Parents in faith-healing case never considered calling a doctor –

large_carlattorneyThe father doesn’t “believe” in doctors? A 15 month old suffered and died from a cold or flu?

Stories like this need to be passed along. Parents who think prayer is sufficient to heal their children should be locked up. Superstition has no place in healthcare.

Parents in faith-healing case never considered calling a doctThis story needs to be passed alongor –

OREGON CITY — Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.

“I don’t believe in them,” Carl Worthington said of doctors. “I believe in faith healing.”

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“Wassup Yawn”

wassup_yawn_post2I made this picture with Monte back in the early spring of 2002. It was the last major oeuvre before moving to the Philippines that summer.

I learned a lot about collaboration. Hell, I learned a lot about scheduling, about talent (at that level), about editing, editing sound, etc. It’s probably more accurate to say I learned what not to do.

A lot of my suggestions weren’t things that Monte wanted to hear anyway. His vision was interesting and relatively solid. He didn’t want any lighting. I wanted to cut more Hitchcockian looks into the original edit, but he wanted to shave it down to just yawns. Most dialogue that made the final cut were things I insisted on keeping.

All in all, I’m okay with the edit. It served its purpose. If you don’t yawn by the end, you’re inhuman.

It was featured at the Chicago Short Comedy Video and Film Festival and at a couple other fests in the area.