Big Bons (2020) – Deep in the former mining territory of Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, a female-run strip club fights to stay open to provide a home for its community of dancers, customers, and employees. [00:18:12]

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Thanks so much for watching this you guys. This is my first documentary and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to share this story. The women and men at Big Bons–and in the UP– are deeply resilient and open-hearted, and I fell more in love with them every day I spent at the club. I learned to shoot while making this project, and fucked up a lot but learned a ton and am here to support and give advice to anyone looking to start something similar. I really appreciate you being here and hope you connect with these special people.

sensitive_k

It’s so remote, especially when i lived near there 40+ years ago in N. Wis. bordering the U.P. I knew men who never even kissed a girl. ever. “Who? where would i even find a women to kiss?” The day they graduate from school, 95 out of a hundred of them pack their bags, leave town and never come back! Many people live miles, ten’s of miles away from their nearest neighbor Teacher/student romances, May December romances, bad right? No. a friend described it this way, it’s so desolate, so lonely, any two people who manage to get together for love, should be congratulated on beating the odds: that was from my nearest neighbor, an 80+ year old lady who’s husband had died years earlier. Myself, and some neighbors who lived across the lake from me, were her only social contacts other than a once a month trip into town for groceries. Another example, I ran into one of my neighbors who lived about 6 or 7 miles from me while in the grocery store, he told me, i can’t bear to see my two daughters alone anymore, I’ll give you, right now, my blessing to marry either of my daughters, make your choice, wait! he exclaimed, i like you *****, you have a good head and heart, I’ll give you my blessing if you marry both my daughters! They lived 6 or 7 miles down the road from me, and at least 12 or 13 miles from the next intersection which had a gas station, a small church, and a convenience store. Jobs are scarce, money is almost nonexistent. Save the Big Bons strip club at any cost, it’s probably the only chance at any kind of life some of those people will ever get or see. And don’t judge people who’ve had so little chance of any kind at any decent life to live at all. Hey baby, let me stuff this five dollar bill down your bra!! ye ha!! Life goes on for another day!

SirGlenn

My wife:” What the hell are you watching?”

Me:” A documentaty.”

Wife:” A ‘nature’ documentary? Do you need some privacy?”

Me:” Damned woman, this is serious. Somebody put a lot of work in this.”

Wife:” I’m sure somebody put something in it.”

Me:” Ha bloody ha.”

borg2

Wow. Did not expect to see a documentary about my local strip club on here today. Crazy.

We-Dont-Rent-Pigs

This reminds of a recent vote in my city by Edinburgh City Council, which put a nil-cap on the number of strip clubs in the city. There is currently four well established clubs, three of which are within spitting distance of each other. The ban seems pretty incongruous with what is known as a relatively inclusive and forward-thinking city. The workers whether that be dancers, bar staff, managers, security etc. are losing their jobs in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in a decade under the guise of “women’s safety issues”. The dancers themselves have basically said well we feel utterly safe in the fully licensed clubs with full-time security and CCTV, but if you push us underground then you take away all of that. So how is that looking after their welfare? It’s really sad, but there’s local council elections soon, so hopefully they can appeal in the near future.

BaiteUisge

Big Bons (2020) – Deep in the former mining territory of Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, a female-run strip club fights to stay open to provide a home for its community of dancers, customers, and employees. [00:18:12]

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Thanks so much for watching this you guys. This is my first documentary and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to share this story. The women and men at Big Bons–and in the UP– are deeply resilient and open-hearted, and I fell more in love with them every day I spent at the club. I learned to shoot while making this project, and fucked up a lot but learned a ton and am here to support and give advice to anyone looking to start something similar. I really appreciate you being here and hope you connect with these special people.

sensitive_k

It’s so remote, especially when i lived near there 40+ years ago in N. Wis. bordering the U.P. I knew men who never even kissed a girl. ever. “Who? where would i even find a women to kiss?” The day they graduate from school, 95 out of a hundred of them pack their bags, leave town and never come back! Many people live miles, ten’s of miles away from their nearest neighbor Teacher/student romances, May December romances, bad right? No. a friend described it this way, it’s so desolate, so lonely, any two people who manage to get together for love, should be congratulated on beating the odds: that was from my nearest neighbor, an 80+ year old lady who’s husband had died years earlier. Myself, and some neighbors who lived across the lake from me, were her only social contacts other than a once a month trip into town for groceries. Another example, I ran into one of my neighbors who lived about 6 or 7 miles from me while in the grocery store, he told me, i can’t bear to see my two daughters alone anymore, I’ll give you, right now, my blessing to marry either of my daughters, make your choice, wait! he exclaimed, i like you *****, you have a good head and heart, I’ll give you my blessing if you marry both my daughters! They lived 6 or 7 miles down the road from me, and at least 12 or 13 miles from the next intersection which had a gas station, a small church, and a convenience store. Jobs are scarce, money is almost nonexistent. Save the Big Bons strip club at any cost, it’s probably the only chance at any kind of life some of those people will ever get or see. And don’t judge people who’ve had so little chance of any kind at any decent life to live at all. Hey baby, let me stuff this five dollar bill down your bra!! ye ha!! Life goes on for another day!

SirGlenn

My wife:” What the hell are you watching?”

Me:” A documentaty.”

Wife:” A ‘nature’ documentary? Do you need some privacy?”

Me:” Damned woman, this is serious. Somebody put a lot of work in this.”

Wife:” I’m sure somebody put something in it.”

Me:” Ha bloody ha.”

borg2

Wow. Did not expect to see a documentary about my local strip club on here today. Crazy.

We-Dont-Rent-Pigs

This reminds of a recent vote in my city by Edinburgh City Council, which put a nil-cap on the number of strip clubs in the city. There is currently four well established clubs, three of which are within spitting distance of each other. The ban seems pretty incongruous with what is known as a relatively inclusive and forward-thinking city. The workers whether that be dancers, bar staff, managers, security etc. are losing their jobs in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in a decade under the guise of “women’s safety issues”. The dancers themselves have basically said well we feel utterly safe in the fully licensed clubs with full-time security and CCTV, but if you push us underground then you take away all of that. So how is that looking after their welfare? It’s really sad, but there’s local council elections soon, so hopefully they can appeal in the near future.

BaiteUisge

Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 (1968) – Film following the life of jazz bassist Charles Mingus as he awaits eviction from his New York City apartment [00:58:17]

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Give me my damn Mingus Dew

lancingtrumen

This is awesome. But good grief. Mingus playing around with and then firing a gun in the apartment, and with the little girl and film crew wandering around. “That’s pretty good for not aiming.” Holy moly. His genius was confined to jazz alone.

Encripture

I can’t see that name without hearing the Sopranos theme in my head lol

someonesomewherewarm

Theres a Mingus Among Us

a_gift_for_the_grave

Up the Peak (2018) “15 Years ago in his prime he failed to reach the summit, now weighing over 400 pounds and at his lowest point he decides it’s time to try again, but first he has some work to do.” [00:06:08]

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That’s totally awesome. I’ve never seen someone look good at 300lbs. I was curious what you got down to on the day of the climb. Also why didn’t you make it to the top when you were in peak physical form as a younger man.

Big props not many people can drop that amount of weight. Keep up the good work.

BigSwedeIndeed

Great job! Can you say what caused you to, as you put it, give up on life?

el1vator

What are you climbing next?

Btw, jeans?? You did that in jeans? Lmao

Rubiostudio

Fantastic video and inspirational journey. You must be so incredibly proud of yourself and your transformation. I don’t know of many people with your level of willpower.

A few years ago, I took a lesbian truck driver up to the top of Longs. It had also been her lifelong aspiration but she had been bullied by a homophobic loser and lost the confidence to ascend the peak. I had done the mountain the day before but was so eager to see her succeed that I volunteered to join her on her summit bid. She did amazing on the climb and it was the happiest day of her life. She had a willpower that I hadn’t seen previously as the Trough and Narrows were pushing her comfort zone to an extreme extent. She was bonking on the Homestretch but fought through it. One tough lady. So proud of her; her joy was infectious to everyone on the trail.

Keep dreaming big to keep the inner demons at bay. What is next for you?

2Big_Patriot

You’re a god damn champ. Well done dude. Keep it going!

SquashULikeMouse

Expenses: The Scandal That Changed Britain (2019) – A look at the events of 2009, when a media expose revealed the widespread, long term corruption of Members of Parliament in expense claims [00:59:03]

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Yep, just like that world-changing Panama Paper report.

Rocky_Road_To_Dublin

Hah. No.

MP salaries went up. Expenses went up. MPs still do second and third jobs for companies, often those who are lobbying the government.

When I say MPs, I largely mean Tories. They’re corrupt as ever, and now they hide behind the idea they are somehow free of sin because of this review which found them guilty in the first place.

ASK_IF_IM_PENGUIN

UK Redditor here.

“The scandal that surprised nobody, after which the square root of fuck all actually changed.” FIFY

ConsistentlyPeter

Changed? Do you live in the UK?

Brittlehorn

They didn’t change Britain, they de-legitimised Parliament at a time when the political class should have been making heads roll r.e the financial crash.
I’m all for greedy politicians being ousted, but let’s not pretend that the expenses scandal changed anything, if anything it cemented the status quo.

InternationalLemon26

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter (2019) – HBO documentary about the infamous texting suicide case. [1:01:46]

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I watched this the other day. I’m watching the hulu series currently. This is just all so sad and wrong. When I first heard about this I really thought this girl was a sociopathic monster and now I just think she was a mentally ill girl in a toxic relationship with a mentally ill boy. If either of their parents had actually parented and looked at their text conversations this would have gone a completely different way.

jellydonutsaremyjam

She is one cold bitch. The fact that he got out of the truck and called her just for her to yell at him to get back in the truck sealed her guilt.

Theres_a_Catch

Gotta love how both the school and parents put this kid’s suicide entirely on the shoulders of a mentally ill teenage girl.

escudonbk

One of my favourite true crime docs. Genuinely interesting legal case.

ge93

I think it’s interesting that there’s no proof she *actually* told him to get back in. She didn’t send that in a text. She claimed that she said [those words, on the phone with Conrad] in a text to another friend, but [the prosecution] established that she lied about stuff like that all the time. I think if her attorney had focused on forcing the prosecution to prove she actually said it, instead of arguing that saying such a thing is not a crime, she could have walked away.

(edited for clarity)

Harriet_M_Welsch

The Tragic Fentanyl Problem – Narcotics Documentary (2022) [00:52:46]

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My beautiful sister passed away at the age of 40. She had been complaining of stomach pains in which her doctor prescribe pain medication. The doctor thought it was her back and through time increased her dose until my sister ended up using a Fentanyl patch. The patch completely numbed her pain. One day she ended up in the hospital and passed away shortly after. The autopsy results found she had a problem in her intestine that spread inside her body causing her organs to shut down. She never had a back problem. The pain she felt was her intestine and her stupid doctor prescribed Fentanyl to numb her pain. For years she was going to chiropractors and treating her back when all along it was something else that could have been treated.

MofongoPizza

I wish heroin and coke were legal

Chronic_gravity

This is still a very helpful and effective medication. The medicine its self shouldn’t be judged because people choose to abuse it. Hell, if you’ve ever had surgery and been put under the anesthesia had fentenayl in it. Not to mention many pain management patients use it safely and effectively.

SselluosS3191991

I work in a treatment facility. We have patients coming in whose doc is fentanyl. The first time I heard a patient say this, I had to walk away and cry. I’m in recovery too and have lost people to this stuff.

sbbw2012

I’ve been told someone tried to shake my sister awake only to find her dead. Everybody figures it was Fentanyl. Honestly, was just a matter of time.

Edit: and Sis was everybody’s heart throb in school.

Trax852

How American Weapons In Iran Funded Terrorism In Nicaragua (2022) [00:07:27]

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Does the phrase “Iran/Contra” not register with people anymore? It was a pretty big deal at the time.

ShutterBun

Hezbollah wasn’t formed until 1982, 3 years after the Iranian Revolution. Iran Hostage Crisis was in 1979. Basic error right at the start of the video…

The_Turk2

*In the 80’s there was cold-war dramaaaa!*

shifty_coder

We get out of one pointless war that lasted over a decade. To supply and meddle into another pointless War, fucking America.

TubMaster888

Sigh @ OPs post history

LOLAHUGS

“Interactivity” (2021) In 2017, Amy Stacey Curtis was debilitated by brain injury caused by Lyme Disease. Progressing from wheelchair, to walker, back to my feet, She has presented new concepts with help from my local community. From 1998 to 2016, I completed an 18-year project, 9 solo.. [00:12:09]

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r/titlegore.

uncle_cousin

OK, after a few readings of the title, I understand one way of interpreting this that makes sense. But it’s weird. Bear with me.

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In 2017, Amy had Lyme disease which gave her a brain injury. She had to use a wheelchair, but then proceeded to a walker. Unfortunately, due to infection, her feet fell off in 2019.

However, since I – u/WesternMainiac1 – have the same blood type, doctors determined I’m a suitable donor. So I donated my feet to her, and after an extended recovery she was able to walk again.

She then moved to my neighborhood, and – with help from my local community in the form of a donated megaphone – presented some new concepts down at the town square.

Incidentally, as a jazz trumpeter, I spent 1998 to 2016 working on a new album with my band. The album contains 9 tracks, and I have a trumpet solo on each of them.

ToddBradley

What sucks is there’s a vaccine for Lyme Disease, but it’s hard to get since it isn’t deemed very profitable

WoolooOfWallStreet

So aside from the first person third person flip flop, what the fuck is up with those dates

wundrlch

This account just spams self promotion and pretends to be the subjects of the video. Report.

iikl

The Worst Slum in Seoul (2020) located right across the street from the affluent Gangnam District is Guryong Village, where elderly impoverish Koreans often wind up [00:14:15]

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Always appreciate seeing these documentaries of places within a place where we would normally think wouldn’t exist.

mycologicill

From this i learned the song gangnam style is a parody on the rich, however looking at the English lyrics i really dont see many jabs.

melbournediver

I (westerner) used to live and work in this area and I’d frequently hike Guryong Mountain and walk through the slum on my way down. There were a few smaller pocket slums around the area and different parts of Seoul but they were often well hidden like this one.

stonetime10

Thank you for a great documentary, it is always interesting to learn about this kind of parallel society’s.
however I did some reading and fortunately the government have really been trying helping the people who have been living where. today it is mostly complete empty.

K_ttSnurr