Death

Death Channel by AdrianBlack

No matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. Here at the end of all things...feel free to post any videos that deal on the subject of death and join this danse macabre.



the world is a bit less brighter today

videosift is an internet community that is rare in today's day and age.unlike sites like reddit where people become comfortable in anonymity,or the deluge of clickbait sites which seek solely to distract,titillate or shock.videosift over the years has become a haven for people who genuinely seek to share their interests,voice their opinion or just hang out.

some extraordinary people have frequented this site and shared their profound insights,revealed new perspectives and new ways of thinking,engaged in some glorious arguments and even a few all out brawls,but always with a humanity that most other sites lack.many of us have fostered real and genuine friendships.

on october 3rd videosift lost one if it's pioneer members who helped foster this amazing and very human atmosphere and i am here to sadly report that our own rascal cat schmawy Everett is no longer with us.

schmawy shall be greatly missed,for his brilliant wit,his disarming charm and an ability to bring a sly sense of humor to the most volatile of situations.

for those who may never had gotten the opportunity to interact with schmawy,you missed out on one the most human people i had ever the privilege to engage,for those who did know schmawy...well..then you know his soft ease and comfortable charm which would make him instantly likeable.

http://videosift.com/member/schmawy

so if you would like to leave a memory here of your encounter with the human formerly known as schmawy.please..by all means..leave a comment.or if you are a facebook friend with him,go to his page:https://www.facebook.com/schmawy

so while the world is less bright today,
here is to you schmawy evereet.../tips glass
shine on you crazy diamond.

Harry Harrison (March 12th, 1925 - August 15th 2012)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harrison)

Any Sci-Fi fans will surely know who I'm talking about. I only just found out by clicking on Wikipedia that his book "Make Room, Make Room" was the foundation of the 1973 Charlton Heston classic film "Soylent Green". He has of course written other books, but his most famous creation was Slippery Jim DiGriz, AKA "The Stainless Steel Rat". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_Steel_Rat

TWO reasons why I'm posting this.....

(1).....Another piece of my childhood is gone
(2)...... As the character was first written over 50 years ago, I think it's high time the SSR was turned into a movie.

HONESTLY though sifters, you don't even have to be into Science Fiction to appreciate them, "The Rat" was a lovable thief who had to operate in a high-tech world, he was k-i-n-d o-f a cross between James Bond & Monty Python.

*Posts & gets out library card for tomorrow.

Patrice O'Neal's posthumous release: "Mr. P"

As many of you may know, we lost a great comedian last week. For those that are interested, he had an album about to "drop". It's ready to release February 7th. The record company did a great thing and restructured the contract giving the family the majority of the proceeds. I doubt itunes will do the same, but using itunes could increase his exposure, so please pre-order it here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/mr.-p/id484216744

For the first track off the record, you can check out Bill Burr's Monday morning podcast: http://billburr.com/podcast/monday-morning-podcast-12-5-11

Thank you.

Does "Consciousness" Die?

This question was put to the Sift by @bmacs27 in a comment thread (albeit worded differently), and since I share her/his curiosity as to what @siftbot's drones (you know, we meatbags) think about it, I thought I'd put the question under the light in a Sift talk.

What is "consciousness" (imagine the scare-quotes from here on), and can it survive the death of its physical host?

... more inside ...

Women Accused Of Flirting, Thrown Out Window By Husband

Warning: disturbing (albeit not graphic) footage

Welcome to Saudia Arabia, land of Islamic law, where a woman can be struggling for long minutes against a murderous husband and all people do is cry out to Allah (the same Allah who says adulterous woman should be killed). She died one hour after the fall.

Does it show that I'm angry? Good, and you should be too.

http://youtu.be/5F_wd4U8jzU

Death Game

From Neatorama:
Before Alice Taylor of Wonderland blog quit her day job to work on a startup, she worked for Britain's Channel 4 Education to create public service games with social lessons. This one above deserves a particular note: The End is a Flash game about death, belief and science.

The game about death & philosophy I commissioned from lovely Preloaded, to have a look at death and all the things around it. It's something as a society we report on a lot, and fetishise/agonise over, but we never really talk about how to handle it when it happens.

Kids (in the UK) are predominantly atheist or agnostic these days (large numbers of adults, too), and religion usually has quite a lot of ritual and support ideas around death, but the secular world, not so much. Us atheists are on our own, a bit. This game was commissioned around wanting to help out with that, a bit.

It's a platformer, and a quiz, and a 2-player card game, and a bunch of thought-provoking, open ended questions. Oh, and collectibles. Dig in.

http://playtheend.com/

Death or dismemberment? Meh.

Okay, so I figure we should share some stories in a competition-style Death Sift Talk post. Who knows the most amount of people grievously injured and/or deceased by interesting circumstances? These circumstances cannot be something common (Cancer, car wreck, etc.) However, if you have some freakish circumstances leading up to that--go ahead and use that.

I will start. And note, I use levity to coup with my life. Nothing in here is meant to offend or belittle these people or circumstances. If I didn't laugh, I would cry.

Major--I knew a Sergeant in the Army who was in a Humvee. I had tried to jump on his Humvee because it had a padded bench in the back, but there was no space left. So, complaining, I hopped into the hard-seat Humvee behind his own. Then the lead was blown up by a landmine. Fuck the padded seats!

Well, that was common enough. But everyone on that Humvee survived And so a few days later the sergeant was sent home to see his family. When his chopper took off, it was shot down and crashed immediately. His best friend, right in front of him, died; he lived.

So, he get's back and has a stroke. He lives... As far as I know, he still lives today.

Major--My sister died of heart problems. Common? Yes... But she had been switched at birth and was our sister from then on. Through sickness and in death she was the best sister I could have asked for.

Minor--A friend of mine shot himself in the hand

Major/Minor--A friend of mine chopped off his finger with a mechanical wood saw. He was pretty "chipper" about the ordeal... He made like 30 jokes.

Minor/Major--A boss got cancer in her eye and now has no left eye...

Major--A friend of mine (Notice something about my friends?) was run over by a bulldozier and lost his leg... And here I thought he was douching out on me the whole time. But it turned out he had a good excuse after all.

Minor--I shot three people at one time Yay. I was training in my Army days and shot the rebar, which broke the bullet into three pieces. It hit the person to my right in the forehead. The instructor next to me in her chest. And the one to her left in her chest too. They all survived.

***As I said, use things that are rare... or circumstances that are rare... The winner get's a hug from me (But I wouldn't take it... never know what might happen.)

If I win--ah, someone decides to hug me...again, I wouldn't if I were me

And this post is dedicated to AdrianBlack

Wolves music, eager to please

My older brother and i have been in music since we could hold guitars it seems. My projects have always been small and personal while my brother has had great success, albeit mostly on a local scale, the biz is a bitch to break into as it were. After getting out of the army 3 years ago and moving back home my brother and his former bandmates had an entire for a new project with me in mind. after a loooooong start finding our groove, defining our artistic vision, we're a few months from completing our first EP for release. If this puts us on the map, awesome. If it doesnt, which statistically speaking is more likely, we're still proud of the music we've created and nothing is more intoxicating than giving music goers a sound and vibe that melts faces and blows minds.

So in an effort to broaden our audience i invite you to check out our page and download FOR FREE our two strongest songs.
our reverbnation.com page where you can download for FREE Feed and Hold On: http://www.reverbnation.com/wolvesmusic - you can also view our bio and other information here as well as a collection of live videos of our performances (more to come soon)
our soundcloud.com page where we host all of our music: http://soundcloud.com/wolvestulsa

Our music is heavily inspired by a multitude of different genre defining acts such as Deftones, Mars Volta, Radiohead, Themselves, Demon Hunter, Sigur Ros, HIM and many others. Our creative vision is to create music that evokes an atmosphere of death, sexuality, and ambience, an emotional and mental storm of transcendence. Please, check it out (cant emphasize enough TWO FREE DOWNLOADS) and give your feedback (much appreciated). We've got something for everyone.....except country music fans, fuck you (only kidding)

check our sites (linked above) often as we keep em updated regularly with new videos, pictures, and music as we mix and master them (we've got about 5 just right now that we're putting polish on that should be posted in a week or two)

Thanks Sifters! =)

Snuff versus non-snuff

What makes snuff snuff and not snuff not snuff? It seems to me that the process is 100% arbitrary and therefore 50% biased. I ask, because I posted a video in response to all the people who seemingly hate cops. I am not mad that my video was deemed snuff. In fact, I should not have gotten into the dick-bigger-than-yours game and for that I lowered my own standards. For that I apologize. To be clear, my video was snuff.

To those who had respectful additions to that discourse, thank you. And to the one who lessened the loss of human life, lessened the systematic execution of a man, regardless of badge, I can't say I was shocked. Sadened, but not shocked.

First, here are videos I would say are 100% cases of snuff. That doesn't mean they are snuff, just that they depict the loss of life, and that they fail to meet anywhere near the FAQ portion in the videos.

http://videosift.com/video/Seattle-cop-kills-nonthreatining-pedestrian
^Nothing redeeming about that one. Is it not snuff because it got 109 votes? There's no discussion here at all and that's something that Lucky760 noted was kind of required. To paraphrase, "Furthermore, there is no discussion or debate to be had; the video just says "watch this guy murder..."


http://videosift.com/video/Police-shoot-unarmed-man-laying-face-down-in-the-back
^The defense for this is that it is "a newsworthy event." Unfortunately, the critera is that it must be an "informative news report." This was not. The victim was the "peacemaker?" News to me *rolls eyes* What, cops abuse power? News to me *rolls eyes* What? A lawsuit?... To me this is snuff, albeit popular snuff, but snuff nevertheless.

It also isn't really something that adds to debates/dicussions. Pretty much everybody either said, "Cop was a murderer," or "Cop was a dumbass." Nothing really added.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=122959171
^The video in question that I posted was, if you want the outside link,
Like I said, my video was snuff, regardless of how informative it might have been and, in hindsight, regardless of if it fell into the guidelines of the FAQ; but then too are the others. Some sifters noted that the screams made my video snuff, but again, whether the man was shot without noise or with, I don't think he cares. Does it make a difference to the guy lying on his back when a bullet tears through his spine, or splits open his head? Or the woodcutter as he smashes into the ground face first? I doubt it. And it doesn't make a difference in the other videos either.

(What you don't know is that the officer was admonished (A subtle threat) for pulling his weapon to defend himself in a previous incident just a few days ago. And, I can't say I blame him for being timid--he had to provide for an 18 month old daughter and a wife. Since he had already been threatened about force his hands were pretty hobbled--and that, despite what people say, is not what cops "sign up for.")

Sorry all, this discussion is mostly to blow off steam and note my opinion. Thanks for suggesting this format Sagemind--it has helped.

I must note that this post is definitely not to get my video back up (Hell, I didn't even want the votes, I just wanted to point out hypocrisy at it's finest.) And I definitely am not gainsaying the rules--they are what they are and everyone must respect them. Ironic huh? Even when the rules are against me, I still advocate for them... But at the same time, I don't like one side or the other hobbled in a discourse... Yet, that is life, and I have experienced far worse.

Everyone with a respectful opinion--thanks and I apologize for that post.
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