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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, Please World Don’t Hurt Me…

As children many say a simple prayer before bedtime. When you have no bed, what can be said?

Being homeless is not a crime or a disease, please don’t think it’s an excuse to abuse us either.

Two-tier society – PARIS – Centre Pompidou. ©Christophe Stramba-Badiali

Remembering Nanook of the North [Full Version]

Nanook of the North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic) is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, though Flaherty has been criticized for staging several sequences and thereby distorting the reality of his subjects’ lives.

In 1989, this film was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

File:Nanook of the north.jpgThe film was shot near Inukjuak, on Hudson Bay in Arctic Quebec, Canada. Having worked as a prospector and explorer in Arctic Canada among the Inuit, Flaherty was familiar with his subjects and set out to document their lifestyle. Flaherty had shot film in the region prior to this period, but that footage was destroyed in a fire started when Flaherty dropped a cigarette onto the original camera negative (which was highly flammable nitrate stock). Flaherty therefore made Nanook of the North in its place. Funded by French fur company Revillon Frères, the film was shot from August 1920 to August 1921.

As the first nonfiction work of its scale, Nanook of the North was ground-breaking cinema. It captured an exotic culture (that is, Indigenous and considered exotic to European colonizers) in a remote location, rather than a facsimile of reality using actors and props on a studio set. Traditional Inuit methods of hunting, fishing, igloo-building, and other customs were shown with accuracy, and the compelling story of a man and his family struggling against nature met with great success in North America and abroad.

Flaherty has been criticized for deceptively portraying staged events as reality, although staging events for the camera was the norm of documentary filmmakers of the time. "Nanook" was in fact named Allakariallak, while the "wife" shown in the film was not really his wife. According to Charles Nayoumealuk, who was interviewed in Nanook Revisited (1988), "the two women in Nanook – Nyla (Alice [?] Nuvalinga) and Cunayoo (whose real name we do not know) were not Allakariallak’s wives, but were in fact common-law wives of Flaherty.” And although Allakariallak normally used a gun when hunting, Flaherty encouraged him to hunt after the fashion of his recent ancestors in order to capture the way the Inuit lived before European influence. On the other hand, while Flaherty made his Inuit actors use spears instead of guns during the walrus and seal hunts, the hunting actually involved wild animals. Flaherty also exaggerated the peril to Inuit hunters with his claim, often repeated, that Allakariallak had died of starvation two years after the film was completed, whereas in fact he died at home, likely of tuberculosis.

Flaherty defended his work by stating that a filmmaker must often distort a thing to catch its true spirit. Later filmmakers have pointed out that the only cameras available to Flaherty at the time were both large and immobile, making it impossible to effectively capture most interior shots or unstructured exterior scenes without significantly modifying the environment and subject action. For example, the Inuit crew had to build a special three-walled igloo for Flaherty’s bulky camera so that there would be enough light for it to capture interior shots.

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At the time, few documentaries had been filmed and there was little precedent to guide Flaherty’s work. Since Flaherty’s time both staging action and attempting to steer documentary action have come to be considered unethical amongst cinéma vérité purists, because they believe such reenactments deceive the audience.

Family Trees Tribal Totems and Tattoo Designs

Seeking deeper meaning in a tattoo is a hard task, to find a life altering image empowering enough to emblazon your breast likened as Superman’s famous S… let alone creating an original idea as a coverup, for old not so good tattoos, without being a clone to copycat art and flash. When ink is in your blood though, you can see many things from a more combined and creative light.

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As I walked the forest of life blinded by the trees, now I see the forest and know my roots. These each in their own way helped me find a new way to grow my tree of life and be awakened every time I see it. That my friends, random readers and those who really know, is a glisten of soul brighter than gold.

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Bob Marley – Three Little Birds Lyrics

Don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)
Singin: don’t worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry (don’t worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:
Singin: don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. don’t worry!
Singin: don’t worry about a thing – I wont worry!
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right – I wont worry!
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

 

 

nComment Comics History of War: Digg vs Reddit War Flashback

nComment Comics History of War: Digg vs Reddit War Flashback Sci-Fi Fantasy Anime Blog: “Comment has been producing some of the most interesting and amazing webcomics related to social media for years. The now infamous ‘Digg vs Reddit’ war series has become a modern epic tale. With the rumor of part 3 soon to come and the turmoil in the web-o-sphere, we could not think of a better time to have a flashback of their wonderful works…”
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Topolino Contro i Vermi: Mickey Mouse vs the Worms

@FuriousFanboys.com: “Mickey Mouse vs the Space Worms a Spanish Sci-Fi Comic…

Mickey Mouse vs the Space Worms a Spanish Sci-Fi Comic…

Mickey Mouse against the Worms Topolino Sci-Fi Comicstrip
“Mickey Mouse against the Worms” is an unusual comic strip set on an alternative world where slimy creatures (“eidozoons”) struggle to cohabit with native mice, undergoing racial tensions. Originally written in Spanish, translated to English [captioned below each comic book page and in the mouseover text] for your international taste of Spanish flavored Sci-Fi Mickey Mouse and deviant Disney alien amusement..
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Photo Journal of an Oil Spill Cleanup

Photo Journal of an Oil Spill Cleanup | Chemically Green: “The Malaysian-flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying about 62,000 tons of light crude oil, the country’s coast guard said. Singapore port authorities said the spill measured about 4 kilometers by 1 kilometer and was located 6 kilometers south of Singapore’s southeastern tip.

Oil waves pounding the shore.

Oil wave.

More than 50 workers were deployed for the cleansing operations within a short time. Later 450 more workers joined to speed up the process. Sand contaminated by the oil sludge was disposed of immediately. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore had six response craft on site to manage the spill at all time. via: Ricky Gui

It was less than a tenth the size of Singapore’s worst such oil spill since the MPA was created. As much as 29,000 tons of heavy marine fuel oil leaked into Singapore waters from the tanker Evoikos in 1997 after it collided with the Orapin Global tanker.”

Photo Journal of an Oil Spill Cleanup

Warning the public.Documentation of an Oil Spill

The Malaysian-flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying about 62,000 tons of light crude oil, the country’s coast guard said. Singapore port authorities said the spill measured about 4 kilometers by 1 kilometer and was located 6 kilometers south of Singapore’s southeastern tip. Singapore and Malaysia activated oil-spill response companies and a clean-up operation involving 20 craft was under way. There were no reports of injuries among the 50 crew members.

A view of the damaged MV Waily, a bulk carrier registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines, after a collision with a Malaysian-flagged oil tanker in waters between Malaysia and Singapore May 25, 2010.

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A close-up view shows the damage on the Malaysian flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 after its collision with a bulk carrier in the waters between Malaysia and Singapore on May 25, 2010,

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The incident happened in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the tip of the island nation, the city-state’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said. The spill, equivalent to about 18,000 barrels, is dwarfed by the approximately 175,000 barrels of oil that has poured into the Gulf of Mexico since the deadly April 20 offshore explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig.

SignboardWarning the public.

A storm is coming.A storm is coming.

Oil slick along the shoreline.Oil slick along the shoreline.

Oil slick that contaminated the sand.Oil slick that contaminated the sand.

Workers digging up the sand to put it into the black plastic bag.Workers digging up the sand to put it into the black plastic bag.

Overlooking the mess.Overlooking the mess.

Rubbish that were washed up together with the oil.Rubbish that were washed up together with the oil.

Bags were left one side for collection.Bags were left one side for collection.

Workers in actionWorkers in action.

Close up of the dry part.Close up of the dry part.

Hardworking personnel cleaning up the sand under the scorching sun  for hours.Hardworking personnel cleaning up the sand under the scorching sun for hours.

One of the longer stretch of oil clearance in East Coast Park.One of the longer stretch of oil clearance in East Coast Park.

More black plastic bags.More black plastic bags.

Sucking out the oil.Sucking out the oil.

Overlooking the canal to see how the oil was control for further  floating in.Overlooking the canal to see how the oil was blocked.

Material to soak up the oil.Materials used to soak up the oil.

Working under the bridge.Working under the bridge.

Personnel moving in line to clear the oil.Personnel moving in line to clear the oil.

Unsung heroAn unsung hero.

Unsung hero.Yet another unsung hero.

One of the worst area that requires many personnel to clear.One of the worst areas that required many personnel.

Another long stretch of affected area.Another long stretch of affected area.

A man clearing the sand.A workman clearing the sand.

Close up of the floating oil on the sea.Close up of the floating oil on the sea.

Oil rush.Oil rushing the shore.

Picking up rubbish from the wash up.Picking up the washed up rubbish from spill.

Oil wave.Oil waves pounding the shore.

More than 50 workers were deployed for the cleansing operations within a short time. Later 450 more workers joined to speed up the process. Sand contaminated by the oil sludge was disposed of immediately. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore had six response craft on site to manage the spill at all time. via: Ricky Gui

It was less than a tenth the size of Singapore’s worst such oil spill since the MPA was created. As much as 29,000 tons of heavy marine fuel oil leaked into Singapore waters from the tanker Evoikos in 1997 after it collided with the Orapin Global tanker.

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