Posts in category "Videos"

YouTube and 2013: The year of the fox, Harlem Shake and a doozy of a wrecking ball

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I spent most of the morning trying to come up with my top 5 YouTube videos of 2013 to no avail. So many choices. So many categories. Did I want to go with the trendy such as What Does the Fox Say and Harlem Shake? Did I want to go with the cutest baby panda... Read more »

Chipotle and 'The Scarecrow': Possibly the ad of the year?

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I finally watched Chipotle’s new viral YouTube video, “The Scarecrow,” and I can see why it went viral. Wow. Just wow. Whatever you feel about Chipotle or fast food or even animated scarecrows, I dare you to watch the above video and not feel some sort of emotion. Mine? Shame at the number of processed... Read more »

When baby animals attack: Snow leopard makes Bronx Zoo debut

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Perhaps I should just rename Viral Video Wednesday to Viral Videos of Baby Animals Wednesday. Because – once again – I’m sharing a video of a baby animal. This time, it’s of the new snow leopard cub at the Bronx Zoo. Snow leopards are one of my five favorite animals. (Oh, yes. I’ve ranked them.... Read more »
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Tales of Gusto: The clown wedding from your worst nightmare actually happened

Clowns are creepy. That’s like the Fourth Law of Robotics or something. I’m not afraid of clowns, per se, but I wouldn’t want to be alone in a room with one either. What would be far worse, however, would be to be alone in a room with a lot of them. Like hundreds. While they... Read more »

Baby panda meets mom who might eat him (or her)

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It is well documented that I am committed to sharing the best in panda entertainment. The above video making the circuits now is from the Associated Press and shows a panda mom meeting its panda baby (gender unspecified). According to the AP’s description beneath the video: Zookeepers in Taipei, Taiwan’s zoo introduced a month-old baby... Read more »

It's National Lazy Day: Let's sleep in and watch cartoons

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I logged in to Facebook today and was happy to find out via mental_floss that today is National Lazy Day. Yes, it actually exists. So, to celebrate National Lazy Day, or – as I normally call it – Saturday, I slept it and watched cartoons. Of course, I caught up with Naruto Shippuden as new... Read more »
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The five must-watch videos from Geek Week

YouTube has been promoting Geek Week since Aug. 4 and I’ve been right there with them, enjoying it to the fullest. Below are five must-watch videos that have been unveiled during Geek Week so far: 1. Thursday was Gaming Thursday! And Polaris posted this great video reminding me of all the great times I had... Read more »

Geek Week: Neil deGrasse Tyson shares 10 reasons to love science

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We’ve been all about Geek Week here at Going for Gusto this past week. On Monday, I shared how a computer game taught me to take over the world. On Tuesday, I highlighted 10 geeks that change the world. And today, I’ll be handing over the reigns to the supremely awesome Neil deGrasse Tyson, who... Read more »

A hillbilly, a raccoon and the end of a long day

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It’s been a long day. A loooooooooooong day. After a long day, I like to smile. The above video helps me accomplish that. I saw it first a few days ago on the WGN morning news. It has made the rounds so there’s a chance you’ve already seen it. To which I reply, so what.... Read more »
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The Muppets welcome the royal baby far better than I ever could

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I think the whole British royal thing is awesome. Have no idea why. Makes no sense. Doesn’t affect me in the least. I’m not British or English or United Kingdomish or whatever the right word is. But – as one who was raised on fairy tales – it’s nice to know kings and queens, princes... Read more »