Wednesday, December 28, 2011

cats, cats, and more cats in videos

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas flash mob at the University of Minnesota

Are you tired of flash mobs yet? Bah humbug! Slow down for a minute and feel the job of the season.

More Christmas items.

More flash mob performances. 

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


Thursday, December 8, 2011

computer gremlin

Ever wonder why your computer sometimes does funny things in the morning? It might be the fault of this gremlin. You are warned: It is scary for a computer-owner to watch.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Paris Christmas tree + Elvis

The Galeries Lafayette in Paris gets all dolled up for Christmas--to the seasonal sounds of Elvis.

More Christmas items.

More Elvis.


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


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

sweet little owl

This contented owl is just one of the many kinds of owls you'll see on this video.

More owls to see when traveling.

Watch owls via webcam. 

More owl items.

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


Friday, November 25, 2011

dog and dolphin become friends

This sweet mini movie was made at the Florida Institute of Oceanography's Keys Marine Laboratory in the Florida Keys. The captioned language is Croatian.  Warning:  it runs a litttle long--11 minutes.

More dolphin items.

More dog items.

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

photo courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

sleepy-kitten pile

What happens when you move one kitten from the pile?

More cats.

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

card magic

Where does this guy get all those cards?

See more magic.

Some travel articles to inspire and help you plan spectacular getaways. 


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simon's Cat--two kitties spell double trouble

This animated cartoon is so funny. I especially LOVE the sound effects.

More cats.

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

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

clever pacifier

When you press this mute button pacifier into the baby's mouth, everyone is happy--you and him.

More babies.

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

image c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

making exercise fun

Yes, I just might exercise more often if I could enjoy a sort-of flash mob scene like this while I did it.


More commercials.

More flashmob performances. 

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

check out the ghost in this commercial

This is a car commercial from Great Britain.  When they finished filming, the editor noticed something moving along the side of the car.  It looked like a ghostly white mist.  Later, they found out that someone was killed a year earlier in that exact same spot.  The commercial never ran on TV.  To see the apparition, watch the front end of the car as it clears the trees.  Be sure to put your face close to the screen and watch intently.

More commercials. 

More scary stuff. 

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






Wednesday, October 5, 2011

evacuation of Manhattan by boat on 9/11

This video narrated by Tom Hanks tells the relatively unknown story of the evacation of many desperate people--did he say 900,000?--on 9/11. 

More Tom Hanks.



Monday, October 3, 2011

smart fish

This wrasse fish demonstrates that it can use a tool effectively to open a clam. The video was taken near the Pacific island of Palau.

Read the story:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/29/MNSB1LAPG2.DTL

See the video:
http://bio.research.ucsc.edu/people/bernardi/Bernardi/Choerodon_Tools.MOV
image cGiacomo Bernardi/UC Santa Cruz


More fish items.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

the cat came back

It is amazing how many stories are out there about cats who are lost and then return home a long time later. Here's a story about one who was gone for FIVE YEARS!  (There is a video at the bottom of the story.)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040963/Willow-cat-lost-years-says-hello-family-BITING-year-old-daughter.html

More cats.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Melbourne cat waits for train

This loyal kitty waits for the commuter train to bring back its owner.

More cats.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Big Bopper sings "Chantilly Lace"

Big Bopper sings "Chantilly Lace" in what might be the very first music video.

More music videos.

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



Monday, September 12, 2011

cute little girl with catchy dance

This enthusiastic performance has a little bit of a flash mob vibe.


More dancing. 

More flashmob performances. 

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

Friday, September 9, 2011

cat or bunny?

I'm a cat . . .no wait, now I'm a bunny.

More cats.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

crunchy pickles

Don’t'cha just LOVE crunchy pickles?

More commercials.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

clever video ad

A Hunter Shoots a Bear
but he doesn't have to.  You can make him kiss it instead!  

More bears.  

More commercials.

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



Friday, September 2, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

photographer vs. predator

This National Geographic photographer faces off with a dangerous leopard seal.

More sea lions/seals.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

on using exclamation points

Learn all about exclamation point usage along with Elaine, on "Seinfeld."

More "Seinfeld."

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

elephant pool party

I think this belongs on the Top Ten list of Cutest Things Ever!

More elephants.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

have a kitty and an iPad?

Then you probably should get this app.

story

video


More cats.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

bodega cat

I saw a bodega cat a few month's ago in NYC's Chinatown. He was quite busy prowling the aisles and running up and down the conveyor belt to the basement.

More cats.

More NYC.  

Way more things to do in NYC. 

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole sings "Somewhere over the Rainbow"



This guy is amazing!  I have his album with this song on it and love playing it in the car.  Unfortunately, he died a few years ago but remains super popular in Hawaii.


More IZ.

More music videos. 

More singing.

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


Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

bear tagging

with Rick Mercer at Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.  

More bears.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gene Simmons KISSes the U.S. military

(words to songs are underneath the video)

More military items. 

One Marine's story. 

A Rosie-the-Riveter story

More singing.

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




ARMY
Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And the Caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And those Caissons go rolling along.

Refrain:

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Count out your numbers loud and strong, (2, 3, 4)
For where ever you go,
You will always know
That the Army goes rolling along.

NAVY
Anchors aweigh, my boys,
Anchors aweigh,
Farewell to college joys
We sail at break of day, 'ay 'ay 'ay.
Through our last night ashore
Drink to the foam.
Around the world it’s U. S. Navy
Forever and strong!


AIR FORCE
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sky;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one heck of a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

MARINES
From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We will fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Montreal Opera as flash mob at the market

Who can get any shopping done with all this cheery singing?  People look like they are having way too much fun!


More flash mob performances.

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

Sunday, July 17, 2011

free birthday treats

Have a birthday coming up? Visit this website to find some great freebies. I snagged a free piece of banana cream pie at Marie Callender's.

More pies.

SuperSimple Recipes.

Great places to enjoy pie.

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

image © 2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

crazy bare-hand catch on the baseball field

Watch this amazing catch by Tampa Bay Ray baseballer Evan Longoria. 

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


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

the lyre bird calls

David Attenborough presents the lyre bird, which is a master at mimicking the calls of other birds as well as the sounds of its environment, including chainsaws and camera shutters. From the BBC.

original version



funny altered version



More birds.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

seagull steals video camera

Am thinking it would be cool to attach the cam to the bird so that we can following him live as he flutters around!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Radio Flyer car

I want one! I already have a really tiny version that I use on my desk to hold business cards.

More cars.

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


Friday, June 17, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Stand by Me" sung around the world

This is from the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music"

More around the world items. 

More singing.

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



Saturday, June 11, 2011

hand dancing

Watch these amazing Irish performers dance their hands to music by an Australian band sampling a 1956 Neapolitan dialect song.

More dancing.

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

adopt a cat

I LOVE this! And you don't have to go all the way to Winnipeg to adopt a kitty. We adopted ours at the San Francisco Humane Society. You can see her picture at the top of this blog.
But that Midnight Madness part sounds like a lot of fun. Do you think they really open at midnight for this "sale"?

More cats.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

not the usual music video

and the music is pretty good, too.
OK Go sings "This Too Shall Pass"

More music videos.

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


Friday, May 27, 2011

helpful doggie

Everyone could use one of these.  Watch how helpful this charming Jack Russell Terrior is.

More dog tricks.   

More dog items.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

London's posh parakeets--BBC-style

--> The perfect bird story for a dull day.

More birds.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Rony sings an unusual Fijian love song

Rony, who works as a guide for Rosie Holidiays transportation company in Fiji, is a talented local who loves to sing and also loves people. He has mastered his vocal cords as well as his humor--"We still do the cannibal thing, but we took the man out and added the chicken"--and always adds a big smile. Here he sings a Fijian love song. 

More singing.

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

video c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, May 13, 2011

Charlie the talking sulfur-crested cockatoo

This sulfur-crested cockatoo, known as Charlie, was painted orange about 18 years ago for his role in the TV series "Swiss Family Robinson." He loves to talk, and lives with his female sidekick Ratu. They reside in Kula Eco Park in Fiji.

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


video c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Charlie the talking cockatoo

This sulfur-crested cockatoo, known as Charlie, lives at the Kula Eco Park in Fiji. He was painted orange about 18 years ago for his role in the TV series "Swiss Family Robinson." He loves to talk, and lives with his female sidekick Ratu.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Obama got Osama














More political humor. 

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

image appears at:  http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/8411/Obama_got_bin_Laden.jpg

Sunday, May 1, 2011

cheap flights

updated September 5, 2015

Very funny little ditty about trying to book a cheap flight.

More airplanes. 

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



 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

photographer cat


Cooper is the cat's meow! He roams the neighborhood with his cam.

More cats.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

piano-playing dog

Dogs can play the piano too . . . AND sing!  But this one should probably keep his day job.

More singing dogs.

More dog items.

More piano-playing animals.

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

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

mile-high madness

You don't have to fly to see Air New Zealand's fab new safety video starring fitness guru Richard Simmons.

More.airplanes.

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

missing someone who's passed on?

This is the original music video of "I'll Be Missing You," sung by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans:


but the version I like best is of Puffy twirling around on the stage dancing while Sting sings.

More music videos.

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


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

cheap flights

Planning a trip any time soon that involves air travel? You might want to reconsider and save yourself some aggravation.

More airplanes.

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


Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

flash mob at Central Station in Sydney, Australia.

More than 100 dancers, including members of Riverdance, comprise this flash mob performing some fine Irish Dancing.


More flash mob performances.

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


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

French elevator humor

French elevator humor:

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




more French elevator humor:

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Help Me Make It Through the Night"

Johnny Cash and June Carter sing it.




More music videos.

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Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge sing it. He's the guy who wrote it, and she's the woman he wrote it for.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

laughing baby

This baby thinks ripping up paper is hysterical. You can relate when you find out it is a job rejection received by his dad that is so gleefully being ripped up. If this video goes viral he might not need a job. Go daddy!

More laughing babies.   

More babies.

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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Klepto Kitty

This kitty likes to "lift" things.

More cats.

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