A Collection of Feel Good Valentines Day Videos

I thought I'd share a collection of feel good Valentines Day Videos. Whether you are single, have a long-time partner, or perhaps a new love interest in your life, these should tug at your heartstrings and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

First up is a fairly recent video that is by far my favourite. It's the Oscar-nominated Paperman.

Paperman - Full Animated Short Film

Here’s a little bit about Paperman off YouTube:

“Using a minimalist black-and-white style, this animated love story follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.”

Next up is Matt Harding's 2012 Dance video, which I like to call "Dancing for Humanity".

Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

Here's Matt's message off YouTube:

"This video was made without a sponsor. You don't have to buy anything. Just remember we need to take care of each other."

And of course you can't beat Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal. Or can you?

Valentines Day Videos: Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal

Here's what Isaac Lamb had to say:

"On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent's house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He wanted to play her a song..."

This next one is one of my favouite songs by one of my favourite bands. It's Fairytale of New York by Sarah Blackwood and Gianni Luminati of Walk Off The Earth fame.

Fairytale of New York - Gianni and Sarah (Walk off the Earth)

A little bit about the band:

"Walk off the Earth is a Canadian indie band formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario. They have gained success around the world by making low-budget music videos of covers and originals. The band built their fan base independently with no help from record labels, booking agents or management" - Wikipedia

This one is a world favourite. There is no doubt that dogs share human emotions. It's "Denver the guilt dog".

Denver Official Guilty Dog Video

"Someone helped themselves to the kitty Cat treats while I was out!! Let's see who is Guilty! and cracks under pressure!"

Who wouldn't be moved by a rendition of "Stand by Me"? Especially when it has been created as a song from around the world!

Playing For Change: Peace Through Music

Here's a snippet from the makers:

"From the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music", comes the first of many "songs around the world" being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe."

I hope you enjoyed my collection of Happy Valentines Day Videos! Any favourites? Or do you perhaps have your own to share?

Valentines Day VideosMuch Love,
Galen xoxo

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HAPPY FRIDAY: 9 of the best lols from 9GAG!

If you're a hipster (or just conventionally cool) you will have heard of 9GAG – the “just for fun” website. On 9GAG you can basically scroll down the page forever and enter into a timeless vortex of hilarity. 9GAG consists of a huge chunk of everything that has ever been considered as a meme on the Internet.

I was recently stuck in an airport and spent about 3 hours straight on 9GAG. I saved a few of my favourites and present my totally biased and opinionated version of the best of 9GAG.

The Best of 9GAG

Country Balls

Country Balls

The poor Germans have it rough. Not only do many of our favourite computer games constantly remind us of what bastards Hitler and his Nazi regime were, but the world still seems kak-scared of them taking over and putting us all on a diet of bratwurst and beer for some reason. Strange. I'm down with that.

Boogey Man

Boogey Man

I'm sure most of us shared this phobia as sproglets (that's hipster-speak for "children" btw ... and that's an acronym for "by the way").

Cats lol

Cats lol

Out of the plethora of cat memes or "lolcats" on the web, this has to be one of my favourites. Same goes for this Chuck Norris gag below!

Chuck Norris makes a baby

Chuck Norris makes a baby

Toilet Humour

Toilet Humour

Deep?

Deep?

The best comic strip I've ever seen posted on 9GAG. I literally ROFLed!

Dragonborn tag

Dragonborn tag

Salomonic Physics

Salomonic Physics

This last one isn't for gags but is rather touching I thought. It's especially moving if you love dogs and aren't a soul-less robot with the inability to feel. This is how 9GAG rolls - by mixing in humour with food for thought and adding a dash of LMAOnaise. Click on over to 9GAG again sometime and catch up. Or get stuck in an airport with a laptop and free wi-fi.

Puppy love

Puppy love

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HAPPY FRIDAY: How the Internet really started

WELL, you might have thought that you knew how the Internet started, but here's the true story ...

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.

And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband: "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her - as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said: "How, dear?"

And Dot replied: "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew.

It was called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS). She also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

But this success did arouse envy. A man named Macabia did secrete himself inside Abraham's drum and began to siphon off some of Abraham's business. But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted for insider trading.

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. And indeed did he insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say: "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known. He said: "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied: "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
"YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

And that is how it all began.

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HAPPY FRIDAY: Life with wire

I'VE started working from home a lot, which sees me often talking to the walls and trying to bring inanimate objects to life. I wonder how long it will take for me to start attaching little arms and legs to my kitchen utensils...

One of my favourite Christmas presents as a child was this huge role of aluminum wire. The things that you can create with wire are endless and you can bring anything to life by simply attaching a pair of wire limbs.

These Happy Friday pictures are brought to you by elLf houSE – a Russian website which hosts some fantastic photographs and illustrations. It's definitely worth a Google Translate. I've even done it for you since it's Friday. Enjoy!

Life with wire

Beer mugging

Beer mugging

Nail polish walking dogs

Nail polish walking dogs

Wooden spoon murder

Wooden spoon murder

Star of the show

Star of the show

Whoopie cushion romance

Whoopie cushion romance

Candle rocket

Candle rocket

Erotic dancing film

Erotic dancing film

MacDonalds monster

MacDonalds monster

Flamersaurous

Flamersaurous

** More Happy Friday pictures **

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ABC: The new alphabet for kids in the digital age

Learning the alphabet was fun. Singing the alphabet song has got to be one of the highlights of early life. When we started school many years ago, we had to learn the ABC. Kids still do, but the only thing that stayed the same is that A still stands for Apple!

Old School Alphabet Chart

Old Alphabet Chart

New ABC Alphabet Chart for kids in the Digital Age

New Alphabet Chart

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