By David Henry and Lauren Tara LaCapraNEW YORK (Reuters) - As the United States threatened to default on its debt last month, major U.S. banks set up war rooms, spent many millions of dollars on…Continue
They are here, they aren't by-products of Hollywood Sci-Fi anymore. Be aware that they will be self-aware and because the main use will be Military, this all adds up to one Helluva future techno-mess.See More
"Amazon.com to deploy army of robotic flying drones to deliver packages straight to your doorstep
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 03:36 By David Icke
‘In news that has shocked the world, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an…"
Following bombshell documents released by Storyleak last Tuesday uncovering Seattle’s expansive $2.6 million Homeland Security funded mesh network surveillance grid, new documents hidden deep inside the 2012 proposal request (# DIT-2996) give even greater detail into the government’s ability to track and database virtually any person. After local media began questioning the appearance of…See More
Hollywood, can you re-post the video about the wood burning stove please. I am not able to blow it up to full size and it is so tiny. It would be good to feature if you would do so thanks Hollywood. mystery
Have you seen the movie "Bounty Killer" (2013)? This would make a great torrent addition for your movie list. It's got plenty of blood, guts, action & nice bods. It's about futuristic bounty killers going after and whacking the elites that destroyed the world. Cool flick. :)
Being in Cali back then was a lot different. I was young in the 70's. As a side kick. I made homemade bamboo bongs and sold them (or traded for weed) at a head shop owned by a friend of mine in Pasadena. Awe yes... the good old` days.
True story. I lived in California when he pulled it off. I seen it! ~Vince
On January 1, 1976, the iconic "HOLLYWOOD" sign was altered to read "Hollyweed" by the late Danny Finegood of Los Angeles and a few of his college friends. The stunt -- celebrating the decriminalization of marijuana in California -- got worldwide publicity at the time.
To accomplish the stunt, Finegood and his buds used ropes and sheets, and reportedly spent only around 50 bucks for materials. The prank was a class project while he was an art major at Cal State Northridge. (Yes, he got an "A" for the project.)
Finegood considered himself an environmental artist, not a vandal. In a letter to the L.A. Times in 1983, he said of the "Hollyweed" sign: "An artist's role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in. By hanging four relatively small pieces of fabric on the landmark, we were able to change people's perception of the Hollywood sign."
Writer David Batterson was so knocked out by the event that he wrote lyrics to a song and his friend, former radio DJ and musician Mark Giles, a resident of Santa Barbara, wrote the music. They called the song, you guessed it, "Hollyweed, USA."
David Batterson, now 69, wrote the lyrics to "Hollyweed USA" back in 1976.
"I was living in Hollywood at the time of the prank," Batterson said, "and I thought it was an awesome achievement. So I penned a song about it (lyrics only) in January 1976, and sent the lyrics to Giles."
Giles, however, busy with his job, put the song aside. He rediscovered the lyric sheet in a box in 2006, composed music for it, and recorded a demo.
"When he sent it to me, I was amazed at what he had done," Batterson said. "With the attitude toward marijuana usage so changed, and the move toward legalization in California (despite the constant drug busts by local, state and federal law enforcement), the song could finally catch on."
Batterson said he'd like to see a movie also made from the infamous artistic stunt. "It could capture the vibe of that era," he said. "I envision it as a successful movie like other films made from songs, like 'Alice's Restaurant,' 'Ode To Billy Joe,' and 'Harper Valley PTA.' "