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Saturday, 22 December 2012

INTERESTING STUFF: 22 December 2012

Greetings of the Season to you all. Given that there is so much that is painful and wrong in our world right now, today's Interesting Stuff is an antidote - all video and entirely for fun. It is so sweet you might end up in sugar shock, so light and airy, it could drift off your screen if your not careful. I hope you will like it.

A DOG PREPARES FOR SANTA
TGB reader Fran was the first to send this video – many more followed.

WHY WIMPS GO SOUTH IN WINTER
This is laugh-out-loud funny but it also has a strange kind of beauty. From web curator extraordinaire, Darlene Costner. I would miss so much good stuff without her.

SIMON'S CAT – ICECAPADE
Recent episodes of Simon's Cat haven't thrilled me. It felt like the cartoon had run its course. This, however, is almost back up to snuff.

BEAUTY IN A GRAIN OF SAND
Shakespeare said it: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

From curator, Darlene, again – grains of sand, each as individual as snowflakes are said to be, from Dr. Gary Greenberg's microphotography. You can see more here.

DOWNTON ABBEY DOES BREAKING BAD
For impatient Downton Abbey fans, it's only about two weeks until the season three premiere on 6 January. To hold you until then, Stephen Colbert, on his last show of 2012, somehow coerced the three men of DA to play themselves as they would be in Breaking Bad. Fabulous.

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JUST A BOY AND HIS DOG
Watson the dog stands by while the boy does a quick assessment of the puddle situation. (It says on YouTube that this is not viewable on phones and tablets)

THE CROSSIING GUARD CAT

SOLO PIANO
The sweet sad story of the last 24 hours of a piano in New York City.

JINGLE CATS SING SILENT NIGHT
And now, for the finale, the famous Jingle Cats sing the season. (You should see how Ollie the cat goes a little nuts when I play this. I suppose he's wondering where all the kitties are.)


Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.

You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” in the upper left corner of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I probably won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog if you have one.


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Comments

Lovely. Thanks as always. Dee

Here's another comic classic -the animated version of the Drifters singing White Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA

All delightful and cheerful. Thank you, Ronni. Auguroni di buon Natale to you.

I have a furry guest in my house right now that is a dead ringer for the dog that is walking with the little boy who loves puddles. Very sweet capture of the typical small boy and his dog.

The boy and his dog was hilarious

Loved 'em all, although the piano piece left sentimental me with a hint of a tear. Mom's Chickering upright, rarely played, was nevertheless a signature piece in her home for as long as I can remember. And it's still in the family.

Thank you, Ronni, for another year of TGB. Wishing you and all your readers the very best in 2013.

Thanks for the amusing and refreshing post!

I loved them all! Especially found the Breaking Bad/Downton Abbey a lot of fun. Thanks for another wonderful year, Ronni!

Just the right fluffy Christmas-y note: thanks Ronni for another winner. Yang, the Siamese, was entranced by the kitties.

Season's Greeting to all.

After the kittens started singing, my cat Hershey came trotting into my room trying to find them, and meowing!

Nice fluffy post!

Thanks for these posts and the Christmas songs -some of them, I did'nt even know the artists, but I have an excuse, I am French! -. Have a nice Xmas!! Love, Colette

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