November 30, 2010

Blog Gone Bad

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VIDEO #244
Sick Music
Believe it or not, I had a plan for this video. A liquid diet / bachelor style, instant dinner kind of concept but when it came time to perform, the gag reflex showed up. I think it had something to do with the decisions I was making for the mixture, especially the pumpkin pie. My stomach is still very confused and I may not make it through the night... I guess we'll all know tomorrow if another video gets posted. Hold your breath. Side note, "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies happens to be one of my least favorite songs of all time. I thought it was appropriate for the least favorite part of my day.

November 29, 2010

The Old Switcheroo

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VIDEO #243
Awesome Techno Tune
This quite possibly could be cross dressing at its finest... I wouldn't be surprised if this video ended up on this site HERE. Fabulous!

November 28, 2010

Christmas Vacation Lights

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VIDEO #242
Song - "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
In tribute to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, here's to you Clark W Griswold!

November 27, 2010

Christmas Cheer

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VIDEO #241
Song - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Ella Fitzgerald
After a couple years of being domesticated, I have come to enjoy the simple things like redecorating for the holidays... but don't think I'm not the man I once was... these activities are accompanied by tackle football, whiskey, strip clubs and karate. Either way, happy holidays!

November 26, 2010

Rosie the Parrot

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VIDEO #240
Drumbeat and Polly
We all get a kick out of talking animals so here you go, Rosie the Parrot.

November 25, 2010

November 24, 2010

My Refrigerator

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VIDEO #238
More random music we all love
It wasn't easy to put these guys and keep them in the fridge... the aid of cheese infused hotdogs helped. Now, the white beast waits by the cold, magic black box for more delicious treats. What have I done? Also, I think this completes appliance options in the household for video possibilities. Microwave, washer/dryer, oven, fridge, heater - check...... wait we've got a toaster, blender, crockpot, etc.... ah ha! Just when I thought the fun was no longer.

November 23, 2010

Magic Pies

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VIDEO #237
Elevator Music
In a perfect world, pies would make themselves, right? Well Skymall has done it again, they've come out with the Magic Pie Range, from Maytag! You only need a dish, patience and an oven mitt, the rest is magic!... but, to cover my butt I should say the better half has been slaving in the kitchen for the last couple hours making Thanksgiving apple and pumpkin pies. She is the real magic pie maker. Brownie points, take them where you can get them.

November 22, 2010

The First Snowfall

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VIDEO #236
Songs - "Let It Snow" performed by Frank Sinatra followed by Boyz II Men
You thought it was pretty silly of us making snowflakes and hanging them in the window yesterday, huh? I almost did too until about 45 minutes ago when a great Pacific NW flurry stopped on by! We are pretty excited, maybe a tomorrow a snowman... although I don't want to jinx it, however a snow angel would be awesome.

November 21, 2010

Snowflakes

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VIDEO #235
Song - "The Nutcracker Suite" by The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Remix
Tomorrow, if not tonight, should be the first snowfall in Portland and we're looking forward to seeing the spectacle. So... I've been subject to Martha Stewart Magazine, which the better half subscribes to and yes, sometimes I catch myself interested, please don't tell non-followers... umm, so we made snowflakes and that will ensure snow for tomorrow. You're all very welcome Portland.

November 20, 2010

The Legend of Rainbow Toro

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VIDEO #234
You might remember the video I sent to Groupon.com for their monthly contest, heard the great news it was announced the winner and may even have seen the video of a pinata getting delivered to my house. To wrap up the story, I'll show you, not just what was inside the pinata, but what legend the pinata carries. I would recommend the experience in HD, volume high, late at night, alone... lights off, doors unlocked.

Thanks again to Groupon.com, you are all fantastic people. To those who want to check out their site, CLICK HERE.
Watch Contest Video Winner
Watch Rainbow Toro Being Delivered

Watch The Legend of Rainbow Toro in HIGH DEFINITION

November 19, 2010

Dinner With The Dans

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VIDEO #233
Awesome Sounds from the Web
This is a clip from one of the first videos I put together right before I started the blog which might mean I have this clip to blame for the last 233 days of staying up late making videos. Thanks a lot buddy!
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November 18, 2010

Manly Chores

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VIDEO #232
Mr Clean Advertisement from the 60's
Real men know what this is video is all about. Nothing is more manly than getting down on some carpet and givin' her a good cleaning. Wow, that was bad.

November 17, 2010

The Feel Awesome Pill

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VIDEO #231
Random Sick to Healthy Music
Lately, I've been a big fan of taking daily vitamins such as Vitamin D, C, E and the occasional St. John's Wort for fun. I thought, if I was to be in the vitamin business and maybe beyond that but in the pharmaceutical world, I would create the "Awesome Pill." Sure, it would have all the essentials one might need for stable health. The bonus would be the wow effect... the dazzle factor... the "I feel like I can jump off a building and live" feeling....... well, that's why I'm here doing this and not making vitamins.
Get Awesome in HIGH DEF

November 16, 2010

Laundromat Cat

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VIDEO #230
Song - "Laundry Room" by The Avett Brothers
The White Beast knew I was having a rough day today and decided to help me out with a video to make my life easier. Not only was the Beast talent for the video, she decided to give me the rest of the night off as she edited, uploaded and typed these words you're now reading. What a sport!

November 14, 2010

Our (Ikea) House

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VIDEO #228
Song - "Our House" by Madness
Ikea has quite the showroom. Room to room displays to help aid you in your interior decorating decisions that we all struggle with. Be prepared for the maze of furniture and remember to follow the arrows on the floor if all is completely lost. Overwhelming? Definitely... but oh so fun! Thanks again to Shirley A.S.C. for perfect camera work.

November 13, 2010

Paint Her Kitchen

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VIDEO #227
Song - "Slow Hand" by Conway Twitty
After a handful of months with the initial light blue Martha Stewart hue in the kitchen, the time has come and the decision from the boss has been made, "We need more color in here and before Thanksgiving please!" Still sitting here in my painting garb, I am happy to say... "Sanctuary" Blue/Green from Ralph Lauren is up and ready for your viewing pleasure my dear.... now cook me a turkey!

***Special Thanks and Film Credit to Shirley Speer A.S.C. who brought us the final shot to our viewers, ... Amazing work:)

November 12, 2010

Beam Me Up Danny

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VIDEO #226
Star Trek Sound Design
I went for a quick walk and this is the what came of it. Hopefully you Trekkies out there will appreciate this here beaming up, or through a building, entertainment. Live long and prosper!

November 11, 2010

A Pile of Fall Fun

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VIDEO #225
Songs - "Four Seasons - Autumn" by Vivaldi and "Falling Idols" by Sublime
As a kid, I remember some good times playing in huge piles of leaves and thought, why not bring back the fun? Of course, the memories I have of said pile of leaves were crisp and fluffy as today's were very heavy of mud during a cool, afternoon rain. The excitement was still found however, not in the perfect leaf pile, but in the situation with good company.

November 10, 2010

Rainbow Toro Delivery

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VIDEO #224
Random Sounds from the Unknown
A very special delivery came to the door and I am thrilled to show you all what is in the box through this short video presentation. The excitement really comes not by opening the box, but what is inside the object in the box... so think inside the box for a moment.... ok now continue thinking outside the box.

November 9, 2010

Fun with Food: Celery

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VIDEO #223
Song - All Cellphone Ring Tones, can you believe it?
Do you remember those fun, creative treats called "Ants on a Log" you'd make with celery, peanut butter and raisins? Well, don't stop with just the bare minimum for ingredients, go nuts... get crazy with it. Life is way too short to limit yourself to Ants on a Log, you make the rules!

November 8, 2010

Gringo Gets A Girl

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VIDEO #222
Song - "La Trampa" by Manu Chao

Gringo returns after giving up hope at the Colombia River (Video #186 Gringo Gives Up) and in great luck, he's found a sweet senorita of his own to keep his life interesting. I'm sure we will see these two soon enough! Ole!

November 7, 2010

Goodbye Frank

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VIDEO #221
Song - "When I Look Into Your Eyes" by Firehouse
Frank has been a big part of the family for the last couple weeks and it was a great pleasure to have him for as long as we did. The boss insisted in boxing him up for the year so I found peace in it and came to terms. Frank is a good, if not great, friend. Until next year buddy. I love you.
Video #210 How Frank and I met
Video #213 Frank and I cutting it up

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November 6, 2010

500 Miles

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VIDEO #220
Song - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers
I wanted to try a different edit with the recent footage from the big walk so here you go. We might not want to admit it but we all know everyone loves this song, and how couldn't you with this video? It's just good old, clean fun. Ba-Da-Dut-Da!

November 5, 2010

Travel By Foot

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VIDEO #219
Song - "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica (performed by Rockabye Baby)
Here is the prequel to the sunset video (#217) from the other day. Oregon is not an ugly place to be, I'll just throw that out there. It's amazing that, in one day, you are able to step foot on an 11,000 ft. snow-capped mountain, stop off at a couple roadside waterfalls, dip in a natural hot spring, catch a trout or maybe a steelhead at your favorite river, drop on over to a vineyard for a little wine tasting and end up at the Pacific Ocean to make sure the sun is still setting to the west. A full schedule, sure, but possible.

November 4, 2010

Dan's Office Part 2: The Big Pour

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VIDEO #218
Song - "Hard Hat and a Hammer" by Alan Jackson
Stage two in "Operation: Make Dan an Office" is complete! The concrete is just as hard as imagined. Next step, build this sucker. If you'd like to join in the fun, bring your hardhat and hammer!

November 3, 2010

Indian Summer Sunset

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VIDEO #217
Song - "Statued" by Adem and Real sounds from the Pacific
If any of you out there were wondering what the sunset looked like tonight from the Pacific Ocean, have a look for yourself. A high of 70 degrees wasn't too bad for a November day. If everything works out, I will follow up with the journey that led up to this epic sunset tomorrow. Get ready for a long hike!

November 2, 2010

Locations of the Unknown

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VIDEO #216
Song - "Embers "by Adam Hurst and "The Omega Man" Movie sound bytes
One of my favorite clips of old! I thought I'd resurrect this one and share with you fine people of the web. Where and who? When and why? Yes! These are the questions I will not answer. Such fun in the game of Locations of the Unknown!

November 1, 2010

Human Video Game

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VIDEO #215
Mortal Kombat Theme
This could be the shortest video yet, but it's pretty rad! I don't know if you remember the video game, Mortal Kombat? It was packed with cheesy, yet awesome sound effects and bloody goodness with the option to tear someone's head off if you could figure out the secret move on the controller. Good old clean violence, nothing better.