Published November 7, 2013
Music , videos
Tags: Fall Apart, Josh Wilson, Songs
A friend recently shared a music video of Josh Wilson singing Fall Apart. It was just a montage of random images so I went searching for something more official, and found this one with lyrics, which, as far as I’m concerned are what make the song in the first place. And this one is so apropos for so many things that have been happening in our lives of late. No, it’s not a video, but I love just reading the words!
Well, once again, I’m turning to lighter things to end the week. This one’s about a friend for Atlas, the DARPA robot I posted about a week or so ago.
Okay, technically he’s for the Marines. I think he looks more like a giant dog than a donkey or ox, but… kinda cool
Published July 30, 2013
Dogs , Fun , videos
Quigley doing “Show me belly”
“Show me belly” is one of my favorite Quigley tricks! He so cute! We have been working on saying grace before he eats and he’s doing well.
But that’s just fun stuff. What I really want is for him to learn to go to a place in the living room when someone knocks on the door and to lie down there and stay. As opposed to jumping all around and on the hapless guest who enters. He weighs almost 90 pounds so having him jump on people in exuberant abandon is not a pleasant experience.
So we’ve been working on it, It’s not coming easily, especially not getting him to go to the particular spot I wished him to go to. Remembering there is a “trick” called “going to a mark” I searched the internet and came up with the following video by Zac George: How To Teach Your Dog to Go to a Spot.
Zac’s very enthusiastic and his dog is very quick and attentive and energetic — one of those cattle herding dogs that are smart and bred to work well with people, making frequent eye contact– as opposed to hurling themselves headlong into the woods and across the hills on a scent trail, bellowing all the while like hounds were bred to do. (They actually have a contest of who can jump up on the tree and bark the most at coonhound field trials. Quigley has potential to do quite well in that one…)
But I digress… Quig did pretty well with the touch the towel thing that’s taught in the video and we’re moving along on the touch it and lie down part. I thought the video was so entertaining, some of you dog lovers might enjoy it as well…
The Fast Company is perfecting its humanoid, soldier robot. Here’s a short video showing the latest. Could this be the progenitor of some future Terminator?
I have a feeling this is going to end up in Sky somehow…
Well, after all those serious posts about confessing sins, it’s time for something lighter. How about this video of dogs saying grace? I’m already working on teaching Quigley this…
Bob Newhart Video from way back. I mentioned some time ago that I’d write more about leaving “rebound” behind, and I’m just about ready to do so. This video is just the teaser: it captures the gist of the new teaching in… well… two words! Plus it’s funny. [If the video doesn’t appear, please click on the title of this post to go to its own page. The video should show up there.]
Published June 3, 2013
God , Nature , Uncategorized , videos , weather
I am sort of a weather junkie and in the course of following the tornado outbreak in Oklahoma last Friday came across this video showing multi-vortices in the tornado. They form within minutes as you can see, come down, touch the ground, then dissipate. Watching it made me think of the fingers of God… how they can come down and touch something spot on… not random, but, as with all else under His wise and loving control.
The story that broke today about the three very experienced weather chasers who were killed on the same day and in the same area where this tornado was filmed, just reinforced the fact that none of us can ever have all the bases covered when it comes to knowing what’s going to happen. Two of the three men were renowned among the meteorological community, having appeared in Discovery Channel and National Geographic presentations on their work.
Tim Samaras worked out of Colorado and his first interest was research — getting information needed to figure out how tornadoes are formed and behaved. Colleagues described him as “a veteran researcher not a thrill seeker” and a stickler for safety above all else. Yet even he, after 30 years of tracking tornadoes, found himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Apparently he and his team were heading east on a side road along I-40 following the El Reno tornado some ways to the south as it plowed eastward as well, following a straight track as it did so. Then suddenly it took a sharp turn northward to I-40 itself, then it jogged east again to follow the interstate. When that happens the tornado can strengthen in power and size and, as one colleague put it, “you find yourself part of the tornado” and there’s no way to avoid it.
Anyway, to see Funnels Drop from Cloud near El Reno click on the link below: