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Great Videos of The Past

My fiancee was showing me something the other day.  It was a video that she loved in her younger days of the internet.  Before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, reddit, all of those things.  Back when you had to actually search for quality (or lack of) humor on the internetz.  Many hours were spent stumbling around the internet looking for things, and finding things.  I can’t remember where exactly I first saw the video, and I know I posted about it before but I can’t find it.  Anyway, I had to show her the infamous Benny Lava.

Benny Lava is superior to whatever you might be thinking.  It’s a classic internet video.  It’s not necessarily as wide spread as The Ultimate Showdown, but it’s far more known than Electronik Supersonik which I also had to show her:

Yes nostalgia and the internet go hand in hand.  It’s almost like the internet was made for it.

Anyway, I’ve posted the above videos again because they are amazing and you have to watch them.

 

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75 Years of D-Day

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The passage of time move slowly yet surly forward.  It cannot be stopped, rewound, or ignored.  Sometimes it seems like it’s paused when we go to sleep, but it moves on with or without our knowledge and most of all, without our blessing.  In the grand scheme of things, 75 years is not a long time.  For many millions of people it’s a lifetime.  For many thousands of people, 75 years ago was a turning point in their lives.  Today we remember the sacrifice they made to ensure freedom throughout the world.

Take some time out of your busy day to remember what happened 75 years ago.  Be thankful that you weren’t required to go through hell and back then, and be thankful that you don’t have to now.

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Earth Day

Welcome to Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Today is the day that we celebrate it.  I’m not sure why, something from the 1970s.  Anyway despite what you might think you know about me, I do support the earth.  I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.  In fact, I’ve gone far out of my way to visit some of it’s most beautiful places.

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the National Parks of the United States of America.  Currently there are 61 of them.  (Whether or not some actually deserve to be named parks is up for debate, but not here).  I have been to 28 of them.  Not everyone is represented on my website yet as a full review, (there’s not enough time in the day), but I have photos from them all.  I’m not posting 28 photos here, just some of my favorites.  So, check out the jump, read all about it, and remember, stay in school.

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Jake and Amir, watch Jake and Amir

It’s been a long time since Jake and Amir were regularly making videos.  I remember it like it was yesterday honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 3 or 4 years.  Any Hootie and the Blowfish, they recently joined back up on Patreon and are uploading Jake and Amir watch, Jake and Amir, it’s like director commentary on DVDs back in the day.  Just pop it in, press play and enjoy the ride.

Or, pay them some money and watch them watch themselves.  This above video is from Milk Man I and II with Ben Schwartz.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Milk Man set, but it’s fun to watch them reminisce about times past.  I almost want to sign up and watch,but they’re only like 20 episodes deep and they have over 800 to total.  Or that’s what I heard.  It seems right.

I remember stumbling to the videos years and years ago.  Remember stumble-upon.  Man those were good times.  I know Tuesdays and Thursdays I was refreshing the homepage waiting for the new video to drop.  Then before I had found the reddit community, I would hope to be one of the first to add a comment to their page.

Many good times watching them.  I still use many of the phrases in my common every day words.  It’s impressive, kind of.  Some people don’t really get it, but I do, and that’s what matters.

Check it out, pay them.

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Happy Birthday Grand Canyon

Today the Grand Canyon turns 100 years old.  Well, it’s actually several million years old, but the protections put in place by the great President Teddy Roosevelt are celebrated.

I’ve been to the Grand Canyon 3 different times in my life.  Nothing quite prepares you for a helicopter ride over and below the rim though.  Seriously, do it.

Rim View
The edge of the canyon approaches. It’s really something that you will never forget.

 

Let’s celebrate the nation’s 2nd most popular national park with a toast to another 100 years of service.

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Today is Important

Do you know what today is?  It’s an important day.  It comes once a year and people all over the world have wondered why.

No, it’s not The Super Bowl, it’s The Day the Music Died.  Made famous by Don McLean’s classic song, American Pie, the world of music forever changed when Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa on a cold morning in 1959.  Sixty years ago today the world of music was broken.

McLean would go on to write the song that generations of Americans have spent trying to figure out, yet there is still a healthy debate as to what every line means.

One thing is certain though, the song is a masterpiece, but so were those who died in the plane crash.

Listen to the song, and remember the good times of the late 1950s.

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Seventy Seven, Remember

USS West Virginia

The Infamous day was Seventy Seven years ago.  The speech will happen tomorrow.  But the day is today.  Remember it.

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30 Years

It’s been Thirty years since Los Angeles joined the ranks of cities whose only qualification was to be a victim of a terrorist act.  Though, were they really terrorists?  Their own ranks called themselves exceptional thieves, and one-time kidnappers, not terrorists.  No Hans Grubber and his pals were opportunists, and only cared about money, $600 million worth.  A simple police officer from New York City in town to visit his wife and kids was what messed it all up for them.

Yes, Die Hard is 30 years old this year.  And last December, the Library of Congress selected Die Hard (among 24 other films) it’s …cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance.  Yes Die Hard fits the bill for all three of those qualifications.  It’s a master piece that holds up surprisingly well given the time period.  I dare you to find another action movie from the 80s which isn’t incredible dated with cheese lines and effects.  I dare you to find another heist movie where the score is still a relevant sum of money 30 years later.  Six Hundred Million Dollars was a lot of money in 1988, it’s still a lot of money in 2018.  When it comes to money, so often the sums are in reasonable ranges for the time period and with inflation, they seem petty by current standards.  No, it will be quite a while (if ever) when $600 million is seen as petty).  Heck, even Ocean’s 11 (which itself is 17 years old already!) was only taking home $160 million.

So, take a seat, grab some popcorn, (or Twinkies), and watch this Christmas classic, even if Bruce Willis says it’s not.

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17 Years

The world changed forever 17 years ago.  I remember, I was in highschool, at our welcome to the new school year Mass.  When it was over, the president of the school announced it to us all (it was only around 9am).  We went back to our classrooms and watched it unfold throughout the day.

Some teachers tried to give lessons, some let us watch the TVs and see what was going on.  Most people were quiet and somber.

I remember coming home and listening to the fighter jets flying overhead.  I live just 30 miles north of Manhattan.  F-16s (I remember they only had 1 tail) were flying alot that evening.

I remember watching at home as Building #7 fell.  It didn’t seem like things were ever going to stop.

I’ll never forget it, will you?

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Martians

You can watch this 1 hour video on the research that proposes there are/were living things in ancient Martian lakes.  I watched/listened to some of it.  It’s interesting, but I don’t have the time to dedicate to it’s entirety.  Unlike some of the scientific videos, this one is interesting, and the presenters know how to put emotion into the talk.