On November 9th, 2013, the four remaining Doolittle Raiders
will perform their final Toast Ceremony.
(also known as a corroboree
) helps indigenous Australians to interact with the Dreamtime
through dance, music and costume. Many ceremonies act out events from the Dreamtime
. Many of the ceremonies are sacred and people from outside a community are not permitted to participate or watch. However, there are many ceremonies we've been allowed to witness
(here's one of my favourites
). And there's plenty of related pictures
available at the National Museum's website. Naturally, any indigenous Australians reading should note that these links may include images or names of people who may now be deceased.
IgNobel 2003 Prize Ceremony.
[Real Player Video 1:35:43] Waste your morning listening to the Ignitaries giving their nano lectures.
And the winner is....
The 2002 IgNobel prizes
were awarded in Boston last night. Who says scientists are just a bunch of navel-gazers?
Or that a washing machine
for dogs was simply impossible? To all nay-sayers, I say........nay! All hail the great and glorious progress science has made possible!
Akebono's sumo retirement ceremony
American-born sumo Yokozuna Akebono retired from the sport Sepetember 29th in Kokogikan, Japan.
This excellent photo essay talks about a few of the 300+ people scheduled to help cut off the topknot, a little on the history of Sumo, and why he needs 8 men to help him with the belt tying ceremony
Also a few good photographs of another American-born Yokozuna, Musashimaru, and one Japanese one, Takanohana.
"May the spirit of peace, and the love of human beings for each other, be shown in our sympathy."
More than 75,000 people streamed onto Canada's Parliament Hill in Ottawa today for a special service to remember the victims of Tuesday's attack in the U.S.
Watch Jason Win Live!
Which acceptance speech is he going to use? My bet is on
"I'm too drunk to cry..."
The awards are being given now... right now... go... quickly!