Wednesday, December 28, 2011

cats, cats, and more cats in videos


View 10 cats made famous by YouTube


See all the cat postings I've done on this blog!

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And here's one you haven't seen yet on this blog:


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

yodeling cat sings "One Horse Open Sleigh"

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.


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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.  LINK DISABLED.







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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 (but you won't be able to hear them, probably because of rights claims).


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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.


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Monday, November 28, 2011

blind kitten plays with his new toys


This is so sweet. I really like the fact that we can hear the ball jingle.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

dog and dolphin become friends



This sweet mini movie show a dog and dolphin making friends.


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photo courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

sleepy-kitten pile


What happens when you move one kitten from the pile?


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Monday, November 21, 2011

card magic


Where does this guy get all those cards?


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

flash mob at Dubai airport


Oh how I would love to see the mobs turn into dancers next time I'm stuck in an airport.


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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.


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Monday, November 7, 2011

kitty + box = funny


This cat pounces into a box.


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Friday, November 4, 2011

clever pacifier


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



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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.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

trick or treat: 11 foods that will kill you



Though most of these foods are considered by some to be exquisite treats, you might want to avoid the possible trick results that can come from tasting them.
(ARTICLE REMOVED)



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Monday, October 24, 2011

kitties on a treadmill


Warning: Don't try this at home!


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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.


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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 evacuation of many desperate people--did he say 900,000?--on 9/11.


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.


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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 a cat who was gone for FIVE YEARS! and then came back. (There is a video at the bottom of the story.)



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

man is friend with lions


This South African man is friends with 38 lions!


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Monday, September 26, 2011

watch this eagle owl fly


This eagle owl is viewed flying towards a camera at 1000 frames per second.


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Melbourne cat waits for train


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


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

a simple, but brilliant, idea


Bringing light to the Philippines.


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Friday, September 16, 2011

Big Bopper sings "Chantilly Lace"


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


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Monday, September 12, 2011

cute little girl with catchy dance


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


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Friday, September 9, 2011

cat or bunny?


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


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

crunchy pickles


Don’t'cha just LOVE crunchy pickles?


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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!


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Friday, September 2, 2011

math or no math?


It's scary to think that this might not be a spoof. Does anyone know?


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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

photographer vs. predator


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


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

badass Texas bunny


This rabbit is fearless!


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Monday, August 22, 2011

on using exclamation points


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


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Friday, August 19, 2011

parahawking in Nepal


Who knew?
This video is fun and has great music, though it does run a tad long.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

baby elephant pool party


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


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Monday, August 15, 2011

have a kitty and an iPad?


Then you probably should get this app.


The story

The video:



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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.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

bovine beauty


This Irish cow just won a beauty contest.  


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole 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.


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

kinetic beach sculpture in Holland


In Holland, kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen builds 'Strandbeests.'


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Friday, July 29, 2011

bear tagging


Let's go bear tagging with Rick Mercer at Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gene Simmons KISSes the U.S. military


(words to songs are beneath the video)


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One Marine's story.

A Rosie-the-Riveter story

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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:





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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!


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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.


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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"


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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.


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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"?


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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"


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Thursday, June 2, 2011

awesome people doing incredible things


Awesome stunts, not to mention incredible filming.


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Friday, May 27, 2011

helpful doggie


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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

London's posh parakeets--BBC-style


The perfect bird story for a dull day.


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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. 


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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.


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video c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

loud cat


Smokey holds the Guinness record for the world's loudest purr and has had eight homes.  Read all about it.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Obama got Osama















This image appears at: https://images.dailykos.com/i/user/8411/Obama_got_bin_Laden.jpg


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Sunday, May 1, 2011

cheap flights


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


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updated September 5, 2015

Thursday, April 28, 2011

photographer cat



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


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

piano-playing dog


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


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Friday, April 22, 2011

piano-playing cat


Nora has her own piano and even gets an intermission.


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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.


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Friday, April 1, 2011

missing someone who's passed on?


The original music video of "I'll Be Missing You" is 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.


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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.


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Monday, March 28, 2011

The President's Speech


You've seen "The King's Speech," now you can see "The President's Speech."


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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.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

French elevator humor


French elevator humor.


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more French elevator humor: