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Schizo Auteur and Brut sculptor David Isakson created this piece in memorium of Rooster Frank, longtime worker in New York City's garment district. Born to Belgian parents in 1946 Frank Vogel had a natural relationship with birds, as a child, he could be seen in Battery Park with pigeons landing on his arms, later in life this earned Frank Vogel,the moniker, Rooster Frank. Frank started his own handtruck service in 1965, and served the garment industry faithfully throughout his life. In 1976 Rooster Frank was, quite literally, struck by a crosstown bus, trying to save an injured dove from traffic. The irony of this tragedy, was lost to no one. He is survived by his wife Angela, daughter Sophie, and his son Frank Jr.Schizo Auteur and Brut sculptor David Isakson created this piece in memorium of... more
A large number of people get tattoos becuase it can be a personal memorial for a loved one. For Kim Mordue she wanted a tattoo for her son who passed away in 2007, but she added her own unique memorial by getting the tattoo artist (her husband) to add the ashes of her son Lloyd Mordue to the tattoo ink.
"‘I’ve put Lloyd back where he started – he’s in my body again. As soon as I knew it was possible, I wanted to have the ashes tattoos as a tribute to Lloyd. The designs, by her tattoo artist husband, David, show a cabala tree, an angel releasing a butterfly and a poem. Promising rugby player Lloyd, of Llanelli, south Wales, collapsed during a night out in 2007. An inquest heard he had taken the party drug GHB."-MetroA large number of people get tattoos becuase it can be a personal memorial for a loved... more
What are your thoughts on the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death?
O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle — be Thou near them! With them — in spirit — we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it — for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle —... more
Celebrate Jack Herer's life! On Sunday, April 25 the memorial service for Jack Herer will be held at Eden Memorial Park located at 11500 Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, CA 91345-1133.
Because of the financial burden incurred by Jack's family due to his illness and final expenses, it is respectfully requested that attendees make donations at the memorial service.
The Herer family thanks you for your many displays of sympathy.
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating at www.jackherermedicalandmemorialfund.org. PayPal accepted.
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http://hightimes.com/news/ht_admin/6373Celebrate Jack Herer's life! On Sunday, April 25 the memorial service for Jack... more
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands as a symbol of America’s honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. It pays tribute to the members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.
http://www.theearthtraveler.com/vietnam-veterans-memorial.htmlThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands... more
During the 1930s and 1940s, Rabbi Regina Jonas taught, counseled, inspired and comforted her fellow Jews from Berlin to Theresienstadt–and ultimately to Auschwitz. Yet today, most Jews have never heard of her. This program will honor the memory of the first woman rabbi and her place in recent history, as we consider her vision of the rabbinate and its implications for our Jewish communities of the 21st century. In this year which marks the 75th anniversary of Regina Jonas' ordination as the first woman rabbi in the world, we hope you will help us to reclaim and honor her memory among the six million.During the 1930s and 1940s, Rabbi Regina Jonas taught, counseled, inspired and... more
The Blooming of a Movement - Peace of the Action Memorial & Camp Out with Cindy Sheehan in Washington D.C.On March 20th 2010 activist of all walks of life gathered at the Washington Monument to honor the victims of American imperialism.
The only way to peace is through the people.
Peace of the Action, or POTA, is the boldest and bravest action ever envisioned by and for peace.
POTA's stated objective is to: "Clog Washington, DC every week day through diffuse Civil Resistance (CR) actions to have the affect of tampering with 'business as usual' in the Capital of the United States of America."
Our demands are simple:
* Troops out of the Middle East, which includes drones, permanent bases, contractors and torture/detention facilities.
* Reparations for the peoples of these war torn regions and a fully funded VA system to reintegrate our soldiers healthfully into our society.
Most of the rest of the world is aware that the US is a Military/Corporate Empire and that the spread of this Empire is harmful globally to peace, the environment, and economic health. Part of POTA is to bring awareness to Americans about the profound cost to all of us from this Empire.
We need as many people as possible who realize that time is running short for us to truly affect change by commitment and dedication to humanity through the end to the US Empire (and its subsidiaries).
http://peaceoftheaction.org/On March 20th 2010 activist of all walks of life gathered at the Washington Monument... more
Tonight on Max and Jason: Still Up
Life after death featuring:
Richmond, Ca has one of the highest crime rates in the country. In recent years a trend of making shirts depicting fallen loved ones has emerged.
Death Becomes Them
From an Expression College Student:
A documentary about the lives of two people who work in the death care industry i.e. Morticians, Embalmers, Tissue Recover Coordinators.
Catch the whole show. Tune in every weeknight at midnight/11 central for Max and Jason: Still Up.
Original air date: 06/11/09Tonight on Max and Jason: Still Up Life after death featuring: R.I.P. T-Shirts... more
Facebook has announced that it will be giving friends and family the option to "memorialise" the profiles of members who have died.
It follows some cases of members receiving updates about dead friends.
If a user is reported as deceased, Facebook will remove sensitive information such as status updates and contacts.
"When someone leaves us, they don't leave our memories or our social network," Max Kelly, head of security at the firm, wrote in the official Facebook blog. "
To reflect that reality, we created the idea of "memorialised" profiles as a place where people can save and share their memories of those who've passed."
Memorialised accounts will have new privacy settings so that only confirmed friends can see the profile or locate it in search.
what do you people think? The internet is obviously the future, the cost of placing a memorial in a cemetary is ludicrous, whereas remembering and paying your respect to the dead of facebook will be free and read by all those that loved that person, however you still have to pay the price of a headstone, but when people place ads in local newspapers to show their respect that costs a pricely sum too! now we can do it for free on facebook and write much longer meaningful messages, but how long do you think it'l be before we get charged for doing this on facebook too?Facebook has announced that it will be giving friends and family the option to... more
Everyone is familiar with Stonehenge, one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. What you probably don’t know is that Alliance, Nebraska has its own version known as Carhenge. Throughout his life, artist Jim Reinders experimented with unique forms of art and sculpture. When his Father died in 1982, the family began discussing the idea of creating some sort of memorial to honor his memory, which is how the concept behind Carhenge came to be.Everyone is familiar with Stonehenge, one of the great mysteries of the ancient world.... more
Mobilizy, the company from Salzburg, that brought us one of the world’s first Augmented Reality browsers, Wikitude, just released a major upgrade which crosses that significant line between technology and its effects in the ‘real’ world. Their idea was to build a virtual memorial in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. The result will be the ability to point their Android and iPhone application at the place where the World Trade Center once stood and witness a 3D rendering of the Twin Towers, once more.Mobilizy, the company from Salzburg, that brought us one of the world’s first... more
The family of a computer geek have stored his remains inside a converted PC.
The dead man's brother decided that a workstation casket would be the most fitting memorial after he "left for that great data bank in the sky" following a smoking-related illness.
Fittingly they chose "Beam me up Scotty, Im done here" as the epitaphThe family of a computer geek have stored his remains inside a converted PC. The... more
A very silent & somber candlelight vigil at Yale's Cross Campus on Monday, September 14thth, 2009 for Annie Le, whose remains were found just a day before in the lab building in New Haven, CT.
I sensed some amount of tension and fear in the faces I saw. Two thousand people showed up, according to the Yale Daily News. Mostly Yale students, a lot of young faces, first year students who have been at Yale for just a brief time and are already dealing with a murder in one of the Yale campus buildings by one of their own. A lot of scared females on campus.A very silent & somber candlelight vigil at Yale's Cross Campus on Monday,... more
Thousands of mourners turned out in lower Manhattan in New York City Friday morning to mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. A vigil at the site of the World Trade Center, where nearly 3,000 people were killed, drew those who had lived through the tragedy and people who wanted to pay respects to those who lost their lives. Survivors want the world to remember what happened that day.
Mourners braved rain and strong winds to hear the names of more than 2,700 victims read aloud and to observe moments of silence at the exact time each building was struck and then again at the time when each building fell.Thousands of mourners turned out in lower Manhattan in New York City Friday morning to... more
No matter where you were on this day eight years ago, you probably remember something of how it all happened. Maybe you recall shock and fear, or maybe you remember the way people pulled together and supported one another. Here is a guide to sharing your memories this year.No matter where you were on this day eight years ago, you probably remember something... more
The President heralds Americas most trusted newsman, Walter Cronkite, at the memorial service in New York. September 9, 2009The President heralds Americas most trusted newsman, Walter Cronkite, at the memorial... more
The White House says President Barack Obama is among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at a memorial service for the late CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite next month.
The memorial is set for Sept. 9 at New York's Lincoln Center. A CBS executive – who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans aren't finalized – says the public will be invited to attend, with ticket arrangements to be announced later. The anchorman once known as "the most trusted man in America" died at age 92 last month.
The speakers list isn't complete, but the executive says Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Andy Rooney, Buzz Aldrin, Bob Schieffer and Tom Brokaw are expected.
Mickey Hart, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Jimmy Buffett and the U.S. Marine Corps band are anticipated performers.The White House says President Barack Obama is among the dignitaries scheduled to... more
In his weekly roundup of the crazy world of 24-hour media madness, Conor Knighton looks at the media's desperate attempt to keep the "Michael Jackson's Dead" story alive. This week he also looks at Animals Planet's new show where the host sticks his finger up a dead raccoon's butt for "science", Univision's affinity for crying women, Clean House's Messy homes, and how Dance Your Ass Off drove one girl to go all crazy on a bag of chips.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.In his weekly roundup of the crazy world of 24-hour media madness, Conor Knighton... more