How to tie a head wrap: Video tutorials

How to tie a head wrap: Video tutorials

When I found out that I was going to have to undergo chemotherapy and that my hair was going to fall out, it didn’t really bother me. I never had a breakdown or felt bad that it was all going away. I kind of wanted to embrace it. I figured this would be an...
Sound of a chipmunk: Weird chipmunk noise

Sound of a chipmunk: Weird chipmunk noise

The chipmunk noise in this video was recorded on our front doorstep a couple of years ago, but we have the same situation in the backyard today. After weeks of air conditioned cabin fever during the Heat Wave of 2011, the windows are finally open here at the...
Hummingbird moth (Hemaris thysbe)

Hummingbird moth (Hemaris thysbe)

Watch this video in full-screen, 720p mode. The Hummingbird Moth is difficult to see at first, but it comes closer during the second minute of the clip. The first time I saw one of these, my mind briefly went into a strange Twilight Zone mode because I couldn’t...
Blizzard of 2011: Snow storm video, Racine, Wisconsin

Blizzard of 2011: Snow storm video, Racine, Wisconsin

Here’s our YouTube video of the Blizzard of 2011 as we experienced it here in Racine, Wisconsin. 23.5 inches of snow fell here from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning (February 1st and 2nd), the greatest snowfall anywhere from this storm. If we sound dead...
Blizzard of 2011 – Racine, Wisconsin: First video

Blizzard of 2011 – Racine, Wisconsin: First video

Here is our first look at the results of the Blizzard of 2011. (We have since posted a more complete Blizzard of 2011 video.) This clip was shot at about 7:45 this morning from one of our bedroom windows, near Mitchell School in Racine, Wisconsin. It’s hard to...
‘The Beatles Christmas Album’

‘The Beatles Christmas Album’

Among all the John Lennon tributes yesterday, a friend of mine — Stripwax creator Jeff Moody — posted a link to a YouTube video featuring one of the Beatles’ wackier departures, “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)“. This, in turn,...
Time travel: Cell phone used in Charlie Chaplin film?

Time travel: Cell phone used in Charlie Chaplin film?

Okay, I just saw this on the WGN News and it’s pretty freaky. It’s a very short segment associated with Charlie Chaplin‘s 1928 silent film The Circus in which a peculiar old woman is caught on film — apparently talking on a cell phone as she...
Turkey brining, how to carve a turkey: Alton Brown

Turkey brining, how to carve a turkey: Alton Brown

The thought of Thanksgiving dinner coming up and people having to figure out how to carve the bird reminds me of two extremely helpful things: The baseline cutting trick, as demonstrated by Alton Brown in the video above from his Food Network show Good Eats. This...
Pomplamoose: Music duo going viral via social media

Pomplamoose: Music duo going viral via social media

Early yesterday morning, I heard an interesting On The Media special about the future of the music industry. Long story short, it’s floundering. Back then, I had never heard of Pomplamoose. Update: Pomplamoose show Beginning January 18, 2011, a live webcast show...

Justine Henin singing, acting, cooking on reality show

The YouTube video clip above comes via Straight Sets, the NYTimes.com tennis blog. It’s former tennis superstar Justine Henin singing a duet with Belgian balladeer Salvatore Adamo. There was no explanation there, but a little Googling reveals that back in May,...
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