Paul Klee - Joyful Mountain Landscape - 1929
Bill Murray. Billy, the Murricane. Bill fucking Murray. The man is a bona fide institution and a hero to gadfly layabouts, eccentric humorists and mayhem enthusiasts alike. We would follow him to the ends of the earth (even up to Canada for TIFF’s Bill Murray Day), not because he actually has the answers but because he’s the one having the most fun without them. With nearly forty years of filmography trailing behind him (discounting the 1973 short “The Hat Act”), Murray has a plethora of roles (and we don’t use the “p” word lightly) with performances that stand the test of time to varying heights.
Bill Murray is better.
THIS is such a good article. As a zooarchaeologist on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, I also advocate for the little guys. Herring is where it is at. These little creatures are the key resource in the food chain. Salmon are undoubtedly important to NWC societies- ancient or modern, but we can no longer ignore the importance of herring!!
Read more about it here: Pacific Herring: Raincoast Conservation Foundation
ATTENTION people of the internet (you should read my rant because it will make you feel good).
Want to know what I am REALLY stoked about? This campaign called Doctors for Doctors / Nurses for Nurses
I feel very strongly about this organization, and am proud of the folks whose passion to see fair and equal medical access in Nicaragua come one step closer to fruition.
Now they would like you to play a part in the campaign too— By donating you are helping to make an individual’s dream of being a doctor or a nurse a reality.
No amount is too little, it all has an impact. That five dollar beer/pack of gum/pumpkin spiced latte, you just bought may fulfill your short-term needs, but your five bucks will make a life-long difference to an individual by providing them with the education they are passionate about receiving. This education empowers them to become leaders of positive change in the community they live in by offering medical care, support, and education.
Help take us one step closer to accessible, fair, and equal medical healthcare. Let’s create a healthier world together.
Think about it.
Instead of reading my rant please click these links to donate or to learn more about the campaign:
"Indomitable" Jaguars May Have Lessons in Survival for Us
Jaguar corridors in Central and South America are helping “the sumo wrestler of the animal kingdom” survive.
by Simon Worrall
Alan Rabinowitz, author of Jaguar: An Indomitable Beast, has devoted his life to studying and protecting jaguars. He established the world’s first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Preserve, in Belize. And he was the moving force behind identifying and securing jaguar corridors throughout Central and South America.
Speaking from his home in New York, he talks about how a childhood speech impediment made him bond with jaguars, how a fur coat worn by Jackie Kennedy triggered a catastrophic decline in jaguar populations, and how looking to jaguars could help us deal with problems we face, like climate change…
(read more: National Geographic)
photograph: Esteban Payan, Panthera