Category Archives: video

The definition of bad timing


Shameless Fairbanks Promo:

An introduction to Fairbanks and Interior Alaska:

There is no place quite like it.


Egret


Mascots on Ice

White Bear Mitsubishi in the Twin Cities area filmed a rather problematic commercial at Mariucci Arena, the home of the Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey team.

The Alaska Polar Bear is much better on ice.

Video tip comes courtesy of Knoxville.


Hot Rod Lincoln

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen


“Whatever that means…”

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Mahna Mahna from 1976


“In the State, The State of Hockey”

Minnesotans love their hockey tradition. My visit to The X was the first time I had heard the Minnesota Wild anthem. A lot of history in the 2 minute plus video.


Poppies

… by Nina Simone


“Mutual of Orono Wild Kingdom”

Here is a 1998 promo from the University of Minnesota to add a little “wildlife” to the game between Minnesota and Michigan. My favorite part, is the little “squeak”, by the Wolverine.

Good luck to the Gophs and to recently promoted Coach Claeys.


Chile & Everest

Two acts of Earth’s power was caught on camera recently:

A hiker in Chile was filming a waterfall in Llianquihue National Reserve, when the Calbuco volcano erupted on 22 April. The last time Calbuco erupted was in 1973. The ash plume was sent over 1000 m into the air.

Calbuco erupts
The eruption of Chile’s Calbuco. Photo credit: David Cortes Serey/AFP/Getty Images

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A German climber, Josh Kobusch, was on Mt Everest when the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake struck, triggering an avalanche which roared into the Everest Basecamp on Saturday. Kobusch’s footage of the avalanche is the first to come off of the mountain. At least 18 people died on Everest from the avalanche and over 3300 people have died due to the earthquake overall.

The 7.8 quake was the worst to hit Nepal since the 8.0 that struck in 1934, which all but wiped out the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

Nepal Earthquake
Destruction from the 7.8 earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photo credit:REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar