Our families are very close and he was a little brother to me. The youngest of the my generation of Vinnedge cousins. It was one of the hardest things i have ever done. One special thing that happened was that so many people showed up to say goodbye the visitation lasted and hour and 1/2 longer than it was suppose to. At 6 when is was scheduled to end, there were still 150 people in line to come pay their respects. He was a truly special person who touched many and will live on in their hearts. Rest in peace brother, I will miss you every day. I love you.
This is him. So much talent. I will never get to watch him jam again,
Has not been good to my family for a long time. In 1972, my uncle Vic and 3 year old cousin Robby were killed by a drunk driver on the way to our cottage. Today, my 21 year old cousin was taken off of life support and passed away at 10:50pm from an OD. So young, so full of talent. Thrown away because of a sickness he could not control. No longer will the 4th mean independence, freedom and fireworks. It will be a painful, dark remembrance of a young man robbing this world of his love and talent because of a substance. Rest in peace Pat, I love and will miss you dearly, but god damn it am I mad at you right now.
Book of Matches Media & Compass College of Cinematic Arts present
THE LAST SUPPER (Compass critique cut)
[extended cut, recolored, coming soon]
Writer, Directed & Edited by Geoffrey Young Haney
Produced by Juliene Winborne
Anders Appelhof-Lu was the Director of Photography
Starring Joseph Scott Anthony, Ryan Woodcox, Stephen Grey, and Michael Gordon
When a wayward hit-man takes a high-stakes job from his old mentor, he unwittingly enters into a friendship with his would-be mark and must decide whether to carry out his hit or to walk away.
For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference.
But while there were a few laughs and some clowning for the camera, most left more offended than amused by the frightening way in which evolution — and their life’s work — was attacked.
"It’s sort of a monument to scientific illiteracy, isn’t it?" said Jerry Lipps, professor of geology, paleontology and evolution at University of California, Berkeley.
"Like Sunday school with statues… this is a special brand of religion here. I don’t think even most mainstream Christians would believe in this interpretation of Earth’s history."
The 27 million dollar, 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-metre) museum which has been dubbed a "creationist Disneyland" has attracted 715,000 visitors since it opened in mid-2007 with a vow to "bring the pages of the Bible to life."
Its presents a literal interpretation of the Bible and argues that believing otherwise leads to moral relativism and the destruction of social values.
Creationism is a theory not supported by most mainstream Christian churches.
Lisa Park of the University of Akron cried at one point as she walked a hallway full of flashing images of war, famine and natural disasters which the museum blames on belief in evolution.
"I think it’s very bad science and even worse theology — and the theology is far more offensive to me," said Park, a professor of paleontology who is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
"I think there’s a lot of focus on fear, and I don’t think that’s a very Christian message… I find it a malicious manipulation of the public."
The museum argues that the fossil record has been misinterpreted and that Tyrannosaurus rex was a vegetarian before Adam and Eve bit into that sin-inducing apple.
Jardine, a palaeobiologist graduate student from the University of Birmingham, was having fun on the tour, but told a reporter that he was disturbed by the museum’s cartoonish portrayal of scientists and teachers.
"I feel very sorry for teachers when the children who come here start guessing if what they’re being taught is wrong," Jardine said.
Arnie Miller, a palentologist at the University of Cincinnati who was chairman of the convention, said he hoped the tour would introduce the scientists to “the lay of the land” and show them firsthand what’s being put forth in a place that has elicited vehement criticism from the scientific community.
"I think in some cases, people were surprised by the physical quality of the exhibits, but needless to say, they were unhappy with things that are inaccurately portrayed," he said.
"And there was a feeling of unhappiness, too, about the extent to which mainstream scientists and evolutionists are demonized — that if you don’t accept the Answers in Genesis vision of the history of Earth and life, you’re contributing to the ills of society and of the church."
Daryl Domning, professor of anatomy at Howard University, held his chin and shook his head at several points during the tour.
"This bothers me as a scientist and as a Christian, because it’s just as much a distortion and misrepresentation of Christianity as it is of science," he said.
"It’s not your old-time religion by any means."
Source: Phys.org; Photos via Vice article 'The Science of the Creation Museum'; Main image: Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham, who will be "debating" the CEO of the Planetary Society - Bill Nye "The Science Guy"
Went to my favorite place on Earth this weekend, my cottage. Here are some pics of the lake, sunset, fire and my cousin Pat discovering busted Pipes/.