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The Dutch Say No To PC And Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Last Saturday in Gouda, Holland, the police arrested as many as 90 people, the majority of whom were protesting against “Black Pete”, part of a traditional pre-Christmas children’s street party.

  We don’t normally associate a Santa Claus celebration with police arrests, so this requires a little explanation.

  Black Pete (Zwarte Piet in Dutch) is a blackface character in Dutch and Belgian folklore. He is the clownish helper of St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) in delivering presents to children.

  In the Netherlands, the Sinterklaas festival lasts for weeks culminating on Saint Nicholas Day, 5 December, and starting with the arrival of St Nicholas in a Dutch city by boat with hundreds of jolly Black Petes, amusing kids and giving them treats.

  It’s great fun and a merry occasion for the Dutch, and considered by both children and adults as the highlight of the year.

  This year it was the medieval city of Gouda that kicked off the festivities on 15 November, with the event broadcast live on Dutch national television.

  Thousands of parents and children gathered in the city’s market square.

  Traditionally the crowds — men, women and kids — as well as the actors portraying the Black Petes coming off the ships, are white people with their faces painted black, frizzy hair, golden earrings, large red lips and gaudy medieval costumes.

  It’s this that has been for some time the subject of acrimonious attacks from self-styled “anti-racism” activists. They claim that Zwarte Piet is a racist stereotype, a throwback to the colonial era in a now diverse, multicultural Holland, a country that must be tolerant of everything except, it seems, its past, culture, traditions, and identity.

  Leftist politicians have called for Black Pete to be abolished.

  The criticisms have polarized the Netherlands. The overwhelming majority of the nation wants Black Pete to carry on as usual, as revealed by a poll showing that more than 90% of the Dutch reject the idea that Zwarte Piet is racist and would not change his appearance.

  Over 2 million people — in a country whose total population is less than 17 million — signed a Facebook petition last year, calling for Black Pete’s appearance to remain the same.

  While the Facebook page “The Dutch ‘Black Pete’ tradition is racism” has a risible number of 198 “Likes”, the Facebook page “Pietitie” in Pete’s support has 2,012,438 “Likes”. It says: “Don’t let the Netherlands’ most beautiful tradition disappear.”

  The latter FB page is Holland’s most popular ever.

  The Dutch say Black Pete is harmless fun, an integral part of their culture that is now under fire from outsiders. As Dutchman Marco put it: “This is how I celebrate, how my grandmother and grandfather and parents celebrated, and I don’t think it’s racist.”

  Holland’s anti-immigration, anti-Islam Freedom Party, led by one of the most popular politicians in Europe, Geert Wilders, has proposed legislation that would enshrine Zwarte Piet’s black colour in law. They want to protect Pete and with him Dutch culture, threatened to be “damaged from on high”.

  Belgium has a similar tradition and faces similar problems.

  Self-described human rights activist Maria Hengeveld, who writes for the Africa is a Country website, claimed: “In general, attacks on Zwarte Piet are widely interpreted as attacks on (white) Dutchness and threats to (white) children’s right to jovially celebrate their ‘cultural heritage’”. She went on to point out that politicians, lawmakers and big businesses “are sensitive to public feeling” on the issue. For example, Albert Heijn, Holland’s largest supermarket chain, went back on its promise to ban Black Pete from its stores after an enormous public uproar.

  Even the country’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who may sense a danger in displeasing his electorate, has backed Black Pete.

  Attempted meddling from the UN was revoked:

  The [Facebook] page, attracting over a million likes in just one day, followed a letter from the UN’s human rights body announcing an investigation and warning the Dutch that the [Black Pete] character is a “racist stereotype”. “

 

 

Read the entire piece from Enza Ferreri at American Thinker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delta & Louisiana Blues – 35 Great Tracks Of Delta Blues, Over One Hour And 44 Minutes Of Good Music

 

 

 

 

Published on May 9, 2014

” Delta & Louisiana Blues — 35 great tracks of Delta & Louisiana Blues featuring Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Skip James, The Mississippi Sheiks, Sleepy John Estes, Son House, Elmore James, The Delta Boys, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and many more!

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00:00 – I Be’s Troubled — Muddy Waters
03:05 – Cross Road Blues — Robert Johnson
05:38 – I’m a Guitar King – Tommy McClennan
08:28 – Sitting On Top of the World — The Mississippi Sheiks
11:33 – Fare Thee Well — Joe Callicott
14:44 – Devil Got My Woman — Skip James
17:44 – Little Girl In Rome — Otto Virgial
20:23 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson
23:25 – Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
26:49 – Avalon Blues – Mississippi John Hurt
29:53 – Cottonfield Blues – Garfield Akers
32 :48 – Labor Blues – Tom Dickinson
35:49 – Falling Down Blues – Robert Wilkins
38:28 – Don’t You Want to Know – The Delta Boys
41:38 – New Stock Yard Blues – Tim Wilkins
44:36 – Easin’ Back to Tennessee – Sleepy John Estes
47:18 – Shake’ Em On Down – Bukka White
50:21 – Got the blues – Mississippi John Hurt
53:13 – Come on in my kitchen – Robert Johnson
56:04 – Pretty baby blues – Bukka White
58:39 – Packing trunk blues – Lead Belly
01:01:34 – So lonesome – Ramblin Thomas
01:04:19 – Whiskey and women – Black Ace
01:07:35 – Bye bye bird – Sonny Boy Williamson
01:10:34 – Going through the bushes – Robert Pete Williams
01:14:06 – Magnolia blues – Charley Patton
01:17:13 – Future blues – Willie Brown
01:20:12 – Detroit blues – Tampa Red
01:23:36 – New York city – Lead Belly
01:26:42 – Joe Kirby – Charley Patton
01:29:52 – Stop breaking down – Sonny Boy Williamson
01:32:49 – Parchman farm blues – Bukka White
01:35:33 – Walking blues – Son House
01:38:33 – Jail House blues – Sam Collins
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Watch A Semi-Truck’s World-Record Jump Over A Lotus F1 Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that’ll do.

  So here’s the setup: Mike Ryan, the guy who can race a big rig up Pikes Peak or drift it around a racetrack as if he was driving a normal-size car, designed the stunt and is the wheelman in the truck. Martin Ivanov pilots the F1 car. Both guys have extensive experience as stunt drivers in various Bond, Bourne, and Fast and Furious movies. In other words: these are very experienced professionals, so definitely don’t try this at home. “

 

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Sonny Boy Williamson II – King Biscuit Time – Full Album

 

 

 

Published on Nov 18, 2012

” Sonny Boy lead on all tracks. Elmore James lead in “Dust My Broom”

  King Biscuit Time, Sonny Boy’s early works on Trumpet (1951), Original version of Elmores James’s “Dust My Broom” and a live KFFA broadcast from 1965 (some takes with Willie Love: V-8 Ford/Right Now/Come Go) (1985) Enjoy!!

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0:01 Do it if You Wanna
2:28 Cool Cool Blues
5:10 Come On Back Home
7:58 Stop Crying
10:51 Eyesight to The Blind
13:55 West Memphis Blues
16:41 I Cross My Heart
19:40 Crazy About You Baby
22:31 Nine Below Zero
25:15 Mighty Long Time
27:56 She Brought Life Back to The Dead
30:38 Stop Now Baby
33:05 Mr. Downchild
35:39 Sony Boy’s Christmas Blues
38:11 Too Close Together
51:20 Radio Program (KFFA)
54:05 Dust My Broom “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son House – The Original Delta Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on May 25, 2012

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1. Death Letter
2. Pearline
3. Louise Mcghee
4. John The Revelator
5. Empire State Express
6. Preachin’ Blues
7. Grinning In Your Face
8. Sundown
9. Levee Camp Moan
10. Pony Blues
11. Downhearted Blues “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Blues Collection – ONLY BLUES MUSIC

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 6, 2013

” Modern Blues Collection

1. Crawlin’ King Snake – Peter Green
2. If You Be My Baby – Dave Peverett / Rod Price / Southside Johnny
3. Bad Like Jesse James – Vince Converse / Leo Lyons / Ric Lee
4. Little Red Rooster – Savoy Brown
5. Serve Me Right to Suffer – Gary Moore / Jack Bruce
6. Little Wheel – Andy Fairweather
7. Showbiz Blues – Rory Gallagher
8. One More Mile – Mick Clark / Lou Martin
9. I’ve Got News for You – Clem Clemson
10. The Same Way – Mick Abrahams
11. The Supernatural – Clas Yngstrom
12. Hellhounds on My Trail – Ken Hensley
13. Fleetwood Mac – Stu Hamm / Larry Mitchell
14. Merry Go Round – Luther Grosvenor / Jess Roden
15. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Jeff Beck “

Chicago Blues, Live Vol. 1

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 14, 2012

Chicago Blues, Live Vol. 1

” This hour long video sees some of the greatest blues musicians performing live at Buddy Guy’s Tavern in Chicago. Featuring performances from George Baze, Pistol Pete, Lonnie Brooks, Junior Wells, Magic Slim and more performing some of their favourite songs including Trading Post & Hey Baby

1. Poker Game Of Life – George Baze
2. Red Rooster – George Baze
3. I’m Ready – Pistol Pete & Roy Hytower
4. Yonder Comes A Man – Pistol Pete & Roy Hytower
5. Trading Post – Lonnie Brooks
6. Blues With A Feeling – Lonnie Brooks
7. Hey Baby – Hurbert Sumlin
8. I Do the Best I Can – Hurbert Sumlin
9. I Got My Mojo Working – Junior Wells
10. I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now – Junior Wells
11. Ooh Baby – James Harman
12. Two Sides To Every Story – James Harman
13. Loving You – Magic Slim & The Teardrops
14. Gotta Love Somebody – Magic Slim & The Teardrops
15. Little Angel – Travelling Blues

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Loan Me A Dime – Boz Scaggs & Duane Allman

 

 

 

Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011

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(Felton Robinson, Mike Middlebrook, Jesse Anderson)

Vocals & rhythm guitar – Boz Scaggs
Lead Guitar – Duane Allman
Drums – Roger Hawkins
Bass – David Hood
Piano – Barry Beckett
Rhythm guitar – Jimmy Johnson
Horns – Memphis Horrns
Duane Allman – “An Anothology Volume 1″
Boz Scaggs – “Boz Scaggs”

Recorded at Muscle Shoals Studios, Muscle Shoals Alabama, May 5, 1969 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Son Seals 2000@Billy Blues Last Show

 

 

 

Uploaded on Jul 4, 2011

” This would be the first and last time that I would get to see Son Seals. This was the first video I did for my Thru da KeyholeTV public access show in Austin, Texas, using a Hi8 cameras. This was at Billy Blues in Houston,TX. I messed up a lot, but Son Seals said it was nothing but the blues. I’m glad that I had gotten this footage cause this is the last recorded performance before his death. Billy Blues has close since then to. Son Seals will be missed. camera Michael Hayes-2000 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama And Mitch McConnell Share A Glass , Or Ten , Of Kentucky Bourbon 

 

 

 

 

SNL Cold Open Drink At White House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nerdist Presents: The Walking Dead Parody By The Hillywood Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Nobody does pop culture parodies videos quite like YouTube sensations, and Nerdist Alliance members, The Hillywood Show®, made up of comedy sister duo Hilly and Hannah Hindi. They’ve tackled everything from Twilight to The Vampire Diaries to Doctor Who doing the Time Warp. But there is one television behemoth, a monstrously popular genre program, that as yet the Hindi sisters hadn’t yet devoured… AMC’s staggering hit The Walking Dead… UNTIL NOW THAT IS.

  We gave you the tiniest of previews of this parody a few weeks ago, and now it’s finally here. Watch as Hilly gets grimy – Rick Grimes to be exact – and shoots the guts out of zombies to the tune of Queen’s biggest hit, “Another One Bites the Dust.” Quite a fitting soundtrack to so much undead slaughter. The production wanted to ensure authenticity, so The Hillywood Show® went on location for it.”

 

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GI Joe Style Osama bin Laden Doll With Detachable Head Designed For CIA Project Goes To Auction With £1,600 Starting Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An Osama bin Laden doll made as part of a secret CIA project in 2005 and designed by the creator of G.I Joe is up for sale by online auction.

  The 12-inch bin Laden doll, one of only three to be made, was part of a programme called ‘Devil Eyes’ which planned to distribute the dolls to children in Afghanistan to encourage them to reject al-Qaeda.

  Donald Levine, a proud Korean War veteran and creator of GI Joe, designed the doll with manufacturers in China.

  The toy has two detachable heads, one ‘normal’ head with a turban and a beard and another demon-like depiction of the now dead terrorist group leader with a red face and green eyes.”

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A Master Class with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Part 1: Concert

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Nov 28, 2011

” In this clip from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Legendary blues guitarist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown visits Loyola University, New Orleans to play a concert showcasing his unique blend of blues, country and Louisiana funk and Cajun, as part of a master class in playing music. He also takes some time to explain his approach to writing and playing music to the student audience. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 Shades Of Grey Is Coming – And So Is Your Girlfriend

 

 

 

 

 

” This film is likely to make your girl want to try the things you’ve been asking to do for ages. Don’t miss your chance.

  The film is due to be released on Valentine’s Day 2015. We’re actually wondering how many people end up getting it off in the cinema. “

 

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What’s The Deal With Kate Upton In The New ‘Game Of War’ Commercial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Come and play with me.” ~Kate Upton

  During Thursday Night Football, Untitled Worldwide debuted a commercial for Game of War, one of the biggest mobile games in the world. The commercial features Kate Upton as Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. She doesn’t say much in the thirty second spot but her appearance speaks volumes about the seriousness of Game Of War’s ad campaign. A campaign they reportedly spent $40 million on. “

 

Uproxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Copeland – Ohne Filter – In Concert With Steve Morse

 

 

 

Turkey Taboos: What NOT To Do This Thanksgiving

 

 

 

” When it comes to preparing the Thanksgiving bird, everyone has an opinion. We all have our favorite turkey, whether it’s Aunt Sally’s or Alton Brown’s 5-star fan favorite. There are some words of wisdom, though, that apply no matter what turkey recipe you choose. Chef Ariane Daguin, cofounder of D’Artagnan, a leading gourmet food purveyor, shared her essential tips for what NOT to do when it comes to the turkey. With these in your back pocket, your beloved bird will taste better than ever.

1. Keep It Fresh: Don’t buy a frozen turkey. A fresh bird will always have flesh that is more moist and tender.

2. Turkey Inferno: Don’t preheat your oven to a temperature lower than 350 degrees F or the turkey’s skin won’t lock in enough juices to ensure a moist bird.”

Read the rest at the Food Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RC Airbus A400M Is The King Of Fully Functional Scaled Military Aircraft

 

 

 

 

” This fall, at the model air show in Grenchen, Switzerland, the first-ever remote-controlled model of the Airbus A400M debuted in an impressive 3-minute test flight. The detailing and control shown on this model military plane are super impressive. Aviation fans and military geeks, you have got to check this one out!

  The action opens as a couple of pit crew members wheel the model Airbus out on the airstrip for its 6th ever flight. The plane looks just as big as the two guys, which might make you wonder how effective it is really going to be in the air. What does it take for a plane that large to be piloted effectively by a remote control?”

 

 

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” The whir of the plane’s engine is audible over the announcer’s chatter as the plane begins to taxi down the runway. Around the 0:38 mark, the plane lifts off. It curves up and to the right, looping around the air space with grace.”

 

Read more at The Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors Stuck Inside World’s Largest Corn Maze Calling 911 For Help

 

 

 

 

” What’s supposed to be fall fun has some people turning to law enforcement for help. Several visitors to the world’s largest corn maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon are calling 911 when they find they can’t get out.

  The maze seems easy to maneuver through when you first get in, but once inside this massive, 63-acre corn creation, it’s pretty tough to get out.”

 

 

Cool Patch Corn Maze

 

 

 

“ When it’s dark, all you see is corn,” said Matt Cooley, owner of the maze.

  A cornfield can be a field of dreams or your worst nightmare if you get lost and can’t find your way out.”

 

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Muddy Waters Featuring Johnny Winter – Chicago Fest 1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Collection Includes Celebrity Excrement

 

 

 

 

 

” A London museum that opened to the public Wednesday contains ancient sex toys and human waste purported to be from celebrities including Amy Winehouse.

  The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, which opened its doors Wednesday in the Hackney neighborhood, contains such varied items as Picasso prints, taxidermy animals, ancient Chinese sex toys, 19th century babies preserved in formaldehyde and McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

  The museum is being operated by The Last Tuesday Society, an 18,000-member group Wynd describes as a “social organism.”

  Wynd, who told the Guardian he wants to get “the whole world” into his museum, said the collection also includes the urine of actor Russell Crowe, which he says was a “gift,” and excrement he attributes to pop star Kylie Minogue and late singer Amy Winehouse.”

 

 

 

I charge five pounds ($7.90) for a sniff,” Wynd said of Winehouse’s purported waste. “

 

 

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‘American Sniper’: AFI Fest Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A taut, vivid and sad account of the brief life of the most accomplished marksman in American military annals, American Sniper feels very much like a companion piece — in subject, theme and quality — toThe Hurt Locker. Starring a beefed-up and thoroughly Texanized Bradley Cooper as we’ve never seen him before, Clint Eastwood’s second film of 2014 is his best in a number of years, as it infuses an ostensibly gung-ho and patriotic story with an underlying pain and melancholy of a sort that echoes the director’s other works about the wages of violence. Unlike The Hurt Locker, however, this Warner Bros. Christmas release should enjoy a muscular box-office career based on the extraordinary popularity of its source book by the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, Cooper’s star status and its “God, country, family” aspects that will draw that part of the public that doesn’t often go to the movies. 

  The gun — along with its significance to the United States, past and present — has been Eastwood’s most frequent co-star since the beginning of his career and has played a major role in most of his best films, from the Westerns and the Dirty Harrys to the war dramas. As the title suggests, a gun — or, more precisely, an extremely high-powered rifle — shares the screen with Cooper here, although it is not at all fetishized in the manner that weapons are in the book. “

 

Read the whole review here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lightnin’ Hopkins Live Austin City Limits 1979

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 5, 2013

” Lightnin’ Hopkins, who once recorded on International Artists, the 13th Floor Elevators label, live on Austin City Limits in 1982. He originally taped this in 1979, possibly a 1982 re-broadcast. I have since changed the title to reflect the date it was recorded, 1979. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Military Anthem Played At ‘Concert For Valor’

 

 

 

 

 

” Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater’s famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall?

  The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at “the red white and blue.” It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. “

 

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