Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Mu On Mo #17 – Slightly Out Of Ipanema III/IV

April 23, 2012

With a certain chance of us all dying a horrible death some time during this apocalyptic year, it’s better to focus elsewhere.

& to soothe the soul, what’s better than a few tunes ?

Here’s some Music On Monday…

Ok, last week’s… happy lil’ accident made me sort of dread today’s post.

In fact, instead of writing all of this beforehand, I put it off until just now.

Welcome to a new Mu On Mo.

You know, having to rely on something fickle (YouTube) is somewhat unnerving.

& while the ironies of a video sharing site not sharing its videos would make a good subject for a “Funny Monkey” post, that’s not what this is about.

But this… uncertainty principle is somewhat akin to Jazz in the sense that a music artist will have to make choices in how to approach a song with his or her skills.

This has (eventually) lead to many many many variations in Jazz music like the so-called fusion genre.

& another example of the ever evolving Jazz is something called “the new trend” or “the latest thing”.

This music is better known as Bossa Nova.

Now, some might think it’s a Brazil-only type of jazzy sound.

While others might struggle when trying to think of another example besides that “The Girl From Ipanema” song.

Well, if that’s the case have no fear ’cause Herbie Hancock is here !

…oh wait, seems he’s a bit busy right now.

But ol’ Herb still wants you to know that it’s nearly time for the 1st ever International Jazz Day later this month.

Which makes today as good a day as any for a certain Bossa Nova song which got the following comment on (uh-oh) YouTube…

“my absolutle favorite [artist name] track…!!!”


Because even though it’s not her song, it’s a very nice interpretation of a genuine classic.

Enjoy the following standard…

Composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, that was Eliane Elias – Desafinado.

See you another time for more Music On Monday ?

…that’s if we’re still around.


It’s… Funny… Because… It’s True ???

March 7, 2012

What is humour ?

One might say it’s exaggerating the Truth.

Here now is Israel’s own Bibi Netanyahoo trying stand-up…

Weeelllll, there’s a quack all right but without the Daffy parts it’s just not that funny but creepy.

But maybe… now he can at least say:

I ran with it” ?


May 24, 2010

See Molly Norris ?

Not all of ’em are Evil.

Oh wait, instead of trying to actually talk to at least… oh, I dunno 1 of them… you went back to that drawing table of yours.

My mistake.

But after having heard from a Muslim participant, I wondered about the non-Muslims.

What were their thoughts ?

So, to locate someone who’d participated in EDMD & was willing to talk about it, I went to the 1 place that’s guaranteed to have all the answers… the I-Net.

However, as I approached people with the question “Did you draw Muhammad ?”, their answers were about as eager & forthcoming as a Republican around Tax Day.

& after several “no comments”, like for example…

A NO Comment
& also…

Another NO Comment
…I suddenly found someone who was willing to talk about it.

Here below, a transcript of this conversation.

Hey, Click Me !

& there you have it folks, both sides of the tale.

…now where did I leave all those pics of hot women with ripped off bras again ?

Big Phone(y) Go Bye Bye Now…

April 6, 2010






& I guess this is where I end the post with an hilarious sentence like:

“Hey, finally a real purpose for the iPad !”

Glory Glory Hallelujah !

March 22, 2010

At long last.

At long looong last, the day millions of uninsured & sick people have waited for has finally arrived.

Because of the House Of Representatives voting “YES”, health care will now be for everyone.

Just as it should be.

& with this historic reform, the USA can join other countries all around this planet of ours.

Countries where you don’t die just because you lack $$$.

Countries where when you help those in need, you’re not labeled a socialist SOB.

Countries with common sense.

& speaking of common sense, it is truly astounding that in all the months leading up to this wonderful day, the Republicans resorted to only one thing…

Fear Mongering

If this plan of the Democrats was really that bad then how come they didn’t come up with their own plan to reform health care & improve upon the lives of over 30 millions of Americans ?

The very fact that they didn’t speaks volumes but it’s far from new behaviour…

Funny how they’re 101% insured but still quite sick.

Anyhoo, thanks to the hard efforts of many people, they lost & the passing of this bill is finally a reality.

With this, the US President has really earned his medal…

Keep marching on Obama !

Coco’s Last Words…

January 23, 2010

Hosting his final Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien ended the hour with a special final message to the (young) fans watching at home…

& just in case someone decides to take the clip off, here’s Conan…

Finally… ah, I have something to say… uh, to our fans.

This massive outpouring of support & passion from so many people has been overwhelming for me.

The rallies, the signs, all this goofy outrageous creativity on the internet uh…

The fact that people have traveled long distances & camped out all night in the pouring rain.

It’s pouring, it’s been pouring for days & they’re camping out to be in our audience.

Really, you, here’s what all of you have done.

You made a sad situation joyous & inspirational.

So, to all the people watching I can never ever… thank you enough for the kindness to me, I’ll think about it for the rest of my life.

& all I ask is 1 thing, & this is, I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch.

Please do not be cynical.

I hate cynicism.

For the record, it’s my least favourite quality – it doesn’t lead anywhere.

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get.

But if you work really hard & you’re kind… amazing things will happen.

I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.

I’m telling you, it’s just true.

Obama Vs Osama – The Things To Come

June 19, 2009

The tragedies on 9/11 were like a bolt out of the blue – they happened very quickly & very suddenly.

Thus no one was really prepared for the events of that day.

Now, whether you lurve him of hate him, no one really knows how President Obama will react to a (possible) new terror strike.

This has now changed…


Sure, he seems like a really nice guy but in reality he’s a cold blooded killer…

Yes, for this is a man who IS prepared to hurt a fly if necessary… with his own bare hands even !

Impressive ’cause a fly isn’t exactly easy to kill:

– Has compound eyes
– Flies really fast
– Quite a small target

& yet the poor bastard didn’t even stand a chance.

No sir, not with Barack on the job. Let’s see Dick Cheney try that (without his gun).

So all you terrorists… be afraid.

Be very afraid :mrgreen:

Obama Vs Osama

And Now For Something Completely Different…

May 6, 2007

Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-yeah-yeah !

(Say it with me !)

Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-yeah-yeah !

(You know you want to !)

Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-yeah-yeah !

Damn, I miss the 90’s 😀

Can’t Get It Outta My Head !

March 15, 2007

Perhaps you’ve noticed we’re all living in confusing times.

For example, have you ever confused lil’ Kylie “minx” Minogue with George “gay” Michael ?

No ???

Well, you just might from now on…