Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston - Run To You

Music video by Whitney Houston performing Run To You. (C) 1992 Arista Records, Inc.

Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing

Music video by Whitney Houston performing I Have Nothing. (C) 1992 Arista Records, Inc.

Tonight on Twitter there is a trending hashtag #FavoriteWhitneySong ...

It is so hard to pick so I've been listening to a lot of old songs on YouTube tonight remembering back to the time these songs were new. My favorite is probably I Have Nothing though I Will Always Love You is a close second.

Thanks for creating so many lovely songs Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman

Music video by Whitney Houston performing I'm Every Woman. (C) 1992 Arista Records, Inc.

Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (European Version)

Music video by Whitney Houston performing I'm Your Baby Tonight. (C) 1990 Arista Records, Inc.

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Music video by Whitney Houston performing I Wanna Dance With Somebody. (C) 1987 Arista Records, Inc

RIP Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All

So sad to see that Whitney Houston passed on today. Thanks so much for all the lovely, and inspirational music.

NBC Bay Area - Zazzle T-Shirts, Bags, and More Made in USA

NBC Bay Area - Zazzle T-Shirts, Bags, and More Made in USA video posted by ZazzleTV from news segment that the NBC Bay Area affiliate created. See more at the Zazzle blog: Zazzle leads the way with USA manufacturing – featured on NBC Bay Area.

Zazzle is the company that I used their print-on-demand services and site to sell my own artwork and photography. Even though they create the products here in the US, one thing I appreciate is that give me as an individual artist and photographer access to a global marketplace. My customers are from around the globe. My last two sales where to a customer in Staten Island, NY and another in Arc Sur Tille, France. Yesterday I sold designs to someone in São Paulo, Brazil and then down under in Mornington, Australia. Being able to sell artwork to customers in Europe, North and South American, and Australia in a 24 hour period is a fantastic option!

Here is an example of the scope of Zazzle's global footprint. These are links to my store at, Canada, in the UK, Germany - Deutschland, Spain - España, France, Portugal, Belgique - België, Schweiz - Suisse, Nederland, Sverige, Österreich - Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Japan 日本, Korea 대한민국, and in Brazil - Brasil.

Friday, February 10, 2012

"In My Life" Acoustic Jazz Andrew Stein

"In My Life" Acoustic Jazz Andrew Stein - "Here's a jazzy version of The Beatles classic tune "In My Life". Just me and my guitar. Hope you enjoy!"

Fantastic version of a favorite song of mine I noticed wandering about YouTube this evening. Gotta listen to this one!

Cisco CEO on Economic Growth

Yesterday on Fox Business there was an interview with John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco. Toward the end he was discussing beefing up the growth engine of the economy. Small business. Business. He mentioned that 10 years ago in China they had 1/5th the number of IPOs. Now, he said, that trend is reversed. For ever 500 IPOs in China, here in the US there are 100. I didn't quote him exactly. This discussion is toward the end of the 7 minute interview.

Thursday, February 09, 2012


Pete Hoekstra who is running for Senate in Michigan created this political advertisement regarding the massive national debt. "Hold Debbie Stabenow accountable for her reckless spending."

Comments here: Democrats outraged by Republican use of Democrat tactic.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Fortune Wheel on FarmVille

The Fortune Wheel is a new idea on FarmVille ... cute idea. Maybe someday I'd be lucky enough to get a great deal on a horse or unicorn that I've been wanting.
How are you processing the timeline change on Facebook with your FarmVille? I'm not finding I can get quests and such done because I can't find the posts quickly enough. I hope they decide to take that into account at Zynga and ease up on qualifications.

It's Halftime in America - OFFICIAL Chrysler 2012 Big Game Commercial

It's Halftime in America - OFFICIAL Chrysler 2012 Big Game Commercial

Online political blogs and pundits on cable news are talking about if this commercial is or isn't in support of Barack Obama.

I wasn't on Twitter during the Superbowl to see who did or didn't start trying to connect this Super Bowl commercial to Obama needing a second term as if somehow he's just re-grouping for a second wind.

That doesn't matter to me, what does matter to me is that President Obama oftentimes says that he inherited the financial mess from President Bush. Oftentimes is an understatement in fact. He says that all the time.

Well, then Obama should admit that he inherited the Chrysler bailout too.

That'll never happen.

Nor will the liberal Tweet crew be making the connection and thanking President Bush.


I think that this is a great emotional commercial. But not so much that this commercial changed my anti-TARP stance. The spirit of America didn't need TARP. Chrysler didn't need TARP. In fact, perhaps their comeback would have been quicker without TARP. Chrysler will never know because they accepted corporate welfare. Actually, I think that perhaps this commercial was created to downplay their reliance of government, and try to re-instill some American spirit. I think Chrysler is trying to distance themselves from TARP.

But, I could be wrong because the CEO of Chrysler made this statement: “It has zero political content. It was not intended to be any type of political overture on our part. We are as apolitical as you can make us… I wasn’t expressing a view and certainly nobody inside Chrysler was attempting to influence decisions.”

Audi 2012 Game Day Commercial - Vampire Party

Audi 2012 Game Day Commercial - Vampire Party - "See the new Audi 2012 Super Bowl commercial and find out what happens when an Audi S7 shows up at a party full of vampires."

I saw one of the YouTube shows ask the question ... is this advertisement was inspired by Twilight? The vampires climbing trees was inspired by Twilight, but as for exploding when they came into contact with thed aylight-bright Audi headlights? No. True Twilight vampires would sparkling like a dance floor disco ball and the party would ramp up a notch or two. Get the party started!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Penguin Thief Coca-Cola Super Bowl Commercial

Penguins are notorious Coca-Cola® thieves. #GameDayPolarBears

A Super Bowl commercial from Coke.

Hyundai Cheetah Veloster Turbo Super Bowl Commercial 2012

Hyundai Cheetah Veloster Turbo Super Bowl Commercial 2012

No humans were harmed during the filming of this Super Bowl Commercial.

Funny Valentine's Day Sea Otter Significant Otter Greeting Cards from Zazzle

Funny Valentine's Day Sea Otter Significant Otter

Original Watercolor by Michelle Shober

Sea Otter . There are other sea otter gifts int eh gallery- thank you so very much for visiting!

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous on posterous.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Lunch Scholars

The positive side of this video is that the kids that produced it probably know the answers to their questions and are trying to make a point. There are some young people that want to know the basics of how our government works.

Even old people can be ignorant of the basics of government. An older person expressed to me today a statement that shows they think the Justice Department is the Judicial Branch of government.

Salt and Pepper Polka Dot American MoJo Throw Pillows

New products at! "Accent your home with American MoJo custom pillows from Zazzle. Made of 100% grade A cotton, these soft pillows look great with your designs, text, monogram, and photos. The perfect complement to your couch, custom American Mojo pillows will make you the envy of the neighborhood. All American MoJo products are produced by sustainably employed single moms in the USA and contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for single moms and their children."

Salt and Pepper Polka Dot American MoJo 20x20 Throw Pillows - A black and white polka dot pattern on one side, then white with black polka dots on the other.

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline - on YouTube

Would you ride this roller coaster?

Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!) Footage of a single-pipe alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria filmed by David Ellis ... the roller coaster starts at the top of the mountain and takes just a few minutes to get to the bottom. Millions have watched the ride (top video) on YouTube. The second video shows what the cars are like ... films other people coming down the mountian.

Neil Diamond - Forever in Blue Jeans (Stereo!)

Neil Diamond - Forever in Blue Jeans (Stereo!)

Money talks
But it don't sing and dance
And it don't walk
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans

(the rest of the lyrics on the YouTube page)

Awesome Dutch Commercial

Goofy "Dutch commercial where you see voodoo on Bill Clinton, check it out! Commercial by centraal beheer achmea." Funny TV Commercials.