Video: Senator Blumenthal Nearly Wiped Out By Train During Safety Talk

A Screen Capture From The Video Below:  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal Gets A Little Too Chummy With A Passing Train During Safety Talk
A Screen Capture From The Video Below: 
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal Gets A Little Too Chummy With A Passing Train During Safety Talk


The following quickie post is about an equally short (30 second) video that I just found on YouTube:

 Safety First??!!

Irony is defined as:
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.


The following video may well sum up the term for anyone still not clear on that definition.


Milford, Connecticut:  As a presentation is being made on a train platform...right as the speaker says "safety is paramount"...a passing train nearly wipes out U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal who was positioned inside a yellow area designed to keep people away from the tracks.

After this "safety" faux pas...I'm sure someone has had some 'splaining to do to the Senator's office!!  :)

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Awesome Video: Dylan Gardner - Abbey Road in 15 Seconds

A Screen Capture from Dylan Gardner's video
A Screen Capture from Dylan Gardner's video

Video follows commentary below -



I practically cut my teeth on the Beatles' Abbey Road as a young kid, and it has remained a favorite album of mine for years...if not numero uno on that short list!

IMHO it is a masterful work, that inter-weaves it's excellent music with sound effects and edits, to make it into one large piece, taking you on a sonic journey from beginning to end.

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I first listened to songs from it on my sister's 45rpm records.  Then owned it on 
8-track cassette, where I allowed it to click through the 4 channels over and over.  Then had a copy of it on cassette, which I left in my 1985 Chevy van where it played constantly. And I now own it on CD, where it's kept me company on trips to and from Venice Beach, and through-out California...and now in PHX and all over the southwest.

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At one time I knew the entire album so well I could sing along with every track, and often enjoyed singing the harmony parts as well. 

When I was a working troubadour playing acoustic guitar and singing in bars, coffee houses and restaurants all over CA, AZ, NV, and even in OH, I played several songs from it as part of my set list.  (It often surprised me how many young kids would come up and request songs from it too) can probably tell I've been a big fan.

So...perhaps all that explains in part that's why I enjoyed the following video so much....and hope you will too.


Young and talented Dylan Gardner put together 15 second clips of himself singing songs from Abbey Road and accompanying himself with a wide variety of instruments.

Part of the fun of watching  the video, is that you can tell that Dylan is really having a lot of fun playing and singing the songs too.

Screen Captures from Dylan Gardner's video
Screen Captures from Dylan Gardner's video
Here's what he wrote about this video in it's YouTube description:

"In honor of the Beatles breakup on April 10, 1970, I decided to cover the entire second side of their last album Abbey Road with different instruments for 15 second intervals. Abbey Road has always stuck with me as an incredible ending note for a great career that the Beatles have put together. It's just me around the house having a blast covering my heroes!"

And at last...the video:


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WDIV Video: Disabled Veteran Uses Cane To Fight Off Pickpocket

Video Below.

- WDIV News reports that a surveillance video shows a large young man waiting outside a suburban restaurant in a Detroit suburb for 20 minutes as middle-aged people walk by.

Their report goes on to say that Chet Dunham, a disabled 72 year old veteran, who has a bad back and knees, a torn rotator cuff, and walks with a cane, was apparently just the kind of person the young man was waiting for.

The video shows the two slowly passing each other in either direction, and then, the young man allegedly leans in and attempts to take the elderly man's wallet from his back pocket.

Image:  A Screen Capture From WDIV News Video Found Below
Image:  A Screen Capture From WDIV News Video Found Below
That's when things take their first interesting twist:  The video shows Dunham instantly reacting, reportedly swinging his cane and hitting the alleged pick-pocket, who then decides it might be best to tell the old man it was "all a joke".

In a WDIV interview with Dunham, he says that he could see he was outmatched by the much larger young man, so you can see the cagey old veteran make a hasty turn into a bank where he reported the attempted theft.

Then according to WDIV, as a bank employee was on the phone with police, the young man, who'd apparently hung around, walked by the window giving her a chance to give the police his complete description.

Moments later a 5"10", 270 pound , 23 year old, was detained by Police and charged with attempted larceny from a person. 


You can see the video here @


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