Thursday, December 30, 2010

Penguin maze for the letter P maze in the book "Learn To A Maze" By Yonatan Frimer

P is for Penguin - Maze of PenguinCool maze of a penguin

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Maze of cute little penguin, a flightless bird that is found around Antarctica and the north pole. The entrance of the maze is in the upper left corner, and the exit is in the lower right corner of the maze. This maze goes with the maze of the letter P for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.


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Some fun facts from wikipedia about Penguins:

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have become flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos Penguin, lives near the equator.


Maze cartoon of a SR-71 Blackbird spy plane with the words, "All we are saying, is give peace a chance"

Maze cartoon of a SR-71 Blackbird spy plane with the words, "All we are saying, is give peace a chance" Created by Yonatan Frimer

maze cartoon of sr-71 blackbird spyplane
Maze cartoon of SR-71 Blackbird spy plane with the Beatles song, "All we are saying, is give peace a chance" written on the side of the plane and peace signs coming out the engines. Created by Yonatan Frimer
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mill Meadows maze idea dubbed ‘lunacy’ - Henley Standard

Mill Meadows maze idea dubbed ‘lunacy’

A MAZE could be created in Mill Meadows in Henley. It would have waist-high hedges and notice boards with information about the meadows, which are popular with visitors, and other places of interest in town.

On Tuesday, members of the town council’s recreation and amenities committee agreed to investigate the proposal and consider reinstating the putting green. Councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin called the maze a “lovely idea”.

“This could be one thought for celebrating the Queen’s jubilee,” she said.

But Councillor Barry Wood said the maze would just be a case of “filling spaces” and claimed that the council had previously used Mill Meadows for “dumping things”.

He said: “A maze is lunacy — it would be blocking an open space. I would like to see more open space and keep the ambience of Mill Meadows.”


Cllr Hodgkin responded: “The maze would not be built on the meadow but on a more feasible area.

“This particular space has been very difficult for us. We have tried a number of things such as a putting green there but it didn’t go well. Then we tried a picnic area but that didn’t go well either.

“I propose carrying out further investigation because it is worthy of it.”

Her proposal was seconded by Mayor Jeni Wood and passed by three votes to one with one abstention.

An earlier proposal to put a maze in Marsh Meadows was rejected by town councillors following an objection from Paul Mainds, chief executive of the River and Rowing Museum, and because it was an inappropriate location.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Animal Mazes: Zebra Maze and Deer Maze - By Yonatan Frimer

Maze of a Zebra amongst the stripes, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan Frimer
Maze of a shy zebra with his stripes against other stripes. Entrance of the maze is in the upper left corner and exit of the maze is near his mouth in the lower right corner.
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Maze of deer caught in the headlights
Deer in the headlights maze yonatan frimer
Maze of a deer caught in the headlights. Optical illusion psychedelic effects are caused by perpendicular lines to represent the shape of a deer. Causes the image to process in the brain longer and more memorable maze.


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maze of a Walrus, by Yonatan Frimer

W is for Walrus - Maze of Walrusmaze of walrus

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Maze of a Walrus. Big tusks on these friendly creatures. Maze starts in the upper left forner around his right eye and exit of the maze is in the lower right corner right past his blubber and right tusk. This maze goes with the
Maze art of the letter W, by Yonatan Frimer for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yo Yo Maze and Raccoon Maze, by Yonatan Frimer

Y is for Yo-Yo - Maze of a Yo-Yo

Maze of a guy with a yo yo for the letter y maze
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Yo Yo Maze. Maze of a guy with a yo yo. This maze goes with the maze of the letter Y for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.

Maze of the letter Y, upper-case:
maze of the letter Y twenty fifth letter of the english alphabet
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R is For Raccoon - Maze of a RaccoonMaze of Raccoon for the Letter R Maze

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Raccoon Maze for the Letter R Maze. Part of a series for a book called, "Learn To A Maze" which uses image themed mazes to teach kids the alphabet and how to read. This maze of a raccoon goes next to the maze of the letter R. Created by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of the letter R:
Maze art of the letter R, by Yonatan Frimer
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These mazes are from Yonatan Frimer's upcoming book, "Learn To A Maze". An edutainment booklet that teaches children (and adults!) the alphabet and simple reading using mazes. For more examples of Yonatan Frimer's mazes, visit Team Of Monkeys . com or Ink Blot Mazes . com

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Maze of Zebra for Letter Z Maze, by Yonatan Frimer

Z Is For Zebra Maze - Maze of a Zebra, By Yonatan FrimerMaze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of a bird for the letter B. Maze entrance is in the upper left corner and entrance is near the lower right. Corresponds to maze of the letter B also, created by Yonatan Frimer

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Maze of upper-case letter K, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of upper-case letter K:
Maze of capital K - Yonatan Frimer Alphabet Maze

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Psychedelic maze of the letter K. Created by Yonatan Frimer. To solve the maze, find the entrance of the maze in the upper left corner and solve the path to the exit of the maze in the lower right corner.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Maze art of the letter, E, F, H by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of uppercase letter F:
capital f maze

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Yonatan Frimer maze of a capital F, as part of the "Learn To A Maze" series to teach kids the alphabet by using psychedelic mazes. Maze entrance is in the upper left corner and maze exit is in the lower right corner.

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Maze of uppercase letter E:
Yonatan Frimer maze of Uppercase E as in Elephant
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Maze of the letter E. To solve the maze, find the entrance in the upper left corner of the maze and the exit in the lower right corner of the maze. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of uppercase letter H:
Yonatan Frimer maze of Uppercase H as in house.
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Maze of the letter H. To solve the maze, find the entrance in the upper left corner of the maze and the exit in the lower right corner of the maze. Created by Yonatan Frimer


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Maze of the letter C, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of uppercase letter C:

Yonatan Frimer maze of Uppercase C as in cat.

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Maze of the letter C, the 3rd letter in the alphabet, as in Cat, Capture, Create or Carnival. Maze is very psychedelic with vanishing point in the middle of the C expanding outwards. Maze entrance is in the upper left corner and maze exit is in the lower right.
Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Justin Bieber Maze Portrait by Yonatan Frimer

Justin Bieber Maze Portrait

Maze portrait of Justin Bieber

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Maze of Justin Bieber, the teenage pop-sensation that teenage girls go wild for. The maze starts in the upper left corner, and ends in the lower right. Should take you only a few minutes to solve this maze, which is also about how long it too Justin Bieber to become famous. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Letter A MazeMaze of UpperCase D by Yonatan Frimer

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Letter B maze, fourteenth letter in the alphabet, upper-caseLetter X maze, twenty-fourth letter in the alphabet, upper-case

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Maze of the letters X and N by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of the letter X - Upper-CaseLetter X maze, twenty-fourth letter in the alphabet, upper-case
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Maze of the letter X, Upper-Case. This was a very complex maze to draw and I had to label the "bottom" of the maze to make sure I didn't draw it upsidedown! The maze entrance is in the upper left corner and the exit is in the lower right corner. X dazzles the maze, created by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of the letter N - Upper-CaseLetter B maze, fourteenth letter in the alphabet, upper-case
Maze of an over-sized uppercase letter N. This maze takes advantage of certain properties of optical illusions to give the effect of lines continuing, when in fact, they are just a trick on your eye. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Last Maze The Mouse Sees By Yonatan Frimer

Last Maze The Mouse SawCat Attack Psychedelic Maze Yonatan Frimer

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Psychedelic maze of a cat pouncing to attack. Which is why it is called the last maze the mouse sees. To solve it, find the entrance at the upper left and the exit at the lower right and the path that connects them. Only one path connects the maze entrance and maze exit.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Favorite Maze By Yonatan Frimer

This is one of my favourite mazes that I have ever created. Its basically a merger of 3-d vanishing points and a bunch of monkeys jumping around all in a maze. It took me over 20 hours to complete this maze, and it is one of the most popular mazes that I have ever created. Click on the maze to view it in much greater detail.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer on Peace in the Middle East as a movie rerun

Maze cartoon of peace in the middle east movie rerunMaze cartoon of peace in the middle east movie rerun by Yonatan Frimer
Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer of an empty movie theatre playing "peace in the middle east" and the audience exlaims, "haven't we seen this movie alread!"
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Middle East Peace Talks: Déjà Vu all over again all over again

Middle East peace talks to resolve the so-called Israeli-Palestinian crisis have been coming and going most of my adult life and I’m no spring chicken — free range or otherwise. And now here they are again! But this time, as opposed to all those other times, the AP’s Robert Burns informs us, “the stakes are high.” Well, yes… but maybe not in the way Burns intended.

What’s really going on here? Let’s do a thought experiment.

The last time a hopeful world got transfixed by this roundelay (although this time it might not be paying much attention anyway) was back at the tail end of the Clinton presidency when Bill was trying to untie this Gordian knot and win himself a Nobel Peace Prize. Those discussions began at Camp David in 2000 and dribbled on to Taba in early 2001 when it all went south with the Second Intifada and an Israeli election.

Tons of books and articles have been written about this, I’ve even read and forgotten a few, but I recall enough to know that a lot of ink was spilled about just what percentage of the Palestinian demands were acceded to by the Israelis. Some said as much as 98%, while others said more like 90, or maybe even a paltry 88.

Now here’s the thought experiment part. I’m assuming most of the readers here — in this case I’d wager 99% of you — have been in negotiations themselves. When you got 98% or even 88% of what you wanted, did you walk away and start a war… okay, just walk away? And if you did, why did you do that … when you were so close to making a deal? You could obviously hang around in negotiations and get most, if not all, of what you wanted....

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Maze cartoon of a Venn Diagram of MLK and Glenn Beck by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of a Venn Diagram of MLK and Glenn Beck.
Cartoon maze of Glenn Beck and MLK in a venn diagram
Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer of Martin Luther King Jr. and Glenn Beck as a Venn Diagram in front of the Lincoln Memorial with the words, "free at last, free at last, free at last" in the overlap.
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Martin Luther King's spirit is claimed by Fox TV's Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

Tea Party activists among thousands attending rightwing host's 'Restoring Honour' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Tea Party Activists Gather For Glenn Beck speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

They came in tens of thousands to hear their leader speak in the heart of Washington, thronging the mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial, hanging on words dedicated to freedom and struggle.

That was the scene 47 years ago when Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech that came to define the triumphs of the civil rights era and the fight to overcome racial prejudice.

It was also the scene yesterday as rightwing Fox News host Glenn Beck spoke at his "Restoring Honour" rally, stirring up a huge crowd of supporters, most of whom adhered to the beliefs of the conservative Tea Party movement.

It was clearly more than just a half a century that separated the two events and two men; there was also a massive political chasm. Beck, a controversial figure who has said Barack Obama is a racist who hates white culture, has claimed his rally is non-political and that the timing of it with King's anniversary was an accident. But few take him at his word.

Beck's television show, radio programme and speaking tours are constantly devoted to the idea that Obama and senior Democrats are closet socialists, or even communists, dedicated to forcibly transforming America into a leftwing society.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Yonatan Frimer Maze cartoon caricature of Ahmadinejad's new drone, the 'Ambassador of Death'

Maze cartoon caricature of Ahmadinejad's new drone.
maze cartoon caricature of ahmadenijad and ambassador of death drone
Maze cartoon caricature of Ahmadinejad's new Ambassador of Death Drone with the Iranian president saying, "Our nuke program is for peaceful purposes ONLY...By the way, this is our new drone, the Ambassador of Death."
Created by Yonatan Frimer
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Iran Unveils 'Ambassador of Death' Unmanned Drone Bomber

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.

The 4-meter-long drone aircraft can carry up to four cruise missiles and will have a range of 620 miles (1,000 kilometers), according to a state TV report — not far enough to reach archenemy Israel.

"The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship," said Ahmadinejad at the inauguration ceremony, which fell on the country's national day for its defense industries.

The goal of the aircraft, named Karrar or striker, is to "keep the enemy paralyzed in its bases," he said, adding that the aircraft is for deterrence and defensive purposes.

The president championed the country's military self-sufficiency program, and said it will continue "until the enemies of humanity lose hope of ever attacking the Iranian nation."

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Psychedelic maze cartoon of a white glove for airport cavity searches

Psychedelic maze cartoon of a white glove for full cavity search.
maze cartoon of white glove for travel oriented full cavity search
Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer about the invasion of privacy caused by the security measures at airports and the full body scanners.
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Airport security: X-ray scanner or full-body pat-down?

If you object to getting screened at the airport by the new full-body scanners that peer through clothes, you can choose to subject yourself to a full-body pat-down search.

But be warned that the Transportation Security Administration has begun an "enhanced" pat-down procedure at certain airports.

TSA officials confirmed that a new procedure is in use. But they declined to describe the procedure or say where it is being used.

"We are in the process of evaluating and updating our procedures at airports across the country," said Nicholas Kimball, a TSA spokesman.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union and news reports from Boston and Las Vegas, the new procedure may involve some heavy patting and probing.

"To call it a pat-down is a euphemism," said Christopher Ott, a spokesman for the ACLU in Massachusetts. Ott said he has heard from several passengers flying through Boston's Logan International Airport.

Under the older procedure, TSA officials pat passengers to identify hidden objects, using the backs of their hands to search sensitive areas of the body. Under the new procedure, Ott said, TSA screeners feel and prod passengers with their palms and fingers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maze cartoon of the September 11th attacks on the WTC and the Ground Zero Mosque debate. By Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon about the ground zero mosque - Sept 11th scene.maze cartoon of september 11th attacks on Ground Zero Mosque

Maze cartoon about the ground zero mosque that is being built. The scene is September 11th 2001 and the second plane is about to hit the tower of the World Trade Center. One of the hi jackers says, "Hey Mohammad, that looks like a some good land to build a mosqueon....When this whole thing blows over in like 10 years.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cartoonist 4 Hire - Editorial maze cartoonist, Yonatan Frimer, portfolio and resume

Open letter to anyone who works at a newspaper:

Please forward this to the Editor-in-Chief or HR department at your newspaper.

I'm an editorial cartoonist and am interested in submitting my portfolio and resume for review by your newspaper.

Please have a look at my editorial cartoons and let me know if there are any freelance, part-time, or full-time positions at your paper that would make good use of my talents.

My portfolio and resume can be viewed at:
http://teamofmonkeys.com/portfolio

If you'd like me to submit my works in any other format, please let me know.

Best,

Yonatan

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Phone: +972-545-683-040


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Maze cartoon of recession's effect on jobs, bullet thru queen of hearts, an illustration by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of recession's effect on jobs, bullet thru queen of hearts, an illustration by Yonatan Frimer

maze cartoon bullet queen of hearts

Maze cartoon of a bullet cutting the queen of hearts, to represent the effect of the recession on jobs.
By Yonatan Frimer
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Worst joblessness statistics for nine months and gloomy manufacturing data send dollar and Wall Street tumbling


Americans hold up

Shares plunged on Wall Street and the dollar fell sharply tonight after an increase in jobless claims and weak signals from industry prompted fears that the US is heading for a double-dip recession.

The Dow Jones index fell 200 points at one stage in morning trading in New York after the US labour department reported that 500,000 new claims for unemployment benefit were filed in the week ending 14 August – an increase of 12,000 on the previous week and the highest figure for nine months.

The already gloomy mood was compounded when the Philadelphia Fed, one of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional reserve banks, published its monthly health check on manufacturing in America's mid-Atlantic region. The survey, seen by Wall Street as a barometer of US industrial conditions, showed activity had contracted unexpectedly for the first time since July 2009.

President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a bill providing support for small businesses, but Wall Street believes the threat to the world's biggest economy will also require action by the Federal Reserve to expand the money supply through its quantitative easing programme. James Bullard, president of the St Louis Fed, said tonight that the central bank would need to step up its purchases of bonds should the threat of deflation intensify.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maze cartoon of Lion, Tiger or Bear, OH MY! by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of Lions, Tigers and Bears, OH MY!

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Maze cartoon ofa tiger or lion roaring, an off panel characters says, "hey Roy, can you reach in there and get my car keys?"
By Yonatan Frimer
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Roy's tiger injury

On October 3, 2003, during a show at The Mirage, Roy Horn was bitten on the neck by a seven-year-old male tiger named Montecore. Crew members separated Horn from the tiger and rushed him to the only Level I trauma center in Nevada, University Medical Center. Horn was critically injured and sustained severe blood loss. While being taken to the hospital, Horn said, according to sources, "Don't shoot the cat!"

Horn was in critical condition for several weeks thereafter, and was said to have suffered a stroke and partial paralysis. Doctors removed one-quarter of his skull to relieve the pressure of his swelling brain during an operation known as a decompressive craniectomy. The portion of skull was placed in a pouch in Horn's abdomen in the hope of replacing it later. Horn was eventually transferred to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for long-term recovery and rehabilitation.

As of 2006, Horn was walking, assisted only by Fischbacher, and talking. To host Pat O'Brien on the television news program The Insider, he complained about his daily rehabilitation, "They are slave drivers over there. You'd think they are the KGB from Russia."

It is disputed whether or not the tiger intentionally attacked Horn. Montecore had been trained by Horn since he was a cub; he had performed with the act for six years. Fischbacher, appearing on the Larry King interview program, said Horn fell during the act and Montecore was attempting to drag him to safety, as a mother tigress would pull one of her cubs by the neck. Fischbacher said Montecore had no way of knowing that Horn, unlike a tiger cub, did not have fur and thick skin covering his neck and that his neck was vulnerable to injury. Fischbacher said if Montecore had wanted to injure Horn, the tiger would have snapped his neck and shaken him back and forth.

Former Mirage owner Steve Wynn (who hired the duo in 1990) told Las Vegas television station KLAS-TV the events were substantiated as described by Fischbacher. According to Wynn, there was a woman with a "big hairdo" in the front row who, he says, "fascinated and distracted" Montecore. The woman reached out to attempt to pet the animal, and Horn jumped between the woman and the tiger.

According to Wynn, Horn said, "Release, release," attempting to persuade Montecore to let go of his arm, and eventually striking the tiger with his microphone. Horn tripped over the cat's paw and fell on his back; stagehands then rushed out and jumped on the cat. It was only then, said Wynn, that the confused tiger leaned over Roy and attempted to carry Horn off the stage to safety. Wynn said that although the tiger's teeth inflicted puncture wounds that caused Horn to lose blood, there was no damage to his neck. Stagehands then sprayed Roy and Montecore with a fire extinguisher to separate the two.

A white tiger in the Mirage habitat.

Montecore was put into quarantine for ten days in order to ensure he was not rabid, and was then returned to his habitat at The Mirage. While Horn has requested that Montecore not be harmed, the incident may augur the end of exotic animal shows in which there are no barriers between tigers and audience members. Some animal rights activists, many of whom oppose the use of wild animals in live entertainment, sought to use the incident as a springboard for publicity, though few have ever accused the Siegfried & Roy show of mistreating animals.

The injury to Roy Horn prompted The Mirage to close the show indefinitely and to lay off 267 cast and crew members with one week's severance pay. While Fischbacher has said "the show will go on", a hotel spokesman told the production staff that they "should explore other career opportunities."

According to the Las Vegas Advisor, The Mirage will suffer financially, not just from the loss of $50+ million in annual ticket sales, but from having to forgo untold millions in sales of food, beverages, hotel rooms and the casino's gambling winnings. An MGM Mirage spokesman said losing Siegfried & Roy is a bigger hit to the Mirage brand than to its finances, because the entertainers are "practically the faces" of the hotel, and finding a new hotel brand or identity will be difficult.

In February 2009, the duo staged a "final" appearance with Montecore as a benefit for The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. This performance was recorded for broadcast on ABC television's 20/20 program. The 10-minute program featured one of Siegfried & Roy's signature illusions, in which Siegfried and Montecore (now 12 years old) magically switched places from within separate, locked transparent enclosures.

On April 23, 2010, the duo officially said farewell to show business. “The last time we closed, we didn’t have a lot of warning,” said longtime manager Bernie Yuman. “This is farewell. This is the dot at the end of the sentence.”

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maze cartoon of Iran and Turkey as a couple kissing at sunset by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of Iran and Turkey as a couple kissing at sunset.
maze cartoon psychedelic kissing couple iran and turkey
Maze cartoon of Iran and Turkey as a couple kissing with a psychedelic sunset behind them.
By Yonatan Frimer
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Turkish-Iran Relations: Old Rivals or New Best Friends?

Many in the West are increasingly concerned about a Turkish-Iranian alliance against the US and Israel. However the two countries, despite their increasingly closer political and economic ties, compete over the leading position in the Middle East and for the favor of the Arab masses. For the moment the competition is materializing in pro-Palestinian endeavors like the so called "freedom flotillas" and fiery speeches against Israel by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

On June 29, 2010, Ankara, in a first sign of frustration, called on Iran to return "as soon as possible" to the negotiating table over a nuclear fuel swap deal. According to a senior Turkish diplomat, Turkey voted against tougher UN sanctions under the condition that Iran would engage itself in talks on its controversial nuclear program. However, on June 28, 2010 Ahmadinejad announced that any negotiations will be postponed until late August in order to "punish" Western powers. Tehran left it unclear when and if it will continue to talk with Brazil and Turkey, its two allies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010