Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Links and Fun Stuff

I have come across a plethora of interesting or fun or deeply moving stuff online recently so I just had to come and share it here. *** First, an artist who isn't to be missed! His name is James Hance and he does amazingly fun mash ups of things like Star Wars & Winnie the Pooh or the Muppets & Star Wars. My personal fave was on his Paintings/Prints page of Superman and Super Grover. Such fun stuff!! Go spend a few minutes and you will be grinning from ear to ear! *** Yesterday, I logged into iGoogle and my YouTube widget was this guy from a blog called haRdLy NOrMal who posts videos under invisiblepeopletv on YouTube (and there is an InvisiblePeople website, too). His name is Mark and he has experienced homelessness and is now working to bring a face and voice to the rapidly growing problem of homelessness in this country. The stories he shares are amazing and several of the videos moved me to tears. Bookmark it and start watching when you have time to be focused and moved. You won't regret clicking over, I promise. Hopefully, you will be moved deeply enough that you will want to share this project, too. *** Many people have heard of Antoine Dodson by now. He was on the news after the attempted rape of his sister. He very passionately addressed the criminal via news camera. The Gregory Brothers saw it and did their auto-tune magic to it. They typiclly use their tricks on politicians and newscasters. However, the Antoine Dodson magic is being sold on iTunes and has hit the Billboard charts at #85! Antoine has even started his own webpage and is hoping to make enough money from all of this to get him and his family out of the projects. Best part? I learned about it from NPR. *** I'm not much of a football fan. I'm not really much of a sports fan in all honesty. But I follow enough to know the current events and I frequent enough restaurants that air ESPN non-stop that I tend to hear the top stories. Plus, Jeff is a sports guy and he keeps me in the loop as well. You'd have to be living under a rock to not know all the Brett Favre retirement stuff- retiring and then not and then so and then not and then so and then... you get the idea. I came across this funny video... *** And after all those smiles and laughs, I want to leave you with something that will leave you smiling amidst many tears. This is a truly magical and real story about love and marriage. I think we all want what these 2 people have had the joy of experiencing. I think there is an important lesson, too- love is an action and both of them are action oriented people who put in the effort to make their marriage what it is. It is too wide to embed so please click over to YouTube and watch StoryCorps' Danny and Annie. May we all be so blessed to know such deep love and devotion at some point in our lives. *** Photobucket

9 comments:

Amy said...

Ok. I'm saving this post for tonight when I need to zone out and do nothing productive. Links all look cool. Thanks for sharing.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Loved the mashup art! Thanks!

Mrs4444 said...

Liz, I'm linking this up on Saturday--I loved the videos. (Is it appropriate to say that that first one was kind of hilarious?!)

From Tracie said...

Great list! I follow Mark (Hardly Normal) on twitter and am always learning something new from him.

That Favre video was funny. =)

Emily said...

Thanks for the links, Liz. I could use a good laugh and the James Hance stuff looks great!

CDScott said...

Thanks for sharing! I love it all!

BLOGitse said...

SS greetings from Casablanca!

Sandra said...

Those were great videos. Thanks! :)

Kirby3131 said...

You are indeed correct - this was a great group of links and videos. Thanks!

Kristin - The Goat
by way of Saturday Sampling