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Hundreds Go Nude for Global Warming, Surfers Lap Up the Melting with Glacier Surfing.

In Art, europe, Glacier Surfing, Global Warming, News, Spencer Tunick, Surfing, Uncategorized, USA, video, World on August 20, 2007 at 5:29 pm

 Scroll down for Glacier Surfing, dude!

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Back in June it was all going off in Amsterdam, and this weekend it was a naked rendezvous with a glacier in Switzerland for famous photographer Spencer Tunick.

Otherwise known as ‘The Naked Photographer’. (He’s not really known as that, but I’m coining the term regardless, such is the power of The Crazy News)

About 600 volunteer nudes braved the Aletsch glacier in the Valais region in southern Switzerland in a photo shoot aimed at drawing attention to the effects of global warming on the world’s glaciers.

Tunick said his photographs were both works of art and political statements.

“I will try to treat the body on two levels. On an abstract level, as if they were flowers or stones.

“I want my images to go more than skin-deep. I want the viewers to feel the vulnerability of their existence and how it relates closely to the sensitivity of the world’s glaciers,” New York native Tunick told media.

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Glacier Surfing!

But not everyone is unhappy with the melting of the world’s glaciers.

Totally gnarly thrill seekers are taking advantage of the massive waves created by chunks of glacier falling into the ocean.

Surfers Garrett McNamara and Kealii Mamala posted this epic video on youtube after waiting for several hours at the Child’s Glacier, in south-central Alaska, for a slice of the glacier to give way, with totally awesome consequences.

They even have their own web site GlacierSurfing.com, and they say the phenomenon was first discovered by a photographer in 1995 when filming for IMAX movie

Surfs Up!

Global Warming is totally awesome, man!

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Villagers in Serbia Look to Rocky Balboa for “more positive image”

In entertainment, hollywood, News, Rocky Balboa, Serbia, Sylvester Stallone, Uncategorized, World on August 20, 2007 at 4:11 pm

  Sly me…

Coz every good blog needs a montage…..Oh it takes a montage (montage)….

As luck would have it….

A small village in the eastern European nation of Serbia, with a reputation for being disaster prone, has erected a statue of the fictional character, Rocky Balboa, made famous by growth hormone loving Sylvester Stallone.

The small town about 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of the capital Belgrade, decided to create the bronze statue in the village centre after a resident suggested the idea after he saw Rocky Six.

“I felt as if Rocky has come from our village, he had to fight to win his place in society,” an excited Bojan Marceta said after seeing the movie.

r169644_635428.jpg “Ya know they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.”

Since experiencing serious flooding over the last few years, many locals have left the village in Vojvodina province in search of a better life.

“For years, only negative reports on farm diseases, monstrous murders, floods and landslides, have been coming from our village,” Bojan said.

But Bojan said it was time for some change in luck for his little town, and the hopes were that the new statue would help make the future brighter. Local officials agreed.

“This is the chance to give a better, more positive image to Zitiste.”

“Our idea has really stirred the public,” said local politician Zoran Kasalovic. “Now, no one in Serbia can say they don’t know about Zitiste.”

Yurah!

I’m so inspired (“somehow”) right now! I’m off to jog up some steps while punching the air with my fists. If you know what I mean.

Always fade out in a montage,
If you fade out, it seems like more time
Has passed in a montage,
Montage…(montage)

I pity the fool.

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