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Smile to the World

  “It’s Your Choice”   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.   ~Dr. Seuss   When you smile to the world, the world smiles back. People are basically good, and good-hearted.  And when they’re good and good-hearted, they smile.  It’s the curve that [...]

Blasting Away on Motorized Drift Trikes and Blokarts

  Humming Thru New Zealand Footloose and Fancy Free   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Devin Graham, aka Devin Supertramp, takes us on yet another fun-filled awesome romp. This time, we’re in North New Zealand, where the locals have rethought the use of their spin trikes (which we covered previously here) [...]

The Little Drive-In With A Big Heart

  The Choice:  Go Digital or Fade to Black   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Longtime projectionist Roger Babcock has been threading film through the Hi-Way Drive-In’s projectors for more than 40 years. However, with Hollywood studios no longer offering film prints of their releases, Roger faces an ultimatum:  upgrade [...]

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka

  A Wrestling Life on the Ropes   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In the 1970s, everybody arguably believed wrestling was real. By the 1980s, people suspected the outcome of the matches were predestined, but they didn’t care because the grapplers were so damned entertaining. One such star, Jimmy “Superfly” [...]

Pioneering Philanthropists Launch Clean Energy Initiative

    Limiting Carbon Pollution from Power Plants– While Spurring Clean Energy Investments   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Move over, climate change deniers.  More change is coming your way. Just days after Time’s Editor-in-Chief declared climate change deniers were having a bad day following study after study pointing out that it’s a very real [...]

Study: Ocean Life Faces Extinction

  Multiple Pressures on a Fragile Environment   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. “We may be sitting [...]

Meandering Through the Desert of Life

28 February 2015

  Any Road Will Get You There   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     About a two-and-a-half-hour drive east of Los Angeles along the Twentynine Palms Highway, a tiny intersection brings you to the town of Joshua Tree, population 7,414. Sharing a name with the unusual Yuccas that punctuate the rocky [...]

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Net Neutrality and Freedom of Choice Prevail

27 February 2015

    FCC Makes Landmark Ruling for Americans   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Internet came close to being taken over by private for-profit companies who want to control what consumers see and how much they’ll pay for it.  In a battle between everyday citizens and the Big Telecoms, the citizens [...]

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Kaboom!

25 February 2015

  Up in Smoke   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Think of it as an explosive love story– with sparks. Rich and Dee Gibson are a quirky couple who have built a career out of doing what they love:  playing with fire and blowing things up. As the owners of Rich’s Incredible [...]

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Youth Take Climate Change Fight to the Courts

24 February 2015

    Teens Sue Government for Failing to Protect Environment   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Many young people feel they have too much at stake to wait for our leaders to get their act together and take meaningful action on climate change.   It’s being termed the Children’s Climate Crusade. High-school student [...]

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5-Foot-3 and Full of Rage

21 February 2015

  Las Vegas Teen: “I’m Gonna Come Back  for You and Your Daughter”   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     His mug shot tells it all:  an angry young man arrested on charges of murder and showing no sadness, remorse, regret or shame in his face. The suspect in what has been described as [...]

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Three Chords and the Truth

20 February 2015

  A Rock History Lesson– in 100 Riffs   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Is it the end of an era? In the very cool video above, Chicago-based guitarist Alex Chadwick at Chicago Music Exchange plays 100 well-known guitar riffs from 1952 to the present day in one surprising take, providing [...]

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The Difficulty of Saying ‘I Love You’

19 February 2015

  This American Life of Relationships   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Love is like a rose.  It’s difficult and thorny and awkward to put into words at times. It causes some to simply freeze up, uncomfortable and catatonic, unable to mutter those words of deep affection and devotion.  Have you [...]

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Inside The Grand Budapest Hotel

18 February 2015

  The Work of Director Wes Anderson   **Award-Winning VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel abounds with some madcap energy, high whimsy, and more than its share of dark comedy. It was well-received at the box office, garnering nine Academy Award nominations.  But Roger Ebert.com film [...]

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Organic Farming Flourishing Worldwide

18 February 2015

  Rising Recognition and Profits   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “2 million of the world’s 1.5 billion farmers are now producing organically, with nearly 80 percent based in developing countries.  India boasts the most certified organic producers, followed surprisingly enough by Uganda and Mexico.”   There’s a growing trend happening in [...]

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Bonsai: Walking the Thin Line Between Life and Death

17 February 2015

  An American Shokunin   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “There are no borders in bonsai.  Its peace flies to a rich palace as it does to a humble house, as it does to young or old, or to rich and poor.  This is the true spirit of bonsai.”   ~John [...]

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U2: Every Breaking Wave

16 February 2015

  Are We So Helpless Against the Tide?   **U2 Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a love story of two star-crossed lovers in Northern Ireland during the sectarian unrest of the 1980s, a punk rock Romeo and Juliet—but with brogues. Irish director Aoife McArdle’s Every Breaking Wave is a short [...]

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‘Florida Man’: Washed up in the Sunshine State

14 February 2015

  Florida’s Flotsam and Jetsam   **Award-Winning Documentary**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Florida is a state with a strange propensity.   It has the unique and peculiar property of attracting people who are at the end of their rope. In Florida Man, a surprisingly poignant documentary by director Sean Dunne about the worn-out and inebriated [...]

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Living the Dream

13 February 2015

    Devin Graham Makes Every Moment Count   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What did you do in the past year?  If you’re like Devin Graham, you’ve been busy.  Very busy. 32-year-old YouTube uber-darling Graham lives in Provo, Utah, and is well known for his exotic, extreme, fun and upbeat videos [...]

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Getting the Orchestra Together on the Same Page

12 February 2015

  The Great Human Odyssey   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not easy getting everyone on the same page. Composer Darren Fung created a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Fung, and filmmaker [...]

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The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It

11 February 2015

  Exchanging Culture in North Philly   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It is a short documentary chronicling American kids using technology to connect with other kids in different countries. It began as a 140-character essay entry and was [...]

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Dying On Mars

10 February 2015

  Candidates Vying to be Colonists   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Would you do it? More than 200,000 people have applied to be on Mars One, a four-man mission to the Red Planet with no return voyage. Scheduled to depart in 2024, the voyage will be humanity’s first attempts at colonizing [...]

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Drug Pushers and Their Doctors

10 February 2015

    Getting Paid to Play and Prescribe   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing their drugs to physicians. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver took a closer look at these troubling truths and assorted ethical Doc Dollar dilemmas, skewering the cozy relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. There’s [...]

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Thinking Outside The Box

09 February 2015

  The Illusion of Seeing and Believing   A Truly Awesome **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The first time watching Box is a unique and jaw-dropping experience. Seeing isn’t always believing.  The viewer must juggle the pure enjoyment value of Box with the logistical questions and thoughts about the boundaries of space and matter. The second [...]

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VJ Day: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1945

08 February 2015

    A Brighter Horizon Beckons   **VIDEO**   Richard Sullivan Discovering Hawaii     It was the day the war ended. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.  It was known as Victory over Japan Day, or simply VJ Day. Japan’s formal surrender [...]

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Puppy Love

07 February 2015

  The Life and Loves of Carli Davidson   Award-Winning **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Carli Davidson’s photography was inspired by her own dog Norbert, whose drool she regularly cleans off the walls because he frequent shakes. Shake, Davidson’s photo series, captures some of the frenzied shakes and drool and the [...]

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Tripping Thru ‘Nam

05 February 2015

  A Young Man’s 3-Minute Trip   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Young Russian photographer Georgy Tarasov’s film is a trip through a country once ravaged by war.  No longer.  That was 40 years ago. In The Road Story Vietnam, Daniil Tarasov, Georgy’s brother, takes viewers on an adventure through many [...]

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The Sadness of Losing a Best Friend

05 February 2015

    Crying Pup Grieves Over Loss of His Twin   **VIRAL VIDEO**   BrettVett1 YouTube     I noticed Brutus, my Rottweiler, was upset.  So was I.  His twin brother, Hank, had stopped eating.  He became lethargic, and then, seemingly, began grieving.  Hank had always been by my side with his Therapy Dog service.  [...]

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Double Deutsch Vision

04 February 2015

  Sight and Insight are Different Things   **Award-Winning VIDEOS**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     One step aside and you might discover something unexpected.  It´s amazing what you can find right in front of your door, if you just open your eyes and look a little closer. In the above video, Travel Where You [...]

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Elgin Park

03 February 2015

  Creating a Miniature Utopia of How the World Should Be   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Welcome to Michael Paul Smith’s Elgin Park:  A 1/24th-scale recreation of everyday scenes from mid-20th century America, ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a [...]

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Lying in the National Interest

03 February 2015

    Well-Known German Journalist Admits Planting Stories for the CIA   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a “propagandist,” an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the [...]

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The Longest Walk

02 February 2015

  A Changing Selfie and Beard Across China   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Christoph Rehage The Longest Way.com     My name is Christoph Rehage, and I like to take walks sometimes. I was born a fat kid to a Hungarian mom and a German dad in Hanover, Germany, on November 9th in 1981.  During my childhood, I [...]

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Sunday Funnies

01 February 2015

  Time Out for Nonsense   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Let’s take a time out and amuse ourselves on a Sunday, shan’t we? Dji Death Sails is a superb award-winning 3D animation film by director Dmitri Voloshin and the Simpals crew. It tells the story of a distracted Grim Reaper [...]

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The Great Freshwater Sunday Breakfast

31 January 2015

    Cakes ’n Eggs ’n Maple Syrup For Sunday: February 1, 8-11 am     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Wake up and smell the coffee.   The Freshwater Grange volunteers are hosting their fresh hot pancakes and real scrambled egg breakfast with all the fixin’s again this Superbowl Sunday.   There’s breakfast, conversation [...]

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A Signpost for Humboldt County

30 January 2015

  Crime, Humboldt, and New York City: 1981   Award-Winning Short Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     NYC, 1981 is Austin Peters’ captivating six minute documentary about a particularly dark and intense period in New York City. A companion piece for the drama A Most Violent Year currently in theaters, Peters relates the [...]

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Breathe

29 January 2015

  Breathe in the Air   Award-Winning **Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     When we breathe in, we are breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, and the joys of life.  And we barely notice it. Breath takes us on a journey that explores everything that life is– from [...]

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Metallica Alcoholica

27 January 2015

    Hardcore Heavy Metal and Spirits   VIDEO:  ’The Unforgiven’   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Metallica was the golden era of one of heavy metal’s all-time greatest bands. They were also one of the hardest touring and hardest drinking bands of the era, too. It wasn’t easy for the group starting out.  They [...]

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Life is Too Short to be Angry

26 January 2015

  ‘Victor’   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Chad Thompson Yeah Haus     “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Victor is a short film about imagination, solitude and the sometimes blindfolded quest for happiness. This whimsical journey follows Victor, a peculiar man [...]

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The Year in Review– in Two and a Half Minutes

26 January 2015

  2014:  Looking Back, Month by Month   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For a year riddled with milestones, tragedies and epic world events, the important and not-so-important moments get muddled over time.  Slowly fading from our memory, they become part of a distant past we largely forget. Thankfully, Brooklyn-based artist and “stuff-maker” [...]

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The Evolution of Batman

25 January 2015

  Gotham’s Classic Music and Batmobiles   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   The Piano Guys ThePianoGuys.Com     Holy Smokes, Batman! 50 years of music and film all rolled together in front of the cars that have become the icons of super hero history. This is one of those projects we’ve wanted to do from the very [...]

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The Outsiders

23 January 2015

  Arrested Development   **Award-Winning SHORT**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Who knew a game of Paper, Rock, Scissors could be so dangerous? Jerrycan is the story of a young boy who is bullied into some dangerous risk-taking to impress his friends.  Bad decisions and peer pressure can be like that, and they [...]

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Seeing and Hearing for the First Time

23 January 2015

    A Modern Miracle for Louise and Grayson   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We take our senses for granted.  We can taste, touch, smell, see and hear– and think nothing more of it. There are those of us can’t see or hear.  For children and their loving parents, it’s often a heartbreaking [...]

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American Sniper

22 January 2015

    The Myth and the Reality   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Is it more fact or fiction? This past week, American Sniper sold millions of tickets.  Seen in the trailers above and below and based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, it’s a box office hit, [...]

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The Most Quoted Man in the News

20 January 2015

  An Average Joe with an Uncanny Knack for Media Appearances   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Most Quoted Man in the News, directed and photographed by Andrew David Watson, is a short, smart documentary about an interesting guy with a curious ability to get quoted in the news. In an [...]

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The Real Downton Abbey

19 January 2015

    Your Home is Your Castle   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s as British as tea and crumpets. The very high-class soap opera Downton Abbey has taken the US by storm, scooping numerous Emmys and Golden Globes along the way.  The addictive tale of a family of British aristocrats and [...]

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Salute to Cinema

18 January 2015

  The 149 Best Scenes of 2014   One Very Fast **VIDEO** of Clips   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Let’s take a short trip down Memory Lane and jog your memory a bit. Yes, we know it’s 2015 already, but we liked this retrospective video and figured it wouldn’t hurt anybody. Director Ben [...]

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The Bumpy Ride of Adolescence

17 January 2015

  ‘Sean’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Adolescence isn’t easy.  It never is.  The answers are just so… ambiguous. Sean is a meandering journey through the jumbled headspace of a typical teenager, presenting an almost weird and poetic insight into his life as he shares his thoughts on growing up, [...]

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What a Wonderful World

16 January 2015

  Sir David Attenborough   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue, And clouds of white. The bright blessed day, The dark sacred night. [...]

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