Saturday, June 30, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude -

From the video's description:
Rolling in the Deep written by Paul Epworth and Adele
Instrumental arrangement produced by Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek
Arrangement written by Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek & Jon Schmidt
Piano: Jon Schmidt
Acoustic/Electric Cellos: Steven Sharp Nelson

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios

Video Produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott

In this arrangement we borrowed a melody from Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" Suite from "The Planets" -- op. 32 -- be sure to listen to his original composition -- it's amazing! The melody we used comes in about half-way through the piece.

Friday, June 29, 2012

I could care less, I suppose

Tonight's verbal peeves:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Costa Rica

Tonight's Costa Rican tourism video:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flying fish

Tonight's airborne fish video:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Leonard Cohen's By the Rivers Dark:

Monday, June 25, 2012

On a wing and a prayer

Tonight's wingsuit video:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Who needs keys?

Tonight's lock picking video:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gopher tuna

Tonight's misheard lyrics - Carl Orff's O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana:

Here are the actual lyrics, in the original Latin:
O Fortuna
velut luna
statu variabilis,
semper crescis
aut decrescis;
vita detestabilis
nunc obdurat
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,
dissolvit ut glaciem.

Sors immanis
et inanis,
rota tu volubilis,
status malus,
vana salus
semper dissolubilis,
et velata
michi quoque niteris;
nunc per ludum
dorsum nudum
fero tui sceleris.

Sors salutis
et virtutis
michi nunc contraria,
est affectus
et defectus
semper in angaria.
Hac in hora
sine mora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
sternit fortem,
mecum omnes plangite!

And the English translation:
O Fortune,
just like the moon
thou art variable,
always dost thou
wax and wane.
Detestable life,
first dost thou mistreat us,
and then, whimsically,
thou heedest our desires.
As the sun melts the ice,
so dost thou dissolve
both poverty and power.

and empty fate,
thou, turning wheel,
art mean,
good health at thy will.
in obscurity,
thou dost attack
me also.
To thy cruel pleasure
I bare my back.

Thou dost withdraw
my health and virtue;
thou dost threaten
my emotion
and weakness
with torture.
At this hour,
therefore, let us
pluck the strings without
Let us mourn together,
for fate crushes the brave.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hard boiled

Tonight's culinary tip -- peeling a hard-boiled egg without, well, actually peeling:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buzzword Bingo

Tonight's cliché video - 86 buzzword bingo:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Bond's Victory:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sarcastic fish

Tonight's fishy video:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gymming it up

Tonight's acrobatic gymnastics video - from the 2012 Worlds in Orlando, FL:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

We are Catholic

Today's Sunday video:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The lazy man's skateboard

Tonight's motorized skateboard video:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Pomplamoose performs a rendition of Michael Jackson's Beat It:

Business Insider: 70 Terrifying Facts About The US Economy

Today's economic review, from Business Insider:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Texting while driving

Tonight's traffic safety video:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On the set of The Avengers

Tonight's behind-the-scenes video:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Marry me

Tonight's musical interlude - Train's Marry Me:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Wishing you a blessed feast of Corpus Christi, which, in the dioceses of the United States, is transferred from the preceding Thursday to today.

Today's video - from last year, an Eucharistic Adoration flash mob in the UK, organized by some Capuchin Franciscans:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Backing up is hard to do

Tonight's automotive reversal video:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Clean ears every time

Tonight's summer food prep video:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Susan Tedeschi's Don't Think Twice:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

That's gotta hurt

Tonight's marital arts movie video - Jackie Chan's top 10 stunts:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dancing with the dogs

Tonight's girl and her doggie, dance edition:

Monday, June 4, 2012

The name's Bond, James Bond

Tonight's James Bond video:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - David Wong plays solos from Guns N' Roses November Rain album on his electric violin:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Remember to breathe

Tonight's Canadian travel tourism summer video, courtesy Travel Alberta (try watching full screen):