Tag Archives: youtube

Why videos go viral.

16 Aug

Somebody That I Used to Know

19 Jan

The following video of  the five members of Walk Off the Earth jamming on one guitar while covering Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know has been viewed on youtube nearly 29 million times….so why not post it? If you haven’t seen it, Enjoy!

Wednesday Was A Good Day (Remix)

13 Jul

50th Anniversary of JFK’s Inaugural Address

20 Jan

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty. This much we pledge – and more.”

The John F. Kennedy inaugural address was 50 years ago to the day – on Jan. 20, 1961. Kennedy took the oath of office and called for a fresh start with a reminder that “civility is not a sign of weakness.” It is an iconic American speech filled with some of the most quoted lines from any Presidential address. The speech was drafted by Kennedy’s speech writer Ted Sorenson, and draws heavily from Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Historians generally rank it as one of the four best US presidential inaugural speeches of all time. Former New York Times columnist and speechwriter for President Nixon, William Safire, included it in a volume he compiled of the greatest speeches delivered in history, writing that it “set the standard by which presidential inaugurals have been judged in the modern era.”  Listen carefully and Enjoy!

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”

Wingsuits & Proximity

27 Oct

I have always wanted to jump out of a plane and feel the rush that is freefalling. After numerous jumps, someone must have asked the question, “How can we control the fall more?” Thus, wingsuits. Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to create lift. The wingsuit creates the surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. This was all good and fun for so long, until these professionals (mostly base jumpers)got bored, and decided to proximity fly. Below is my absolute favorite youtube video, which also happens to be about base jumping with wingsuits. The commentary by Loic Jean-Albert perfectly summarizes the mindset of the few who partake in this sport.

The below video does not hold a candle to the above video, however, Jokke Sommer soars through the sky perfectly to Ladyhawke’s My Delirium. The first ten seconds of this video exhibit the speed and intensity of proximity flying.  For that reason alone, it is worth the post.

Prep-Unit Tea Partay

20 Oct

I find this quite humorous.

Japanese Graffiti

10 Oct

This is one of my favorite videos on youtube because it is awesome. Japanese artists go to town on a wall for one whole week….creativity flourishes….  one week ‘lapsed’ down to 5:50…. enjoy!

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