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Growing Up Tyler

  Unreturned Love Hurts When You’re Only 12-Years-Old   **Award-Winning Short VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave [...]

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

  Putting a Short Life Into Perspective   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an incredible reminder of how short life really is. Camille Marotte’s video offers a seamless interplay of beautiful images shot in locations such as Morocco, India, Senegal, and Vietnam, while narrator Tom O’Bedlam reads When Tomorrow Starts Without Me, a poem believed [...]

I Can See Clearly Now…

  …The Rain Is Gone:    Johnny and Jimmy’s Versions   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     1972 was a good year for Texas singer/songwriter Johnny Nash. Nash, who recorded Reggae-influenced music, had gone to Jamaica and recorded his song Hold Me Tight and a cover of Sam Cooke’s Cupid with a [...]

Genesis

  The Creation of Life   A Short and Stellar Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources, Chased amid fusions of wonder in moments hardly seen forgotten Colored in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge Amused but real in [...]

The Flying Squirrel

  The Remarkable 6-Year-Old Surf & Skate Wonder   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   At the tender age of six, Quincy Symonds is already tipped as a future Layne Beachley or Stephanie Gilmore. She may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet. They call her The Flying Squirrel.  The [...]

Choppers

  American Freedom **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Choppers, and building them, are big. A chopper is a motorcycle either modified from an original motorcycle design– “chopped”– or built from scratch to have a unique hand-crafted appearance.  Relieved of weight by removing excess parts making them lighter and faster, choppers have a [...]

Pride and Bullets

20 September 2014

  Cause and Effect   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The causes of World War One have been written about countless times.  You probably know the straight-away story. It began on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, sometimes referred to as “the [...]

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Free History Night in Freshwater

19 September 2014

  Jerry Rohde: The Infamous 1964 Flood A Unique Perspective of Disaster   Friday, September 19: Freshwater Grange Potluck at 6 pm Presentation at 7 pm   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There will be good times in Wrangletown tonight.  Jerry’s back by popular demand for another free potluck and history presentation at the Freshwater Grange. Pierson [...]

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Scotland Votes on Independence

18 September 2014

  Historic Turnout at Polls Today   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The once vast empire of the United Kingdom may be less united and vast once the votes are cast and counted. Scotland’s voters are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There, [...]

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I Think It’s Going to Rain Today

17 September 2014

    Rain, Blessed Rain, is Here   **Music VIDEO by Peter Gabriel**     Broken windows and empty hallways A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray Human kindness is overflowing And I think it’s going to rain today Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles With frozen smiles to chase love away [...]

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The Bored Kids on the Block

17 September 2014

  ‘Daybreak’   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Daybreak is a beautifully horrific film about kids and their pack behavior. Surrounding the curiosity of a group of bored pre-teens in an affluent Montreal suburb, director Ian Lagarde captures the thought process and point of view of today’s kids with minimal [...]

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Speaks Out

16 September 2014

  The Duck Commander Quacketh On   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   He’s blunt, opinionated, and funny with a wry taciturn wit. Phil Robertson, who first found wealth as the inventor of the Duck Commander duck calls and then fame as the patriarch of a clan of Louisiana duck hunters on A&E’s [...]

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The Heart of Blowing Glass

16 September 2014

  The Art of Balance and Movement   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Gravity, heat, movement, teamwork.  Fire and light. All of these make for the difficult-to-master profession of blowing glass. This is the story of a young glass blower with a singular and rare natural talent from workshop to the art gallery: [...]

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Never Say Never

15 September 2014

  Alex Zanardi’s Drive Refuses to Quit   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     He lost his legs, but not his attitude. Racing fans knew for a long time that Alex Zanardi had the drive and determination to win world championships. His American Formula 1 Champ Car championship victories in 1997 and 1998 [...]

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

14 September 2014

  George Harrison 1943 – 2001   *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   All things must pass. George Harrison was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 1997.  Undergoing radiotherapy and surgery, he battled the disease throughout the 1990s, having tumors removed from his throat and lung. In December of 1999 a mentally unstable intruder, [...]

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Breathe

13 September 2014

  The Air of the Moment   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Living, breathing, being. Life should be that simple.   In this little film by the French cinematographer only known as Franck, we get a small glimpse of what happens in the day of his two sons, Roman and Audran, in a small village [...]

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California Love

12 September 2014

  The Golden State   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “California is about the good life. So a bad life there seems so much better than a bad life anywhere else.  Quality is an obsession there– good food, good wine, good movies, coffee, music, weather, cars. Those sound like the right things [...]

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We Are Dead Stars

11 September 2014

  Looking at the Cosmos and Ourselves In a Different Light   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We always thought life was a miracle. Living shoulder-to-shoulder on a small blue planet zooming through an ever-expanding universe, it’s easy to feel very, very small.  But what we are is actually pretty incredible:  every [...]

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The Day We Will Never Forget

11 September 2014

  Reflections of September 11   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   This essay, Towards a More Perfect Union, appeared in the New York Times on September 11, 2003:   Still missing in the rubble of 9/11 is the idea of America that enriched, strengthened and protected us for more than two centuries. Overcome [...]

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White Guys Can Jump

10 September 2014

  – With Trampolines –   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   They leave audiences in awe with their uncanny precision of moves and juke. Lords of Gravity is an energetic, gravity-defying acrobatic basketball show team based in Budapest, Hungary. YouTube uber-darling Devin Graham, aka Devin Supertramp, filmed the video above highlighting some of [...]

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Howard’s Farm

08 September 2014

  The End of a Family Farm   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A small Hudson Valley fruit farm is very different than a large Midwest commodity farm. Take 86-year-old Howard Quimby for example.  Still active, he grows Concord grapes, raises goats and boards horses on his 70-acre Marlboro farm.  He’s been [...]

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Who’s Been Monkey-Wrenching Your Nonprofit?

08 September 2014

  Fortune 500 Companies’ Corporate Espionage   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity. Corporations hire shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, U.S. military, Federal Bureau of Investigations, [...]

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This Sunday in Freshwater

06 September 2014

    A Big Day of Haps in the Little Sunny Valley   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The end of summer is near.  The trees are starting to turn, the leaves beginning to drop, the sun edging closer to the horizon.  Soon it will be a distant memory as we head towards colder days [...]

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The Shifting Landscape of Earth and Art

06 September 2014

  Zaria Forman’s Stunning Portraits of Climate Change   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Her mission, work, and art are spectacular. Zaria Forman’s works take up to a month to complete, creating portrait landscapes to document the ever-changing beauty of regions affected by climate change. Forman, from Brooklyn in New York, USA, [...]

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Grateful Dead’s Truckin’

04 September 2014

  America’s National Treasure   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Truckin’ got my chips cashed in.  Keep truckin’, like the do-dah man Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on. Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street. Chicago, New York, Detroit and it’s all on the same street. [...]

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Glass Eyes of Locust Bayou

03 September 2014

  A Blurred and Tangled Universe   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Phil Chambliss is a 59-year old filmmaker from rural Arkansas.  He makes weird and wonderful films that are a bizarre alter-universe mirroring America. Chambliss has been documenting his rural life in Locust Bayou, Arkansas, for nearly 40 years through his [...]

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The Forgotten Community

03 September 2014

  The Gypsy People Called ‘Roma’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a documentary that brings to light a community that has largely been forgotten. Intrigued by how such a large group of people could live out of shacks built from anything they could find– as well as earn a wage [...]

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From Now On

02 September 2014

  Life and Vulnerability   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Delta Spirit’s From Now On has the simple qualities we like seeing in a film. Director Andrew Bruntel goes for an epic sweep, some sumptuous photography, long pan shots, and a disparate cast of characters living very different lives on the prairies of [...]

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Happiness is a Warm Gun

02 September 2014

  Last Year British Cops Fired Their Guns 3 Times   –No One Died–   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   America has a love affair with their guns. In 2012, 409 people were shot and killed by American police in what were termed justifiable shootings. In that same year, British police officers fired [...]

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Jimi’s Machine Gun

01 September 2014

  Hendrix’s Famous Star Spangled Banner Shred at Woodstock   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     At Woodstock in 1969, Jimi Hendrix did a startling take on the national anthem. He was the last act of the festival and scheduled to close the show on Sunday night.  He didn’t take the stage until 8 am on Monday [...]

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Humboldt Bay Coast Guard Open House Today

30 August 2014

  Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 am to 3 pm A Rare Once-a-Year Peek Inside   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a once-in-a-year opportunity to see some really cool things. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 am to 3 [...]

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Struggling for a Parent’s Affection

29 August 2014

  ’1982′ An Award-Winning Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Leave it up to cinematographer Frank Buono and he’ll transport you into the window of a young boy’s life in ten minutes. Leave it up to writer and director Jeremy Breslau and a beautifully poignant story will slowly unfold before your eyes. Constructed like [...]

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Mitch McConnell’s Party of Greedy Old People

28 August 2014

    GOP’s Secret Plan for Making All of Us Poor   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Don’t let that glad handing and sweet Southern smile fool you.  It’s not hard figuring out whose pocket Mitch McConnell is in. At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers last [...]

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My Big Brother

27 August 2014

  Living Life with a Giant   Award-Winning Animated **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You usually have it two ways living with a big brother:  living in their shadow or living in their glow. My Big Brother is a Savannah College of Art and Design short directed by student Jason Rayner.  His  film [...]

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Swatting the ‘Hood

27 August 2014

  Neighborhood Police… Or Combat Soldiers?   Vice **VIDEO**   Jim Hightower JimHightower.com     From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil.  In recent years, however, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition. How?  Simply by militarizing police departments. Through the little-known “military [...]

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The Brutalization of Kindergarten

26 August 2014

  Kids Just Wanna Play   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It used to be that kindergartners could play — which is how early childhood development experts say young children learn and are socialized best. Today 5- and 6-year-olds are forced to sit for hours at a time doing academics, often with [...]

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Bringing Jobs Back to America

26 August 2014

  The Cooperative Revival   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not surprising that some are making the case for working co-ops.  When workers own their companies, everyone wins. Leo Gerard, the President of United Steelworkers Union, has been vocal about the possibility of what he calls “union cooperatives.”   He has [...]

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Remembering Playland at the Beach

25 August 2014

  San Francisco’s Long-Forgotten Icon **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel         Playland view to the south, 1940                 Young family enjoys cotton candy at Playland, 1960s.             Playland died along with blue collar image that once embodied a gritty [...]

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Net Neutrality and the Gilded Age

25 August 2014

  Time to Shut Up and Pay Up for Access   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not the government that’s going to trample on your 1st amendment rights.  It’s the corporations with the government’s permission. Namely, Comcast and Time Warner.  And your local politicians who are paving the greedy way forward. A whopping [...]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

24 August 2014

  Nick Geddes’ Long Road to Recovery   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In April of 2011 while racing the Sea Otter Classic in California, I had an unexpected crash during the Dual Slalom finals that ended up changing my life. Following a minor concussion I was taken to the hospital for [...]

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Warbird Pilot

23 August 2014

  Keeping the Legacy Alive Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Some people see warbird pilots as fearless, confident, risky or arrogant. In reality, they’re no different than you or me.  They’re just willing to put it all on the line to keep the old warbird legacy alive at their own personal expense.  [...]

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Free Humboldt History Presentation in Freshwater

22 August 2014

  Jerry Rohde Offers a Historical Perspective of Humboldt’s ‘Unique and Useful Products’   Friday, August 22 at 7pm at the Freshwater Grange   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There will be hot times in Wrangletown tonight. Pierson Building Center in Eureka is funding a free series of historical lectures as part of their celebration [...]

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Where Did You Sleep Last Night

21 August 2014

  Lead Belly’s Nirvana (1888-1949)   **Viral VIDEO**     He was a bad dude who lived larger than life. Lead Belly is an old-school wrecking ball folk-singer who worked hard labor as a sharecropper in the Depression-era South, and lived it up with hot babes, stiff drinks, and smoke-filled clubs in Renaissance-era Harlem. He kicked [...]

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Silo

20 August 2014

  A Short Film about a Man and his Missile   Staff-Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We hate a bad day at the office. When we lose things. And things go sideways. And the boss doesn’t understand. And we happen to be drunk. Sigh.   Ever have those days where everything goes wrong and it would’ve [...]

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Am I Next?

20 August 2014

  Ferguson Seen Through the Eyes of a Teenager   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A 16-year-old kid says more with a marker and paper than all of the media did. Looting, chanting, tear gas, and rubber bullets have been the frequent images coming out of Ferguson, Mo.   Much of the [...]

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Ranger Gabriel Gets His Wish

19 August 2014

  A Young Boy’s Journey to Yosemite   Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Gabriel always had a wish to be a park ranger. When the Yosemite park rangers got word of his dream, they stepped up to the plate, in a VERY big way. Gabriel Lavan-Ying is an eight-year-old from [...]

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Pink Floyd’s Crazy Diamond

19 August 2014

  The Final Parting of Syd Barrett   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun Shine on you crazy diamond. Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky Shine on you crazy diamond. You were caught in the crossfire [...]

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Small Cameras, Big Stories

18 August 2014

  There’s a Spy Amongst Us In the Animal Pack   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a whole new world out there. Exciting developments in camera technology have distinguished the playing field between the professional and amateur photographer. The current challenge now is making something novel and better than what [...]

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