Steve-O has done a lot of crazy things in his life. What do you think his Best Story Ever is about?
Well, we'll say this: Charlie Sheen's Comedy Roast, bibi gun nipple piercing, Mike Tyson, Bam Margera and a boxing glove, a kung-fu instructor, and an on-stage medical procedure are all involved. And it sounds even more ridiculous when he tells it.
Steve-O is performing at Yuk Yuks in Ajax, Ontario today (December 14) at 8 pm and 10:30 pm, and tomorrow at 7 pm and 10:30 pm. You'll want to see that.
Tickets are available here: http://www.yukyuks.com/index.cfm?action= club&venueID=632
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The Traditional Art of Storytelling.
The seanachaí made use of a range of storytelling conventions, styles of speech and gestures that were peculiar to the Irish folk tradition and characterized them as practitioners of their art. Although tales from literary sources found their way into the repertoires of the seanchaithe, a traditional characteristic of their art was the way in which a large corpus of tales was passed from one practitioner to another without ever being written down.
Because of their role as custodians of an indigenous non-literary tradition, the seanachaí are widely acknowledged to have inherited -- although informally -- the function of the filí(poets) of pre-Christian Ireland.
Some seanachaí were itinerants, traveling from one community to another offering their skills in exchange for food and temporary shelter. Others, however, were members of a settled community and might be termed "village storytellers."
The distinctive role and craft of the seanchaí is particularly associated with the Gaeltacht (the Irish-speaking areas of Ireland), although storytellers recognizable as seanachaí were also to be found in rural areas throughout English-speaking Ireland. In their storytelling, some displayed archaic Hiberno-English idiom and vocabulary distinct from the style of ordinary conversation.
Eamon Kelly (1914 -- October 24, 2001) was an Irish actor and author.
Kelly was born in Sliabh Luachra, County Kerry, Ireland. The son of Ned Kelly and Johanna Cashman, Eamon left school at age 14 to become an apprentice carpenter to his father, a wheelwright. He first became interested in acting after viewing a production of Juno and the Paycock.
Both an actor and storyteller, he became a member of the RTÉ actors group in 1952. He is best known for his performances of storytelling on stage, radio, and television. As an actor, he worked extensively with both the Gate Theatre and Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was also nominated for a 1966 Tony Award in the category Actor, Supporting, or Featured (Dramatic) for his role in Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come.
Cults' new music video for "Go Outside", directed by Isaiah Seret. Cults is a new band from Manhattan which found public acclaim on the strength of music posted to its bandcamp page, and whose first album is now available for preorder.
The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from whats really required to tackle the climate crisis. If youve heard about Cap & Trade, but arent sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.
G. Edward Griffin marshals the evidence that cancer is a deficiency disease - like scurvy or pellagra - aggravated by the lack of an essential food compound in modern man's diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile. This story is not approved by orthodox medicine. The FDA, the AMA, and The American Cancer Society have labeled it fraud and quackery. Yet the evidence is clear that here, at last, is the final answer to the cancer riddle. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach? The author contends that the answer is to be found, not in science, but in politics - and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment. With billions of dollars spent each year on research, with other billions taken in on the sale of cancer-related drugs, and with fund-raising at an all-time high, there are now more people making a living from cancer than dying from it. If the solution should be found in a simple vitamin, this gigantic industry could be wiped out over night. The result is that the politics of cancer therapy is more complicated than the science.
Annie Leonard explains the life cycle of consumer goods in this fascinating, animated video about the life of a product from raw material production, to shipping through various wholesalers all over the world, to being shelved at your local retailer, to eventually (sometimes) getting purchased by you (the end consumer), and finally to the trash heap where we dump things we've consumed. As she explains, its a vicious UNSUSTAINABLE circle.
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