Filed under: Architecture, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History | Tags: A Vision of a Hidden Gem., Persistence Pays Off., Ten Years of Hard Work.
A retired mathematician found a rotting cabin, dating from 1830, in sad shape, but he determined to restore it — proving once more that persistence pays. This is the original 1830 cabin, or what was left of it. Much was rotting, but he labeled and transferred as much of it as possible to the family’s land. See the amazing story below the fold.
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: Charming and Sweet Humor, Nothing Comparable Today, The Nature of Small Boys
Filed under: Entertainment, Environment, Freedom, Humor | Tags: Not Enough Trees, Waiting in Line, Well-Trained Dogs
This made me laugh.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Freedom, Fun n Games, Humor | Tags: Aerobics?, Fun for Baby Ducks, The Joy of Play
We love our pets and play with them often. Throwing tennis balls for the dog, catnip balls and laser lights for the cats. But you always wonder what your animals are thinking. Evidence of the extent to which animals ‘play’ in the wild on their own. Doing stuff for fun. I don’t mean the natural play that is a sort of training for adulthood — mock fighting by the young— that sort of thing. So I was fascinated by this video. Obviously it was built by someone, specifically for baby ducks, but — who knew?
Filed under: Freedom, Fun n Games, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: Baby Elephant's First Steps, Extreme Cuteness, Trunk Trouble
We are understandably fond of pictures of baby elephants, but this one is something special. The baby is pretty new, and just learning to take his/her first steps, which include stepping on that annoying trunk that he just hasn’t learned how to control yet.
There is no better relief from the anxiety of current events than baby animal cuteness. Who can stay depressed watching a video like this? Enjoy!
Filed under: Art, Freedom, Fun n Games, History, Humor, The United States | Tags: Size and Perspective, The Photographer's Art, The World of Elgin Park
The Elephant sent me a link to this story, which is definitely a guy thing, but completely charming just the same. It reminded me that a while back, I had posted something by the same photographer, actually three years ago, about small-town America, in a town called Elgin Park. Quite worth digging out of the archives. Enjoy!
Filed under: Entertainment, History, Humor, Politics | Tags: A Break From the News, Baby Animals, Terminal Cuteness
Filed under: Entertainment, Health Care, Humor, Politics, The United States | Tags: Healthcare.gov, Humor as a Weapon, Laughingstock
This screen grab from the ObamaCare website has been altered a little, but the best weapon is humor. The 3 year long preparation for the big rollout of ObamaCare has resulted in a monumental fiasco. Making it a laughingstock will convince more people than nit-picking. It is an unworkable program that will only damage the economy further and harm our medical system.
Filed under: Heartwarming, Humor, YouTube | Tags: Baby Squirrel, Mother Cat, Odd Adoption
Filed under: Art, Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music | Tags: Current Climate, Ella Fitzgerald, Stormy Weather
Filed under: Movies, News of the Weird, United Kingdom | Tags: Emergency Landing, Trite Story Plot, True Life Adventure
It’s a favorite plot, so overused that it has become trite: something happens to the pilot and a passenger, a stewardess, someone who is not a pilot has to be coached into bringing the plane in for a landing. Heard it all too many times, right? Tiresome.
Except it just happened, in England. Officials at Humberside Airport in northwest England put emergency plans into place and called in flight instructors when the pilot of a small Cessna 172 collapsed in the cockpit and his passenger, 77 year-old John Wildey took the controls and began his first landing with help from flight instructors. Soon after he landed, his friend, the pilot, died.
It has always been a possible scenario, as so many scary situations are — and sometimes they turn real. Here’s the full story;
Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Pop Culture | Tags: "Carrie", Clever Advertising, Scary Joke
A trick played on coffee shop patrons in the Village in New York. (Its a viral ad) Clever and funny. I wonder how I’d react if I were there as a customer?
(h/t: Maggie’s Farm)