Very creative and all done by overhead projection machines…
Very creative and all done by overhead projection machines…
Funny stuff from artist Whyatt 🙂
History has proven that art (any and all kinds) is the only reason why we aren’t all slaves
I was 11 years old when this movie came out…and I can tell you with pride as an Italian/American born in Harlem, NYC (1966) that right after watching this movie…No joke…I made my mother buy that very exact outfit in the intro for me and was strutting around Harlem like an 11 year old John Travolta…stacking my pizza slices on top of each other and trying to pick up all the 11, 12, and 13 year old girls….Let’s just say, I was chased home that day after school….but since I could fly, I mean, run like the wind…no one caught me…and right before I entered my building with all the black and spanish kids breathing heavy from chasing me…I busted out some of those Travolta dance moves…and the next thing I know…I’m the only white boy in Harlem in a break-dancing crew…I was good…Oh! What fond memories of Old-School NYC…I miss them!
Here are some of my favorite clips of Saturday Night Fever…
Once again…being born into an Italian family..I can attest with 100% certainty that I have been slapped upside my head by my father many times..as well as my father yelling “ONE PORK CHOP!” with my grandmother saying the exact same thing, “Basta!!! Manga, manga!”in her attempt to try to stop the arguing…And this was before Saturday Night Fever even came out in the movie theaters… 🙂
And, in this clip…you will see a young Fran Drescher (from the t.v. show “The Nanny”)…Rumor has it that she had such a crush on John Travolta that she didn’t wear any underwear for this scene..and, I have to be 100% honest..I would have done the exact same thing back then…..And, if this dance is not FOREVER remembered, then there is something terribly wrong with humanity 🙂
And, this scene featuring the song “More Than A Woman” has always given me (even to this day) the “LOVE” goose bumps and chills all up and down my spine 🙂
And finally, as any born and raised, old school New Yorker will tell you…anytime you got problems…or needed to clear your head from the insanity..or just a get a little peace and quiet…all you had to do was get on the NYC subway system late at night and just ride..Now granted…back then…NYC wasn’t the safest place (far from it! We had the highest murder rate for 50 consecutive years)…especially in the subways..and especially for people not from New York City…but, back then…it was all about your attitude..If you had a NYC attitude (even if you weren’t from New York City) – meaning you had respect for everyone – it was always ALL good..
Wow! I actually shed a tear or two just now..reminiscing about old school New York City…From my eyes, New York City has changed so much (for the worse) in the last 25 years (thanks to Mayor Giuliani and Bloomberg) in their pursuit of making NYC the richest city in the world. The very essence and fabric of NYC has been destroyed forever…no more is there a vibrant middle class of all nationalities striving to make it here…Now, NYC is mostly extremely, obscenely wealthy with pockets of extreme poverty interspersed…where 100,000 homeless people sleep on the streets every single night..Don’t get me wrong now..there were many homeless people in the city back then…but no where near as many as there are now…
To the world, the Statue Of Liberty says, “Welcome To All!”…But to us New Yorkers…it’s always saying, “C’est la vie!”…”That’s life!”…I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have been able to have been born and raised in the last real NEW YORK CITY… and, in the last real AMERICA…
“It’s Alright, Ma”
“I used to think that MONEY was the root of all evil…then I realized I was wrong…Washington is the ROOT of all EVIL because they PRINT all the money…” realeyezlife
While the honest, hard-working MIDDLE CLASS of AMERICA continues to ask, “What we can do for our COUNTRY?..” the TREASONOUS %1ers ask, “Since we own all those CORRUPT politicians, what can WASHINGTON do for ME?…”
Grow a BRAIN already AMERICA!!! PROFITS before PEOPLE is the complete ANTITHESIS of DEMOCRACY. If you think for EVEN one SPLIT second that BEST FRIENDS FOREVER republicans and democrats care about your vote….well then, YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MIND…
Washington does NOT care about OR need your vote….they NEED your subservience to their CORRUPT version of DEMOCRACY..or, IN OTHER WORDS,
PAY YOUR TAXES
AND, be quiet
*I hope you DIG the little video I created 🙂 🙂
38 years ago today…Abba released “Dancing Queen” in the UK..I was 10 years old when I first heard this song…I still love ya DANCING QUEEN 🙂
41 years ago today…the Rolling Stones released “Angie”..and I still LOVE you ANGIE 🙂
Just so Y’ALL all know…I will NEVER stop minding my OWN business and I will ALWAYS continue to mind yours…Okay, Okay! Let me re-PHRASE…As long as the ONCE great AMERICA continues on its path of HYPOCRISY, IGNORANCE, and the DESTRUCTION of this BEAUTIFUL planet, I WILL never MIND my own BUSINESS and i WILL always MIND yours. Destroying this planet IN ORDER to save the U.S. economy is NO LONGER important to me simply because the U.S. economy is not about GREATNESS…it’s about GREED garnered through DEATH, VIOLENCE, and POLLUTION. The TRULY deadly CANCER known as AMERICA is spreading ever-so-quickly throughout our PLANET as AMERICANS continue to CHEER, “WE’re #1” I hate to BURST america’s LITTLE bubble…but WE ARE NOT #1.
Whether we like it OR not…america has TRANSFORMED itself from the BEACON of hope for all INTO the burning hot, stank PIT of hell where PROFITS always come BEFORE the people. There is only ONE reason why YOU are on this planet…and that REASON is to make the VERY SELECTED few MORE profits on top of the IMMENSE PROFITS these CANCEROUS fools already have. What else would explain the ACCELERATED pace of our WORLD POPULATION, POLLUTION, and WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. The end is (as we know it) COMING on PURPOSE…and then IT will start ALL over again on PURPOSE….but this TIME, in a WORLD with NO BEAUTY and HOPE.
I hate to be the PESSIMIST because my nature is truly OPTIMISTIC…but I can no LONGER live BLINDLY in america’s ignorant bliss any longer. My soul HAS given up on the ways of the past as I search for a NEW FUTURE and REALM of hope. I am 48 years old and I have never had a child…this was done on PURPOSE…a child BORN into a WORLD of lies has VERY LITTLE HOPE..and his or her child even LESS. Many out there will call me SELFISH…but am I any less SELFISH than the AMERICAN with children who DOES nothing BUT continue to ACCELERATE our path to IGNORANT ungreatness so that the VERY FEW can own ALL and disperse VITAL resources for a NOMINAL fee that ALWAYS increases…NO, i DON’T think so….for I know, the CHILD or CHILDREN I never had TODAY or YESTERDAY will save the LIVES of 1,000 babies 100 YEARS from now. And once again…just so all y’all know…I was NOT placed ON this PLANET so as to make corrupt GOVERNMENTS and the %1ers who own them MORE PROFITS. Death has always been PART of LIFE…this I know..but DEATH for PROFIT is something NEW. I will NOT accept this…and will do EVERYTHING in my power to stop this…and is why I will NEVER stop minding my own business and will ALWAYS mind yours.
Wake up AMERICA and tell our GOVERNMENT to stop spending 70 million dollars (the cost to send ONE ASTRONAUT) of U.S. taxpayers money so that RUSSIANS can send us TO space. Gil Scott Heron was A GREAT poet who was FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL for ONLY one reason..he SPOKE the TRUTH about the WORLD that he was BORN into…POETS with BLOGS should PAY very close ATTENTION…do not ONLY write about yourselves while denying your surrounding world – that’s for TRIVIAL liars..WRITE about the REAL TRUTH in a world devoid OF ANY….History has proven that ONLY artists can CHANGE the world for the BETTER…it is in your words, vision, and works of art that TRUTH for all can be spread. So, once again, I ask, “Why are we giving RUSSIA 500 million dollars so that THEY can send OUR ASTRONAUTS to SPACE? I know the answer but do you…