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VERY ETHNIC

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Chop Onion. Tune Oud. Drive Taxi. Belly Dance. Import/Export. Haiku. Ball Hockey. Tea. Tej. Fez. Afro. Shaman. Karaoke. BULA! At home they just call me Ethnic.

"Portraits of (clockwise from bottom left) former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and the former president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak."

All were painted by former President George W. Bush.

 (via George Bush’s Portrait Exhibition Opens in Dallas - NYTimes.com)

"Portraits of (clockwise from bottom left) former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and the former president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak."

All were painted by former President George W. Bush.

(via George Bush’s Portrait Exhibition Opens in Dallas - NYTimes.com)

atlasofprejudice:

20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

atlasofprejudice:

20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

"This apparently is how the Dutch PM arrived to meet Obama today."

"This apparently is how the Dutch PM arrived to meet Obama today."


"This face belongs to Terry Sawchuk, a 36-year-old goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Re-created here, by a professional make-up artist and a doctor, are some of the more than 400 stitches he has earned during 16 years in the National Hockey League. Sawchuk has sustained other injuries not shown here: a slashed eyeball requiring three stitches, a 70% loss of function in his right arm because 60 bone chips were removed from his elbow, and a permanent “sway-back” caused by continual bent-over posture.
Last year there were only six NHL goalies, but games had to be interrupted so regularly for spot surgical repairs that a new rule was passed requiring every team to carry a spare. The bloody ordeal has bred a special kind of man — half commando and half human pincushion — and it is not surprising he has special problems.”

"This face belongs to Terry Sawchuk, a 36-year-old goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Re-created here, by a professional make-up artist and a doctor, are some of the more than 400 stitches he has earned during 16 years in the National Hockey League. Sawchuk has sustained other injuries not shown here: a slashed eyeball requiring three stitches, a 70% loss of function in his right arm because 60 bone chips were removed from his elbow, and a permanent “sway-back” caused by continual bent-over posture.

Last year there were only six NHL goalies, but games had to be interrupted so regularly for spot surgical repairs that a new rule was passed requiring every team to carry a spare. The bloody ordeal has bred a special kind of man — half commando and half human pincushion — and it is not surprising he has special problems.”

(via oldtestamentbartender)

ethniccostumeball:

Gerry Cheever’s mask pays homage to Terry Sawchuk.

"The poet Randall Maggs referred to goaltending as night work. In the vein of Michael Ondaatje’s Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Maggs’ Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems—which has been called “the truest hockey book ever written”—opens with a page-long description from Sawchuk’s real life autopsy report. Plante and Sawchuck were the heroes of goaltending’s last golden age. (Like most Canadian immigrant kids, trying to fit in to a new country, Sawchuk was a Ukranian who found belonging in a new culture through sport.) But over his career, Sawchuk would suffer from severe depression and alcoholism. He died at age 40 after a fight with a teammate.
Denied the leap and dash up the ice,
what goalies know is side to side, an inwardness of monk
and cell. They scrape. They sweep. Their eyes are elsewhere
as they contemplate their narrow place. Like saints, they pray for nothing,
which brings grace. Off-days, what they want is space. They sit apart
in bars. They know the length of streets in twenty cities.
But it’s their saving sense of irony that further
isolates them as it saves.”

ethniccostumeball:

Gerry Cheever’s mask pays homage to Terry Sawchuk.

"The poet Randall Maggs referred to goaltending as night work. In the vein of Michael Ondaatje’s Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Maggs’ Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems—which has been called “the truest hockey book ever written”—opens with a page-long description from Sawchuk’s real life autopsy report. Plante and Sawchuck were the heroes of goaltending’s last golden age. (Like most Canadian immigrant kids, trying to fit in to a new country, Sawchuk was a Ukranian who found belonging in a new culture through sport.) But over his career, Sawchuk would suffer from severe depression and alcoholism. He died at age 40 after a fight with a teammate.

Denied the leap and dash up the ice,

what goalies know is side to side, an inwardness of monk

and cell. They scrape. They sweep. Their eyes are elsewhere

as they contemplate their narrow place. Like saints, they pray for nothing,

which brings grace. Off-days, what they want is space. They sit apart

in bars. They know the length of streets in twenty cities.

But it’s their saving sense of irony that further

isolates them as it saves.”

A Venn diagram of the terribly misunderstood Ford Nation and Cherry’s own nation of acolytes would resemble a single hockey puck.

Canada’s hockey identity isn’t always charming. | SportsonEarth.com : Chris Koentges Article (via vancouvertao)

(via vancouvertao)

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