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Old 07-04-2007, 01:25 AM
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Any Les Mis fans out there? This one cracks me up EVERY time!

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Old 07-04-2007, 07:08 AM
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Too funny! Evolution of Dance


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Any Les Mis fans out there? This one cracks me up EVERY time!
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Just wondered - do you recognize the cast of the recording he used? It definitely doesn’t sound like Colm Wilkinson, Lea Salonga, etc.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:26 AM
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Sorry, this is going to be kind of long. Somebody posted this somewhere on PYP a long time ago. I thought it was so inspiring. It brought tears to my eyes.

Iron Man Father and Son Team

Here is the story that goes with it...

Strongest Dad in the World
[From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly]

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans.
Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them
to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick,
26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only
pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed
him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled
him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars--all in the
same day.

Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him
on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him
across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son
bowling look a little lame, right?

And what has Rick done for his father? Not
much--except save his life.

This love story began in Winchester, Mass., 43 years
ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord
during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to
control his limbs.

``He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life;'' Dick
says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick
was nine months old. ``Put him in an institution.''

But the Hoyts weren't buying it. They noticed the way
Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick
was 11 they took him to the engineering department at
Tufts University and asked if there was anything to
help the boy communicate. ``No way,'' Dick says he was
told. ``There's nothing going on in his brain.''

``Tell him a joke,'' Dick countered. They did. Rick
laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.

Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control
the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his
head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First
words? ``Go Bruins!'' And after a high school
classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school
organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out,
``Dad, I want to do that.''

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described ``porker''
who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to
push his son five miles? Still, he tried. ``Then it
was me who was handicapped,'' Dick says. ``I was sore
for two weeks.''

That day changed Rick's life. ``Dad,'' he typed,
``when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled
anymore!''

And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became
obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he
could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and
Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.

``No way,'' Dick was told by a race official. The
Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't
quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick
and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway,
then they found a way to get into the race officially:
In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made
the qualifying time for Boston the following year.

Then somebody said, ``Hey, Dick, why not a
triathlon?''

How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't
ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his
110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried.

Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four
grueling 15-hour Ironmans in Hawaii. It must be a
buzzkill to be a 25-year-old stud getting passed by an
old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you
think?

Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? ``No
way,'' he says. Dick does it purely for ``the awesome
feeling'' he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile
as they run, swim and ride together.

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished
their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of
more than 20,000 starters. Their best time'? Two
hours, 40 minutes in 1992--only 35 minutes off the
world record, which, in case you don't keep track of
these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not
pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

``No question about it,'' Rick types. ``My dad is the
Father of the Century.''

And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two
years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race.
Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95%
clogged. ``If you hadn't been in such great shape,''
one doctor told him, ``you probably would've died 15
years ago.''

So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.

Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care)
and works in Boston, and Dick, retired from the
military and living in Holland, Mass., always find
ways to be together. They give speeches around the
country and compete in some backbreaking race every
weekend, including this Father's Day.

That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the
thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can
never buy.

``The thing I'd most like,'' Rick types, ``is that my
dad sit in the chair and I push him once.''
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:37 AM
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We thought this one was somewhat entertaining to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg
We loved that one! Thanks for sharing. Of course my boys think anything you recommend is funny.
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:38 AM
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Oh, the father and son video was beautiful. I have not cried like this in a while!
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:46 AM
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[QUOTE=Deweyville]Too funny! Evolution of Dance


Wow. That's pretty. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:25 PM
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Too funny! Evolution of Dance


Just wondered - do you recognize the cast of the recording he used? It definitely doesn’t sound like Colm Wilkinson, Lea Salonga, etc.
Hmmm... I know its the same one that I have... but I have already packed it away for our move in a couple of weeks! :P I do think it is Colm Wilkinson though... he's been on several recordings of Les Mis so perhaps its a different one than you are used to? I love the girl who plays Eponine on this recording... she breaks my heart!
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:07 PM
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My brother told me about this one today:Diet Coke & Mentos
This one is a follow up to the first one- amazing
Diet Coke & Mentos Domino Effect
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:28 PM
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Ok I finally am getting a chance to post here. Mommasue was nice enough to start this off and it's taken me ages to watch these. I think my favorites are the opera guy and the father and son video.

I do happen to be a Les Miserables fan and so I'll start there. This is one of my favorites out of this play and I love Michael Ball.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJnjcX8skXk

Here's another one with Michael Ball and Ronan Keating who I had never heard of before youtube. I don't know why but the two of them together sound beautiful to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6W27h_hlSs

Ok, here is Wierd Al Yankovich singing White and Nerdy. Donny Osmond dances to it and it is hilarious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWc6QQ9JlMc

This is Harry Chapin singing Cat's in the Cradle. I have this as my cell phone ring tone. If you've never heard the song before listen to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLzMw5hKoVk
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:37 PM
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As you can probably tell I tend to watch the music or singing videos. These are some of my favorite country ones.

Blake Shelton -- Ol Red http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piZ5E_UbJ2g
and Austin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvSCDK7GdXM

Toby Kieth -- Red White and Blue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWuA-RttGU
Beer For My Horses -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JZUHFuklo8

Kenny Rogers -- Coward of the County http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK543f0_UKc

Well that's . . . I'm sure I've bored you guys long enough for now.
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