Fox News 5 was on a tight schedule on September 11, 2001

                              Fox 5 News breaking news on 911

        This is a screen capture of a fade out transition from the morning show to the breaking news 


This is a clip from Fox 5 News at 8:52 am on September 11, 2001. Although reported as breaking news it is clearly edited and has a fade in transition between their morning show and the news coverage. of the World Trade Center disaster. They show that the footage is courtesy of WABC.and according to CNN Flight 11 impacted tower 1 at 8:46:30.. So about 5 minutes and 30 seconds elapsed before their report. The lady reporting the breaking news.was pictured at 8:51 on the morning show... one minute later she was pictured on this fancy set reporting that a plane had impacted the tower. It just doesn't make sense to me that she could be shown on an edited video, sourced from another news outfit only one minute after being shown on live tv hosting the morning show.

source 911 television archives


The Inuit who live in the Greenland region speak of the Tupilaq, which is a monster that was born out of witchcraft or shamanism. It is believed that many different parts of animals and even the dead bodies of children were used to create the monster. With the help of ritualistic chants, the creature was brought to life. After it was born, the monster was put into the sea to find and take the life of a specific enemy.

Using a tupilaq came with its risks. For instance, if the creature was sent to destroy someone who had a greater level of magical power than the sender, then it could be diverted to kill its maker. The only way to escape death would be to publicly confess their misdeeds.

Depending on which Inuit group you speak to, the tupilaq is represented differently. The Iglulik believe it is an invisible ghost that only a shaman can catch sight of. It is also the soul of a deceased person that has become restless because someone has committed a violation concerning a death ritual. This version of the tupilaq has a knack for scaring away game and only a shaman can drive it away with a knife.

The Caribou Inuit see the tupilaq as an invisible entity and only a shaman has the power to see it. However, the creature resembles a chimera with the head of a human and different body parts belonging to various species of animals. The tupilaq was seen as a dangerous threat and had the potential to attack the settlement. Only the shaman could defeat the creature, who would devour it with the help of a few spirits.

Other mythical beasts and creatures associated with the Inuit culture include:

· Akhlut: Taking the form of both a wolf and an orca, the Akhlut is a mean-spirited beast full of danger that is said to leave the tracks of a wolf behind when it travels away from the ocean to walk on earth. For this reason, dogs seen walking towards the ocean are thought to be evil.

· Ishigaq: Measuring around 30 centimeters (or 1 foot) tall, the Ishigaq are often compared to fairies. They were hard to track because they left behind no footprints in the snow due to their small size. It was also thought that they were light enough to float above the ground.

· Agloolik: Living under the ice, the Agloolik is a spirit thought to help fishermen and hunters.

· Amarok: In Inuit myths, the Amarok is a huge wolf that is believed to hunt down and eat anyone who believes it is safe enough to hunt alone in the middle of the night. The Amarok is not to be confused with a real wolf, as they hunt alone, whereas wolves follow pack behavior.

· Keelut: This evil spirit is described as resembling a dog without any hair.

· Kigatilik: With a reputation for taking the lives of shaman, the Kigatilik is a violent demon.

Here a couple of examples found on the internet using the search term: tupilaq

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Garrison Kieller at John F Kennedy Presedential Library Dec. 5 2010

John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life. He also responded to questions from the audience. "An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor" was a Kennedy Library Forum.

HUMOR IN POLITICS 1 hour, 25 minutes


Won't Get Fooled Again

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals when they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?


There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are out-phased, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now parting on the right
And their beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Bu$h Cheney Administration: The gift that keeps on giving

AMERICA THE GIFT SHOP is an installation project that reflects the foreign policy of the Bush/Cheney years through the fun-house mirror of American commerce.

My palette is the vernacular of retail tourism. Bobble head figurines. A snow globe. A cookie jar. Postcards. T-shirts, neon signs, and chocolate bars. These are all things that make up our daily existence. They have a familiar intimacy. And that’s why they make perfect vehicles to shock, disturb, and remind. Once the sugar coating of the ordinary dissolves, we are left with the grim truth about where America has been as a nation.

More about Phil Toledano from the Huffington Post

Snake Pen by Paul Duclos

An early example of Pauls Snake pen. It was designed by his son Marcel and was made in black hard rubber with solid silver parts. The filler, which was of Pauls design, was also sterling silver and will be seen only on his fountain pens.

The pen shown here has an ebony body and is one of the only pens to have a wood body. It's the fourth pen he made and is numbered on the end of the cap. Paul had a studio in my antique store in the 1990's and this is where he began making the snake pen. I had the privilage of doing some of the simple tasks and seeing the process of casting and machining that went into penmaking. The ebony wood pen was made for me, and I turned out the rough ebony blank to be finished by paul on his jewlers lathe. I still own it and hesitated before I polished it, It had a dark grey patina from setting for many years.

Early Snake Pen in Lignum Vitae Wood

This pen was made in Lignum Vitae which is known for it's durability. It has an oily feel was used for boat  bearings in the old days. The eyes have small emeralds added. The pen was not numbered because it was his personal pen, but it was made at the same time as the ebony one, and is the only other wood body pen as far as I know.

I will write more about Paul as I get time. He was a good friend and compadre and is in my thoughts as  I remember sitting by the old pot belly stove in the back of the shop and the good times picking antiques and old fountain pens at estate sales and flea markets.

signing off for now...G:

Wahl Eversharp pen & pencil in original box

Wahl Eversharp Fifth Avenue

Original designed in the 1940's, the 64 was added for the 64 dollar TV show which ran from 1955 to 1958. The caps on the pen and pencil are made of solid 14K gold.

Some vintage fountain pens ca 1920's to early 1930's

Parker Duofold  Senior in Jade Green

Parker duofold Senior in marblized pearl

Scheaffers Senior in Jade Green

Parker Duofold Senior in brick red

Unusual oversize Eclipse  in light green marble

Eclipse in manderin yellow and green

Ordinary state of matter

Click on picture for microscopic view

Space Frame

Art & Politics

James is definitely not identifiable in main stream art, if there is such a thing, but has found a niche that isn't part of a known ism. He is right out here on the "INNERTUBES" with some far out stuff that reflects the paradox of living  in the here and now. 

Here is a moving image of the Neoconservatives that inhabited the Bu$h administration,  that are still around as permanent members of the shadow government. Among the horrible things that they are noted for, imho, is the ability to parrot the same message, over and over, in Orwellian fashion .


The Oneida Community and other such enterprises

Setting the table: Oneida Community Collectibles

Nancy Gluck

AntiqueWeek (January 1996)

Oneida, Ltd. is a familiar name to collectors of sterling silver and silver plate. Before 1935, when the present name was adopted, the company was known as Oneida Community, Limited. Why Community? The word "Community" in the original name reflected the beginnings of the company as a 19th-century utopian commune.

Here's a link to a pictorial by Gluck showing many silverwear patterns.

The Oneida Community: Some history about John Humphrey Noyes and the interesting community that he founded. A counterpart, in todays world, I guess, would be the reverend Sun Myung Moon.

The Moonies

Just can't help it, my thoughts seem to revert to religion and politics, when controversial subjects come to light.

In the early 70's I met Josh & Cricket, a couple who lived in an old bus. They parked in my back yard for a while, and Cricket had some hair raising stories to tell about her experiences with the Moonies. I won't go into a lot of details but, from what she had to say, her life was controlled by them including her sex life and her relationships with people outside the moonie community. So controlled, in fact, that she had a hard time escaping and had a few psychlogical issues to deal with when she finally did.

Sun Myung Moon, since those times, has grow very very rich, and owns the Washington Times, among other such luceative enterprises.