Sometimes capturing things on video is the only way to truly express their beauty and magnificence.
And sometimes, its the only way to express the extent of their AWESOME!
This time-lapse video shows how circling the planet looks from the International Space Station:
The next one is a time-lapse of an aurora (my fav, as you all know) over Finland:
The awesome is just…too much sometimes :)
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It happens pretty often, but seeing it on video is quite cool.
On August 24, 2011 there was a large electrical storm over Toronto, Ontario. The CN Tower itself was struck by lightning about 15 times in a half hour.
Omigod, omigod omigod!
Wow. Soooooo busy lately! Don’t worry, I’m still alive. New posts coming soon.
But in the meantime, here is a great Canada Day song that I guarantee you will watch more than once!
It was a sad scene in Vancouver last night.
After a disappointing loss to the Bruins, the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Boston Bruins took home the most awesome of sports trophies, and y’know what? They deserved it.
The Canucks showed throughout the series that they lacked the grit, determination and heart required to be NHL Champions.
Boston, on the other hand, fought back from a 2 game deficit to win in Game 7. Good for them.
But the Bruins excellent play was overshadowed by the embarrassing display of some Canucks fans after the game.
As the rest of Canada watched, all we could do was shake our heads.
It is unfair to blame the entire city of Vancouver for the behaviour of a small number of ass-holes, but the blemish to Canada’s pride will not go away soon.
I’m ashamed that the people in these videos call themselves “Canadian”. The Stanley Cup Finals is when Canada is supposed to shine. It is when our nation and our game gets attention on a world-wide stage.
Instead, drunken losers have stolen the spotlight by acting like overgrown children playing with fire.
The situation is made worse by the fact many people have been hurt. Lacerations and even stabbings have been reported at the local hospital, further making these events a giant hit to our national pride.
But as I said, it is important not to blame an entire city for the actions of a relative few. In fact, a Facebook group called ‘Post-Riot Cleanup – Let’s Help Vancouver‘ currently has over 14,000 members.
So it is a dark day for Canadians. We try so hard to live up to our reputations of polite, mild-mannered yet fun-loving people. And although we do love beer and hijinx as much as the next guy, we rarely act like total morons like those rioters in Vancouver.
But on the bright side, the next hockey season is less than 4 months away :)
So I’m a little bit late getting on board with this show, but I’ve become addicted to watching ‘The Guild’, a web series about a group of WoW addicted nerds trying to get along in the real world.
More likely I’ll show up and act really awkward, cause y’know, I’m a nerd and all.