On Johnson Style

Especially for those of us that grew up during the space race, NASA has a special place in our heart. Yes, I remember the first named flight by Russian Yuri Gagarin, the first US flight by Alan Shepard, and obviously the ones that followed. They were big news events – and I recall our grade school class stopping to watch the televised launches. From Mercury to Gemini, to Apollo missions the wonderful space shuttle, and countless satellite programs,  NASA has taken us to the heavens.

Today, the shuttle program is retired, the Russians transport the astronauts to/from the International Space Station, and satellite launches in this country is now by private business. Nonetheless, the Johnson Space Center in Houston is still operating, thus this video made by smile and laugh. Cheers to two space geeks who visit here, Alex and John.

On Variety Show Saturday

I wanted to try something different for today. Besides, I don’t want to mess up a Saturday Morning Classic Cartoon post!

Because I haven’t tried the time/scheduled post function, this weekend is a good time to try. Therefore, wherever you are at whatever time, and no matter the mood, there’s probably something below to strike your fancy.  Watch as many as you want. Return at different part of your day. Nonetheless, but I want to know: What did you watch?

For those needing the Saturday morning cartoon fix, watch one of the all-time, great introductions

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One of my favorite overtures, the very moving Festive Overture

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Get some energy with Riverdance

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Perhaps you prefer a graceful trip around the dance floor

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Enjoy the pleasant tones of a choir and orchestra version of Call Me Maybe

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Jump on for a quick tour of the city of my birth

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Nothing like job interview tips from a hyper comic

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Maybe you want the soothing, mystical sounds of handbells

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Grins from Squirrels and Gangnam Style

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A great training video for learning how to twirl your tassels

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For those who have the time an interest, here is a Cincinnati tradition on Labor Day – a sensational 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to music

On Monday Style

Cincinnati had wonderful weather this weekend, so we took advantage. Besides an evening on the ballroom floor, we spent Saturday with friends attending an art fair at a local sculpture park. The art fair was OK, but the sculpture park is interesting enough to serve as its own future post. Afterwards, we went to our friends house for good wine, a casual dinner, and conversation. I dedicated Sunday afternoon to yard work.

As a golfer, I enjoy watching the Ryder Cup matches. Congratulations to the Team Europe for the remarkable comeback!

What did you do this weekend? Good weather? Good times?

For some, Cincinnati weekends start with a local TV traffic reporter doing something crazy for his Dance Party Friday at 5:5o AM. This one happened live two weeks ago as he got the entire studio involved and had other locals attending. Enjoy and have a good week. Click here for the video.