Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kittens and a Huge Easter Egg

Happy Easter Everyone...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dogs Welcome Home Soldiers

Dogs reunited with their soldier...

Notices in video can be 'x-ed' out via their top right corner.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Maru the Cat Tries to Fit Into Small Boxes

Cats love boxes, but Maru the cat takes that to extremes by attempting to get into boxes that clearly don't fit...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

12 Robert Frost Quotes

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Motivational - If You Never Failed You Never Lived

Motivational video shows a number people who have faced adversity and overcome it....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nature Photographer Russell Graves - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Russell Graves gives tips and insights into nature photography. Includes many of his beautiful photogrpahs.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

12 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes...

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Diving with Seals

Free diver provides a unique perspective on the seals that she is swimming with...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tornado Photography

Impressive storm chaser video leads up to some remarkable tornado photography...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cat Stares at Sleeping Owner

Cute and amusing, cat looks as if he's praying for owner to wake up...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Super Cute Kitten Versus Two Apples

Super cute kitten combine with a great sound track all make for an epic battle between one kitten and two green apples...

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Snowy New Hampshire...

Snowy day in New Hampshire - 3/19/13.

Monday, March 18, 2013

14 Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.

Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Monument Valley Sunrise to Moonrise

Beutiful time lapse photography of Monument Valley, Utah - Valley of the Rocks.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Yellow Lab Loves Little Boy with Down Syndrome

This is probably the sweetest animal video I've seen. Dog is so gentle and caring with this little boy...

Discussing Treats with a Talking Dog

Super silly and fun for Friday...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

16 Great Quotes From Abraham Lincoln

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Betty White & Lucille Ball Play Password Together

So cool, two great comediennes playing Password together. Last twenty seconds is just credits.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sand Cat Kittens at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo breeds small wild cats, and the Sand Cat is an endangered species...

Friday, March 8, 2013

12 Neil Armstrong Quotes

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.

I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.

I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium.

The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.

I can honestly say - and it's a big surprise to me - that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.

The Eagle has landed.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Clever Star Wars Summary Done with Legos

Clever, witty, and well done; this is a very fast summary of story of the original Star Wars series.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Charming House Cat wants to Get Up Close with a Bob Cat

Unsure if Walnut the cat is overly couragous, or maybe just sees the big bob cat as an overgrown playmate...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Australian Nature Video

This is a video promoting tourism in Australia that shows some beautiful natural settings from around the country.


12 Delightful Ogden Nash Quotes

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money?

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nora the Cat Plays Piano

Nora the Cat Plays Piano... ...because who doesn't want to see an adorable piano playing cat on a Sunday morning?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Blows Up Stereotypes

It doesn't take a Shaquille O'Neal commercial to realize that hybrid cars have suffered from a chronically wonky style. Often shaped like a wedge of cheese, it has been increasingly confusing why hybrid car manufacturers don't seem to put any effort into design. An additional pre-conception about hybrids is that they don't perform up to the standard of traditional 'gas only' automobiles. This is a more understandable issue that is dissipating since the capability of hybrids has improved as the technology has evolved.

Porsche is poised to blow the lid off both these stereotypes. The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is by far the coolest looking hybrid to come along, and it's not that it's cool for a hybrid; it's just cool. It can go zero to sixty in 3.1 seconds, while getting 78 MPG. The 918 is the first hybrid super car. Being a super car means most people can't afford it with its $845,000 sticker price.

Since the price is so high, more is also expected from it. As such a review from Edmunds does have some points of criticism. The electric motor doesn't make much noise, and doesn't have the same feel as a gas engine. They state that this makes it lack character. Also the performance for this level of car is not flawless. However, Edmunds does admit that Porsche has shown that if their first generation car has flaws, they have been known to come back and fix those, then go beyond everyone’s expectation. This is still a new technology, and this is a huge step forward in performance.

It will be interesting to see the market for the car, and the sales numbers. The price obviously makes the target market rather small to begin with. Will that market embrace a hybrid? Could there be cache to owning the first hybrid super car? Will Porsche be able to reach out to wealthy 'green people' to invest in a car they may not normally sink their money into?

Don't have the anser to that, but do hope I get to see this car in person some day.

Porsche 918 Spyder Press Release (Specs & Photos included)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cookie Monster Sings Share It Maybe

...Because who can keep from smiling when they see this video?

Get Smart's Shoe Phone Foreshadows Cell Phones in the Theatre

'Get Smart' was a delightfully funny and clever tv show created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry in 1965, and starred Don Adams as Maxweel Smart Agent 86. In this clip Maxwell Smart's shoe phone not only foreshodows the coming of cell phones, but it also forshodows the problem with cell phones way before its time. For anyone who hasn't seen 'Get Smart', there are original episodes on YouTube. Current remakes just can't live up to the refreshingly silly and unique original...