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What's the worth of the written word. [Nov. 18th, 2007|12:31 pm]
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Native American myth:

A long time ago, the raven looked down from the sky and saw that the people of the world were living in darkness. The ball of light was kept hidden by a selfish old chief. So the raven turned itself into a spruce needle and floated on the river where the chief's daughter came for water. She drank the spruce needle. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy which was the raven in disguise. The baby cried and cried until the chief gave him the ball of light to play with. As soon as he had the light, the raven turned back into himself and carried the light into the sky. From then on, we no longer lived in darkness.

Aaaaaand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzRHlpEmr0w&e

"Not The Daily Show" with a writer from The Daily Show.. for those of you going through withdrawl.

Yes, it's about the writers strike.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2007-11-18 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'd never heard the raven story before. thanks for sharing!! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-18 06:41 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I was finding all of these cool myths and one of your fellow randomposters sent me that one. ;)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2007-11-18 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'd heard a differnt myth about how light was brought, in this case brought back to the world, only it was a rainbow crow, which sacraficed it's beautiful colors, and wonderful voice to bring fire back in it's beak to keep the rest of the animals alive. The result was that the crow no longer had beautiful colorfull feathers, but burnt black wings, and a craggy voice changed from the smoke of the fire it carried. It was said that's the reawon we still have fire, and why crows are te way they are.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-18 07:03 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I like that too!!
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[User Picture]From: choxpox
2007-11-18 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, it made my day! =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-18 07:13 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
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From: echanchisai
2007-11-18 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh that was excellent. Thank you for the amusing link.
I need my Scrubs, House, and Heroes, so plz pay writers? KTHXBAI. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-18 07:39 pm (UTC)
Riiight? I wonder how much longer it'll go on for. It's got the potential to be very very bad.
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[User Picture]From: patyblack
2007-11-18 09:04 pm (UTC)

hehe

Thanks for the random comment..hehe
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: hehe

You're welcome! Thanks for the add. :)
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From: garuparu90
2007-11-18 10:10 pm (UTC)
I've heard that Native American story before, but I thought it had a name like it was published in book form, but that could have just been some random person publishing it for kids. Hmm. I like the story though :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 01:02 am (UTC)
I don't know! This one wasn't from the book i've been taking myths from, Someone here typed it up for me. :)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-11-19 01:16 am (UTC)
What a sweet bird! I want one even more than i used to! (i was telling my dad this morning how badly i wanted a raven... I'd name him Oden.)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 01:18 am (UTC)
Aww, that would be cool!
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2007-11-19 01:58 am (UTC)
I think the management arguement that one cannot put a dollar amount on future revenues from new technology is vacuous. If you offer the writers a percentage of the profits on new distribution of product that's ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR AND PRODUCED, they'll get nothing if the companies make no new money, and they'll get more if the new media makes money. But I assume that I am being naive and finding way to obvious a solution...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 02:02 am (UTC)
I think if they create a set percentage everything will be good. Because if it doesn't do well, then they won't be paid above that percent, but same goes if they're successful.
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[User Picture]From: actionjack
2007-11-19 03:10 am (UTC)
Ah, that was great. If only they'd managed to get Jon Stewart to do it. But John Oliver's cameo was priceless.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 03:14 am (UTC)
lol, right? :)
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[User Picture]From: beatle9
2007-11-19 05:25 am (UTC)
Teddy Ruxpin scared the living crap out of me when I was younger and it still does now. I call it "the spawn of the devil". I actually have a friend who went to school with the girl whose dad invented that. *shudder*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 05:27 am (UTC)
Aww! *hugs* I'm sorry love! I just love the heck out of the little guy and my son even has one.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-19 02:28 pm (UTC)
I will admit that I am sad that I won't be able to watch a new episode of The Office this week, but I think I'm willing to forgo it so that the originators of the ideas can get their due.

Don't give up Hollywood writers!

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 06:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly! All my love to them.

And all my ANGER to the stagehands union!

*growl*
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[User Picture]From: insilverflames
2007-11-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
:) Yay for no more darkness!

P.S. I myspace friended you! My name's Paula on there, just in case you didn't make the connection :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-19 07:19 pm (UTC)
Rock on! I'll get over there and add you once I catch up! :)
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From: wizzywig_ale
2007-11-24 05:42 am (UTC)
I had that book when I was a kid. <3 Scholastic book ordering.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-24 05:53 am (UTC)
Awesome! :)
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