Archives For October 2014

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Kaci Hickox says rights being violated

Modern Family NOT Canceled — Story Is Hoax From Parody Site

Modern Family Canceled

According to Eric Stonestreet’s Twitter

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

The Beatles Official Music Video Playlist

The Monkees Music Videos Playlist


Almsman means a person who is living through charitable offerings.It was sited in Shakespeare’s King Richard II (R2 III.iii.149 [King Richard says to Aumerle] I’ll give my gay apparel for an almsman’s gown.

From Left, Bagot (Allan Kleban), John O’Gaunt (Dan Tucker), Bolingbroke (David Hastings), Aumerle (Sean McGuire), King Richard (Greg Faber), Queen (Melissa Kearney), Mowbray (Lee Hamilton), Earl of Salisbury (Tom Wheeler) in Arden Shakespeare Gild’s RICHARD THE SECOND in Delaware until June 28.

1) Rocky Horror Picture Show




2) The Little Shop of Horrors

3) Ghostbusters

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale


ACT V. SCENE III—The same. A Room in PAULINA’s 


Per.                                 And give me leave;

And do not say ’tis superstition, that

I kneel, and them implore her blessing.—Lady,

Dear queen, that ended when I but began,

Give me that hand of yours to kiss.

Paul.                                           O, patience!

The statue is but newly fix’d, the colour’s

Not dry.                                                [on,

Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid

Which sixteen winters cannot blow away,

So many summers dry: Scarce any joy

Did ever so long live; no sorrow

But kill’d itself much sooner.

Pol.                                   Dear my brother,

Let him that was the cause of this have power

To take off so much grief from you as he

Will piece up in himself.

Paul.                          Indeed, my lord,

If I had thought the sight of my poor image

Would thus have wrought you,—for the stone

is mine,—

I’d not have show’d it.

Leon.                     Do not draw the curtain.

Paul. No longer shall you gaze on’t; lest

your fancy

May think anon it moves.

Leon.                             Let be, let be.—

Would I were dead, but that, methinks, al-


What was he that did make it?—See, my lord,

Would you not deem it breath’d? and that

those veins

Did verily bear blood?

Pol.                         Masterly done:

The very life seems warm upon her lip.

Leon. The fixture of her eye has motion in’t,

As we are mock’d with art.

Paul.                             I’ll draw the curtain:

My lord’s almost so far transported that

He’ll think anon it lives.

Leon.                         O sweet Paulina,

Make me to think so twenty years together!

No settled senses of the world can match

The pleasure of that madness. Let’t alone.

Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr’d

you: but

I could afflict you further.

Leon.                            Do, Paulina;

For this affliction has a taste as sweet

As any cordial comfort.—Still, methinks,

There is an air comes from her: what fine chisel

Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock


For I will kiss her!

Paul.                  Good my lord, forbear:

The ruddiness upon her lip is wet;

You’ll mar it if you kiss it; stain your own

With oily painting. Shall I draw the curtain?

Leon. No, not these twenty years.

Per.                                   So long could I

Stand by, a looker on.

Paul.                         Either forbear,

Quit presently the chapel, or resolve you

For more amazement. If you can behold

I’ll make the statue move indeed, descend

And take you by the hand: but then you’ll


Which I protest against,—I am assisted

By wicked powers.

(On 11/01/14 – Join me for the continuation of “The Winter’s Tale”,

ACT V. SCENE III—The same. A Room in PAULINA’s 


1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

Justin Tang, AP
People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

Associated Press
Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

American University Queers Allies Costume
American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’
QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

‘”Animism” , belief in spiritual beings that are capable of helping or harming human interests. In Primitive Culture (1871), SIR EDWARD BURNETT TYLOR proposed the term and the view that animism is the first stage in the development of religion.

To the intellectuals of the 19th century, profoundly affected by Darwin’s new biology, animism seemed a key to the so-called primitive mind-human intellect at the earliest knowable stage of cultural evolution. At present this view is considered to be rooted in a profoundly mistaken premise, as all contemporary cultures and religions reflect a fully evolved human intelligence.

In order to undertake a systematic study of the evolution of religion, Tylor required “minimum definition of religion” and found it in “the Belief in Spiritual Beings.” If it could be shown that no people was devoid of such minimal belief, then it would be known that all of humanity already had passed the threshold into “the religious state of culture.” He assembled ethnographic cases and arranged them in series from what seemed to him the simplest or earliest to the most complex or recent. In this way he argued that religion had evolved from a “doctrine of souls” arising from reflection upon death, dreams, and apparitions to a wider “doctrine of spirits,” which eventually expanded to embrace powerful DEMONS and gods. Tylor asserted that humans everywhere would be impressed by the vividness of dream images and would reason that dreams of dead kin or of distant friends were proof of the existence of souls. The simple belief in these spiritual beings independent of natural bodies would, he thought, expand to include more elaborate religious doctrines, accompanied by rites designed to influence powerful spirits. Tylor showed that animistic beliefs exhibit great variety and often are uniquely suited to the cultures and natural settings in which they are found.

The term animism covers a range of spirits, from sojourning ghosts and mortal witches to perennial beings, whose natures and dispositions to humanity are attributed by categories. Spirits represent particular powers and must be handled accordingly. When trouble is encountered, the responsible witch, demon, or disgruntled spirit must be identified by the diviner. The cure ma rely upon ritual cleansing, propitiation, or even the overpowering of the malevolent force through supernatural counteragency.

(Comeback on 11/01/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Anitya”.

#ReligiousTopicOfTheDay,, @FelinaSilver

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