Category Archives: Indigenous cultures

Inky gods’ stray musings from the Prophat of the Church of More Men…

IMG_3712A more complete history of the fresh Lika Braz octopus ink to follow.

Board boys are a bit bored…

IMG_3648 Why bored? Cause the waves are down today on the north shore of Oahu.

IMG_3653 Nevertheless, for the discerning eye, there were sights to be appreciated.

IMG_3620 And of course, in Waikiki, there are always fresh offerings at the statue of Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku – aka “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna.”
IMG_3677 Born in 1890, he lived until 1968. Widely revered among surfers as the most important popularizer of the ancient sport, he was also a five-time Olympic champion swimmer with three gold and two silver medals to his credit.

Strange and sexy shelf Life – Dad of Dads and soiled Spanking…seriously.

Good schooling on how to make and keep stuff clean. Multiple editions, this one is early, plus limited vintage xerox and plus one – one-off paint over 19 c print. Quality, condition and display make a hoard into an exhibit. Oh, yeah. That plus what the shit sells for. D’uh. So Sez Homer and the Homo-ner and thee Prophat…heh…

Haiku to you, too…

Monday in the sink
Two days later, it’s full blown
Old Zuni summer


Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS) 2nd Annual Two Spirit Powwow!


You’re invited: Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS) 2nd Annual Two Spirit Powwow!

This year’s event will take place Saturday, February 2nd in Oakland, starting at noon. For directions and more information, visit the BAAITS website.

Last year’s groundbreaking powwow attracted over 500 people, and made history as the first and only public Two Spirit Powwow in the world.

A Powwow is a public gathering with Native dancing and drums, seeing friends and family. It is a cultural event, large and crowded at times, yet intimate. It holds a place in the hearts of the Native community, and BAAITS offering up this Powwow in the name of Two Spirit peoples is truly an honoring. The overwhelming response of our allies honors and recognizes the work and important role of the Two Spirit community.

We welcome all Two Spirit people as well as allies. Come one, come all. All dancers and Drums are invited to join us. Special dance categories this year will include a Switch Dance (Women take on the male roles, and vice-versa) and a Duct Tape Special, in which the dance regalia is made of duct tape and found objects. There will be contests for dancers, fry bread and Indian tacos, crafts and gifts for sale, a raffle, and most of all – community!

Frozen Antarctic Bear Blows Seal?

Reminds us of a joke about an Eskimo. Cool cause of icy specificity…not racially insulting, could be a Lapp or any polar dude with a broken snowmobile. The repairman tells him: “Man, looks like you blew a seal…” and polar dude responds: “Oh, no! Not at all! That’s just frost on my moustache!”

From the 125th Anniversary Edition of National Geographic. Congrats to an ancient and noble photographic publication!

Min the Mighty Old Rock-hard God

This 3000-plus year old limestone monolith is over life-size and honors Min, an Egyptian male fertility god whose worship preceded the dynastic era and which continued through it.