Monday, December 20, 2010

horses playing in the snow

These horses enjoy some snow play in this Budweiser commercial.

More commercials.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Declan Galbraith sings "Tell Me Why"

This 13-year-old boy wrote the lyrics, composed the song, and recorded and sings it.

More music videos.

More singing.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas flash mob

On Nov.13, 2010 some very lucky shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Merry Christmas!


More Christmas items.

More flash mob performances. 

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Chinese couriers carry incredible loads on their bikes

Couriers in China need strong legs as well as acrobatic skills to balance massive loads on their tricycles and bicycles.

More China.

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http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/11458/alain-delorme-totems.html

image copyright Alain Delorme


updated August 28, 2015

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

dancing at the movies

This clip-fest hops along to "Footloose."  I think I lost a pound just watching.  How many movies do your recognize?  (please start a list in the comments section!)

More dancing.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

yet another use for Post-Its

http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/10/18/white-trash-repairs-genius-drill-cleanup/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThereIFixedIt+%28There%2C+I+Fixed+It.%29

What is YOUR favorite use for a Post-It?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

McDonald's flip out

The employees just keep on truckin' when this woman flips out during a snack attack, and I don't mean flips a burger!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chuck Berry is 84

As of yesterday.  This clip from Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is part of an evening of music commemorating Berry's 60th birthday. It shows an interview with John Lennon and a performance with Sean Lennon and Keith Richards.  Too cool and hail hail!.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Kitties for Big Cats

Help National Geographic protect/save the endangered big cats--cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, tigers, lions and lesser-known felines--by donating to their new Little Kitties for Big Cats campaign.

http://www.littlekittiesforbigcats.com

http://www.littlekittiesforbigcats.com/gallery

Big Cat facts:
http://www.littlekittiesforbigcats.com/facts

Donate $5+ to upload a photo of your kitten or cat to their gallery:
https://donate.nationalgeographic.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1085

More cats.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Jimi Hendrix, gone 40 years!

Here he is in his psychedelic prime, chewing his gum and still managing to sing at the Ile of Wight, 1970.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a child's faith

This is a heartwarming story about a child and a cow.  Please tell me it isn't rehearsed. 

More heartwarming stories.

More cows.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

spectacular horsemanship

Andreas Helgstrand on Blue Hors Matine in the WEG2006 Freestyle Dressage Final performance.  What a horse!  What a performance!  Absolutely brilliant!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

this is their lucky day

This video compilation of some very lucky people includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, car drivers, tenants, spectators, policemen, bank robbers, and more. The title song, "This Is My Lucky Day," is performed by Judy Garland.

http://www.flixxy.com/lucky-day.htm

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Diamonds sing "Little Darlin"

This is the original:





Here they are today, and as cute as ever:




50 years passed between the two versions!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

comedian nails Obama

Comdedian Steve Bridges imitated George Bush on the Jay Leno Show during the entire eight years Bush was president. He was made up to look almost exactly like Bush.  Bridges is now busy imitating Obama.

See more impersonations by Bridges at:  http://www.stevebridges.com

More political humor. 

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

dolphins blowing underwater bubble rings

These dolphins blow rings of air, or underwater bubble rings, from their blow holes.

More dolphin items.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

penguin's great escape

Don't stop watching! The best stuff happens at the end!

More penguins. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010

rocket science

Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. They were getting ready to tape their first introduction video and, as a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an academy for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down, this became the biggest talk in the industry, vs the new product which they were introducing. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance from this gentleman.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

fan of TV's Mad Men?

Have fun enhancing this little JibJab video promo so that it stars YOU! and others you know.  This version stars a certain blogger who likes to wear sunglasses. 

More commercials.

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Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

how to open a bottle of wine with a shoe

Happy Bastille Day!
and
Everything sounds better in French!
Just watch.  You don't need to understand French to understand what is going on. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

hero dog

It is amazing to be able to witness an act of courage like this.  Here a hero dog dragged another dog that was hit on the freeway to the side of the road.  Here's the full story . . .

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

were we Back to the Future on Monday?

Well, just in case I had you sittin' there happy as the proverbial clam with that last post, here's something to upset your day:

http://www.worldcorrespondents.com/july-5-2010-back-to-the-future-destination-time-is-a-hoax/886926

but
http://www.snopes.com/
doesn't seem to have anything about it
so
maybe everything is ok after all!

Monday, July 5, 2010

we're Back to the Future today

A little birdie told me that in "Back to the Future" Doc sets the clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day.

And almost as amazing, that star car was in the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July parade in Southern California yesterday!

More Fourth of July.

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image c2010 Nicole Norris Meyers

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

cat gets new prosthetic feet

Oscar is one lucky cat that he crossed paths with veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick.

More cats.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

gorilla reunites with man who raised him

A gorilla named Kwibi visits the conservationist who raised him--for the first time since being released into the wild five years ago.

More gorillas.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

the gall of this gull

This nervy seagull fearlessly steals kibble from a very lazy cat.

More cats.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

amazing artist is a "living camera"


Known as the "living camera," Stephen Wiltshire recreates Rome in an elaborate drawing done completely from memory.  Stephen is an autistic savant. 

More artists. 

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Elvis and Celine Dion perform a duette

Enjoy this amazing performance of "If I Can Dream."

More Elvis.


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Saturday, June 12, 2010

twin moose frolicking in a sprinkler

These twin moose frolicking in a sprinkler in Anchorage, Alaska, remind me of a pair of baby elephants I witnessed playing endlessly in a tub of water in Thailand. So sweet.

Friday, June 11, 2010

what angels must sound like

These boy-child singers from south London have angelic faces and voices.

More choirs. 

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

embrace life

This beautiful new "wear your seatbelt" commercial is from the U.K.

More commercials.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

amazing cave found in China


This cave, known as the Miao Keng Shaft, is located near the village of Tian Xing.
The Brits found it.

More China.  


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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1870159.ece

Friday, June 4, 2010

Canon Rock in D

There are several versions of this out there, but I like this one the best. This 14-year-old just nails it!

More music videos.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thank You Soldiers--Veteran's Day/Memorial Day Song

Hope you had a peaceful Memorial Day yesterday.

A third grade teacher from Colonial Heights, Virginia, wrote this song and taught it to her third-grade students at Tussing Elementary.



More military items. 

One Marine's story. 

A Rosie-the-Riveter story.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

baby seal's swimming lesson

A sea lion pup at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium takes swimming lessons with her mother, Zoe.

More sea lions/seals.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Roomba-riding kittens

You don't have to be a cat to ride a Roomba. Kittens can, too!

More Roomba kitties

More cats.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

kitty computer game

Just start left-clicking your mouse and be sure your sound is on. Warning: It took me a long time to want to stop clicking.

http://meowmania.jqln.org

More cats.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

the longest everything


The webwite with the longest name is the place to go to find out what the longest (everything) is.

aircraft carrier--the USS Enterprise
coma--Elaine Esposito, who was dubbed 'Sleeping Beauty,'37 years 111 days
insect--a walking stick that measured just under 22 inches

More at:
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

record-breaking dish of hummus


A new Guinness World Record was set in Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem, Israel, this year for the largest serving of hummus. The record-breaking hummus dish weighed 8,992 pounds and was spread into a 20-foot satellite dish, beating the previous Guinness World Record set in Lebanon two months earlier.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

catwalks


These kitty ladders are the cat's meow!

http://blogs.catster.com/the-cats-meow-a-cat-and-kitten-blog/cat-ladders-around-the-world/2009/08/05







Desperate kitties do this:







More cats. 
  
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updated August 28, 2015 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

dog welcomes home soldier

This is how his dog greeted him the day this soldier got back from Afghanistan.

More dog items.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

dive to baseball victory

Fordham's Brian Kownacki leaps the catcher to score in an incredible comeback win against Iona.

More baseball.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

let's not forget Haiti

The video-makers say, "Someone joked that our video is "We Are the World--Classical Edition". While it is stretching, this beautiful Chopin Nocturne in C# Minor performed by some of the best young pianists from 4 continents is just as suited to be dedicated to the Haiti and Chile earthquake victims. If you like the performance, please help spread the word and consider donation for both Haiti and Chile earthquake victims at http://american.redcross.org/youngartists-pub or your local Red Cross."

More music videos.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the Odd Couple sing "You're So Vain"

I saw these guys--Tony Randall and Jack Klugman--in London in 1996 when "The Odd Couple" played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Klugman had suffered a bout with throat cancer, I believe, and had a very scratchy voice but was still a trooper. This is a trip down memory lane. Wish they'd bring back this series in reruns. Love the song.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways. 
 

Friday, April 9, 2010

sushi camera

The diners are the stars as a camera makes the rounds at a sushi restaurant in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan.

More items from Japan. 

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

meet Zonkey



This cutie could be a stand-in for Pippi Longstocking.

More zebras.

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updated August 28, 2015

 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

God Bless America

Kate Smith is the person referred to in "It's not over 'til the fat lady sings." This clip is from the movie "You're in the Army Now." When I was a kid, I used to sit in front of the TV regularly and draw the dresses she wore. She was something.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

mouse trap

Never underestimate a mouse. Watch to the end.

More commercials.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.