Vladimir Putin: Blueberry Hill

Full video of Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing "Blueberry Hill". The Russian prime minister is used to taking to the stage, but this time it was not for one of his speeches. Vladimir Putin made his audience sit up and take note, as he sang at a charity fundraiser. The reception at an ice stadium in St. Petersburg was dedicated to fighting children's cancer. International celebrities including Kevin Costner, Gerard Depardieu, Mickey Rourke, Sharon Stone, Kurt Russell, Vincent Cassel, Monica Belucci, Ornella Muti, Goldie Hawn and many others attended the benefit concert. Many of the stars are actively involved in charity work which draws needed attention to children's oncological and ophthalmological diseases. When the hostess approached Putin's table and asked him to sing for the audience, his immediate reaction was "are you kidding me?" But the hostess was determined to get the prime minister on the mic and reminded him about the songs he sang with the Russian sleeper agents extradited from the US last summer. Putin attempted to evade the proposal by saying that the singing she was referring to had come from the heart. However, after seeing the pictures of ill children shown to the audience on the big screen, he took to the stage. "Like the majority of people I cannot -- but do like to sing and to play -- so you'll have to rough it," he warned as he sat at the piano and played the beginning of Blueberry Hill. The tune was immediately caught by Maceo Parker's jazz band. The prime minister then took the mic and sang it in English himself. Putin returned to the piano to sing in Russian "From What the Homeland Starts" -- the song he sang with the exposed Russian agents. The audience loved his performance and showed their appreciation with a standing ovation and applause. Many recorded the one man show on their mobile phones. On December 1, Putin confessed to US chat show host Larry King that he does study some songs in English with his language tutor. When the concert was over Putin took Sharon Stone by the arm and together with other guests they went on stage to sing a Russian song about cosmonauts, "Grass Near Home".

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, a fully-functional replica out of Lego was built.


Snow Miser: The Year Without a Santa Claus

Snow Miser is a fictional character from the Rankin/Bass-produced 1974 stop-motion animated Christmas special The Year Without a Santa Claus. Snow Miser was voiced by actor/comedian Dick Shawn.

In the special, Snow Miser controlled cold weather all over Earth; his archnemesis is his stepbrother, Heat Miser. Mother Nature herself is their mother.

Snow Miser was a giant humanoid creature, with the supernatural power to freeze objects at will. True to a line he sang in his song ("whatever I touch turns to snow in my clutch"), Snow Miser could cause objects to burst into snowflakes with a touch. He could also restore the objects at will. He could also project cold at will from his hands or mouth, even forming simple objects of ice.

Shirley Booth ... Mrs. Santa (voice)

Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)

Dick Shawn ... Snow Miser (voice)

George S. Irving ... Heat Miser (voice)

Bob McFadden ... Jingle Bells (voice)

Rhoda Mann ... Mother Nature (voice)

Bradley Bolke ... Jangle Bells (voice)

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Release Date:10 December 1974 (USA)

Song Lyrics:

I'm Mister White Christmas

I'm Mister Snow

I'm Mister Icicle

I'm Mister Ten Below

Friends call me Snow Miser,

What ever I touch

Turns to snow in my clutch

I'm too much!

He's Mister White Christmas

He's Mister Snow

He's Mister Icicle

He's Mister Ten Below

Friends call me Snow Miser,

What ever I touch

Turns to snow in my clutch

He's too much!

I never want to know a day

That's over forty degrees

I'd rather have it thirty,

Twenty, then Five, then let em freeze!


He's Mister White Christmas

He's Mister Snow

He's Mister Icicle

He's Mister Ten Below

Friends call me Snow Miser,

What ever I touch

Turns to snow in my clutch,

Too much.

Too Much!

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A supercut of movie Blahs. (...and 1 from TV)

Hollywood scriptwriting at it's best. Try to guess all the movies.

All the clips used in this video fall under fair use for parody. One NSFW word in the montage.


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Trigger Happy Hands

Directed by Andreas Nilsson

Written by Andreas Nilsson & Jeff Tetreault

Executive Producer - Jason Botkin

Producer - Marisol Aragon

Director Of Photography - Mattias Keonigswierser

Editor - Ben Campbell

Art Director - Ethan Tombman

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