An Arizona sense of Humor: “Just got three gold teeth for my new role! Peruvian chicks love a guy with gold teeth I have to keep telling them I’m not a rapper or a drug dealer but no one will believe me.”
Twilight Saga‘s Alex Meraz always makes me smile the way Alex tweets. His native American Indian sense of humor is very similar to Maori in New Zealand. Here’s the rest of Alex’ tweets as a working action star actor of Hollywood:
On how fame changes community roles: “Just got invited to do a police ride along…and I’ll actually be in the passenger side and NOT the back this time!”
How to announce getting selected as a sex symbol of America: “Check out my photo for PEOPLE MAGAZINES “Sexiest Man Alive issue” in stores now http://twitpic.com/37q2df“
On the joy of screenwriting is entirely one’s own–most times: “Been giggling to myself all day like a little girl…nearly finished writing a movie script and It’s a shake-weight stroke of genius!”
On prepping for Twilight filming: “Guess what script I’m reading? I’ll give you a hint…It rhymes with “Breaking Dawn pt.1″ Oops!!!”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
The good thing about being a blogger, is that other bloggers, whose world you know nada (Espanol for al zippo) about link to your blog–and teach you something.
For example some blogger with a teen persona named “Au-Yeung” just linked to Horiwood.Com. Already people are reading a Horiwood.Com post about Lucy Liu written and posted on February 21st 2009, shortly after I first started blogging and Rihanna‘s nasty black eye was THE topic of conversation in Young Hollywood that rocked the world of entertainment.
Au-Yeung’s post is this picture about Hengdian World Studios. Believe it or not, we rave on about Hollywood studios here in L.A but this pic features the film studio that China describes as being the largest in the world that was founded by a farmer turned millionaire Xu W sometimes called “Chinawood.” Now that was one farmer who upgraded his golden crops smartly.
The Standard Hong Kong sheds light on Chinawood’s founding once-poor farmer, noting: “Behind Hengdian’s rise is Xu Wenrong, a fiery 72-year-old multimillionaire who made a fortune manufacturing textiles, electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since building his first set there a decade ago for a director-friend making a film about the opium wars, Xu has plowed millions of dollars from his Hengdian Group empire to remake this farming enclave into “Chinawood.”
Xu said he picked Hengdian because it was his hometown.From a single lot, Hengdian World Studios has spread to a 25-square-kilometer area, almost twice the size of Beverly Hills. The local government has given him permission to expand tenfold. Now, Xu speaks with the arrogance of a Hollywood mogul. (<– Hey, cut it out! Hollywood moguls are becoming more gracious!)”Beijing can’t compete with me,” said Xu, who was himself a poor farmer.
He scoffed at Beijing’s chronic water shortage. “And who can afford Shanghai?” he asked.”
Alright, perhaps China does need to click on this PURE WATER post to be humanely royal too then to the good people of Beijing with water flow and power flows in the right and more humane directions. I do love this story about Chinawood. Very cool via Hong Kong.
Apparently, Xu envisions his studio as a one-stop filming center. ”Our slogan is, `You come here with a script and leave with a finished story,”‘ he said. Hengdian Group has already teamed up with Warner Brothers and another local company to create Warner China Films HG, which will produce Chinese- language movies for the big screen and television.” There’s no stopping Warner Bros. expansion worldwide. What a good tie in. That slogan does need rewriting though. It’s like doh! Of course scripts should become finished stories–you’re a film studio! Blimey!
What a nice Christmas gift. New news about other places, locations and people in the world who entertain with the medium of film and cinema all year round like bloggers do too sharing their news and images in Hollywood. Thanks Au-Yeung.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~
Taylor Lautner: The only teen action movie star to clearly make it through Hollywood’s quick sand celebrity hoops in 2010 by playing a teen werewolf has managed to keep his newest relaysh with Lily Collins out of the public eye, at least compared to his tour-de-paparazzi-force courtship with Taylor Swift.
This kid never made the top ten in Hollywood this year, but still proves he can kick above his weight in Tinsel Town. He’s a symbol that teen lads can do anything if they work hard, get lucky breaks, if authors write popular book series with teens in mind that then get adapted to film; and with the right parenting behind them.
Lautner’s upcoming movie work in Hollywood sees him cast in the film: Abduction (Post Production); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I & Breaking Dawn Part II as Jacob Black.
[Photo courtesy of Gnepsie]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Olivia Wilde, Garret Hedlund and Jeff Bridges heat up the box office this weekend in the USA. If wanting to see this film in Hollywood, here’s some theater times: Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14: 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - Map
10:00am 12:20 1:00 3:40 4:20 7:00 7:40 10:20 11:00pm. And: CGV Cinemas LA – 621 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - Map. 11:45am 2:30 5:15 8:00 10:40pm. After all movies is what keeps this town spinning.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news voted by you all worldwide this weekend, in our top ten are as follows. Enjoy!
Movie posters via Shock Ya!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.19.10~
Who did not enjoy Avatar? We learned that anyone whose bomb or trigger happy is antiquated and that virtual Indigenous People all combined into one tribe, painted blue with corn braids and feathers are really all of us who care about saving the planet.
Now Avatar‘s main cast are talking up a sequel. Here’s the main points of what’s been hyped at this early stage:
It’s Out There: “It’s going to be really cool and out there,” Australia’s Sam Worthington tells moviefone.
[Image via Laura Likey]
On James Cameron wanting to be Moses: “He’s still writing what he calls ‘The Bible’ and detailing the world. Once he’s detailed the world — more so than it’s already detailed in his big brain, anyway — then, he said he can write the script, and we can go explore the world. Things like going underwater….going in the floating mountains.”
On the saving the planet theme: “What’s the new dilemma? Is it just humans coming back, or is something even bigger than can threaten them, threaten the world? We can look at our world again, and see that we know we’re hurting the environment, and we know we can do things about it. But what else are we doing that’s wrong…?”
To read more vague thoughts from an actor who has not yet been fed the script that does not yet exist in full, go here to MovieFone. I swear Worthington could be the next Elena Kagan because that interview was pretty impressive at giving away little.
We also have to remember that the novels are meant to be arriving on book shelves before the film (according to James own words) and even before the film script of the sequel is ready. We also have to realize, that James Cameron was last spotted with Andrew Adamson brainstorming the concept of turning Vegas’ acrobats into 3D movie-telling mythological ideas.
James is in no rush to do an Avatar sequel–he’s happy just taking each day as it comes. Smart man.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.19.10~
Garrett Hedlund would rather be fat than skinny.
Disney’s Tron: Legacy opens big. IMAX.
Demi Lovato is a junior Katy Perry?
University of Maryland say Fox Network viewers know nada about politics.
Amber Rose & Amar‘e Studemire know each other?
Interview‘s list of Young Hollywood faces 2010.
Tony Romo & Candice Crawford are engaged.
Parenthood casts John Corbett in a cameo role.
Tori Spelling drinks at Mr. Chows Beverly Hills.
Was there any emotion over Scarlett Johansson‘s split with Ryan Reynolds? Possibly.
Fox audiences weren’t wild for Colin Hanks.
Kevin Smith talks Clerks & Silent Bob sequels.
Baby Junia Rosa Ruth joins Zach Hanson and Kate Hanson‘s family.
The Jackson children have renovated their dad’s ranch.
Don’t ask, don’t tell goes to a Saturday vote in the Senate.
Fifty Cent loans his mug to a music-copyright lawsuit awareness moment.
A judge awards Mel Gibson more parental time with daughter Lucia.
Gwenneth Paltrow may join Adam Shankman‘s Rock of Ages musical film.
Rihanna‘s dating status is talked about.
Chloe Sevigny hearts method actor’s therapy.
Sharon Osbourne calls Cheryl Cole Bambi.
Jerry Seinfeld will do one show at UK’s O2 Arena.
Humor: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie rumors: a Rajasthan wedding? Yoga has saved them from arguing/ vodka. Lol!
Will & Kate‘s wedding: Will the Obama‘s be invited? If so, will they accept?
Bobbi Kristina does her own press.
Hot dogs & ice cream are Kim Kardashian‘s NYC weakness.
Kathy Griffin loves being skinny and dissing Taylor Swift.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.17.10~
Olivia Wilde is a sex symbol Hollywood is currently grooming for action films. She’s paying her dues in magazines currently.
You can’t help but think: Girl, eat something! Flaunt some meat on your bones. Get some buttons. *jokes*
Her movie Tron Legacy is sure to be a hit with Transformer film franchise fans and video games peeps. The trailer of TL can be watched here.
Last year Olivia was the 55th top ranked star in Hollywood on this blog. She lucked out to Megan Fox being dubbed ‘the next most potential star to walk in Angelina Jolie‘s action star shoes’–but this year she’s made headway. Good things comes to those who, wait and work harder. 2011 is her year. Go kid!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.6.10~
He’s done two films already in the bat suit, and he thinks the upcoming third Dark Knight film could be his last as the caped super hero.
Says actor Christian Bale to E! Online, ”The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris [Nolan] says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman.”
The last film, The Dark Knight was pretty amazing, let’s see if Nolan wants to make more Batman films after this third one with Bale.
[Image courtesy of Wallpaper Chase]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.23.10~
Never underestimate a Polynesian action star in Hollywood. They’re fierce.
The movie opens Wednesday in the City of Angels. Go see. Tom Berenger and Mauricio Lopez and martial artist, Sidney S. Liufau also star in this George Tillman Jr. directed film.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
This is what a Kiwi team of champions looks like.
Pride of Aotearoa/ New Zealand = a pride of acrobats and action stars 2010′s.
Hot dance News/ Family News: Who? Prestige dance group is a group of Kiwi-Polynesian lads.
Hollywood Claim to fame: Jordan Samuel, aka Jay-V is my nephew and namesake. He also dances in this group.
Global Claim to Fame: 1st Place performance at World Supremacy Battlegrounds 2010, South-Pacific.
Skill: Polynesian robotic discipline fused with endless creativity. A new generation arises.
Dance Group Origins: Auckland – The Supercity, North Island, New Zealand.
Creativity: They are self-taught, self-choreographed. The ensemble shines–a Polynesian-Kiwi art form in effect. Community in unison is star.
Vibe: Off the chain.
What should happen: They all should be cast in a 3D action film. So talented. They’ve got mad skills. Put these guys in super hero costumes then film them in 3D. Wow! They’d be amazing. Think Dwayne Johnson x 11.
Rating: Group effort, little budget, focus. High energy. They are self supporting artists. But the Result is 10/10. Awesome! Mighty men.
Demand: Performing in Melbourne Australia and Sydney Australia. Trans-Tasman dance group. Their current self-expression takes the form of dance experts. However, they are all stars in the making.
Very cool. Mauri ‘Ola Prestige. You’re rocking! You make me proud to be a Kiwi.
[Pic: Jordan Samuel Graham (left) hangs out hood-side with his mates. Image Jay-V's own]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Doing your own stunts is one of those things only A-List stars really attempt. It cements their fame at the top of the action stars game, where in movies is where all of the box office money is at. It’s always an upward climb.
Sam Worthington is fearless. He must have a very flexible life insurance policy. Go figure!
Just Jared describe Sam as being “a man on a ledge” today–the name of Worthington’s new film. Nicely put.
It must be strange for Sam not to be in a 3D film. He’s a blockbuster actor of 3D films in the 2010′s to date.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Pic Two: “Never Back Down 2…anyone! finished filming with the hardest working cast I’ve had the pleasure of working along side.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
[Waiting for Te Karere News news reel footage]
Congratulations to Miss Hinetaaporo Short, the celebrated winner of the Nestle Milkybar Kid talent search 2010.
A star is born.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
Who can forget, when Russell Crowe became the first person of Maori descent to win an Oscar for his role in Gladiator 2000. Russell is pictured here (through a beer goggle lens) from the Oscars night archives drinking a Steinlager beer.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10. VF~
In New Zealand, the fiercest election ever has just occurred.
Here’s the ten finalists to be the next Milkybar Kid cowgirl or cowboy star of Middle Earth. Cute. For having dreams bigger than Texas these Kiwi Kids all stars in this Hollywood book, regardless of who took the most votes.
In no particular order, here’s the the finalists that were shortlisted to the top ten by Nestle, producers of fine creamy white chocolate. Creme de la creme chocolate makers.
1. Hinetaaproa Short of Roto-Vegas
2. Dominic Burrows of Invercargill
3. Astaria Tigerlily Te Aukura of Auckland The Supercity
4. Sam Kirby of Christchurch – The Garden City
5. Eloise Greenwood of Auckland The Supercity
6. Natalie Olson of Wellywood Wellington
7. Madison Hunter of Auckland The Supercity
8. Asher Quin of DunedinThe Scottish-Kiwi City
9. Benjamin Clark of Auckland The Supercity
10. Samyah Powell of Whangarei City, Northland North Auckland 10/10
Kiwi kids – Mauri ‘Ola – Let’s Rock the 2010′s! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
Meet Eloise Greenwood. This girl of Auckland The Supercity, New Zealand, fancies herself as the next Milkybar Kid of adventure land in the beautiful South Pacific.
The Milkybar kid is a cultural icon, who is a child cowboy or cowgirl who rounds up baddies, in order to distribute the whitest, creamiest chocolate know to the modern world, to their friends and bestest buddies.
Happy times for kids worldwide, has always been The Kid’s message. In New Zealand, with the best dairy products the world can produce in a Cosmopolitan and rurally-fused nation, we are Milky.
With a name like Greenwood, Eloise is sure to fare well when the votes are counted on November 19th.
Go honey! All the best with your campaign. You make Kiwi Kids look good. Here’s looking at you kid, from Hollywood today. To celebrate good cowgirl and cowboy culture in the world, here’s Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in the Western comedy Shanghai Noon film, just for Eloise Greenwood and fun adventurous Kiwi kids just like US today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.15.10~
America hasn’t been forthcoming in providing high profile Asian-American faces in Hollywood texts of entertainment. Why? Who knows.
When needing to broker new markets with either India or China to grow the American economy any Asian faces are worthwhile promoting to show cultural match with these two nations.
Here’s a study of Dan Choi – one of the few Asian-American faces actually allowed to be promoted within America. I’m writing this from Hollywood the weekend that California was successful in brokering a film making partnership with the Indian film industry this week. So at least some gains are being made for America and the economy this week.
If we’re talking about growing Hollywood’s film industry, perhaps Asian action films, as in Bruce Lee proven cross-over film markets appeal, being updated in 3D, are what Hollywood should be seeking to do–to grow the California film industry. Perhaps.
If I was the Governor of California (eg: newly elected Jerry Brown) I would hold meetings with Spielberg and Ang Lee types too and the likes, to suggest California partners with China to remake Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in 3D, or a movie similar.
As America is too slow, I guess New Zealand filmmakers will have to get on this one instead, to grow the Chinese-Kiwi film industry down under. Actors of the calibre of Yun-Fat Chow and Ziyi Zhang would be very welcome in New Zealand to make their films, I reckon.
Good films with Asian leads should be normal in the world. Asian faces should be seen a lot more than they are in the West. These are my thoughts anyway,blogging today from a humble apartment in Hollywood. Let’s go through bamboo forest in 3D New Zealand–why not?!
With ‘Hollywood Maori King’ Cliff Curtis (a proponent of Mau Rākau traditional Maori martial arts) demonstrating that Maori-Kiwi actors can hold their own in Asian-friendly themed martial arts action films in 3D, there is little risk in this strategy. The film Cliff Curtis last appeared in, The Last Airbender grossed: US$ 121,601,062 domestically within the US and $186,901,861 outside of the US. Or total gross: $318,902,923. Or over one third of New Zealand’s entire Tourism earnings in any given year. Not bad. Which incidentally, is also why Cliff Curtis is still New Zealand’s leading Hollywood Maori King. That’s some box office clout, right there in the future direction of New Zealand cinema in 3D featuring Asians and Asian-American actors and Maori / Kiwi actors too in the leads.
[Image of Dan Choi photographed by Pride Magazine. Image of 3D glasses - sports]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.14.10~
“Think you used enough dynamite their buddy?”–Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid scripting
Meet young Benjamin Clark. He’s from Auckland the Supercity in New Zealand and he’s gunning for the title of the Milkybar Kid.
Nestle chocolate’s adventurous child cowboy hero, is a New Zealand legend for rounding up baddies who stop kids from having the whitest creamiest milk chocolate on the planet. A new nationwide search began a while back for this new TVC campaign in Middle Earth. Do you think Ben should be the next white chocolate cowboy of his generation?
Good luck young Benjamin Clark. Dream big – Anything is possible.
Here’s a vintage TV commercial below, I was raised on watching as a kid. Incidentally Auckland The Supercity is a fantastic place to visit with children and also to raise children in. It’s a lot of fun. Yachting cowboys is one thing Auckland is known for in raising good kids.
In Auckland children are given the opportunity to grow up in-the-main to be quite courteous, culturally savvy, intelligent (good schools, colleges and education) and always adventurous in the amazing outdoors of clean and green, New Zealand paradise. Everyday I miss it. New Zealand really is that good.
[Western movie scene- Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford - Being a cowboy is a risky business, when fighting for your creamy white chocolate. Explosive results sometimes happen on the cowboy trail quite by accident. Watch this clip: Dust, smoke, splinters and cash blowing in the wind - oops, an American Western! One of many in Hollywood's much loved filmic archives]
Good Luck Ben! Whether you win the MK hat or not, you’re a Milkybar Kid here in Hollywood today on this blog. Go get it all! The world is your swagger. Here’s looking at you kid. Represent for Auckland! :)
~Image: Irving Swifty Lazar‘s star. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.13.10~
IMAGINATIVE SAM KIRBY, A READER AND MATHEMATICIAN OF CHRISTCHURCH WANTS TO BE THE MILKYBAR KID 2010′s
The future looks like Sam Kirby on Wood: Like those who dream with milky rich imagination (in 3D full cream of Cinematic mastery), New Zealand Kids are Milkybar Kids, still.
If you know anything about New Zealand, you will know that we have the creamiest, whitest chocolate in the world. If you knew this growing up in New Zealand, perhaps you too once wanted to be, The Milkybar Kid. On that note:
Meet Sam Kirby. He’s 7 years-old and has dreams of being a chocolate loving cowboy, who rounds up “baddies” and dishes out milky creamy white chocolate to all of his friends.
Sounds like a good concept for a political party to me. Go Sam!
On the Nestle Milkybar Kids website for TVC auditions, here’s what’s posted about Sam Kirby: “Sam enjoys reading and maths at school. He’s a fun and creative kid with a big imagination who loves dressing up and performing for his family.
Sam’s interests are: Space, dinosaurs, swimming, soccer, musical theater and the piano.
Sam’s audition can be seen here, along with the original trailer of The Lone Ranger. Why the Lone Ranger, was even called that is a mystery. He always had a faithful Native American Indian mate in Jay Silverfoot (who was really Canadian, but this is America!), a famous white horse named Silver and a whole cast of extras. Some with teeth others without.
But back to Sam. Vote Master Kirby here. For fun family travels, do visit Sam’s city known as The Garden City, that incidentally is one of the best City’s in the world to bring up children. The City also raises Rugby football world champions and fine singers and artists. Good soccer players is what Sam is furthering in Christchruch for diversity. Cool.
These kids are talented and tough. Christchurch is a City with a community strength of spirit second to none in the World, even when tested under pressure, their spirit as a City bonded tightly together is something that makes you observe with a sense of respect and pride. Even if the world was to crash and fall around them, Christchurch City people roll tight together and … They’re unbreakable. The world loves Christchurch City for their spirit and global purpose. They certainly inspire me from Hollywood always.
Go here to Christchurch City‘s website. Sam’s auditon is well worth a watch just to hear this future leader say: “The Milkybars on me.” Bring it on Sam! Go laddie. When I was 7, I was singing on the tail end of a group with my older siblings for crowds of up to 400 people a sitting. Kiwi kids entertain from a young age. It’s normal in Kiwiland to perform and turn out a show as Sam Kirby exemplifies today, from Hollywood on this blog- Entertainment Capitol of The World.
~A Hollywood tribute, Irving Swifty Lazar for Sam Kirby of Christchurch City. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10~
“Another day just kicking back” tweets Alex Meraz.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.9.10~
“MAORI”-RUSSIAN ART AS A TALKING POINT ON MAORI REPRESENTATION IN THE FUTURE OF 3D ACTION MOVIES CINEMA
Cute are these Wahine Maori “stacking dolls” via this website.
The visual: “Maoriland” goes to Russia. Living in a Jewish-Russian neighborhood (Little Russia) of West Hollywood, California…
I’m totally feeling these cross-cultural art-on-wood numbers, due to my daily cross-cultural neighborhood reference.
To buy a set go here. Cute.
Outside of stereotyping Maori as icons, set in art, there’s a lot to work forward in how portraits and pictures of strong and intelligently nuanced Maori women should be getting told today in the Arts and via media.
Therefore these ‘cute’ stacking dolls are perhaps a good starting point to talk about when Maori women, will act in 3D action films with Russia themed story lines, in 3D.
Why not? Imagine that! :)
What: Waiata-a-ringa cultural arts performance. A W.A.R is an action song of the Maori people of New Zealand.
Genre: Polynesian performing arts. Our Indigenous Peoples, Glee Club.
Group: Te Piringa, New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.7.10~
A different view: Photoshopped Aubergine featuring the letters, A & B.
If you blog from Hollywood “A” will always stand for Angeles, Angel (a messenger), or, Angelina (Jolie) – a second generation proven Hollywood star and cultural, global treasure of America.
“B” in Hollywood’s current celebrity star system, will always stand for Brad (Pitt)- champion celebrity supporter of the New Orleans Saints football team, who wear a Super Bowl ring. “B” stands for Barack (President Obama, husband of FLOTUS Michelle Obama) and Bill (Clinton) husband of the current US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton or (more current) Canada‘s teen entertainer, Bieber (Justin) or a returning Kawana (Governor) of California, Jerry Brown too.
Of these names listed – American culture is spun, millions of dollars, time, energy, resources, hours and hours and hours of global attention and effort are spent printing, distributing, broadcasting, (watching, viewing, emulating, discussing at office water coolers) any inkling of a sighting or a key message from any one of these names.
As celebrities of entertainment, politics, music, arts and culture – they form a multi-billion dollar industry that generates around them each day. AB people, leading the world – in a metaphor of a (solar) star system, or the particles of an atom. They are the oracles, of a Super Power’s discourse. The artillery (signifiers elect by popular free-choice vote) of a super power’s dominance and culture–imploring the key message of: ‘emulate US’ worldwide. They’re fun people. Fun sells. As celebrities of US culture, I like them all. More often than not, they always bring a smile.
“B” also equals whose got the ball. B is also about what you do for others when you have the ball.
You’re an A-List star in Hollywood when you do A-List worthy things with the ball you hold in your hands for others. Angelina Jolie perhaps sums this up the best, on her humanitarian missions for the UN, to people of the world most needing advocacy. AB is a blood type (like any other, O type for example is too) –the signifier of human life globally–symbolizing the movement of a pulse for the good, across the globe, for people.
Practically speaking though, if you’re from New Zealand and you’re a rugby football enthusiast, AB stands for All Blacks and of them and what they have achieved in sports and what AB’s culture has inspired for human rights records of the World (cf: Nelson Mandela‘s story and human rights, apartheid advocacy via Maori New Zealanders and Kiwis in the documentary films of artist, Merata Mita, one of the most significant filmic artists in the world of all time, who held, focused or directed a camera, in often zero budget filming conditions–yet in a Queenly manner, like Angelina Jolie is now as a debut director, seeing beyond color bars into the heart of genocidal, raping tendencies as a filmic theme)–is only the stuff Hollywood legends are written of and made of. Hence that very long sentence. Sorry ’bout that.
On the other side of the world, in New Zealand, at a significant time in world history as captured on film in Merata’s film, Patu! – AB’s culture helped free a Nobel Peace Prize Winning King, of South Africa. His life story of freedom, is a Kiwi story too. He’s in our hot mix. Maori and Kiwi’s freed him with advocacy also, helping give Nelson his long awaited cup of Liberty in his unique journey of a very long walk to freedom as a now celebrated South Africa icon of the world. When New Zealand play South Africa in rugby, we celebrate our part we play, in his ongoing legacy of freedom. He gave us a challenge, we responded, and that legacy to free others, will always be what we do in rugby country, Middle Earth. It’s a proven gift, a cultural taonga (inner treasure) AB Kiwi-thinkers have, carry, possess, pass on to others when needed for the world.
We instigate the play and the pass of freedom with our actions and instincts, outworked in a teamwork formation. We always have.
AB thinkers and action star-doers, are ‘Humanitarian Messangers of Sport.’ They are down-to-earth and fine Commonwealth people. Their nobility of spirit is defined by a Joe Blogg’s-appearing cloak of humility.
Like any rugby football enthusiast or ‘team work sports’ appreciating Kiwi in the world –The AB’s are our fun heroes. Gladiators of sport, whenever they appear, they symbolize fearless change in a modern world of fiercely contested challenges. New teamwork strategies in play is what they evolve as a science of sport and an art form of globally loved entertainment. They are masters at evolving the game of play and making it better.
Image: Photo-shopped Aubergine (deep purple) appearing as black. Hot image via Freaking News website.
[For a good Baba Ganoush dip recipe, enjoyed by people in the Middle East equally (regardless of geographical borders) and also with people in the Western World too, check out David Bovitz recipe. Pictures are also DB's. Recipe found here].
What’s cooking in your kitchen for the world America? Good things, I trust. Happy cooking, creating, eating, shared and diverse dining. Peace ya’ll! :)
[Below Image: 'Canterbury Kia Mau Training Rugby Ball" courtesy if Ikon Sport].
A and B are two important keys on a King or Queen’s piano’s keyboard. I am not either. I am the “C” key, of Middle Earth (eyes are needed to C), like any try-and-do-some-good Kiwi does, I try and join in too, in and around supporting our rugby footballers to excel in teamwork opportunities that get the best results on and off the field.
Our rugby players are our AB’s stars. The rest of us Kiwi’s – at best, tend to play the “Middle C” key role of Middle Earth – to entertain for a peaceful and productive future of “big hearted” purposes in the world. Baba Ganoush - with pita bread as a change from Latino-staple Corn Chips and Salsa, in this Jerry Brown latino-voted California’s elect future, of political climate change terrain of Hollywood, that I blog from. Exciting times.
Keeping it real, is having a diverse taste palate. That way, we’re more likely to consider the needs of others, with a worldview different and/or similar to our own. Mature tastes then maturing together with consideration and love for others in our stout rugby and football hearts- Baba Ganoush, why not?! You know it. Peace!
~Music, Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come in honor of Motown Artists contribution to the world for MO-vember rugby nation mugs 2010. Courage to Collaborate And Bee more awesome. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.5.10~