A Guy On A Buffalo!!!

Wow! Just when you think YouTube has finally hit a lull in what people have been posting; A new creative series of videos shows up of clips taken from the 1978 film Buffalo Rider and chopped up into a mini series of 5 short stories with hilarious music in the background.

The night I was introduced to the Guy On A Buffalo series, Ryan, one of my best friends since childhood came over to my house. From the moment he came through the door he was carrying a smile from ear to ear, singing a crazy bluegrass style tune that sure enough was hopelessly addicting.

The music comes from a brilliant band that goes by the name, Possum Posse. Enjoyable music, along with intelligent, witty humor, tied into great video clips makes for some of the best I’ve seen on YouTube. Enjoy!!!

Episode 1 - (Bears, Indians & Such)

Episode 2 - (Orphans, Cougars & What Not)

Episode 4: Finale Part 2 (Rehab, Vengeance & What Have You)

For me there’s nothing better than in Episode 2, where the buffalo kicks the wolf. I can watch these over and over and laugh every time. What was you favorite part?

Mad Men – It’s not too late to get hooked!

After watching the first four seasons on Netflix over the last couple of months, I had found myself full of anticipation last weekend waiting for Sunday evening. And then it started, and once again I was wrapped into the lifestyle, the clothes, the mannerisms and the parties. Without a doubt everyone is intrigued by Mr. Don Draper and his drinking habits at work and his Superman style of saving presentations with clients. But I truly feel that its Roger Sterling and his humor that makes the show for me. The way he carries himself in his always 3-piece suit (big fan) and has no problem speaking his mind. And you can’t deny the mini battles he has with Peter are hilarious. But then, the show wouldn’t be the same without the different women that are portrayed in the show. From Peggy and her dry, not trying to stand out but really wanting too attitude, Joan and her puppet master ways, and also never being able to figure out Betty and what she’s thinking. And now the addition of Megan and her ability to marry Don Draper but even though she thinks she can change the man thats been running from his life since his early 20’s, I feel her very sexual rendition for a party of “Zou, Bisou, Bisou,” wont be able to save this relationship through the whole season.

What makes Mad Men so amazing is that we are given so many different styles in characters. It is easy to pick out one person you would want to be if you were back in the 60’s and working on Madison Avenue. With out a doubt it’s definitely good to have this show back after it’s 17 month hiatus and I’m sure everyone else agrees since they’re all over the tabloids and magazines this week.

Quote of the premier:

Roger Sterling [on Megan Draper]: “Why don’t you sing like that?”
Jane Sterling [nods towards Don Draper]: “Why don’t you look like him?”

Book Review: UNBROKEN

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Im so happy that I’m finally getting back into reading.  Reading is such a powerful tool that helps you develop your mind and makes you think more creatively. To add to my list of things I will talk about on this blog, I will now start adding the books that i have read or I am reading.  I thought the book, Unbroken, would be perfect for my first review.

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It’s really hard for me to read fiction when there are true stories like this that are so captivating and keep you so glued its frustrating to put the book down. Unbroken is the type of book that lets you develop with the characters, that by the end of the book you can feel their pain and triumph as if you witnessed it in person.

I feel most people are mesmerized by war stories because most of them are told from first-hand experiences that are hard to fathom. Unbroken follows a fly squad through the Pacific Theater of World War II. The books main character, Louis Zamperini is the bombardier of a plane that ultimately find its final resting place in the ocean. Zamperini is also an Olympic athlete, wild by nature, and has the unwillingness to concede. From chasing girls, dropping bombs, fighting sharks, thirst, starvation and extreme brutality. This book is the ultimate guide to never giving up and the will to survive.

The amount of detail Laura Hillenbrand used describing each scene makes this book so vivid that without a doubt I could feel my own blood pressure rising. Zamperini is taken to hell and back multiple times and only through his endurance and drive to live allows us to grow in anger with him. But the end of the book is what makes Zamperini a true hero.