Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Gratitude

Author: robertinseattle

It’s all about gratitude, isn’t it? I still enjoy this commercial that’s been running for a while about a young girl finally heading off for college. It’s from a nonprofit called The Foundation For A Better Life, founded and funded by billionaire philanthropist Philip Anschutz.

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Lucy and Ethel at the Chocolate Factory

Author: robertinseattle

Absolutely the one classic scene I’ve never forgotten from all the years of I Love Lucy: The Chocolate Factory production line. But of course, someone had to make a parody of it sooner or later…

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Inspiration

Author: robertinseattle

I absolutely love the One Day on Earth series. Here are the first four available:

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How Women and Men Think They Look

Author: robertinseattle

I love a well-done parody. Top video is the actual Dove Soap commercial. The one below? Well…

How to Replace a Highway… F-A-S-T!

Author: robertinseattle

Snoqualmie Pass Map

Snoqualmie Pass is a key road running through the Cascade Mountains along Interstate 90 coming from Eastern Washington by way of Idaho. It’s a really important road that’s critical to all kinds of goods to and from Seattle. When this highway gets covered in a major snowstorm, they get it cleared as quickly as possible, sometimes going so far as to blast some of the ice and snow down from the mountains just to avoid snowslides on to the road. So when they had to finally re-pave this puppy this past May, the DoT had to tear I-90 up and replace it immediately so everyone’s back in business with as little disruption as possible.

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Thoughts on a Strange Birthday

Author: robertinseattle

As with lots of other things in my crazy life, my birthday also has a few stories attached to it, happy and sad and everything in between. I was born on December 6th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. What was significant about that date? The Halifax Explosion happened on Dec. 6th, 1917. At 8:45 in the morning, a Norwegian relief supply ship, the Imo, collided with a French ship, the Mont Blanc, loaded with 2500 Tons of munitions. With both ships ablaze, the crews abandoned ship and they floated through the harbor until the Mont Blanc finally exploded at 9:04 a.m. Many still consider it to be the largest accidental man-made explosion in history. The explosion was measured in Megatons.

Dad had just arrived in 1916 from China as a young boy of 9 to join his Father at the Chinese laundry that he and several partners owned in Halifax. So he’d only been there a little over a year and was slowly adapting to life in a new country. On this particular morning, Dad happened to be a few minutes late leaving for school and was in a rush to run out the front door. As he grabbed the door knob to the big wooden door, the impact of the explosion literally shattered the glass from the outer door and sent the shards of glass flying into the wooden inner door that probably saved Dad from certain death had he only been mere seconds earlier. He immediately turned and hid under one of the work benches in the laundry, joined by some of the other men. No one had any idea of what had happened at that point and I’m sure it took a while for the news to travel in those days.

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The Three Little Pigs by Shakespeare

Author: robertinseattle

Base Jumping in China!

Author: robertinseattle

Happy Chinese New Year!

Now THIS is Crazy

Author: robertinseattle

Sphincter – don’t fail me now!

Jeb Corliss – “Grinding The Crack”

gMail Man

Author: robertinseattle