Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally Friday: man’s stolen photo becomes the face of revolution and other stuff

Good Morning Humboldt County!

Pull up a rug, chair, or beanbag, and join me for a cup of Joe this morning as we look at what’s happening in this wacky world of ours:

He became the face of revolution -- because his picture was stolen

His is the face of revolution in the Middle East and in Latin America. He's on the cover of a book published in Mexico. He's an unforgettable image of anger on T-shirts everywhere.  He's an icon painted by graffiti artists on city walls in Spain and on castle walls in Iran. But really, he's none of those things.

Noam Galai is a photographer who's had his self-portrait stolen and misused all around the world -- a stunning case of global intellectual property theft and identity theft that illustrates how life in the digital age can easily rob people the very essence of their identity.

Image: Rielle Hunter and John Edwards

John Edwards charged in felony indictment

The recipient of the “As It Stands Scum of the Year 2010” was John Edwards. Today a federal grand jury indicted the two-time presidential candidate over $925,000 spent to keep his mistress and their baby in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.

In this Dec. 27, 2006, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.

Image: BeerSurprising -- and fun -- ways to cut diabetes risk

Beer, wine and coffee can minimize your chances of developing Type 2. Cheers to that!

A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed a link between moderate alcohol consumption and lower diabetes risk.

Next time you wine and dine, have your last glass as dessert. Australian researchers found that one and a half glasses of wine downed shortly after a meal plunges insulin back to pre-meal levels. Avoid syrupy-sweet dessert wines, such as port or sherry, and ask for a Riesling instead; it's sweet but won't boost blood sugar.

I think this dog looks like he’s “totally stoked” riding the waves.

Surfs Up Dog!

I’d like to enter my Pug Millie in this competition but there’s a slight problem…Pugs really don’t swim that well. Basically they just sink like rocks.

The only way I could consider entering her is to get a little wet suit and rig her up with an oxygen tank. That may be against the rules however. I guess I’ll have to contact the organizers and find out!

Meanwhile, it’s time for me to head on down the road…

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