… because I figured everyone knew who Mickey Rooney was, so why even bother?
And then I saw this:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
And this is why I don’t watch television news anymore. I can see maybe one person confusing Mickey Rooney (famed child actor and legendary movie star who died April 6, 2014) with Andy Rooney (famed old curmudgeon and irritating television guy who died Nov. 4, 2011). … No, strike that. I can’t see anyone confusing either of them.
This is Mickey Rooney:
This is Andy Rooney:
Jeez. I know who Lady Gaga and Ella Fitzgerald are.
But one thing for sure. Andy Rooney unlike his television brethren, knew who Mickey Rooney was.
… in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
I’ve driven by that “wind-energy thing in Indiana.”
Oh, and the ad was missing a dog. You need a dog to represent loyalty. Preferably a puppy.
It’s best to view this fill screen. (From Vimeo):
“Welcome To Doha,” takes us on a spectacular journey through the remarkable city of Doha, Qatar. Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Doha entices our curiosity and excites the imagination. We behold some of the most magnificent architectonics in the world, while by contrast peer into an infinite desert terrain and a thriving Middle Eastern nation.
With the ever-growing cityscape, Doha continues to be one of the most unique settings to experience. “Welcome To Doha,” illustrates the persistent blooming of this marvelous metropolis, the evolution of it’s history from the old and new world, and the quintessence of the countries culture; all of this captured through the art form of Timelapse photography.
The band is called Pomplamoose. I wonder why they call themselves a misspelled French word for grapefruit?
That’s Pachabel’s Canon in D.
That’s from “María la del Barrio” and it appears to have run for one year in Mexico the 1990s. I can see why, because no one can be that intense for more than one year. And what’s with everyone NOT jumping on her and grabbing the scissors.
Of course, if you have more than an hour to kill, the series finale was really intense.
Makes you wonder if the actress who played the crazy lady later took quieter roles in her career?
The movie classic “The Wizard of Oz” was made in 1939. That’s 75 years ago.
And it took almost that long to figure out everything that’s wrong with it:
Yeah. Why does the Wicked Witch of the West keep a bucket of water hanging around the castle?
That’s what 2,066 Americans were asked in a survey.
This is where they put it:
In case you can’t figure it out, the red dots are closer to Ukraine than the blue dots are. What’s really unbelievable is that some people put Ukraine in the middle of the U.S. I really hope they were joking.
But how could this get any worse? Political scientists from Dartmouth and Princeton tell us (from the Washington Post):
On March 28-31, 2014, we asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International Inc. (SSI), what action they wanted the U.S. to take in Ukraine, but with a twist: In addition to measuring standard demographic characteristics and general foreign policy attitudes, we also asked our survey respondents to locate Ukraine on a map as part of a larger, ongoing project to study foreign policy knowledge. We wanted to see where Americans think Ukraine is and to learn if this knowledge (or lack thereof) is related to their foreign policy views. We found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is related to preferences: The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.
So people who were the most unlikely to know where Ukraine is were more likely to say we should intervene militarily in Russia’s takeover of Crimea. Yeah, let’s send American troops to battle the Russians on the Russian border. I wonder how that would end?
This is from “Norway’s Got Talent,” and the girl’s name is Angelina Jordan. Of course, it would be nice to speak Norwegian to know what everyone is saying. But it looks like four thumbs up.
We do tend to forget how amazing it is to get in a multi-ton hunk of metal and go up in the air. Given the language, I’m guessing they’re flying out of the Netherlands.