01-24-2013, 09:30 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen:

As some of you know, I am a full-blooded Assyrian. My avatar is the image of the ancient Assyrian god Ashur. Here is a link to a new video I wrote and narrated as a tribute to my heritage. The producer, Alfred Rasho, is actually my cousin, and we have worked on a number of such projects together. Incidentally, Lamassu is the ancient Assyrian winged bull.

Thanks for watching, and stay well.
Obie Yadgar


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 01-24-2013, 09:39 AM
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  • beartrap
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Very interesting, I enjoyed it.

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 01-24-2013, 09:42 AM
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  • slantman
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Wonderful Obie. You have an Alexander Scourby voice. This documentary should be on the History Channel.

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 01-24-2013, 10:23 AM
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  • Johnny
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Obie, that was GREAT.

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 01-24-2013, 10:30 AM
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  • freddy
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Beautifully done, Obie. Thank you for sharing it.

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 01-25-2013, 08:59 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Obie

Nicely done, very! nicely done Clap

Take care, Mike

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 01-25-2013, 09:18 AM
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  • Obie
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(01-25-2013, 08:59 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Obie

Nicely done, very! nicely done Clap

Take care, Mike
Hello Mike:
Bless your heart for the kind words. Thank you. And thank you everybody for the kind words.
This piece started as a 15-page essay I wrote for an online Assyrian magazine. It was a reflection on my heritage seen through the exhibits at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
Eventually I revised it into a video-essay. We shot some footage at the museum, as well as incorporating images from other sources. It was fun to do, and I look forward to doing more.
I would love to do a large documentary on Assyria, but there is always the question of funding. But then you never know.
Stay well, my friend.
Obie

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 01-25-2013, 09:20 AM
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  • Agravic
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Thank you for sharing this interesting piece, Obie.
I respect your passion for recognizing one's heritage.

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 01-25-2013, 09:26 AM
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  • Obie
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Ravi,
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, we can never forget who we are and where we come from.
Stay well, my friend.

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 01-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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  • Tonality
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This is a fantastic video. As a bright eyed archaeologist I would love to one day work in the fertile crescent and learn more about the superpowers of the past. I thought you did a great job narrating, I could easily watch documentaries with your narration.

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 01-25-2013, 02:06 PM
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(01-25-2013, 12:35 PM)Tonality Wrote: This is a fantastic video. As a bright eyed archaeologist I would love to one day work in the fertile crescent and learn more about the superpowers of the past. I thought you did a great job narrating, I could easily watch documentaries with your narration.
Ah, my friend, thank you for the kind words. I always wanted to be an archeologist, Assyrialogist particularly, but life got in the way. Instead I became a writer and a radio announcer. Oh well . . .
Take care.

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 01-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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(01-25-2013, 02:06 PM)Obie Wrote:
(01-25-2013, 12:35 PM)Tonality Wrote: This is a fantastic video. As a bright eyed archaeologist I would love to one day work in the fertile crescent and learn more about the superpowers of the past. I thought you did a great job narrating, I could easily watch documentaries with your narration.
Ah, my friend, thank you for the kind words. I always wanted to be an archeologist, Assyrialogist particularly, but life got in the way. Instead I became a writer and a radio announcer. Oh well . . .
Take care.

Well, from what little I gleaned from your video, at least you have the voice and the eloquence for your profession.

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 01-25-2013, 04:25 PM
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(01-25-2013, 03:14 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(01-25-2013, 02:06 PM)Obie Wrote:
(01-25-2013, 12:35 PM)Tonality Wrote: This is a fantastic video. As a bright eyed archaeologist I would love to one day work in the fertile crescent and learn more about the superpowers of the past. I thought you did a great job narrating, I could easily watch documentaries with your narration.
Ah, my friend, thank you for the kind words. I always wanted to be an archeologist, Assyrialogist particularly, but life got in the way. Instead I became a writer and a radio announcer. Oh well . . .
Take care.

Well, from what little I gleaned from your video, at least you have the voice and the eloquence for your profession.
It's kind of you, Anthony. Thanks.

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 01-25-2013, 04:51 PM
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  • freddy
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Besides all the very well deserved praise, Obie, I love the fact that you are using a fountain pen in the opening writing scenes of the video. Smile

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 01-25-2013, 05:05 PM
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  • Obie
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(01-25-2013, 04:51 PM)freddy Wrote: Besides all the very well deserved praise, Obie, I love the fact that you are using a fountain pen in the opening writing scenes of the video. Smile
Yes, Freddy, I love the fountain pen. I grew up using a fountain pen. The fountain pen somehow gets the creative juices going. By the way, the one in the video is a Pelikan. I have several fountain pens, but my Pelikan is special.

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