Category Archives: Videos

Nathan Fillion and Firefly


Created by Joss Whedon as a space western, and first broadcast on September 20th, 2002, the television show Firefly developed a huge following, even though it lasted just one season. The lead actor in the show was Nathan Fillion, who … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor


Seventy-one years ago today (Sunday, December 7th, 1941) at 8:01 AM local time, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese also attacked other American military installations on Oahu including the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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A Useful Machine


Having grown up on Rube Goldberg cartoons in Saturdays’ Funny Pages, I love wacky devices that use long and overly complex techniques to perform mundane tasks. I also admire the talent and skill of individuals who are able to create … Continue reading

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Science of Persuasion


Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin have just created a highly engaging and informative video of the proven “factors that influence us to say yes to the requests of others.” This 12 minute video, which is full of examples, is provided … Continue reading

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Canada’s Own Skateboarding Bulldog!


Last Wednesday I presented a video of Tillman, a surfing bulldog from Oxnard California. As soon as I posted, a friend (thanks, Stacey!) pointed me to a video of a Canadian skateboarding bulldog, Buttercup (yup, that’s her name). Best of … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix


Seventy years ago today, the man who Rolling Stone magazine hails as the greatest guitarist ever was born in Seattle, Washington. At birth his name was Johnny Allen Hendrix. In 1945 his father Al Hendrix, returning from fighting in Europe … Continue reading

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Canadian Legend – Gaby Haas


Living in Edmonton during the 1940s to 1970s, you could take pride in the local musician Gaby (Gabriel) Haas, who was making a name for himself on the national music scene. Gaby Haas was a skilled and talented accordion player. … Continue reading

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Old Dog – New Trick?


From where I sit writing this, I see steam rising from chimneys, thick snow on roofs, and vehicles slipping and sliding their way somewhere. The outside temperature is about -13 Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit, if you’re more comfortable in that … Continue reading

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Pig and Cookies


Here’s something to help you get through the middle of the week with a smile. Thank you to LMM for pointing me to this video! Warning! If your sense of humour is anything like mine, this short video will have … Continue reading

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TAL Online


Last week I wrote about The Alberta Library (TAL) and how it assists individual public libraries and their patrons to access more materials than are on the shelves of the local library. One of the may services provided for library … Continue reading

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