Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Web Cam For Seniors

'Webcam 101 for Seniors': Fumbling elderly couple become viral sensations

By Jennifer Madison
An elderly couple struggling to learn how to use a webcam have become viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted the fumbling footage online.
Bruce and Esther Huffman, of McMinnville, Oregon, captured close to three minutes of themselves making faces at the camera and trying to navigate their new laptop.

But they didn't realise until the very end they were being recorded as she tried to take a picture.
'Webcam 101 for Seniors' has scored over 170,000 hits since it was posted on YouTube by the couple's granddaughter on August 21.
It begins with Bruce Huffman making faces as he looks at his image on screen. 'Look at the monkey!' he says, 'That's a pretty good monkey.'

Cool Honda Commercial

Watch the video first, then read the following:
And you thought those people that set up rooms full of dominos to knock over were amazing...

There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film.
Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.
The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work.
They would then have to set the whole thing up again.

The crew spent weeks shooting night and day.
By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions.
The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete including full engineering of the sequence.

In addition, it's two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime.

However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet history.

Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free viewings" (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!). When the ad was pitched to senior executives, theysigned off on it immediately without any hesitation - including the costs.

There are six and only six hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film.

Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete Honda Accord) is parts from those two cars. The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten.

They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real.

Oh. and about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords, the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing automatically as soon as they become wet.  It looks a bit weird in the commercial.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Message Of The Day . . .

May your troubles be less, 
may your blessings be more, and
may nothing but happiness come through your door.

Don't take life so seriously! 





Today is International Disturbed People's Day. 
Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend.
Just as I've done.  

I don't care if  you lick windows,
Take the special bus
Or occasionally pee on yourself.
You hang in there sunshine, you're special.
Every sixty seconds you spend angry, 
upset or mad - 
is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back..

Today's Message of the Day is:
 Life is short
Break the rules
Forgive  quickly
Kiss slowly
Love truly
Laugh uncontrollably
And never  regret anything that made you smile.

All Dogs Go To Heaven - Church Sign Battle

Do Dogs go to Heaven? 
Absolutely unreal that this actually happened! 
These two churches face each other across a busy street.


How to tell if a Catholic is driving too fast

Jewish Olympic Swimmer?

The Woodpecker might have to go!

This is a really old email forward and the last time I forwarded it was on:
January 2012

MORE Church Signs

Saturday, March 24, 2012

This BLOND Joke Is On YOU!!

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. 
She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. 

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; she has the title, and everything checks out. 

The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the blonde returns and repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. 

The loan officer says, "Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but we are a little puzzled. We checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is - why would you bother to borrow $5,000?" 

The blond replies....."Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"