Monday, September 21, 2009

Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation - What an amazing talent! - Україна має талант



Kseniya's talent will take your breath away. The first video shows how ordinary people suffered in the wake of the German invasion during World War II. Kseniya does this all LIVE in front of a studio audience (in Ukraine) on their version of 'Ukraine has Talent'. Masterful evolving art.

I suggest you watch each clip at YouTube instead of me embedding them here since you will be able to watch it full screen and in HQ (high quality).

First watch this one
Then this one in HQ
And finally this one in HQ
Her art is amazing... yet fleeting.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Electric car sitting on top of only 4 teacups!!




An amazing display in front of Ashley China on Bloor Street, Toronto. The entire weight (1,700 lbs) of this electric car is resting on only 4 teacups!! Each tea cup is supporting different weights (for a total of 1,700lbs). The right rear cup is supporting 925 lbs!

The place-mats are made of real grass!

Click on photos to make larger.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Remembering my mum - Pearl Helen Wahn


It was 21 years ago today my mum passed away. I admired her energy and spirit. This was my mum in her bedroom window where she had her Singer sewing machine. Mom loved to sew and would sometimes sing at the top of her lungs in Ukranian. For dinner we might even have had cabbage rolls with lots of smatana on them??

She was a wonderful woman, and a great human being.

I miss ya ma...

Monday, August 17, 2009

An open letter to President Obama and ALL Democrats, from a Canadian.



An open letter to President Obama and ALL Democrats, from a Canadian.

I have been a fan of Barack long before the Primaries. I have followed each and every step very carefully. In fact I am more up to date on your politics than my own here in Canada. Frankly, Canada needs an Obama clone. We have our own version of Bush to contend with right now.

Lately, of course I have been following your incredibly vicious health-care debate. It seems anyone can put out bold faced lies, be (disguised) racists, and even coercing the odd Canadian to pee on their own health-care system. But such is your First Amendment were people can do or say anything they want… without any limits.

I am sensing President Obama, that you are starting to crack regarding the Public Option. If you do cave in, your dream of health-care coverage for all WILL evaporate forever. Mr. President, now is the time to be more determined than EVER and resist the fake hysteria the right wing is generating. The American public will take a while to understand everything about health-care reform.

It is time for you Mr. President, and all Democrats, to get some cojones!

Health-care is a huge and very complex issue. It is starting to sink in slowly, but there are too many Rep/right winger’s throwing “ied’s” and other roadblocks in your path. Resist big pharma, the insurance providers, Wall Street and all the rest. You must.

Health-care for ALL is essential to the US. There MUST be a Public Option, period! All your predictions for the future (if nothing is done) are as bleak as you said it would be, and worse. And they WILL come true. I know businesses that prefer to be in Canada BECAUSE of our health-care system. Don’t blow this chance.

You must be strong and fend off your wealthy or uninformed foes. Middle America (85%) want the Public Option, so be prepared to settle for nothing less. Get the cojones together, and fight this to the bitter end. You have everything to gain, and so does the American public (just some of them don’t know that yet).

Listen America! This is a GOOD thing for you ALL… and it won’t hurt a bit. Go for the GOLD!

IW
Toronto, Canada

(Sent via email to the White House)
August 17, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Barack Obama at 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner



Parts 1 and 2 will play back to back automatically. Lots of audience reaction shots.

Wanda Sykes at 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner



Parts 1 and 2 will play back to back automatically. She was brilliant! Lots of audience reaction shots.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle - An inspiration to us all - Rock on Susan! ! !





Recently posted comment... "Chills ran up and down my spine... tears came to my eyes. She boosted my confidence tremendously. My time to shine seems even more possible because of her courage and enthusiasm."

Watch the entire segment in high quality video and sound here

Also enjoy (new today) her appearance on CBS Morning Show... Susan gets an apology from two of the judges...


Here is Susan from the day before on the Morning Show...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My first VIABLE sign of Spring 2009


The surest sign of all... snowdrops in my neighbour's garden. March 9, 2009 Good-bye winter... finally!

And check out these "Winter Aconite" blooming UNDER the snow. Amazing and beautiful.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring forward 2009


Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An amazing speech Mr. President!



It's one hour long and worth watching every frame. A masterfully executed speech. Historical in every way. At times I forgot I was watching reality. Like a movie. All that was missing was music reaching a soaring crescendo!

Watch the full screen version here CLICK HERE (advisable considering its length)

Or you can watch a smaller version here...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Proposition 8 - The Musical



(If video is not filling frame, click on "Funny or Die" logo, bottom left in player)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Canada's "Maverick" Prime Minister an embarassment to world



Stephen Harper... The world is laughing at us, because of your actions. What an embarrassment! Just look at what US television thinks...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Four days in Denver - A behind the scenes mini doc - Delightfully real

A behind the scenes look at the Obama family in Denver.
This is what family is all about. Beautifully done. Beautiful family.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama/McCain 'Dance Off' video - Brilliant !!!



Watch this brilliantly done video of John McCain and Barack Obama in a 'Dance Off'. A lot of very hard work went into this. Special guest appearance, Tina Fey...err... Sarah Palin. For more interesting videos check out minimovie.com

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Canada wishes Obama well


Canada needs someone like Barack... desparately! It is my hope that the Canadian Liberals follow Obama's lead and elect an Obama clone to rescue our government from the clutches of Stephen Harper and his Bush-like cronies and policies. Yes we CANada!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Editorial: The phone call . . . Stephen Harper/George Bush


Harper emulates George Bush. Simple really. Has done so for many years.
Harper is secretive... just like Bush.
Harper twists the truth... just like Bush.
Harper lies like Bush (and McCain).
Harper followed Bush into war.
Canada used to be a nation of peace keepers... now we are targets of aggression.

This will have to do until Canada get's its own version of
Obama.

Federal Canadian politics have grown old and stale. It needs an infusion of younger candidates with new, fresh ideas for today's world. Out with the old... In with the new... even if it includes members of my generation.

Follow the spirit of the Obama revolution happening before our eyes in the US. Canada desperately needs to find that very same magic.

Canada doesn't want or need Bush style politics!!


You can STOP Harper by voting strategically. Just enter your postal code HERE to find out the best way to STOP Harper in YOUR riding... Anywhere in Canada
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Over the top, but fun to watch. lol...