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Man Vs. Bear


January 4, 2011 at 12:34 am Leave a comment


It’s been a minute since I’ve put up a post about a ballsy Filipino man of yesteryear.  So today I bring you Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

December 16, 2010 at 3:27 am Leave a comment

Carles Rodrigo

I’m really feeling these images by Carles Rodrigo from Valencia, Spain right now.  Click here and here to see more of his work.

June 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

Russian Maffia Tattoos

Lately, I’ve been fascinated with the old prison tattoos members of the Russian mafia would adorn their bodies with.  Apparently each tattoo has special significance both to the individual member and the collective group.  If this interests you as well check out these pictures by Sergei Vasiliev at the Micheal Hoppen Gellary.

May 28, 2010 at 3:24 am 1 comment

Jack Johnson

Nope, not the singer/song writer/surf documentarian but the heavy weight boxing champion of the early 1900’s.  Before HBO 24/7 and pay-per-view all people could do to keep up with sporting events was read the news paper or watch the random clips in the movie theaters and this guy dominated the headlines in the early 20th century.  Here is a little look at his life in pictures.

March 3, 2010 at 2:15 am Leave a comment


In anticipation of the HBO mini series The Pacific here is a picture of Filipino soldiers serving for the American military during World War II.  On a none HBO The Pacific note here is a quote from Christine Fletcher whose website I got this picture from.

In 1946, one year after the war ended, the Philippines gained its independence as promised by the Tydings-McDuffie Act. Not all promises, however, were honored. That same year, Congress passed the Rescissions Act, which withdrew the offer of veterans’ benefits and citizenship to those Filipinos who had fought for the U.S. military. This act singled out only Filipinos; other non-Americans from 66 nations who had served in the U.S. armed forces were not affected.

By the end of World War II, there were approximately 250,000 Filipino veterans. Today, only about 20,000 still survive. They, Filipino-American organizations, and a few members of Congress continue to fight to have their wartime service honored and their rightful benefits restored.

February 9, 2010 at 12:16 am 6 comments


Got these off P-moneys blog bauline.  I don’t know who to credit for these but if one of these is yours let me know so I can give you a shout out.

January 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment

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