The Carolina Chocolate Drops make their Feel Good Friday debut here at the squirrel’s nest.
It takes them a few seconds to get tuned up, but once they do, it’s top notch and quite possibly the bee’s knees.
Tap your feet and enjoy a little Salty Dog.
Posted in classics, dance, Feel Good Friday, music, Pop Culture
Tagged banjo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Feel Good Friday, fun, live music, Newport Jazz Festival, Salty Dog, traditional music
I ran across this clip from the Indian science fiction film clip that is ASTOUNDING!!!!!
I’ve seen two spellings for the name of the flick – Enthiran and Endhiran. The Indian to English translation for both those words must be Awesome!
If you can watch this with a straight face, count me impressed. I grinned, giggled and guffawed while watching.
Posted in foreign flicks, Movies, Pop Culture, Science fiction, The FUTURE
Tagged cinema, crazy movie clips, Endhiran, Enthiran, Indian movies, Movies, robots, Sci fi, Science fiction
Rant begins here > So I’m reading that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t understand why the tides roll in and out. Ask any sixth-grader. It’s the moon’s gravitational pull, or is “science” still a dirty word?
Science, why that’s for the birds. Birds that are falling out of the sky that is. Wait, isn’t that a sign of some foreboding apocalypse? Yikes. The gods, they must be angry. Wait, Angry Birds. Isn’t that a game on the Intertubes? Ahh, it’s all coming around again. Just like the Mayan Calendar. Wait, is this all leading up to 2012? Wait, that was a movie and movies are made by liberals and that means they believe in science. My mind is exploding!!!!111!!~
Posted in freaky animals, Movies, nature, ouch, Pop Culture, science, space, television, The FUTURE, Too much info, weird
Tagged 2012, Angry Birds, Bill O'Reilly, birds fall from sky, lunar gravitational pull, Mayan Calendar, moon, Movies, rants, science, television, tides
I hate to spoil it for all you folks on my Christmas list, but I can’t wait to share what I’m getting everyone for Christmas. I have considered in the past making a pact with myself to purchase every single Christmas gift at convenience stores. I’m not doing that this year, maybe next year (I can see you squirming with excitement already).
However, I have found the perfect gift for every single person on my list. From plant lovers to patriots, I’ve got you covered.
It’s the Obama Chia Pet from the Proud to be American Chia series.
Or maybe you’d rather have the Statue of Liberty Chia with the “ever-glowing flame.”
Feeling a bit more revolutionary, there’s the George Washington Chia.
There’s also an Abraham Lincoln Chia edition, but I can’t understand why they didn’t manufacture it where Lincoln’s beard will also grow green plants. Only his hair grows. Shouldn’t Abe be wearing a stovepipe hat to cover his hair, leaving his chin as the best spot for luxurious growing greenery?
Posted in commercials, freedoms, green, hair, holidays, kitsch, Pop Culture, television, weird
Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Chia Obama, Chia pets, commercials, George Washington, growing, odd, plants, squirrels, Statue of Liberty, television, unusual gifts, weird gifts
Riding to a game last night, I flipped the radio around the dial until I ran across this tune. Cranked it up, sang along (Give it to me baby) and put a smile on my face for a few minutes.
The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For a White Guy).
Halloween offers adults a chance to pretend they’re something or someone they’re not. Unless you’re in a local theater group or participate in live-action role-playing games or make $$$$ as a magician or work at Disney World, you’re not likely to don a costume on the average day.
Halloween is that one night a year you’re allowed to be Superman or Wonder Woman.
Little kids don’t know how great they have it. They can be a superhero just about any day. Drape a bath towel over their shoulders and suddenly they have the ability to fly. Put on a glove and they can shoot webs from the palms of their hands. Don a cowboy hat and they’re Woody. The trappings don’t have to be fancy. The imagination takes care of the rest. Sidekicks can be invisible or stuffed. Any day, every day.
And they save the world every time.
For those of you recalling those days with rough terry cloth held neath your chin by your sibling’s diaper pin, this site is for you.
Growing up Heroes shows us all those pics – old and new – of youth in all its super glory.
Posted in fashion, freedoms, holidays, kids, nostalgia, Pop Culture
Tagged costumes, Disney, Growing Up Heroes, halloween, kid photography, nostalgia, super heroes, superheroes, Superman, Youth
I was listening to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air on Thursday and they had a wonderful piece on singer Sugar Pie DeSanto.
I decided then and there that this would be my Feel Good Friday song.
Tonight I want to go the party Sugar Pie is about to attend and watch her dance all night long.
Oh, and I don’t have a clue why all the visuals in the video are shots of vintage scooters. Not a clue, but they’re pretty cool too.
Posted in classics, dance, fashion, Feel Good Friday, hearts flutter, music, Pop Culture
Tagged dancing, Fresh Air, music, NPR, Soulful Dress, Sugar Pie DeSanto