Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVIII

I heard this for the first time yesterday, and it’s just fantastic. Play it loud so you can hear: Flanders And Swann – The Gnu Song

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Trolololo!

Oh, Russians (that is, actual people, not the politicians and the elite): I do love your strange relationship music. NBC provides video of the Police Choir singing (with admirable gusto!) Which necessarily means posting this:

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Absolutely the Most Wonderful Item of the Day

Commander Chris Hadfield, of the Canadian space agency, who has probably done more for space exploration than anyone this side of the moon landing, has recorded a revised David Bowie to commemorate his time on board the International Space Station: Space Oddity Watch it big, and up the quality.

Categories: Science and Nature

Musical Interlude!

Via Brett McS, who knows me, what can I say: Ali Mills – Waltjim Bat Matilda In the first minute or so, I was confused, and had to look her up in Wiki, at which point all was made clear: Her Kriol version of “Waltzing Matilda” sung in her Gurindji-Kungarakan language (written by her great [...]

Categories: Art and Literature

And the Most Amazing Item of the Day

Judi Dench in Cabaret! From the video’s notes: Yes, that Judi Dench…from the original London production of Cabaret in 1968…keep in mind, the character of Sally Bowles from the original stories was supposed to be woefully untalented (this was changed for the Liza Minnelli film version) and this particular song was not included in the [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCIII

I love this song (and he’s really good!). Curtsy: CDR Salamander. The Fraternization Song (The man himself has been in the Commander’s comments, and apparently he’s got an album out (another video with better recording equipment here)! )

Categories: War and Peace

Less is More

Probably the only review you’ll see which compares it, not to the show, which she hasn’t seen, but the 600p 19th century French novel. Hah! Wheat & Weeds – Less Miserable Than I Expected I still have no interest in seeing it. I think it’s just too long. It’s such an emotional commitment, signing up [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCI

Why Doesn’t MTV Play Music Videos Anymore? In this installment of “Ask A Network Head,” Natalie asks the head of programming at MTV why they stopped playing music videos. And gets a fun answer! Yay! Multiple uses of bleeped out saucy language. But VERY funny.

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXIX

Eton Style (Gangnam Style Parody) – (강남스타일)

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Religion in Africa

There are some interesting numbers in this: Vatican Insider – Africa: Christians outnumber Muslims The figures revealed at [a conference in Morocco], today, Christians account for 46, 53% of the African population compared to the 40, 46 % represented by Muslims and the 11, 8% represented by traditional African religions. The study states that among [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXVI

Daddy Skills A music video (which is amazing), featuring Sam D. (San Dorman) and DJDave (Dave Wittman), and shot, apparently, entirely on an iPhone (in San Francisco).

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXV

This makes me so happy: St Andrews Girls: The Other Guys’ Charity Single I’m also in one of my “loving all of mankind” moods. It probably won’t last.

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And Now for Mister Rogers

Sniff: Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind | PBS Digital Studios

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Fireworks!

I am feeling so desperately fond of Prince Charles right now: Sky News (with a 13 minute video, starting with his closing remarks) – Queen Lights Last Of 4,250 Jubilee Beacons Highlight: Yeah that’s Tom Jones (and Cheryl Cole) standing next to Camilla behind HMQ belting out God Save the Queen. Sublime.

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The Jubilee Song

Schmaltz! But effective schmaltz! Sing – Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives I mean bagpipes? Really? (Plus the little girls in the African Children’s Choir (in Uganda) are wearing necklaces just like one I stole from my mother 20 years ago, and I still can’t figure out what they’re called.)

Categories: People and Current Events