Links for 10/16/17

Source: Could these flip-flops save the earth?


 

Johhe rules the dancefloor at the Jam Jam club in Kobe. He spins, shuffles and launches a series of high kicks: his baggy trousers billowing as he syncs his moves to the steady tempo of singer Luther Ingram’s 1967 non-hit If It’s All the Same to You Babe.

Source: Inside Japan’s northern soul movement: Where UK’s retro music rules below the streets of Kobe | The Independent


 

Nestlé continues to pump millions of gallons of public water from public land, claiming it’s their right. But can they prove it? Sign the petition now!

Source: Tell Nestlé to Prove Its Water Right! | Story of Stuff


 

Source: Oil and Plastic Are Choking Planet Earth: We Have to Stop Pretending This Isn’t a Problem | Alternet


 

Source: Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing – The New York Times


 

The story of how I discovered the Morro Bay Skateboarding Museum may be one of the most odd coincidences I’ve experienced in my skateboarding career, so far.Pi

Source: Morro Bay Skateboard Museum | Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Source: Why is it Every Time We Turn Over a Pirate Rock White Nationalists, Nazi’s and Bigots Scurry Out? | The Trichordist


 


 

Source: If you have $50k, you might be able to buy this iconic 1969 dune buggy / Boing Boing


 

Links for 9/30/17

Built in 1883 by the eccentric Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith as his winter home, Villa Zorayda was inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. (Wikipedia)Circa 1904. “Zorayda Club, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Villa Zorayda: 1904 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 


 

Tribes people from around the world are shown BBC news footage of Morris dancing.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to Morris dancing


 

Source: Trash Isles: Could the Great Pacific Garbage Patch become an official nation? — Quartz


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: ‘Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail’: how alcohol-free spirits became a stealth hit | Life and style | The Guardian


 

new mix: EARRITATING (funk - psych - bolly - rock)

 

A longtime South Bay resident barrels through the wave of early-‘60s surf bands and clubs that once gave our Beach Cities a summer soundtrack.

Source: The South Bay Bands that Created the 60’s Surf Music Sound – Southbay Magazine

Links for 9/19/17

A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instill a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump

Source: Basic Income Isn’t Just a Nice Idea. It’s a Birthright


 

Source: The defenders: recording the deaths of environmental defenders around the world | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Arbor Skateboards :: Destination Ditch


 

Source: Diving for Dakuwaqa: giving Fiji’s shark god a helping hand | Science | The Guardian


 

Source: Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show | Environment | The Guardian


 

A recent dig may give archaeologists more clues about one of the oldest North American civilizations.

Source: Archaeologists find more info about old North American civilization – Business Insider Deutschland


 

Push 2 von Michael Minks, selbst Fahrer & Filmer, immer nahe am Rider, nahe am Spaß. Schöner Einblick in die österreichischen Downhill-Szene

Source: Push 2 · Austrian Downhill Culture · Fahrer und Events 2017


 

Source: Golden Kingdoms | Apollo Magazine


 

Source: Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing – The New York Times


 

Source: She’s Photographing Every Native American Tribe in the United States | KCET

Links for 9/16/17

Health Canada has advised the band council of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton to issue a water advisory after recent water tests showed high levels of iron and manganese. Meanwhile, the band is trying to get its new water treatment facility up and running.

Source: Potlotek First Nation advised its water unfit for drinking or washing – Nova Scotia – CBC News


 

Source: Strikers, Scabs, and Sugar Mongers


 

For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.

Source: The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies


 

The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the “Full Screen” icon for the full effect.

Source: Vintage Video: Asbury Park | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Source: Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil | NRDC


 

Rapa Nui have written a new chapter in their history based upon their cultural values of guardianship, responsibility and accountability for the natural environment

Source: The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect …


 

Source: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian


 

Diogenes’ Lantern, near the Brockton Arcade, also boasted imported teas, Italian soft drinks and folk singers

Source: Back in the Day: Riverside joined the Beat generation with 1950s coffeehouse – Press Enterprise

Links for 8/20/17

Source: Boing Boing


 

A “raft” of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.

Source: A mission to the Pacific plastic patch – BBC News


 

Source: Indigenous sovereignty is on the rise. Can it shape the course of history? | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Opinion | The Guardian


 

Source: Indigenous archaeological find in Kakadu recasts Australian history – video | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Surfin’ with The Astronauts album cover

Source: Is Surfing More Sport or Religion? – The Atlantic


 

The Archivist: The Spot | The Surfers Journal


Links for 8/2/17

https://vimeo.com/224264752

Video: a Random Square Metre & the Silent Killer

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

What must be done to alleviate the coming climate change catastrophe.

Source: Telling the Climate Truth | naked capitalism


 

Source: In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration – The New York Times


 

A Plastic Planet is a grassroots organisation campaigning for a Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets. It’s easy for you to join in – find out how!

Source: A Plastic Planet – A Plastic Free Aisle


 

Source: Tribes Spanning the US-Mexico Border – The Decolonial Atlas


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CSLU28hCI

Links for 7/9/17

If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?


 

The love song that dared to proclaim “I may not always love you”

Source: “It is so beautifully written, it sings itself”: The Beach Boys’ sublime “God Only Knows”


 

How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

the nonist, now searching recorded history for some semblance of truth.

Source: Polynesian Stick Charts


 

Infectious disease collides with changing climate

Links for 7/7/17

The Archivist: The Aquatic Ape | The Surfers Journal


 

Has Keystone XL Become Obsolete?


 

Sabine Jessen discusses Trudeau’s plans to increase offshore oil exploration that undermine oceans protection commitments Canada has made.

Source: Canada Undermines Targets for Protecting Oceans by Increasing Oil Exploration


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUxzYJ_JIc

 

Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.

Source: Atlas Obscura


 

Mexico markets Trump themed tp, proceeds help migrants

Source: Boing Boing


 

Yet another white guy cast in a non-white starring role

 

Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture