Maori warriors defy authorities with a powerful haka at Standing Rock

A group of six Māori have been at the camp since last Sunday, in support the Standing Rock’s Sioux tribes’ opposition to the Dakota pipeline.

Kereama Te Ua and some Māori women went to pray at the frontline where authorities were positioned yesterday, (Thanksgiving Day).

“I didn't think I was going to do it there. I just had an overwhelming feeling to drop to my knee and deliver something from my ancestors, knowing full well that a haka would have provoked them, they wouldn't understand what it means, and these guys are looking at any reason to take a shot at us,” said Te Ua.

For months the Sioux tribe along with thousands from around the world have been camped at Standing Rock, to protest the construction of the underground pipeline, which they claim will pass through a sacred burial site.



Watch the video here


Big Bear is Watching!


The Post's Ellen Nakashima goes over the events, and discusses the two hacker groups responsible.


Elephants Never Forget ... Friends Reunited

The story of Shirley and Jenny, two crippled elephants reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable between the two former circus elephants.

More Nature Perseveres [via Nina Reznick]







For All The Cubs Fans Who Didn't Live Long Enough To See It!



The brick right field wall of Wrigley Field, facing Sheffield Avenue, has become a repository of names of the dead. What started off as a place for general well-wishes to the Cubs — someone helpfully left boxes of chalk out — gradually transformed into a remarkable memorial. Late into the night, people have been writing the names of Cubs fans who died before they got the chance to see their team win a World Series.

For All The Cubs Fans Who Didn't Live Long Enough To See It!



The brick right field wall of Wrigley Field, facing Sheffield Avenue, has become a repository of names of the dead. What started off as a place for general well-wishes to the Cubs — someone helpfully left boxes of chalk out — gradually transformed into a remarkable memorial. Late into the night, people have been writing the names of Cubs fans who died before they got the chance to see their team win a World Series.

The Sound of Winners!

Congratulations Chicago!

Patrick DeCori

These are the Fans who couldn’t afford tickets and crowded in front of the stadium despite having a view of nothing but the building’s facade.

Surreal body art that will give you the creeps!

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho
3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

Hikaru Cho is the artist responsible for the surrealist body art I’m bringing to you today. To date, Cho’s mind-altering art has been featured in ad campaigns for Amnesty International and tech giant Samsung. According to an article on Cho from 2012 when she was just nineteen, she took to using acrylic paint to create hyper realistic images directly onto her subjects skin because she was “bored” with technologically enhanced artwork.

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

Based in Tokyo, the now 22-year-old has amassed a rather large and impressive catalog of three-dimensional body paintings. There are even a few Halloween-themed ones that I’ve included in this post because, why not? Perhaps they will help inspire you for whatever Halloween festivities you will be participating in this weekend.

Body art created for the campaign ”My Body, My Rights,” by Amnesty International
Body art by Hikaru Cho created for the campaign ”My Body, My Rights,” by Amnesty International

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

Juicy Girls 3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

Face to Face 3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

A banana painted to look like a fish by Hikaru Cho
A banana painted to look like a fish

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho

3-D body art by Hikaru Cho
 

TEN RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY FROM DENNIS WALSH



1.    Instead of getting a watch dog, why not just put a chalk outline of a guy in your driveway?

2.   A sure fire way to deter Jehovah Witnesses is to ask, “May I have this dance?”

3.   Before ordering the pulled pork, always insist on knowing who pulled it.

4.   Some shampoos promise “more volume.” I was completely unaware that people were having trouble hearing their hair. 

5.    Be careful what you say. A woman asked me if I would like to have kids. I told her someday. Two weeks later she dropped her kids off at my house for the weekend.

6.    Fat mean never having to say you’re full.

7.   What’s the deal with that ‘Siri’ woman? I was leaving the house and she sarcastically asked, “You’re wearing that?”

8.    Hospitals and courthouses are two places in serious need of cocktail lounges.

9.   You have way too much money if you have a Gucci colostomy bag.

10.  A boy does not become a man until such time as he comes to value peace of mind over piece of ass.

Vatican reeling as DNA tests show communion wafers contain 0% Christ [via John Reid]

Although clearly a spoof, the spoof illustrates the divide between mystical and literal Christianity. In the mystical tradition it means nothing that there'd be no real DNA in the communion host; in the literal tradition they'd be stymied by it and would probably simply reject the entire history of science.



Communion wafer DNA test

The Vatican is this morning facing a further crisis after routine DNA tests revealed that the communion wafers used in Sunday mass contain 0% of the body and blood of Christ.

The findings are sure to pile further pressure on the ailing religious organization, just days after their Chief Executive resigned citing ‘personal reasons’ and ‘being a bit old’.

The news will concern billions of Catholic consumers, previously led to believe they were consuming Christ himself each Sunday morning during mass.

Catholic Simon Williams told us, “So what have I been eating all these years? It’s not horse again is it?”

“It’s always had a funny taste that I couldn’t quite place. But having been a choir boy in the catholic church I grew up being told by priests that putting strange things in my mouth was the done thing.”

“That said, with the amount of cash I’m encouraged to put in the collection plate on a Sunday morning I can’t believe they’re scrimping on the ingredients.”

“You’ll be telling me next that the stuff they dip the wafer in isn’t actually blood.”
Catholic crisis

A spokesperson for the Vatican explained that the DNA test results merely highlight the incompatibility of science and religion.

They told us, “Where is your faith that the wafer is the body of Christ? Science can’t tell you everything, and just as it can’t prove God doesn’t exist, it can’t prove the wafer ISN’T the body of Christ.”

“Oh, it has done exactly that? Right. Well.  There’s probably something in the Bible about that. I’ll have to go and look.”

Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities provide perfect opportunities for evocative night photography, while the bustling trains and intersections offer an infinite source of inspiration for those looking for some snaps in the daylight hours.