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Old 07-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #2626
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #2627
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Rap music is here to stay.

In the '40s and '50s ukuleles were everywhere. Even Elvis "The King" Presley was content to be seen strumming a uke onstage. Then in the '60s, a fellow came tiptoeing through the tulips on our pop radio stations and effectively killed all interest in the ukulele for the next 30 years. I say all of that to say this: rap music will never suffer a similar blow to its reputation. RAP MUSIC IS INDESTRUCTIBLE! As proof, I offer the following video. It's been playing on local TV stations for several years now, yet rap and hip-hop remain as popular as ever:

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #2628
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #2629
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #2630
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CALGARY—An Internet video is teaching hundreds of thousands of people around the world that back-scratching is one of the bear necessities for grizzlies in the foothills of Alberta.

Taken over a three-day period and posted to YouTube by Alberta Parks conservation officer in late July, the flick, titled “What goes on when you are not there,” shows a variety of wildlife captured by motion-sensor cameras as they visit what’s known as a “communications” or “rub” tree.

As of Tuesday, the video had more than 1,462,000 views and had been featured on Good Morning America and the ABC Nightly News and even the Colbert Report.
There are several different animals in the video, but the grizzlies are the stars, rubbing up against the tree, at one point, four at a time. Set to folksy music, they appear to be dancing.

“Kananaskis Country is one of the few places that does have a healthy grizzly bear population and these rub trees are very important in their social structure. They aren’t scratching an itch, it’s all about scent,” said Glenn Naylor, who put the video together.

“Every bear that goes to those trees leaves a mark and rubs its scent on the tree. Over time, these trees become destination points for bears so if you can find them you know you’re going to get bears showing up there.”

Using video editing software, Naylor put the thousands of images together and then got permission from Toronto guitarist Ewan Dobson to use his music in the background.

“I was very pleased. It turned out to be very entertaining,” said Naylor. “The bottom line is it’s getting giving Alberta Parks, Kananaskis Country and our research into bears a huge profile. There’s a lot of spinoffs to this now. It is raising awareness.”

Comedian Stephen Colbert had fun with it on his satirical show.

“I’ve said it before folks, but I’m anti-bear,” he deadpanned, with stripper music playing in the background over the video.

“And that brings me to the No. 1 threat to America — stripper bears. Folks, these Godless torquing machines are turning our forests into their very own episode of ‘Griz gone wild.’

“Who can resist these hot stripper bears? They’re topless and bottomless though they really should consider waxing.”

Naylor said he has done another video involving cougars on a kill and there is another one on the way.

“It’s called ‘Rabbit With a Death Wish,’” he said. “I’ve already got the images.”
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #2632
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #2633
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #2634
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #2635
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There are few stretches of road anywhere that are as remote as the Trans-Labrador (Canada) Highway. That means that first responders can take a very long time to attend an incident on the road. Recently, there was a collision between a tractor trailer and a road grader, which resulted in the truck catching fire. Both drivers escaped unharmed, but the fire was extinguished in a rather unique but timely fashion. Fortunately for the rest of us, Shawn Noseworthy thought to grab a video of the water bomber doing its thing with his phone.
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