Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Fluffernutter Friday

September 5th, 2014
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From the inbox: a little ukelele chick rock for your Friday morning, The Prettiots – Boys (I dated in Highschool)

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” There’s Nothing Exciting About Him… Well, Until Today…”

May 7th, 2013

The man who rescued Amanda Berry in Cleveland yesterday, Charles Ramsey, does great interview. We’re only 13 years into the 21st century, but he may have delivered the quote of it:

“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms”

Worth noting, Charles Ramsey is a real life hero.

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“When Government Runs Things, This is What You Get…”

March 13th, 2012
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(14:51)”And remember… these guys were rocket scientists. This was the smartest geeks around and it and the Yugo where the best they could do.”

h/t to the flaming kitty

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Cool For Cats Friday

March 2nd, 2012
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Everybody is talking Davy Jones this week, and rightfully so. Everybody is singing Daydream Believer, myself included, so here it is:

I’m at the age where I first heard of Davy Jones from The Brady Bunch, one of the few shows in the history of TV that was cheesier than The Monkees.

Rest in Peace Davy Jones, gone too young at age 66.

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Goodbye Al Quida’s Rose

May 19th, 2011
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I’ve never been much of a Martin Short fan, but real kudos to him for this one.

h/t SDA

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Cool For Cats Friday.

May 6th, 2011
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It turns out I’ve been married for 20 years. Seems strange that someone so young, fit and with such a nice full head of hair could be old enough to be married so long, but I have been. And lady Hespeler, who honestly looks the same as when I met her, how she could be married 20 years is beyond my limited imagination. Where does the time go anyway?

For our anniversary, we are off to Paris for a celebration in style (or a holiday on the cheap – your choice). (**warning: if you are thinking, “oh good, now I can go and rob the Hespeler towers,” think again. I have left an attack mother-in-law behind. Seriously, you want to wait until I get back).

As my anniversary gift, the Lady Hespeler got me a pair of tickets to see Jimmy Buffet when he rolls into Toronto. In honour of Jimmy Buffet and Paris, here is “He Went to Paris.”

I used to sing my daughter to sleep with that song, followed by Tom Cochrane’s Avenue A:

You know, the daughter would love to go to Juilliard (and Paris). Makes you wonder how much they absorb.

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Cool for Cats Friday

February 25th, 2011
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When Led Zeppelin released a jam with piano player Ian Stewart, Boogie With Stu, they gave a writing credit to Mrs. Valens. The reason was because they had heard the Valens family had received no royalties from Ritchie Valens songs after his death. No good deed going unpunished, the estate of the late Valens sued Zeppelin for plagiarism. Considering Valens ooh my head is a rip of Little Richard’s Ooh My Soul…

Love Chuck Berry drumming on the table. And speaking of Chuck Berry, Bob Seger is hitting the road with a small tour: just another one of Chuck’s children playing his licks.

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Cool for Cats Friday: Robert Plant Comes to Town

January 21st, 2011
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Arriving in tepid Toronto this weekend, Robert Plant and The Band of Joy is doing 2 shows at the Sony Center. Here’s his latest video Can’t Buy My Love.

And the first Song off his latest album, my favourite Plant song in years, Angel Dance:

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 10: Ringing of the Bells

December 22nd, 2010
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Bonus: The 12 Days of Christmas with John Denver (Poor Fozzy)

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Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 4: A Wish for Wings that Work

December 16th, 2010

The Bloom County gang in just the best TV special ever:

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Cool For Cats Friday

December 3rd, 2010
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…(she’s) a drunkards dream if I ever did see one…

Ringo Starr’s Allstar Band, 1989 (the first one).

Ringo Starr
Billy Preston
Dr. John
Joe Walsh (Eagles)
Levon Helm (Band)
Rick Danko (Band)
Garth Hudson (Band)
Nils Lofgren (Bruce Springsteens E-Street Band, Neil Young’s Crazy Horse)
Clarence Clemons (E Street Band)

And of course, no Ringo Starr Cool For Cats Friday would be complete without Mrs. Ringo Starr


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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2010
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The Band, performing Up On Cripple Creek on Thanksgiving Day 1976:

Two years later:

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August 27th, 2010

It was 20 years ago today…

Stephie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990)

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August 20th, 2010

Cause Fridays should be fun…

The faces reunion, August 11 at the 02 arena. They’re in good form and Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall does a good Rod Stewart.

Sure hope that rumoured tour is true… this time.


Sam the Koala

February 12th, 2009
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Yesterday I posted a sweet picture of a Koala, Sam, taking a drink from a fireman. Turns out the pictures are from a video, available on YouTube. (warning: the sound does not work on my computer. I assume but do not guarantee the language is family friendly).

A second video shows Sam on the mend, along with a new friend Bob (apparently Koala’s are monosyllabic).

The Victoria RSCPA is accepting donations, if you would like to help.

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