thanks mira :)
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Posted by ptownpixie at 11:45 PM
On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. 'He is much better off without me ... I wouldn't make a good wife for anybody,' ... Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale's death Wiles got this picture of death's violence and its composure.
here is andy warhols interpretation:
Posted by ptownpixie at 11:33 PM
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this is francis ford coppola's first full feature film.
'i could tell she was an american girl....raised on promises'
Posted by ptownpixie at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
okay, this guy is cerially awesome and not just for droppin my name in a song. new up and comer chek out his stuff on itunes... fresh with a ph.
i asked for a story::::
hmmm, a story, ok i'll have to make one up, i am the gator slaughter master, 430 have fallen by my sword, only 1 maiden, my music?
let's see, i started rapping in the early 90's under a different name, nothing official was ever released just small-time tracks here and there, my first official track was with Krohme & Royce Da 5'9, it was a remix that ended up as the b-side to Rokkonorrottenhell with Groovie Mann which is now out on iChoones and stuff. I've moved along fairly quickly over the past year since that happened, I've dropped 2 EP's, worked with some decent names in underground hip-hop, Vast Aire, C-Rayz Walz, LMNO, Wildchild, worked with some super-dope producers and all the while doing my own thing. I've had a few radio & magazine interviews, a track of mine is supposed to go in NBA 2K9 but we'll see, they seem pretty flaky. My full-length album, Fantastic Saturday Celebrity Hour is slated to be released in September, it's a talk show that takes place now in 1975, it's jazzy, it rocks, it's soulful, it's hip-hop but it's not the norm. I do my best to refrain from being generic but who knows, maybe I am... and i hate jello, it sucks, it's hospital food.
Posted by ptownpixie at 9:40 AM
Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
You've been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what's becoming of me
Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he's clean
Oh don't you see what I mean
Gotta get away
Like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue
Something is coming for you
Race for the morning
You can hide in the sun 'till you see the light
Oh we will pray it's all right
Gotta get away-get away
Between the velvet lies
There's a truth that's hard as steel
The vision never dies
Life's a never ending wheel
You're the star of the masquerade
No need to look so afraid
Jump on the tiger
You can feel his heart but you know he's mean
Some light can never be seen
Posted by ptownpixie at 10:55 AM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
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"Portland will celebrate its first ever ciclovia-style street closure on June 22, 2008. The proposed route will close six miles of streets for Portlanders to walk, bike, run, stroll, and roller blade along the route to activities in the parks as well as to nearby shops and businesses in the vicinity..."
Posted by ptownpixie at 3:22 PM
Friday, May 30, 2008
these books always left me with an uneasy feeling, partially because i couldn't read the whole thing and partially because, well, they were creepy and weird things happened to you and sometimes you died. sort of like pulling you from the children's fantasyland where dinner was always on the table and legos and treehouses took up most of your time, to the sucky world of adulthood. although adult life is less creepy. mostly.
Posted by ptownpixie at 4:48 PM
'Bodies' exhibit avoids a stiff penalty
BY KENNETH LOVETT
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
Friday, May 30th 2008, 4:00 AM
ALBANY - The company behind the controversial "Bodies" exhibit has agreed to document the origin of cadavers used in its show and to offer refunds to anyone who saw it.
Critics have charged that the exhibition featured the preserved human cadavers and body parts of Chinese political prisoners who might have been tortured and did not consent to be part of the exhibit.
Premier Exhibitions, which runs the worldwide exhibit, including one at the South Street Seaport, has denied the allegations.
But Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Premier has agreed to document the cause of death, origin of the bodies, and consent of those who agreed to have their remains displayed.
The company also agreed to pay refunds to anyone who visited the exhibit in New York City, which contains 20 full cadavers and over 200 human parts, organs, fetuses, and embryos.
"Respect for the dead and respect for the public requires that Premier do more than simply assure us that there is no reason for concern," Cuomo said.
"This settlement is a start."
Posted by ptownpixie at 1:48 PM
something about your sexy horns and the way you shoot blue lazers out of your glowing pink eyes, your terrible mechanical repetitive roar, how you mercilessly walk over hundreds of cardboard buildings while the same flameball shoots from below again and again in different angles and lights, well something about all that tells me you are more than just a monster, you are indeed something terrible, and old. king kong and godzilla could only hope to be half the monster you were, and that stupid stupid postal worker with his diobalical plan to kill you using your own weapons, well that was just a travesty. i only wish they had more scenes of you in all your terrible glory as you tear the world apart....zarkorr!, you are a true hero among monsters. r.i.p.
Posted by ptownpixie at 12:01 PM
Incredible pictures of one of Earth's last uncontacted tribes firing bows and arrows
By MICHAEL HANLON
Last updated at 4:43 PM on 30th May 2008
Skin painted bright red, heads partially shaved, arrows drawn back in the longbows and aimed square at the aircraft buzzing overhead. The gesture is unmistakable: Stay Away.
Behind the two men stands another figure, possibly a woman, her stance also seemingly defiant. Her skin painted dark, nearly black.
The apparent aggression shown by these people is quite understandable. For they are members of one of Earth's last uncontacted tribes, who live in the Envira region in the thick rainforest along the Brazilian-Peruvian frontier.
Thought never to have had any contact with the outside world, everything about these people is, and hopefully will remain, a mystery.
Their extraordinary body paint, precisely what they eat (the anthropologists saw evidence of gardens from the air), how they construct their tent-like camp, their language, how their society operates - the life of these Amerindians remains a mystery.
'We did the overflight to show their houses, to show they are there, to show they exist,' said Brazilian uncontacted tribes expert José Carlos dos Reis Meirelles Junior. 'This is very important because there are some who doubt their existence.'
Meirelles, who despite once being shot in the shoulder by an arrow fired by another tribe campaigns to protect these peoples, believes this group's numbers are increasing, and pointed out how strong and healthy the people seemed.
But other uncontacted groups in the region, whose homes have been photographed from the air, are in severe danger from illegal logging in Peru and populations are being decimated.
Logging is driving uncontacted tribes over the border and could lead to conflict with the estimated five hundred uncontacted Indians already living on the Brazilian side.
'What is happening in this region [of Peru] is a monumental crime against the natural world, the tribes, the fauna and is further testimony to the complete irrationality with which we, the 'civilised' ones, treat the world,' said Meirelles.
It is extraordinary to think that, in 2008, there remain about a hundred groups of people, scattered over the Earth, who know nothing of our world and we nothing of theirs, save a handful of brief encounters.
The uncontacted tribes, which are located in the jungles of South America, New Guinea and a remote and the beautiful and remote North Sentinel island in the Indian Ocean (the inhabitants of which have also responded to attempts at contact with extreme aggression) all have one thing in common - they want to be left alone.
And for good reason. The history of contact, between indigenous tribes and the outside world, has always been an unhappy one.
In our overcrowded world their very future hangs in the balance. Almost all of these tribes are threatened by powerful outsiders who want their land. These outsiders - loggers, miners, cattle ranchers - are often willing to kill the tribespeople to get what they want.
Even where there is no violence, the tribes can be wiped out by diseases like the common cold to which they have no resistance.
According to Miriam Ross of Survival International, which campaigns to protect the world's remaining indigenous peoples, 'These tribes represent the incredible diversity of humankind. Unless we want to condemn yet more of the earth's peoples to extinction, we must respect their choice. Any contact they have with outsiders must happen in their own time and on their own terms.'
As to who these people are, how they live their lives, what language they speak - we know nothing. 'Normally you can tell who tribes are by their language, how they wear their hair, how they adorn their bodies and so on, but in this case the photos don't allow us to get close enough to see,' says Ms Ross.
When anthropologists first overflew the area, they saw women and children in the open and no one appeared to be painted. It was only when the plane returned a few hours later that they saw these individuals covered head-to-toe in red. 'Tribes in the Amazon paint themselves for all kinds of different reasons - one of which includes when they feel threatened or are aggressive,' Ms Ross says.
'And they are almost certain to feel threatened by or aggressive towards a plane, which was where the photos were taken from. They are almost certain not to understand what the plane is - perhaps a spirit or a large bird.
'The jungle is fundamental to their lives and survival. It's their home, their source of food, the source of their culture etc. Without it, they could not exist as a people.'
Contact is usually a disaster for these remote tribespeople, who live a life probably unchanged for more than 10,000 years. Even if the loggers do not shoot them (which they often do) or force them off their land, diseases against which these isolated humans have no resistance typically wipe out half an uncontacted tribe's numbers in a year or two.
Ms Ross added: 'These pictures are further evidence that uncontacted tribes really do exist. The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct.'
For more information on Survival International, see www.survival-international.org.
Posted by ptownpixie at 11:41 AM
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Posted by ptownpixie at 11:13 AM