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Their own personal Jesuses

In the northern Romanian region of Maramureș, roadside crucifixes are part of the countryside landscape and a symbol of people’s spiritual views. Traditionally, they were handcrafted locally and so they were also visual displays of local art. But local handcrafting skills are quickly disappearing and their preservation hardly encouraged. And so the locals switch to representations of Jesus mass produced somewhere in the world. The new plastic Jesus does not reflect the old spirit of the villages but a new trend instead, a mix of consumerist practicality and kitsch. In an ongoing series, photographer Vasile Dorolti tries to capture these People and Crosses, before they disappear. [more inside]
posted by Kabanos on May 1, 2016 - 3 comments

How the Red Cross Raised '$488 million' for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes. Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Jun 3, 2015 - 54 comments

Bang Bang

AMMO - oddly beautiful cross section photos of ammunition by Sabine Pearlman, taken in a WWII bunker. The io9 write-up has Redditor identification of the cartridges.
posted by Artw on Jun 23, 2013 - 59 comments

Pull my daisy, tip my cup, all my doors are open. Cut my thoughts for coconuts, all my eggs are broken.

Pull My Daisy Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie - 1959. Written and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Larry Rivers. An account of the making of: The Making (and Unmaking) of Pull My Daisy by Blaine Allan.
posted by unliteral on Dec 17, 2012 - 13 comments

Watch out, duckies!

A family of ducks crosses the highway [slyt]
posted by special-k on Dec 12, 2012 - 52 comments

On your feet, pirate

The Urban Etiquette Handbook
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 6, 2012 - 170 comments

Plum tastes yum.

Willy Bum Bum. Not safe for anything, really (cartoon willies and bums).
posted by cmoj on Sep 16, 2012 - 52 comments

Deciding the fate of the Mojave Cross

Yesterday, in a highly split decision with six separate opinions, the United States Supreme Court overturned a Ninth Circuit ruling in Salazar v. Buono. The issue at hand? Whether the location of the Mojave Memorial Cross represented an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The Ninth Circuit decided that it did, but its ruling has been called into question by the high court on several levels. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Apr 29, 2010 - 114 comments

Australian Soldier in Afghanistan Awarded VC

An Australian soldier has been awarded the Victoria Cross for his involvement in an action in Afghanistan.
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Jan 15, 2009 - 59 comments

Emerald Cross Robbery

Steal legal marijuana. . . . and they WILL call the police. Emerald Cross of Seattle: Arresting the pain . . . not the patients.
posted by augustweed on Sep 21, 2007 - 32 comments

Hark upon the gale

It's been a rough first two years for new William and Mary president Gene Nichol. First, he reluctantly let go of a beloved logo. Then, he removed a cross from a chapel in America's oldest academic building. Some students and alumni revolted. One threatened to sue, others withheld donations. Nichol backtracked slightly, but to no avail. Outsiders weighed in. Dinesh D'Souza (previously on MeFi) came to campus to debate. Some students support Nichol and are tired of outside attacks. Maybe it wasn't the best timing for W&M to host the Sex Workers Art Show: conservatives are pissed.
posted by naoko on Feb 18, 2007 - 48 comments

S4 from NY to Seattle

S4 from NY to Seattle.
posted by hama7 on Nov 25, 2006 - 52 comments

10,000 Saviors in your pocket

iBelieve. The cross-shaped iPod Shuffle cap for those who want their MP3 player to double as a crucifix.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 11, 2005 - 37 comments

Albums to Listen to While Reading Overwrought Pitchfork Reviews

Last year, Pitchforkmedia.com published a nauseatingly smug review in smarmy, supercilious prose by Amanda Petrusich of the David Cross album It's Not Funny. This year, regardless of their opinion of David and/or his act, they asked him for his Top Ten List®. Here then, are the "Top Ten CD's That [He] Just Made Up (and accompanying made-up review excerpts) to listen to while skimming through some of the overwrought reviews on Pitchforkmedia.com"
Pitchfork discussed here, here, here and here. David Cross here and here.
posted by airguitar on May 25, 2005 - 97 comments

It's insane, this post's taint!

So is David Cross now a resident of Wisconsin? He's taken a keen interest in the Journal Sentinel's online columns. First he takes on the technology columnist then the TV/Radio columnist, an entertainment reporter and finally a UW-Extension consumer horticulture agent. You'll have to scroll down to find the question from "David Cross of Atlanta, GA". [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Dec 19, 2004 - 35 comments

Ever wanted to go for a really, really, really long walk?

Ever wanted to go for a really, really, really long walk? Just to make it difficult, how about carrying something really, really heavy (in more than a few ways...) to some rather unfriendly places... Meet interesting people, get famous, predict the future, accumulate amazing numbers, get the real deal on shoes... Even kids can play.What else would one expect from a hippie priest with a recording career that took him From Sunset Strip to the Whitehouse? And, of course, the final frontier. via my friend who loves metafilter but lacks an account
posted by UlfMagnet on Sep 20, 2004 - 9 comments

Games Republicans play.

Let's Play "Spot the Crosses!" Can you find any in this picture? Others can... and they're pissed!
"My God, where do they come up with this stuff? Does it look to you like it's a cross? I don't think so." - Karl Rove
When Cheney was speaking, our nation's Great Seal was "crucified" -- which is kind of appropriate, come to think of it...
posted by insomnia_lj on Sep 2, 2004 - 46 comments

Fountain Pen Mania

Keyboards Are Not Like Nibs: Fountain pens - or writing instruments in general - rule. Lately though, the main manufacturers have stooped to ballpoints, gels and other madnesses. Just as the stupid calligraphy fad killed proper handwriting, the main fountain pen manufacturers have been their own hangmen. I love Pelikan but my main hearbreak is Rotring, whose rapidograph 0.10 and 0.18 and isograph 0.20 (this latter line now sadly reduced to college sets) are my favourite scratching sticks. Are you holding a torch for any of those legendary manufacturers (Parker, Waterman, Cross, Schaeffer, Aurora, Lamy et caetera) who have gone down the drain? What glides your writing hand? Is the pseudish, unpardonably expensive and increasingly naff Montblanc the last pen manufacturer to uphold its own standards? When you do put pen to paper - if you still do at all - what's your stubborn choice? Damn it, you must use something to log into your Moleskine!
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 1, 2003 - 96 comments

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