profit takers,
to the every day citizen
Greed, envy, fear, hate - the competition has to stop.
When you see someone down, now's the time to pick them up
Set our differences aside and never look back, no

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human
It's time to prove it.

Isn't everybody tired of the fighting? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired of the killing? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired of the dying? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired of the hatred? (hey, hey)
Violence... (hey, hey)
fighting... (hey)
killing... (hey)
dying.. (hey)
aaaaaah!!

[excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech:]
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,
I still have a dream
we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children,
black men and white men
Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join
hands and sing
"Free at last, free at last.
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human
It's time to prove it.

We are all human
It's time to prove it.
We are all human...

Anti-Flag "911 For Peace"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shut down the SOA!

1, 2, 3, 4!

Has your life got you down? Are you feeling lost and blue?
I’m thinking maybe a career change is the best answer for you.
You’ve never lived, never known true romance,
Till you've been taught the steps to the death dance.
Fort Benning, Georgia's gonna teach you how to move!

Take our rights back! Stand up for Liberty!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.
Take our rights back! Shut down the SOA!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.

Torture, rape, murder and death are all waiting for you;
Democracy subversion, well, they got that covered too.
The grad names on their walls, most infamous of all dictators/coup leaders
Learn well, someday you may be ranked with these awesome k-k-k-k-killers!

Take our rights back! Stand up for Liberty!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.
Take our rights back! Shut down the SOA!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.

Take our rights back! Stand up for Liberty!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.
Take our rights back! Shut down the SOA!
The setting sun can burn a brilliant vibrant flame.

[Spoken Word by Father Roy Bourgeois]
We can see our country at work in Latin America,
on the side of the men with the guns, the sweatshops, the IMF of the World Bank.

They’re selling war as peace
STRIKE!
Doing it in our name
STRIKE! STRIKE BACK!
Tax dollars fund the war machine
STRIKE!
The people can’t live in its flames
STRIKE! STRIKE BACK!

[Spoken Word Continued]
We are on the side of the poor; on the side of life and hope and nonviolence...

AHHHHH!

Take our rights back! Stand up for Liberty!
This is the era when we give the world a better way.
Take our rights back! Shut down the SOA!
The setting sun can burn a brilliant vibrant flame!

Vibrant flame!

Anti-Flag "The School of Assassins"

Hotel Fox, Copenhagen

































Hotel Fox Copenhagen, Denmark
61 rooms, 21 artists, 1,000 ideas
Each room is an individual piece of art. From wacky comical styles to strict graphic design. From fantastic street art and Japanese Manga to simply spaced out fantasies. You will find flowers, fairytales, friendly monsters, dreaming creatures, secrets vaults and…
Pick a room, any room and I'll be there.

REQUIRED VIEWING: Chicago 10

By any means necessary, ALL power to the people!

"When I started this project I knew that I wanted to interweave the events in the courtroom with the events a year earlier. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out how to deal with the trial as there was no footage of the proceedings. I knew that I wanted the audience to “experience” the courtroom rather than hear about it, so that ruled out talking head “eyewitness” interviews. Since I was going to be intercutting between archival material and the courtroom material I knew that the characters needed to look nearly identical, which in essence ruled out dramatic re-enactments with actors in costume. Then one day I read a quote from Jerry Rubin where he described the trial as “a cartoon show.” It was so obvious. By animating the trial I would not only avoid all of the clichés of historical non-fiction, but I would also be able to make a statement about the circus-like nature of that courtroom." - Brett Morgen

Friday, November 21, 2008

Stand Up For Justice And Human Rights!

From November 21-23, the annual November vigil to close the SOA/WHINSEC will be at the gates of Fort Benning, GA. For additional information about what to expect at Ft. Benning, logistical information to assist your trip planning, media, legislative, fundraising and outreach tips and resources, and flyers you can reproduce and use in your community CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ASL Music Video - Bjorn Storm

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley, American Sign Language Interpretation by Bjorn Storm

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Food For Thought

Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell, the drummer and last surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience has passed away.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bill Ayers - SPOT ON!

"McCain and Palin demanded to “know the full extent” of the Obama-Ayers “relationship” so that they can know if Obama, as Palin put it, “is telling the truth to the American people or not.”

This is just plain stupid.

Obama has continually been asked to defend something that ought to be at democracy’s heart: the importance of talking to as many people as possible in this complicated and wildly diverse society, of listening with the possibility of learning something new, and of speaking with the possibility of persuading or influencing others." -Bill Ayers
To view this article in it's entirety, click HERE.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jimmy Carl Black

Jimmy Carl Black has passed away. Peace and respect to family and friends.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Albert Brooks - Genius

Defending Your Life (1991) is a film about a man who must justify his life-long fears and lack of assertiveness after he dies and arrives in the afterlife. Written, directed by, and starring Albert Brooks.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead





About Me

My photo
Chapter 1: Sold Flowers on a Street Corner, Chapter 2: Secretary, Chapter 3: Antique Toy Store Owner, Chapter 4: Truck Driver, Chapter 5: Worked at Deaf Center, Chapter 6: Anne's Mom, Chapter 7: Currently Work for Screen Print Label Company, Chapter 8: Aquabats Cadet #120171, Chapter 9: Activist, Chapter 10: New Hybrid Car Owner (So Anne Can Help Save The Penguins)
The above photo was taken with Jake of The Casualties who sets the standards high for the way people should be. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Jake. He's like a really good cereal, a balanced mix of everything needed for complete nutrition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Events at the The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH: BONHOEFFER

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH:  BONHOEFFER
BONHOEFFER at Mother Teresa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services 2400 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX July 10th at 3:00pm. For more information, see the full post above.

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH: MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH:  MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES
Mary Pickford: The Muse Of The Movies at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 August 20th at 1:30pm ONLY. MVFS is pleased to host the director, Nicholas Eliopoulos, who will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH: THE TREE OF LIFE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH:  THE TREE OF LIFE
The Tree Of Life at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 9th - 15th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND: THE TRIP

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND:  THE TRIP
The Trip at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 16th - 22nd.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH: BEGINNERS

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH:  BEGINNERS
Beginners at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 23rd - 29th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH: THE NAMES OF LOVE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH:  THE NAMES OF LOVE
The Names of Love at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 30th - October 6th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH: THE HEDGEHOG

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH:  THE HEDGEHOG
The Hedgehog at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 7th - 13th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH: ANITA

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH:  ANITA
Anita at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 14th - 20th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH: LIFE, ABOVE ALL

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH:  LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Life, Above All at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 21st - 27th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD: NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD:  NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT
Nostalgia For The Light at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 28th - November 3rd.