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New Year’s Revolution

Yesterday, my talented friend CRYPTIK posted this great video of a monologue by Charlie Chaplin, known as “The Great Dictator Speech.” It’s powerful and compelling stuff, I tell ya. The political satire film was released in 1940 and it’s amazing to think that the US was still at peace with Nazi Germany at that point. It was Chaplin’s first talking film and was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. “Make life a wonderful adventure.” What a visionary.

Tinseltown’s Comeback

Happy New Year! 2015 was a lot of fun, here’s hoping 2016 is even better. Thanks for visiting. Here’s another article on Los Angeles’ recent cultural resurgence, this time via The Guardian. Good article, but if you’re on the ground here you don’t need anyone to tell you there is a lot of magic in the air lately.


POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016

We’re in the final stretch of 2015 now and I’m already looking forward to February – when POW! WOW! Hawaii comes around again. They’ve already announced details of the festival, including the 2016 roster, and the schedule of events. The roster features an all-star line-up, as always, and the event schedule has expanded too. Can’t wait.


Gas Leak

This story’s a bit of a bummer, sorry. According to Motherboard, “One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you’ve probably never heard of it.” In Aliso Canyon, 110,000 pounds of methane are spewing out of the ground every hour, for the last two months.