That is really sad. The least they could do was give proper and more public notice so the best pieces could be photographed and remember. It used to be the street artists who had to slink around at night. They deserve all the backlash.
Best intro in television history.
Glady, Elvis, and Vernon Presley, 1937
Sloths for president!
I can’t resist going down the rabbit hole.
Resentment of the Day: An Israeli Soldier’s Instagram of a Palestinian Boy
A chilling Instagram photo recently uploaded by an Israeli soldier of a presumably Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle scope has sparked outrage on the web, even prompting an official investigation by the Israeli Defense Force within the sniper unit that the uploader has been assigned to. Mor Ostrovski, the 20-year-old soldier who uploaded the image, has since closed his Instagram account and defended his action by saying that he didn’t take the photograph but simply found the photo on the Internet.
…I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this image but figure I’d open up the floor for the rest of you!
This looks fake.
Join Schomburg’s Junior Scholars as they host the Black Comic Book Festival on Saturday, January 12th! A festival celebrating the rich tradition of black superheroes, the event is opened to all ages and will feature lively panel discussions, an awesome photo exhibit and the chance to meet some of your favorite black comic book writers!
Open to comic book lovers of all ages!
Oh hey, this is very cool! And also possibly of interest to some of you NYC folks.
Literally up the block from me. Gonna check this out.
I find it interesting how hard it was for me to find an article with pictures of the suspects. And not a one has mentioned the race of the victims (courtesy of Google I was able to establish that both victims were black men), or any discussion of whether or not race was a factor in the decision to rob & kill them. Now, there’s no question that several people involved had criminal records, but I can just about guarantee you that there’ll be people insisting that A) the white kids couldn’t be responsible despite all evidence to the contrary, B) the white kids are good kids who made a mistake, C) Their families didn’t raise them to be this way, and they are hurt, shocked, and appalled & D) the victims are no great loss because they had criminal ties/records. There will be little or no discussion of who the murdered men could have been or the pain their families are feeling.
This story definitely needs a lot more coverage. But hoenstly, unless it involves a gun, nobody is going to pay any attention. Reading the comments, a couple of unconfirmed but likely details surface. What the police chief refers to as “gruesome details” that he won’t divulge, may be that the killers had sex on top of the bodies. Let that sink in for a second. The police confirm the suspects were planning on dismembering the body. Although strangulation is the cause of death, I bet there was plenty of blood at the crime scene. ((UPDATE: According to CBS, the suspects did attempt to dismember the bodies. I can’t even imagine what an attempted dismemberment must look like.) Honestly, while I’m not sure race was the defining factor of this crime, it is clear that some seriously deranged shit is at play here.
Not that it really enhances the conversation, here is a video one of the killers, Adam M. Landerman, 19, created. (Not sure how long this link will work). Monster really loved him some zombies. Can anyone identify the photo at 0:45? Seems more like a crime scene than a game still.
A soul connection is a resonance between two people who respond to the essential beauty of each other’s individual natures, behind their facades, and who connect on this deeper level. This kind of mutual recognition provides the catalyst for a potent alchemy. It is a sacred alliance whose purpose is to help both partners discover and realize their deepest potentials. While a heart connection lets us appreciate those we love just as they are, a soul connection opens up a further dimension… seeing and loving them for who they could be, and for who we could become under their influence. This means recognizing that we both have an important part to play in helping each other become more fully who we are. A soul connection not only inspires us to expand, but also forces us to confront whatever stands in the way of that expansion.