Just putting this here…
One of my favorite AJAM bits so far is Radio on the Reservation. A taste:
About 7,000 people call the Hopi Reservation home, living in 12 villages spread across three mesas, nestled within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation in the northeast corner of Arizona. It’s isolated and sparse and boasts dramatic landscapes as well as limited access to Internet and even phone services.
As access to instant digital media and news spreads across the United States, tribal radio stations are a rich example of just how the digital divide continues to separate Native America from the United States and how tribes use technology often seen as outdated to bridge that gap.
My new favorite though. Glen Baxter
During the golden Viking Age Berzerkers were fierce warriors who fought without restraint in battle. A Berzeker could be identified by the serkr, a shirt or coat, made from the pelt of a bear (ber). They fought in frenzied states of fury that were often worked up by acts against their honor or, as some historians believe, by certain foods.
The Ulfhesnar are the lupine equalvient to the Berzerkers, who wore a wolf’s pelt instead of a bear’s in battle (as seen in the second image).
Beowulf is thought to have been a Bezerker because of the bear pelt he wares during his battles in the epic.
Skald’s, or poets such as Snorri Sturluson, describes Berzerkers as high warrior heroes in his Ynglinga Saga. circa 1225.
However throughout much of the early sagas, Berzerkers were portrayed as bullies who raided and often defamed many of their own countrymen. Heroes, like the warrior Egil in Egil’s Saga, won fame by defeating such tormentors. While some noble warrior kings, as Hrolfr Kraki, used Berzerkers as personal warriors of their territories.
In art and in the Sagas, Berzerkers are often identified by the biting down of one’s shield. The act of biting into the shield was a display of unreasonable fury and anger of raving madness.
They are rook pieces from the Isle of Lewis chessmen,12th century. The pieces are complete, but housed separately between the British Museum, London and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Okay yeah that’s all interesting but the real importance of these has got to be their FACES. I mean look at them. Golden.
Film Reviews by Cotton Mather
A Brazen Woman earns the Wrath of God for working outside the Home and wearing her Hair short like a Man’s. While it is a diverting Pleasure to witness her sundry Punishments and Tortures at the Hands of an Angry Creator, those of sound Judgment will find it exceedingly unlikely that she would know how to pilot that Chinese Shuttle. Also, I am not sure, but I think everyone is floating because they are Witches?
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