Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ridiculousness At Its Best!

Jennifer Hudson & Jennifer Holiday @ 2007 BET Awards
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Earth Mother Getting Angry!

From New Hampshire to California, American Indian leaders are speaking out more forcefully about the danger of climate change.

Members of six tribes recently gathered near the Baker River in the White Mountains for a sacred ceremony honoring "Earth Mother." Talking Hawk, a Mohawk Indian who asked to be identified by his Indian name, pointed to the river's tea-colored water as proof that the overwhelming amount of pollution humans have produced has caused changes around the globe.

"It's August color. It's not normal," he said.

"Earth Mother is fighting back - not only from the four winds, but also from underneath," he said. "Scientists call it global warming. We call it Earth Mother getting angry."

Yeah... how about you not call it that. It sounds silly. And I'm not going to let a little "tea colored" water stop me from driving my SUV six blocks to the grocery store. I'm an American dammit!

Thought it might be nice to include this 1971 PSA the Indians did on littering. I know it opened my eyes to how much we take this precious Earth of ours for granted... Why I can barely throw a gum wrapper let alone an entire bag of Wendy's food out of my car without thinking of this video.


Wow! I can't get over how awesome his album is. I was telling my friend Josh Moon that his album is what the second Scissor Sisters album should have sounded like... Oh well. Love you Mika!

Monday, June 18, 2007

To Infinity and Beyond!

A bit of space porn for Monday. Here's a stunning photograph of the recent launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from the WB-57 research aircraft over the Kennedy Space Center.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yes People. It's True!

This was too good. I had to post it.

Mia Michaels - Grand Diva Goddess!

For those of you who do not know who I'm talking about... I feel truly sad for you. I'm almost positive that when Mia Angelou penned "Phenomenal Woman" that she was looking into the future at Mia Michaels.

From stage to screen, Mia has turned dance into inspired and unique works of passion and beauty. She has rendered her unique style and vision of the craft, which is sought after by other innovators, from celebrities and recording artists to dance companies and educational institutions.

Mia’s choreography for Celine Dion’s A New Day under the direction of Franco Dragone at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas has received stunning reviews. The New York Times raved, “The greatest pleasure…was the go-for-broke physicality of the choreography”. The show features a cast of 50 dancers and is two hours of pure dance artistry. Currently her work can be seen on Cirque du Soleil’s first touring show, Delirium, which premiered March 2006. She has also created works for numerous recording artists including Madonna, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, and Prince.. Her work in film and television includes “Cool Women” for AMC/DreamWorks Television and award winning commercials for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Bacardi, Coldwell Banker, Ziploc, the WNBA, Star TV and VISA.

Included in her diverse concert and stage work is the critically acclaimed New York based dance company, RAW for which she is the founder, artistic director and choreographer. She has been commissioned to create work for Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Jazz Dance Chicago, and Oslo Dance Ensemble. She’s been off-Broadway with “If These Shoes Could Talk,” and “Fort Chaffee.” Mia has also held faculty positions at prestigious institutions of dance around the world including Alvin Ailey and the International Dance Festival of Italy.

Mia is constantly striving for new inspirations for her work. Her students and peers around the world have noted her as a memorable influence. She has a way of touching people’s lives with passion, emotional expression and style of dance.

For you enjoyment... but mostly for mine here is some of Mia's work from So You Think You Can Dance.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

What Is The World Coming To?

Wildlife rangers are battling to save an orphaned baby mountain gorilla found clinging to her dead mother in the Congo.

The adult gorilla had been shot a point-blank range in the back of the head.

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The two-month-old, who has been named Ndakasi by conservationists looking after her in Goma, is taking baby formula from a feeding bottle.

"She's more or less OK. It is certainly a worrying situation, but not hopeless," Paulin Ngobobo, senior warden in eastern Congo's Virunga National Park.

Ndakasi, who was born on April 15, would normally have suckled for up to three years.

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Only 700 mountain gorillas survive in the wild, more than half of them in Virunga.

At least two have been killed and eaten already this year by rebels living off the land as militia fighting drags on despite the official end of Congo's five-year war in 2003.

It is unclear who had killed the adult female or why.

She had been killed "execution-style" in the back of the head and left at the scene rather than taken away to be eaten, said Emmanuel de Merode of conservation group Wildlife Direct.

"It looks like she was lured with bananas because we found bananas at the site.

"A second gorilla was probably shot because there was a trail of blood nearby and three gunshots were heard. The other was probably wounded and got away," he said.

"There are militia groups there. This particular incident was in the Mikeno sector, which is on the border of Rwanda. There was a lot of fighting in that area in January and those problems have not entirely been solved."

Last month Wildlife Direct said Mai Mai rebels had attacked patrol posts in Virunga park, killing one wildlife officer and critically injuring three others, and threatened to slaughter gorillas if park rangers retaliated.

More than 150 rangers have been killed in the last decade while protecting Congo's parks from poachers, rebel groups, illegal miners and land invasions, working through the war without pay.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

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