Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Flying Coffin does it again three years in a row. i'm not really feeling this design compared to the last two years, nevertheless, FC continues to conjure zealot supporters all over the states...bravo 206!
Get these threads online --here--
Hopefully you read Part 1 already! The following is Part 2 & 3. To get you up to speed or brief you:
This is the second and third installment in a five-part series offering a first-person account by David Rohde of his seven months as a captive of the Taliban in Pakistan. Mr. Rohde, a New York Times reporter, was kidnapped with two Afghan colleagues on Nov. 10, 2008, as they traveled to an interview with a Taliban commander outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.
The articles are based on Mr. Rohde’s recollections and, where possible, records kept by his family and colleagues. For safety reasons, certain names and details have been withheld.
Part 2 --here--
Part 3 --here--
Go buy today's paper, support newspapers, support a dying medium, support journalists!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Urban Dictionary defines Stay Gold as:
1. -Stay young and notice the world.
"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
2. -Comes from the Robert Frost poem, "Nothing gold can stay." Often can refer to staying true to yourself and your own character.
-More literal meanings can be to stay where you are, in whatever figurative meaning (ie: relationship, city, state, country) you can conjure up.
"Stay gold, Ponyboy."
3. -Being true to yourself, innocent, uncorrupted, unblemished etc.
-Not conforming to what society dictates, but in a sense marching to the beat of your own drummer.
Johnny: "Your gold when your a kid. When your a kid, everythings new. Like dawn, the way you dig sunsets, Ponyboy, that's gold. Keep it that way, its a good way to be."
4. -Employs a variety of meanings, all of which gravitate around themes of maintaining self, integrity, and youth. Used extensively in the straight edge doctrine of pure living to mean "stay free of drugs, alcohol, and other vices."
"Stay--stay gold. Stay--true to yourself, to your friends, and never let go."
5. -Stay true and pure, have integrity. Remember who you are and don't change it. Be yourself.
*hmmmmmmmmmmmm, shit is lining up for that TATT!
Have you read the NYTimes yet!!??
David Rohde, a New York Times journalist was scheduled to interview a Taliban leader when in route, he was kidnapped by another Taliban faction and held for over 7 months.
As a result of his capture and escape, he wrote a series of in-depth articles covering his terrorful ordeal with the group.
I discovered this captivating article in this past Sunday's edition. The 5-part series will be running daily in the NYTimes all week. I highly recommend you read it via ONLINE or PRINT (just buy a copy each day and support a dying medium!)It is a mere two bucks!
That being said, here is a direct link to STORY 1- Held by the Taliban: A Times Reporter's Account.
Indulge --here-- NOW!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sikh boy withdrawn from school in dispute of ceremonial dagger
A Sikh boy has been withdrawn from the Compton School in Barnet, north London, in a dispute over a ceremonial dagger, his local education authority confirmed.
(Published: 2:30PM BST 13 Oct 2009)
The 14-year-old who has not been named, was forbidden from wearing a five-inch (13cm) kirpan to school on the grounds that it was a health and safety risk.
The ceremonial sword, or dagger, is one of five articles of the Sikh faith that must be carried at all times.
The school governors said they had tried to reach a compromise and had proposed that he wore a two-inch version of the dagger welded into a sheath.
But this was rejected by his family who said the miniature dagger was not a genuine kirpan.
The boy first started carrying the five inch kirpan two years ago when he was baptised as a Sikh.
But according to his older brother Ravjeet Singh, he was no longer allowed to wear the dagger at the beginning of this term.
''He was greeted by the head teacher at the school and was asked if he was wearing the kirpan,'' he told the BBC's Asian Network.
''He said yes and then they said, 'We're going to have to turn you away'.''
The boy's family told the BBC he was now being privately educated having missed five weeks of school.
A statement from The Compton School board of governors said: ''The student involved is a valued pupil at the school who is expected to get good grades in his forthcoming GCSEs.
''The school's governing body has spent the past two years trying to reach an agreement with the family and to establish the appropriate nature of a religious artifact that can safely be brought into school.
''During this period of time, along with the local authority, we have examined potential compromises after looking at how this issue has been dealt with in other schools, education authorities and elsewhere within the Sikh community and taken legal advice.
''At the moment we are holding a place open for the student should he feel able to wear a kirpan suitable to bring into school.''
*it's just a dagger . . . not a gun! it's just a ceremonial knife . . . not a machete! it's just a golden shank . . . not a satanic shiv crafted by goth-garbed tweekers. just some thoughts
The homie at Carpal Tundra is back with some sick illustrations/art pieces that capitalize upon the abuse of pop culture icons and design fervor.
Go check his work out and follow his talent by clicking --HERE--
*Jeff . . . get at me
Friday, October 9, 2009
Right back at you with a glorious pic of the hood to soak up as i put the game face of doom back on! Yes, it has been six months. I needed a leave of absence as I festered among the stink of the city. But i'm back. I have no promises for you readers, but i will guarantee to make your skin pale with what STAY GOLD shall embark in.
For the moment, indulge in the previous posts. Many of them are labeled for -ease of access-
If you do follow this blog, i highly demand that you actually muster up the concept of written communication and comment!
On that note:
If you feel the need to be evil, do so!
In darkness we trust...