Hello, everyone. I'm almost finished with my week off from blogging but here's a short episode of Interesting Stuff that turned up. I will be back to regular posting on Monday.
DANCING IN THE MOVIES
Here's something to wake you up on a caronavirus morning. I posted this movie dance compilation several years ago and now it has turned up again. It's worth a second go.
It is the best of a lot of dancing from the movies, edited together with one song. The star of this, I believe, is the video editor.The music is Footloose by Kenny Loggins. Here is a list of the movie clips that are included:
Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, White Nights, Perfect, Saturday Night Fever, Blue Skies, Pulp Fiction, High Fidelity, Clerks 2, American Pie, Billy Elliot, Footloose, True Lies, Grease, Honey, Phantom of the Opera, Step up, Step up 2, Moonwalker, West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, Mary Poppins, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Strictly Ballroom, Happy Feet, Singing in the Rain, Fame, Fame2009, Save the Last Dance, Mamma Mia, Mask of Zorro, Coyote Ugly, Wild Hogs, Get Smart, Airplane, A Knights Tale, High School Musical and Austin Powers.
THE ALEX AND RONNI SHOW
Even though I was taking last week off from this blog, Alex and I recorded a new episode of The Alex and Ronni Show. It's mostly about the virus – do any of us talk about anything else nowadays?
28 DAYS OF VOLUNTARY FACTORY LOCKDOWN
On 23 March, 43 workers at Braskem America, a factory in southeastern Pennsylvania that makes the raw material, polypropylene, needed to manufacture PPE such as masks and gowns, checked into the job and didn't check out again for 28 days. Here is a local TV report about the voluntary lockdown:
“'We were just happy to be able to help,' Boyce, an operations shift supervisor and a 27-year veteran at Braskem America, told the Washington Post.
“'We’ve been getting messages on social media from nurses, doctors, EMS workers, saying thank you for what we’re doing. But we want to thank them for what they did and are continuing to do. That’s what made the time we were in there go by quickly, just being able to support them.'”
Aren't people wonderful. So many step up in whatever way they can.
THE LIAR TWEETS TONIGHT
TGB's Sunday music columnist, Peter Tibbles, was the first to send this video. The Youtube page tells us that it is
...by Roy Zimmerman and The ReZisters, featuring Sandy Riccardi. Made in collaboration with the Raging Grannies of Mendocino. The Lion Sleeps Tonight words and music by Solomon Linda. Parody lyrics by Ede Morris, Roy Zimmerman, Melanie Harby.
ANIMAL SOCIAL DISTANCING
The just cracks me up. Take a look.
There are a bunch more photos of social distancing animals at Bored Panda.
WHAT TICKS OFF VIC DIBITETTO
Enough TGB readers sent in this video that I am just going to assume no one here objects to the comedian's – uh, colorful language. Here is Vic's message to the U.S. government.
ALL YOUR PAIN IN ONE VIDEO
Thank Hank Berez for this:
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.
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