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Happy Independence Day

I just want to wish all my friends in the USA a safe and happy Independence Day. For me, this holiday has always been about history, parades, cookouts and my personal favorite, fireworks. Here are two videos that I found that I’d like to share.

God Bless the USA:

Fireworks from Disney World:

Have a great Fourth of July.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Sneak Preview

The sixth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, is coming out this November. I haven’t seen a trailer or teaser for the movie yet, but I did find a sneak preview that has some behind the scenes footage as well as some clips from the actual film.

It’s interesting how what originally started out as children’s books evolved into books targeted towards adults. Although JK Rowling’s writing style is geared towards children, the themes in the books are more for adults (hence the PG-13 rating of the fifth film). It’s an example of how goals can change when you have an unexpected success.

Cloverfield Monster Picture

I haven’t seen the movie (and I don’t know if I’ll catch it in the theaters) but the marketing of the movie has created a significant amount of buzz. The movie appears to be a cross between Godzilla and the Blair Witch Project. A monster attacks New York City and the audience follows the story via cell-phone video cameras, news programs and other non-traditional filming techniques.
The big mystery prior to the film being released this past weekend was the story itself. Now the big mystery is the monster. Here’s a clip from the trailer that reveals part of the monster.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking allows internet users to share and organize links in a central location. Social bookmarking services have been around for over a decade but they’ve just recently become popular (over the last few years).

If you use any of these services, please feel free to bookmark posts from this blog. This is relatively easy to do thanks to the I Love Social Bookmarking plug-in. Simply hover over the “Share this” link at the end of the post that you want to bookmark and choose the service you use (if your service isn’t there, let me know and I’ll try to add it). If you haven’t used one of these services, you can still click on any of the links and then create a new account (they’re usually free).

Firehouse Performing “Overnight Sensation” live

While looking around Youtube, I came across live concert footage of the band Firehouse performing the song “Overnight Sensation.” I took a liking to that song a while back (and thus found it a great name for this blog) and I’ve always found that both the music and the lyrics get me in a more positive state. So here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:

Remembering 9/11

The last time the 11th of September fell on a Tuesday, 19 thugs killed over three thousand innocent people in New York, DC and Pennsylvania. The victims weren’t all soldiers or politicians. They included regular people: business owners, members of the clergy and people that work in numerous jobs and industries. Some of these people were parents, husbands or wives eager to get home to see their families or traveling as part of their job to provide for their families. Sadly, the victims also included children, even babies. Not all victims were Americans either – people from over 70 countries lost their lives unnecessarily.

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