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Archive for March, 2016

bucket list brigade

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

A dog and hamster
travel the world in search of
adventure and treats.

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disturbance on the homefront

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The knocking came from
all sides. Creeps moved in for the
daytime invasion.

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clue after clue, year after year

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Most disasters we
experience unfold in
a plodding fashion.

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The Birmingham channel: Wondrous the joy of springing together

Monday, March 28th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The Birmingham Dance Theatre 2007 Pre-School Tap Recital Dance, featuring “Hello, Dolly.” From Birmingham Dance Theatre.

Going to see R5 and Parade of Lights at Iron City on Southside. From the Little Sprinkles.

Pressure washing a concrete patio in Mountain Brook (our vertical video of the week). From Weaver Pro Wash.

Riding the elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Elevatorgeek1234.

A look at the haul from the Natural Hair and Health Expo earlier this month at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall downtown. From Naturallykey21.

Meanwhile at Huffman High … From Supa Dupa Rupa.

UAB at BYU in the first round of the NIT men’s tournament. From Evgeniy Fedorov.

Houston rapper Nooney performing “True Story” (our other vertical video of the week). From Nooney 5901.

Teaching a class on data security at Renaissance Ross Bridge. From Juanita McDowell.

Interviews with Glen Iris Elementary about Latino students and families. From Levine Museum of the New South.

Flutist James performs the hymn “Secret Prayer” at the Birmingham Mission Zone Conference at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Gardendale. From Rose Marie.

String Theory performs “Under Pressure” earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From ac4zu.

Art Clarkson talks about some of his most memorable Birmingham sports promotions. From Alabama NewsCenter.

The Birmingham Boys Choir performs “Wondrous the Joy of Singing Together,” along with the U.S. Coast Guard Cadet Chorale and the Warblers Club earlier this month at the Southside Centre for the Arts and Humanities. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Students from Michelle’s Academy of Dance perform “Covergirl” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Masquerade Dance.

A three-alarm fire at Reliable Formed Plastics downtown. From AL.com.

WIAT-42 reporting from the fire. From Stephon Dingle.

California dancer Kidd Strobe performs in Birmingham. From Snap One Media.

A look at the Bat Bike at the World of Wheels. From ScottieDTV.

Nashville pop band Repeat Repeat performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick.

Mexico City pop singer El Dasa performs in February at El Centenario in the Bush Hills neighborhood. From El Dasa.

The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services’ PSA on bullying, “Knowbull.” From Haleigh Black.

No trip to Birmingham is complete without a visit to the Riverchase Galleria and the Summit. From HanBan’s HanBaniverse.

Welding a fire escape downtown. From Warrior Portable Welding.

Feature on “All the Colors of the Rainbow,” an exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for Vaqueros Nightclub in Huffman. From Djbestia Mix.

U.S. women’s goalball team trains for Paralympics at the Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood. From Alabama NewsCenter.

A look at HauntCon 2016 earlier in the year at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From HauntCon.

Stephanie Burke, principal at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Bessemer, on “Forty Weeks” by William Watson. From William Watson SJ.

Birmingham Brawl 6 singles match, Senpai (Roy) vs. Groot (Chairzard) in February at Oakmont United Methodist Church in Homewood. From Alabama Smash League.

Oakland R&B singer Keyshia Cole performs in 2015 at the Birmingham Entertainment Center in the ACIPCO-Finley neighborhood. From HipHop B’ham.

Time-lapse footage of a shed demolition. From QuickFix Junk.

A look at popup shop Hero Doughnuts. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Fall Out Boy performs “Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes” earlier this month at Legacy Arena. From Kevin Cooper.

Video review for David and Kylie Knight’s performance at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood. From David and Kylie Knight.

A visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Buddy Love Photography.

“Amtrak 20, with a Dash 8 (512) trailing and a P42DC (159) leading, arriving at the Birmingham station while a BNSF ‘Intermodal’ passes through.” From Snakeman.

Ohio rock band the Werks performs “Tubthumping” earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From Live and Listen.

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the old lech

Monday, March 28th, 2016

What crimes would he pull
off, what sour nothings he’d
hiss for his mistress?

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#sundayread for March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
smartphone reading in darkness

Photo: Japanexperterna.se (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for March 27, 2016:

More posts from Wade this week:

The latest #sundayread tweets

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Video: How Peeps are made

Happy Easter, y’all!

Learn how Peeps, a perennial Easter treat, are made. And see the finalists and runners-up in the Washington Post’s 2016 Peeps Show.

My favorite … “Peepilton the Musical!”

born to be reborn

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

He who was once dead
is alive, ascending to
heavenly reward.

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springtime dichotomy

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Three days of sunny
bliss, followed by a night of
arctic disturbance.

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we’re all in sales now

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Buy my new album,
scarves, jellies, book, self-help course,
beads and honeymoon.

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spring break for grownups

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A little extra
time in the bathroom, more red
wine before bedtime.

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all our ethnic foods are lies

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

The American
version of world cuisine tastes
like a food court died.

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tiny guitar serenade

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The ukulele
band plucked away at strings in
tune and of the heart.

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The Birmingham channel: Feel the rush

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Orlando pop/rock band Before You Exit performs “Love Yourself” earlier this month at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Mackenzie Bearup.

The 60m hurdles at the Hoover Invitational in January at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Bami Fun.

Drone footage for a roof inspection. From Capstone Roofing.

Time-lapse footage of Birmingham, including McWane Science Center, Electra, Lightrails, Railroad Park, Vulcan, Sloss Furnaces, Children’s of Alabama and more. From Dunlap Productions.

Public radio show “State of the Re:Union” travels to Birmingham to dig up a little history on race relations which pre-date the civil rights movement. From P. Barry.

The East Birmingham Church of God in Christ Praise Dancers. From overflow5600.

Birmingham Southern’s post-game interview against Maryville in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s tournament. From Maryville College Broadcasting.

Minneapolis’ Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performs “Bohemian Grove” earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center on Southside. From Stuart Pimsler.

Hoover High baseball 2016 preseason hype video. From J. McCoy Photography.

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart races LSU runner Jada Martin earlier this month at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From AL.com.

Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performs “Tales from the Book of Longing” earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center. From Stuart Pimsler.

Making a trip from Atlanta to Birmingham. From Wes Sherwin.

Testimonial from Alys Stephens Center for Charter Communications. From Ricky Trione Blind Artist.

Motorcyclist footage from Ben Lamay as he wins a heat at the 2016 Amsoil Arenacross in February in Legacy Arena. From GoPro Motorsports.

CraneWorks sets up a life-size North America-native animatronic dinosaur at the Birmingham Zoo for the Dino Discovery exhibit. From AL.com.

Singer Troye Sivan before his show at Tin Roof in Lakeview (our vertical video of the week). From Maria Avellaneda.

Riding in a ThyssenKrupp elevator at Children’s of Alabama on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Ivan Reid.

Austin rocker Gary Clark Jr. performs in February at Iron City on Southside. From Stuartm427.

Class project on the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. From Hector Marquez.

Music from Faith Apostolic Church in West End. From Adrienne Nixonforfac.

Drone footage of the operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Gardendale. From Stephen Norris.

Ben Folds and yMusic perform “Army” in November at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Seth Nelson.

The East Birmingham Church of God in Christ Mime Ministry. From overflow5600.

Security footage: Did a phone go missing? From Bobo Diallo.

Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performs “Type A Romance” earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center. From Stuart Pimsler.

Teachers at St. Francis Xavier School in Crestline explain how they use Google Apps in the classroom. From SFX Tech.

Team Polyvance’s first attempt at February’s 24 Hours of LeMons race at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Polyvance.

Flying from Detroit to spend time in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Atlanta. From Terasaki Aki.

Pennsylvania metalcore band August Burns Red performs “White Washed” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From beachamboys11.

All-State Choir performs earlier this month at Samford University in Homewood. From Stacey Dellinger.

Leaving Birmingham. From Cee One.

Show reel of commercials. From Vulcan Media.

Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performs “Sabi” earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center. From Stuart Pimsler.

Al Jazeera report on the City of Birmingham’s attempt to raise the minimum wage. From citycouncilbham.

Time-lapse dashcam footage of evening rush hour from downtown eastbound along I-20/59. From Jonathan Stringfellow.

Low-dose Ketamine for acute pain in the emergency department, lecture by Dr. Matthew Delaney from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Part of the 2016 Maine Medical Center Winter Symposium. From Maine Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine.

Time-lapse footage of the UAB campus. From T. nyyy.

Atlanta country/rock band Confederate Railroad performs earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From Keith Manley.

Hoover High basketball 2015-16 preseason conditioning hype video. From J. McCoy Photography.

Drone footage from February of the initial test pit drilling for a new parking lot at Asbury United Methodist Church in North Shelby County. From Asbury Bham.

Music video for “As Long As I’m With U” by Birmingham R&B singer R.L. Lewis. From pherarles.

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the future of cuisine

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Whatever three things
we can combine in 60
seconds to clog hearts.

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