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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 [...]

Growing is Forever

  A Redwood’s Muse: Trinidad and Patrick’s Point Park Humboldt County, Northern California   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “A very long time ago, there were no groves– because everywhere was a grove with no roads to bisect and no people to erect stones and fences and bridges. The trees were [...]

The Vanishing Monarch Butterfly

  90% of the Population has Disappeared   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     They are the butterflies we remember fondly from our childhood.  And they are disappearing in large numbers. Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country [...]

The Christmas Miracle of Charlie Brown

    And the WW II German Pilot Who Saved Him   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The 21-year old American B-17 pilot glanced outside his cockpit.  He froze in terror. He blinked hard and looked again in disbelief.  His co-pilot stared at the same horrible sight.  ”My God, this is a [...]

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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The Little Drive-In With A Big Heart

31 January 2015

  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 [...]

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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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Falling from Mount Olympus

15 January 2015

  Falling from Grace:  ‘The Off Season’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “In the greatest country in the world a young man gets lost. Willy Loman never made a lot of money.  His name was never in the paper.  But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening [...]

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One Love, One Run

14 January 2015

  Bobby Brown’s Cool Running   Award-Winning Short **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For his entire life, Bobby Brown has called Breckenridge his home mountain. Brown was nine years old when he got his start on skis. Growing up in the Denver suburbs, he would build ramps and jumps in his yard [...]

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iDiots

14 January 2015

  All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s no secret. We love technology, anything robotic, and of course, our cell phones. We want them to succeed and be our 21st Century heroes.  Luxury cars with powerful engines and display screens to [...]

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Free Climbing to the Top of Yosemite

13 January 2015

    Climbers Make Historic Attempt Straight Up El Capitan Using Only Hands and Feet   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s almost over. The two climbers vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale a sheer granite face in California’s Yosemite National Park [...]

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The E-Joint Has Arrived

13 January 2015

    New Marijuana Device Has its Advocates and Critics   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s discreet, disposable, and mild—and they’re changing the way people consume marijuana. At a recent Seahawks football game in Seattle, Shady Sadis, 41, took a drag on a slim vapor pen that looked like a jet [...]

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Every Hour is Precious

12 January 2015

  Anton Chekhov and ‘The Gift’   **Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In March of 1886, at the age of 26, acclaimed Russian author and physician Anton Chekhov wrote this fascinating and honest letter of advice to his troubled older brother, Nikolai. Chekhov’s brother was a talented painter and writer who, [...]

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Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre

09 January 2015

  A Brief Inside View of the Murdered Cartoonists   **New York Times VIDEO**     Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard French Filmmakers      In February 2006 the editors of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo met to discuss a matter of what turned out to be of deadly consequence. Would they publish a satirical [...]

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Gateway to the Ganges

08 January 2015

    India’s Beauty and Woe Intertwined   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s been said that India is a place so visceral it can only truly be appreciated through your own experience. It takes a lot of skill to capture the feel of a place so steeped in unbelievable anachronistic awe.  [...]

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Manhunt Drawing Closer for Paris Terror Attack Suspects

08 January 2015

  Heavily-Armed Suspects on the Run – UPDATED –   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Parisian police net is closing in quickly. A massive manhunt for the perpetrators of France’s worst terrorist attack in generations shifted to the countryside north of Paris on Thursday. Commandos and helicopter patrols poured into villages [...]

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An Epic Reminder to Do What You Love, Today

07 January 2015

  The Secret Sanctuary of Hayden Peters   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Emily Nuchols Under Solen Media     Life has its limits.  It also has its timeless beauty in all things. At the age of 30, Hayden Peters confronted a health scare where for three months, he didn’t know if he’d live a long life, [...]

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Failing to Succeed

06 January 2015

    Fighting for your Passion   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Devin Graham Filmmaker, Team Supertramp     Success comes from passion and a lot of experience– and by experience, I mean a lot of failure.  I just watched the video Nobody Tells This to Beginners, seen below, and it is right on par with everything [...]

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Snowboarding the Communist Bloc

05 January 2015

  Hippie Holy Dayze   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Watch out for that tree, Forest. Over the past season, 20-something Forest Bailey deftly navigated geographical extremes, hitting street rails in Mongolia one month, slashing powder in the Canadian backcountry the next, and making stops in the communist bloc of Europe [...]

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Land of Eternal Spring

05 January 2015

    The Land and People of Guatemala   **VIDEO**   Parker Walbeck and Carter Hogan Team Supertramp     Every so often Team Supertramp takes on a project knowing very little about the destination or the people involved.  The WeaveSleeve Project in Guatemala was one of those projects…  We– Parker and Carter– met up with [...]

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A Transgender Teen’s Final Words

03 January 2015

    Leelah Alcorn’s Suicide Note in Full:   ‘My Death Needs to Mean Something’   **VIDEO**   By Leelah Alcorn     After committing suicide and sparking a nationwide debate, 17-year-old Ohio transgender teen Leelah (Josh) Alcorn’s suicide note was taken down from her Tumblr account.  Others copies of her final words were scrubbed [...]

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The Island of Dharma

02 January 2015

  Sri Lanka   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The explorer Marco Polo wrote in the 12th century that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. Sri Lanka is nature’s treasure hunt.  For centuries it has seduced travelers with its magnificent beauty, stunning Hindu and Buddhist temples, lush [...]

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The Baby in the Drop Box

01 January 2015

  Saving Children’s Lives, One at a Time   **Award-Winning VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     2015:  It’s out with the old and in with the new. The Drop Box is the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of [...]

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MIT Scientist: Increased Autism in Children Due to GMOs

29 December 2014

    ‘Half of All Kids Will Be Autistic in Ten Years’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has been an MIT researcher in the fields of biology and technology.  She has published over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles over the years. In recent years Dr. Seneff has concentrated [...]

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In Search of Surf

28 December 2014

    Around the World in “Strange Rumblings”   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The world is your oyster. You’re young and carefree, there’s no need for money and responsibilities, and the call for adventure beckons.  And over the next crest lies the next perfect wave for you to catch. Strange Rumblings in Shangri [...]

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I Believe in Father Christmas

24 December 2014

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       They said there’ll be snow at Christmas They said there’ll be peace on Earth But instead it just kept on raining A veil of tears for the virgin’s birth I remember one Christmas morning A Winter’s light and a distant choir [...]

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Follow The Rules For Growing Weed, Or Else…

24 December 2014

    District Attorney Relies on a Different Tactic: Civil Lawsuits   **VIDEO**    Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Do greedy growers who flaunt the law get what they deserve– and does crime really pay? Humboldt County is at the forefront of an almost-legal, agribusiness weed-growing industry.  It’s an economic staple, an ever-prevasive and copiously prevalent culture with the District Attorney giving [...]

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Growing Younger

23 December 2014

  ‘Just Go’   **Award-Winning Video**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Meet Milos Kmetko.  He’s 62-years-old and believes in staying as youthful as possible. He’s not your typical retiree from Slovakia.  Or anywhere for that matter. Milos does things which to his peers seem a little offbeat or even crazy.  He gets out [...]

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Humboldt County Animal Shelter Crisis

21 December 2014

  SOS Emergency:  Overcrowding Means Euthanasia Come Monday     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     From Matt Owen, via the County of Humboldt and Fred’s Humboldt Blog:   Please pass the word about the following crisis situation: The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is at critical mass.  They will euthanize adoptable dogs for space on Monday [...]

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Winter is Here

21 December 2014

  Stay Warm and Dry   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime.  Never make a negative decision in the low time.  Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst mood.  Never speak ill of others when the sun is short. Wait.  Be [...]

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Sony Cyberattack: Hackers Win

20 December 2014

    But We’ll Show You the Film Trailers Anyway !   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     U.S. officials are treating a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as a “serious national security matter,” with the National Security Council considering a proportionate response, the White House said. Evidence shows the attack against Sony was carried [...]

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Gravity’s Got A Hold On Me

19 December 2014

    –And I’m Looking for Something to Set Me Free   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You can almost fly.  If gravity doesn’t get you down. World’s Best Trampoline Tricks is the latest video by Devin Graham, aka YouTube’s uber-darling devinsupertramp. In this edition, Devin joined with the leading trampoline [...]

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