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INTERESTING STUFF – 25 April 2020

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.

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SeagullsSocialDistance
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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:

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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” at the top of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I 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.

Comments

Thank you, Ronni!
I'm a sucker for animal clips and I'm pretty sure no one could have staged the birds.

I'm going to love all this stuff, but right now I'm just thrilled to get a hit from Ronni!

Absolutely LOVE the AL YOUR PAIN IN ONE VIDEO

I think I was having a little TGB withdrawal--it's so nice to see Interesting Stuff & you too Ronni! All good things, and wow-- "The Liar Tweets Tonight" is just plain awesome--I've watched it 5 times and sent it to EVERY PERSON in my personal email address book!

Thanks for sharing the Vic Dibitetto video too--we're all big girls & boys here, let the man rip!

Thanks so much. I love watching Alex and Ronnie

Glad to have you back!
Now, how do I get Vic's message across without the expletives?

Thanks for all the uplifting tidbits, Ronni! Whatever the weather, I hope you are having a sunny day!!

Unexpected Saturday entertainment. Thanks, Ronni. Just had the cringing wish that Vic had been wearing a mask.

Check your privilege--thank you Ronni for consistently reminding Alex. Nor could he drive to Mount Tamalpais, as the parking lots are closed at all the parks and scenic spots. Five mile limits in some counties. Seaside villages in California do not want outsiders coming and have closed the beaches to keep them away. Stay at home means stay at home.

Thank you again and again for speaking clearly for all of us who come by and read your blog. You are a voice of reason.

Thank you Ronni for the Stress Busters!

Upbeat and Flyin' today
and Awaaaay...

Wow - I can't even choose a favorite among these! I laughed at so many of them. Loved Vic, but I'm a little worried about his blood pressure. The dance video was awesome on its own, but also inspirational for streaming ideas for some movies that I haven't seen in awhile (helpful in my attempts to avoid evening news). The social distancing animals was some real genius, with great photographers being at the right place at the right time. Loved 'em all. Great to see you, and I hope you have had a good week.

Vic gave me a good laugh. Enjoyed all of it.
Thanks Ronnie.

I loved the whole post. Thanks so much for this, you uplifted my day! Take care, VB

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