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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:41 pm

Couldn't they have found smaller guitars?
http://www.wimp.com/playingguitar/
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby DavidS » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:14 pm

BigJon wrote:Couldn't they have found smaller guitars?
http://www.wimp.com/playingguitar/

Wow! Utterly amazing - is it for real?
What unbelievable talent these sweeties have!
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:56 pm

You never know what is real from N Korea. Could be another self delusional release, like much of their public displays.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:49 pm

It's actually a little creepy to me...
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Tue May 24, 2011 6:57 pm

This is simply amazing. Watch to the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jJ ... &vq=medium
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:03 am

Video: The greatest music video ever?

That’s Roger Ebert’s verdict, and for once he might be right. You don’t need to know the backstory on this to appreciate it but you’ll enjoy it more if you do. Quite simply, Grand Rapids ended up on some magazine’s list of “America’s Dying Cities”; the locals took exception and set out to prove that they’re still very much alive, and this is the result — 10 minutes, featuring a cast of 5,000, paid for with $40,000 that the director and a colleague raised themselves. Displays of civic pride are often rote and occasionally schmaltzy, but this one manages to be genuinely touching. It’s a time capsule from the heartland, certainly the most American music video ever made whether or not it’s the greatest. You’ll enjoy every minute. And trust me, you’ll want to watch every minute, if only to marvel at the coordination.

One take, guys. One. Take.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:30 pm

Quite an undertaking
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:34 pm

Brilliant ad...bet you'll never guess what for until the end: http://www.noob.us/humor/you-will-never ... -is-about/
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:37 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:Video: The greatest music video ever?

That’s Roger Ebert’s verdict, and for once he might be right. You don’t need to know the backstory on this to appreciate it but you’ll enjoy it more if you do. Quite simply, Grand Rapids ended up on some magazine’s list of “America’s Dying Cities”; the locals took exception and set out to prove that they’re still very much alive, and this is the result — 10 minutes, featuring a cast of 5,000, paid for with $40,000 that the director and a colleague raised themselves. Displays of civic pride are often rote and occasionally schmaltzy, but this one manages to be genuinely touching. It’s a time capsule from the heartland, certainly the most American music video ever made whether or not it’s the greatest. You’ll enjoy every minute. And trust me, you’ll want to watch every minute, if only to marvel at the coordination.

One take, guys. One. Take.


The organisation is impressive. Grand Rapids comes across as a nice town. It also comes across as a big town, and I was left wondering where everyone was as the camera focussed on small groups here and there throughout its journey.

According to the comments below the video, the song is about February 3rd, 1959. What's important about that day?
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:43 pm

[quote="dai bread
the song is about February 3rd, 1959. What's important about that day?[/quote]

February 3, 1959...the day the music died.
RIP Buddy Holley, Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson, and Roger Peterson - killed in a small plane crash
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:21 pm

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:45 am

incredible story line...I hope he gets his dream.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:10 pm

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis De Tocqueville 1835
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:57 pm

Heh. Something to make you feel good, Laurel and Hardy dance to ZZ Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLRD6gfZ ... re=related
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:13 am

That's a new look for a "Sharp Dressed Man" ROFL :rofl:
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:05 pm

Awesome retrospective on a great photog, not a very good rendition of Adagio IMHO.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:04 pm

In homage to the humble and now obsolete "floppy drive", I give you the "Imperial March" ala floppy disk...three cheers to 1970's technology. http://www.wimp.com/floppydrives/
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 pm

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:40 pm

That's uncanny....the kid is scary-smart.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:22 pm

Mozart lives, evidently. Let's hope he keeps it up.
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