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Yes, this may be a marketing ploy from Nike. Yes, maybe it is “well-coordinated spontaneity on behalf of Nike’s marketing dept.” But, ultimately, it’s a video showing two men traveling to and from many different countries in just 10 days and having an extraordinary time. If you choose to critique this video, that’s your choice; Although, it’s also my choice to take this video as inspiration, NOT to go and buy a Nike product, but instead, to go travel and explore our planet. There is so much out there and so few of us are able to see it all, or even some for that matter. And it’s obviously filmed and edited very well, which makes it that much more amazing. Kudos to Max Joseph and Casey Neistat.
we shot this in 10 days, just the two of us.
Max, my friend in the movie, is a talented filmmaker, he edited this movie. check him out http://www.maxjoseph.com/‘
- Traveling Around the World in 10 Days Looks Like the Most Fun You Can Ever Have [Video] (gizmodo.com)
- Video: Filmmakers ‘Make It Count’ By Circling The Globe In 10 Days (gadling.com)
- Nike Free – I Would Run to You (Short Film) (thegallant.com)
- Nike, I Love You. (sweettoothrunner.com)
- See The Nike Commercial Filmed In Collinsville, IL (fox2now.com)
- Awesomesauce | ‘Heymoonshaker’ Short Film, David Crowe Dubstep Beatboxing (thinksoul25.com)
This is a video of an unnamed man venturing down the famous La Plagne track in the French Alps at 60mph. I have never heard a grown man cry so hard on a “ride” that you pay to go on. You would think if he was this terrified, he might just opt out of following through, or at the very least, close his eyes and just wait for it to be over. Regardless, I’m glad he didn’t because I was able to laugh at this.
- White Christmas for skiers as heavy snow reaches the Alps (telegraph.co.uk)
- Blonde Enlightens Us With True Definition of MPH (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Morning Mail: Let’s watch a man absolutely freak out during a bobsled run (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- Easter skiing: the best of the season could be yet to come (telegraph.co.uk)
Christophe Champenois, from Meaux, near Paris is a complete asshole who failed as a father. This 33-year-old man took the clothing off his 3-year-old son Bastien, and placed him in the washing machine because he threw a classmates drawing in the toilet. Apparently time outs were not something he was familiar with, and this seemed like a better form of punishment. I mean, if this was your solution, you might as well just beat the child; At least that way he’d still be alive and just resent you for being a piece of shit.
He is then said to have run the cold cycle wash for a few minutes at their house, in the village of Germigny-l’Eveque.
His 25-year-old mother, Charlene was the one who had to recover her blond-haired angelic baby boy in the machine. He had apparently died of head injuries on Friday night, which were a result of his father’s punishment. Sadly, the mother told her neighbor ‘Alice’ that her son had fallen down the stairs. Why the fuck would she cover for her baby’s father after finding her poor innocent child dead?!
Alice told Le Parisien: ‘I picked him up and his limbs were as loose as those of a rag doll.
‘I felt his heart beat for the last time and then he died.’
Bastien’s older sister Maud, 5, told police that this hadn’t been the first time his father had put him in the washing machine to punish him. It’s pathetic that a 5-year-old girl has to share how her brother was abused, yet alone, witness the abuse.
Neighbours told the newspaper that the boy had been repeatedly abused – by being locked up for hours in a cupboard and also by being left on a window sill for hours wrapped in a blanket.
Bastien was an unwanted child’, claimed Evelyne, his grandmother.
‘On the day he was born, his father was out drinking and when I told him he had a son, he said that he didn’t want him.’
- Christophe Champenois Reportedly Murders Son In Washing Machine (huffingtonpost.com)
- Father ‘killed son in washing machine’ (irishexaminer.com)
- Three-year-old killed ‘after being stuffed into washing machine’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Dad ‘killed son, 3, in washing machine’ (thesun.co.uk)
Dailymail - The last surviving person to be sent to a Nazi concentration camp because of his homosexuality has died in France aged 98, campaigners said today.
Rudolf Brazda died peacefully in his sleep yesterday at the old people’s home in Bantzenheim, eastern France when had lived in recent years, Germany’s Lesbian and Gay Association, or LSVD, said.
Mr Brazda was born in 1913 and grew up in the eastern German town of Meuselwitz. There he repeatedly clashed with Nazi authorities over his homosexuality before being sent to the Buchenwald camp.
Nazi Germany declared homosexuality an aberration that threatened the German race. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 gay men were deported to concentration camps where few survived.
After Mr Brazda was sent to the concentration camp in August 1942 he was held there until its liberation by U.S. forces in 1945.
Following the war he moved to Alsace, the eastern French region that borders Germany, and lived there until his death.
When a memorial to the Nazis’ gay victims was unveiled in Berlin in 2008, the LSVD said it knew of no more surviving ex-prisoners.
They believed that the last surviving prisoner had died three years previously.
But the group said today that after the memorial was unveiled, they were contacted by Mr Brazda, who visited the memorial at its invitation. He became an honorary member of the group.
Mr Brazda was awarded France’s Legion of Honour in April this year as his plight during the war was commended by campaigners.
‘Rudolf passed on peacefully in his sleep at dawn on August 3′ at an old people’s hospital in Bantzenheim, eastern France, said Philippe Couillet, a friend and associate of the deceased.
French local officials said that Brazda will be buried next Monday in Mulhouse in eastern France.
Tens of thousands of people were convicted under Nazi Germany’s laws that made homosexual acts a crime.
Those who were sent to concentration camps had to wear a pink triangle on their prison clothes that identified them as homosexual.
Berlin’s openly gay mayor, Klaus Wowereit, who met Brazda in 2008, said he learned with regret of his death.
‘He is an example of how important the work of remembrance is for our future,’ Wowereit said.
‘Fewer and fewer people can give information about repression under the Nazi dictatorship authentically and from their own experience.’
Nazi concentration camps were set up across Germany by the party’s leader, Adolf Hitler. Jews, political prisoners, criminals gypsies and the mentally ill were also among those sent to the camps.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2022429/Former-homosexual-concentration-camp-prisoner-Rudolf-Brazda-dies-aged-98.html#ixzz1U5VQWhzF