June 30, 2010

Basketball Jones

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VIDEO #091
Song - "Basketball Jones" from the Cheech and Chong Soundtrack
I know I missed the recent draft so I'm thinking my chances of at least getting a walk on spot with the Blazers looks pretty good after they see this video. Hope you guys like it too. AND, today, video #091 brings me to the 1/4 mark to 365!!! I tried to post to youtube for the HD version but, believe it or not... the song caused the video to be blocked worldwide. Not cool youtube... not cool.

June 29, 2010

Space Waste

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VIDEO #090
A Plethora of Sound Effects
My recent trip to outer space was pretty cool. My favorite part of the trip was using the rubbish compartment. It's the only area on the ship that has gravity. Reminded me of Earth a little... the gravity, not the trash. Well, maybe the trash too.

June 28, 2010

The 24 Hour Siesta

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VIDEO #089
Song - "Siesta" by Bobby Solo
The "Siesta Room" is so comfortable that you might fall asleep in the day and accidently wake up around the same time the next day. Who said 24 hours of sleep is no good for you?

June 27, 2010

Cheerleading Tryouts

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VIDEO #088
Eagles High School Cheer Theme
I secretly wanted to be a cheerleader growing up and now that I'm all grown up and my dream still hasn't come true, I decided to chase after it and put together a cheerleading video showcasing what I have to offer. I expect a call any day now that this is out in the public eye. Wish me luck! Gooooooo really ridiculous, embarrassing videos!!!!!

June 26, 2010

Siblings

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VIDEO #087
Song - "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!" by Allan Sherman
One baby is happier than the other, do-wa-do-wa!

June 25, 2010

Magnets

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VIDEO #086
Song - "You and Me and the Moon" by The Magnetic Fields
Everything feels normal here at home now that I got the magnets up on the refrigerator. Yeah, ...I like magnets.

June 24, 2010

Full Plastic Jacket

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VIDEO #085
Full Metal Jacket Soundtrack
I found some fun audio clips and thought it'd be a good excuse to play with some toys. If you have not watched the scene from "Full Metal Jacket" with the drill sergeant yelling at his new arrivals, here is a link to the extended scene, it's hilarious:

June 23, 2010

A Trip to the Arch

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VIDEO #084
Song - "Stir it Up" by Rockabye Baby! (Bob Marley Cover)
Out in Cabo San Lucas, joining the tourists for a cruise around the Arch. We thought we were getting on a relaxing romantic sunset dinner cruise, and in all fairness, it was but what we learned was that after you get to the arch, it's about 45 minutes hanging out in the bay partying down to bad pop music so loud you can't think, tequila shots and male stripping dance-offs. And the thing was, all the boats did this. It was like a competition to see which boat could party harder. Maybe on spring break this works but when you have Montezuma's Revenge and you're on a boat with elderly couples, families and babies crying, it doesn't really make sense to force the concept. Cabo needs to chill.

June 22, 2010

Little Dog, Big Bite

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VIDEO #083
Parking lots sure can be exciting, whether it be people watching, finding broken "hands free devices" from cell phones or simply spying in on how people keep their cars maintained these days. Well... our nearby parked neighbors sure had their car on lock down. Tiny little love nippin' at the driver's side window. Pooch would be proud too see how manly a little editing can do for the ego!

June 21, 2010

The Great Camping Flood of 2010

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VIDEO #082
Song - "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright III
To celebrate the 5th day of sunshine this year, I started cleaning up the backyard. I noticed the pool water was a little funky and BAM!..a blog idea came to me... so I grabbed some little guys and started playing with toys again. The weird thing about this video is that by the end of watching it, I want to go camping. I'm not sure if it was the barbecuing or the neon cocktails that did it for me? Anywho, happy sunny monday to you all.

June 20, 2010

Handstand Man Dan

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VIDEO #081
Song - "I Feel Good" James Brown 8-bit Remake
Yesterday I had a moment of down time on a video shoot and wanted to make the best of it so I entertained myself with a bit of handstand action. People in the neighborhood must have thought I was pretty strange. I think they're on to something?

June 19, 2010

Bonsai Toys Part 2 of 2

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VIDEO #080
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Soundtrack
Part two of the Bonsai Tree features none other that Jack Nicholson and Beavis, from Beavis and Butthead. The two pots are going strong, trees are looking great but the karate guys have taken a leave of absence. Little Homies may move in..?

June 18, 2010

A Frog's World

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VIDEO #079
Theme Song from Frogger
It's all about frogs today with a touch of Bob and Doug McKenzie. We've got the bud frogs, some Princess and the Frog and if anyone remembers... that really annoying, but awesome, ring tone for cell phones called "crazy frog." All that fun in under 23 seconds!

June 17, 2010

Minnesota's Biggest Snag

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VIDEO #078
This guy really thought his snagged line was a massive Lake Superior fish. Well, I'll tell you... it was far more entertaining than any actual lake fish being caught.

June 16, 2010

The Deep End

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VIDEO #077
Song - "Ain't it Great to be Crazy" Kid Songs
Just because you're big enough to play at the deep end of the pool, doesn't mean you're all grown up. It's fun to imagine though.

June 15, 2010

The Shallow End

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VIDEO #076
Song - "In My Place" by Rockabye Baby! (Coldplay Cover)
The kiddy pool was a big hit last weekend. We played "drink as many bottles of white wine as you can before the sun goes down." We all won and celebrated by the fire, making smores and drinking more wine. It's a rough life, you know? And getting older is rough! I remember it being much easier as a kid.... the kiddy pool seemed much bigger.

June 14, 2010

Project Paint the Fence

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VIDEO #075
Song - "A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend
Today I added a little color to the back deck. After the project was done, the whole family came out to see it. Oh the simple little things a domesticated man lives for!

June 13, 2010

Troubled Waters

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VIDEO #074
Song - "Troubled Waters" by Cat Power
Opal Creek in Oregon is known for its special powers of flowing slowly in reverse and spitting people out of it. What's stranger is the water from the river is edible.

June 12, 2010

Fire Dancers

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VIDEO #073
Song - "Diablo Rojo" by Rodrigo Y Gabriela
It is pretty amazing to see someone throwing around flaming batons, am I right? Well these guys are the best in the biz. All you need to do is head on over to Hawaii and go to Hanalei Bay. There you will find the magic dragon and these awesome fire dancer dudes. Makes for a nice little evening.

June 11, 2010

Microwave Lessons

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VIDEO #072
Library Music
I have been waking up unusually early these days and I think my focus and common sense have been compromised due to that. This incident took place this morning and I would like to know if I am the only one who has started their day off this way. Caution to those with weak hearts, the detail in this video is "juicy!"

June 10, 2010

Bonsai Toys Part 1 of 2

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VIDEO #071
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Soundtrack
Finally found a nice pot for my little bonsai pine trees. I had so much fun that I decided to bust out the little toys and play for the afternoon. That isn't too weird for a grown man to do mid day, mid week... right? Featuring Mr. Miyagi, Danielson, and Fat Bastard. I've got a second bonsai video right around the corner so stay tuned! (This is quite better in HD)

June 9, 2010

Our First Fire

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VIDEO #070
Song - "Uppers Aren't Necessary" by Rocky Votolato
With all that new firewood we couldn't resist having our first fire last night. The laurel is proving to be quite nice for when it rain, gives a great shelter for the whole family, including Mike the Cat. Looking forward to the summer nights having you folks over for late night fires! Remember BYOB and know how to operate at least one power tool... man cave rules. Oh, and yes, Katana's outfit is real, no computer generated effects, just good old fashioned cozy wear.

June 8, 2010

FM Radio

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VIDEO #069
Various Radio Hits
Yesterday was a perfect day for a drive, listening to the radio and getting busy behind the steering wheel. The funniest thing about this video is, you'll have to try and picture this, the radio was off while I was driving. That's right, no music. Driving by businesses, schools, bus stops and pulling up next to someone with the windows down was quite the scene. As a disclaimer, please do not try this with your own vehicle, I have been professionally trained to drive under these awesome conditions.

June 7, 2010

Jackpot Baby, Jackpot

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VIDEO #068
Various Vegas Soundbytes, special thanks to Elvis and Vince Vaughn
Not the biggest fan of gambling but when you live in the hood, those machines are all over the place! The symphony of bells and alarms, alerts, sirens, commands and adult stimulated cartoon sound effects engineered by professional money makers make it a bit hard to resist the "cheap" entertainment. With that, in your face scientists, we beat Vegas! The jackpot barely covered our tab at the bar, but proud to say... covered it. Good playing!

June 6, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

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VIDEO #067
Song - "Something in the Way" by Rockabye Baby! (Nirvana Cover)
The weather has been pretty miserable out here in Portland but it makes for a great time inside, settling down, getting cozy and relaxing. That is until lightning strikes on your street and thunder rattles your house. If you listen carefully you can hear Katana screaming in the background. She's ok.

June 5, 2010

Hawaii We Go

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VIDEO #066
Song - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
If you haven't had the opportunity, I would highly suggest visiting Kauai for a week or two... or three. If you are too afraid of flying, I would be more than happy to receive funding for travel to film more and share the footage with you fine people. Please don't send cash as it might get lost in the mail. You can send check, money order and/or email me your credit card number. Haha, that'd be awesome!

June 4, 2010

How To... Saw Wood

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VIDEO #065
Song - "Plants vs Zombies" Video Game Soundtrack
My new favorite man cave area is the backyard wood pile. Women are allowed, the only two requirements are 1.) -BYOB and 2.) -you have to be able to operate power tools. That's reasonable.

June 3, 2010

Redneck Birds

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VIDEO #064
Song - "Rusty Spoon" by Sasparilla Jug Band
So the good news is I haven't had to use a fart noise for 63 videos. The bad news is this is the 64th video.

June 2, 2010

Mr. Bentley Goes to the Market

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VIDEO #063
Song - "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince
Bentley, my mom's Golden Retriever, sure has it made. Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided to hit the farmer's market to ultimately ...people watch. Well, after Bentley received his free carrot, he decided to take us to his favorite spot just off the beaten path. There, he showed us his swimming hole and displayed his techniques for capturing koi fish. He's so cute that he can get away with stuff like that. It's pretty amazing.

June 1, 2010

Gardening with Gringo

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VIDEO #062
Song - "Llamarada" by Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitián
It's June first and summer is here... kinda! Time to get outside and plant your greens, or in Gringos case, hot reds!