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happy happy joy joy

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The key is to seek
joy and purpose with each step.
Or drink heavily.

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the joke’s on us

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

When reality
is stranger than fiction, laugh
at the sane and meek.

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periodic fable

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

They can have science
when they pry it from my cold
dead robotic hands.

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The Birmingham channel: Two to tango

Monday, April 24th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Highlight reel for Holy Family Cristo Rey senior forward Joe Ayers. From Joe Ayers.

Freight train at downtown station. From Camera Bryan.

San Diego band Chon performs “Moon” and “Splash” in March at Zydeco on Southside. From Mrshamoozoo.

Water bottle flipping battle (our vertical video of the week). From Themasterbuilder1000.

The Houston Hoops competes at March’s Battle of the Magic City Showcase. From Josh Coughran.

Washed car ready for the Magic City Classic. From King of Foam Carwash 205.

The view from Vulcan Park in January (our other vertical video of the week). From Ryan L.J.

A Volbella filler treatment around the eyes (our other other vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

Preview of “Love Never Ends” from the Corner Room, the music ministry of Cahaba Park Church. From the Corner Room.

Actor Chuck Norris at Glenn Beck’s All Lives Matter rally in August downtown. From Spa Guy.

The 2002 SWAC Championship game at Legion Field, Alabama A&M vs. Grambling State. From Alex Hines.

Birmingham Women’s March in January downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Mullins.

Running uphill. From Champions Mixed Martial Arts.

Promo for South East Lake-based business coach Katrice Amour. From Stanley Parrish.

Feature on Homewood restaurant Johnny’s and owner/chef Timothy Hontzas. From Southern Foodways.

WVTM-13 editorial on civic clubs by president and general manager Hank Price. From WVTM-13 News.

Second Birmingham Barons home game of 2017 is the first sellout. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Demo reel for WBMA-33/40 photographer Lee Smith. From Lee Smith.

Hanging out at the Winter Jam Christian concert in March at Legacy Arena downtown. From Bearded Ministry.

Samford divinity professor Paul House discusses his book, “Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together.” From Unitas Fidei.

Interview with Birmingham rock band Wray in Los Angeles. From NeuH Magazine.

Restoring headlight covers at CarCare in Hoover. From Mike Barrett.

Promoting Kingsford at the Magic City Classic and Orlando’s Florida Classic. From Market Share Sports.

Civil rights mural at Wells Fargo on Southside. From Daniel Chapel.

Testimonial from Michael Hanson of VBI software company for Birmingham employment recruiter Fetch. From Jason Nunnelley.

Employees at downtown software company Atlas RFID talk about why they work there. From Get Fetched.

“Greek Birmingham: From Chili Dogs to Snapper Throats” session at February’s Food Media South at WorkPlay in Lakeview, featuring Birmingham magazine’s Eric Velasco and Southern Foodways Alliance’s Sara Wood. From VCUBE.

Driving from I-20/59 to I-65. From Trokero Romero.

Los Angeles ska punk band the Interrupters perform in March at Iron City on Southside. From Mike Bookout.

Coding bootcamp Covalence, formerly Depot/U, is part of training program Velocity Accelerator’s inaugural class. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Let’s Play session from Austrian YouTube gamer Steve7Plays on “iRacing” at the Barber Motorsports Park track. From Steve7Plays.

Birmingham voice actor Chris McCann provides narration for this University of Cincinnati promo. From Chris McCann.

Alabama country group Sweet Tea Trio talks with Lady SayDat on the red carpet at the 2016 Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre. From Alabama Music.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries gives 1,300 turkey dinners to Birmingham families in 2011 at the Word of Life Christian Center on Derby Parkway. From Riley Stephenson.

Racing go-karts at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Bessemer. From SIMCOMotorsportsTV.

Relaxing (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From JJ.Traveler.

And a stop at Sloss Furnaces (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From JJ.Traveler.

August friendly match featuring Birmingham Bulls vs. Huntsville Chargers at Decatur’s Point Mallard Ice Complex. From Ben Faulds.

Driving I-20/59 west into downtown. From Michael Koch.

Running and performing (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Libby Barker.

Atlanta trainer BreAnna Doré leads a fitness bootcamp in April at D1 in Homewood. From Fitness Doré.

Actress Doris Woody Pearson Davis performs “Struggle for Freedom” about the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Kirtland, Ohio. From Factohio.

Atlanta instructors Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks perform a Milonga tango in February at Vestavia Hills’ HandWorks. From Clint Rauscher.

Behind the scenes of the Chicago troupe Amazing Acro-Cats in February at the Virginia Samford Theatre in Highland Park. From Teresa Callicutt.

UAB researcher David B. Allison presents “Reproducibility of Research” at March’s National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium in Washington. From Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia.

A look at nonprofit organization Assistance League of Birmingham in Homewood. From Hannah Diamond.

At River Highlands of Birmingham assisted living facility in Hoover. From Tri Tech.

Highlights from the Beast of Birmingham fund-raiser competition earlier this month at Agoge Fitness Systems in Lakeview. From Ned Boggan.

The Dalai Lama in 2014 at the Westin Birmingham lobby downtown (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Vladimir Fuerte.

Drone footage of the city at night. From BigHL 317.

Brush fire on I-459 near Grants Mill Road. From Bad Drivers of Smyrna, GA.

Driving west on Valley Avenue. From Ahmed S.

Checking out the World of Wheels in February at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Leanna LPS.

“The Voice” winner and upstate New York singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks performs “Early in the Morning” in August at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Newyorker9.

Drone footage of Vulcan and the city skyline. From Jacob Cantrell.

Birmingham filmmaker Yuri Shapochka at the Sidewalk Film Festival. From Outlawfilms.

Birmingham rock band Future Primitives puts down two tracks in March at Analog on Third recording studio in Oneonta. From Analog on Third.

Hanna Taylor does a presentation on the Three Circles at the Church of Brook Hills in North Shelby County. From Jay Gordon.

Hanging out with Matthew Gregory of Trussville’s Gregory Dream Homes. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

Exploring the Woodward Iron Company’s Pyne Mine near Lacey’s Chapel. From MrTropics64.

The 2008 SWAC Football Championship at Legion Field, featuring Jackson State vs. Grambling State. From Alex Hines.

Promo for Royal Automotive’s service department in Vestavia Hills. From Royal Automotive.

Pickup trucks, plus a dog’s cameo. From Active Street Truckz.

Testimonial by Jeff Davis for Authentic Restoration roofing company in Trussville (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Authentic Restoration.

Driving the interstate early in the morning. From Richlife of Roadtrips.

The ACE of Birmingham Mohicans perform at March’s Universal Spirit Spring Classic cheerleading competition in Cartersville, Ga. From Brittany Chandler.

Indivisible Alabama protest in March at the Federal Courthouse downtown. From Jean-Jacques Gaudel.

Honoring Derrill and Cameron Crowe at March’s Birmingham Heart Ball fund-raiser for the American Heart Association. From American Heart Association Birmingham.

South Florida students attend the Student National Pharmaceutical Association conference in March at the Birmingham Marriott. From Bryan Figler.

This video by Liz Wade shows a Fairfield police officer punching a man Tuesday at a gas station. From al.com.

Attendees ask questions to a chicken stand-in for Sen. Shelby and Sen. Strange at the Birmingham Indivisible April town hall at Carver Theatre downtown. From al.com.

Reviewing potential Birmingham dates on Plenty of Fish. From Frustrated Black Man.

McCalla punk band the Slam Brigade performs in November at the High Note on Southside. From Slam Brigade.

Promo for Birmingham’s SkyPro aerial photography. From Cyberhometour.

Birmingham’s Tara Channel and J-Sun interview performers at the Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre downtown. From RAWdeo Show.

Robert Woodrich and Terry Carolan perform in March at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Shades of 1967.

Drone footage of fall colors. From Tim McGhee.

Birmingham band All or Nothing performs “Live Wire.” From Alex Rich.

Dental tips from Homewood dentist Angelica Rohner. From Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry.

Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson performs in December at Valleydale Church. From Bobbieann Cooke.

Chadron State’s Stachia Reuwsaat wins the long jump championship at the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in March at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Chadron Eagles.

December’s Nine Lessons and Carols service at Redeemer Community Church in Avondale. From Brian Krogsgard.

Shea from Birmingham goes skydiving. From Chattanooga Skydiving Company.

Highlight reel for Ramsay senior safety Austin Brundidge. From Street Light Recruiting.

Parker’s game-winning shot in overtime against Spanish Fort during March’s AHSAA boys basketball tournament at Legacy Arena downtown. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

Community activist Carlos Chaverst Jr. discusses the fight over raising the minimum wage in Birmingham. From TYT Politics.

Two treatments: Botox to remove a “scowled expression” and Kybella to reduce neck fat (our final vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

Hooping with Luigi downtown. From Molly McQuitty.

Chicago cover band Dark Star Orchestra performs “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” earlier this month at Avondale Brewing Company. From Treser62.

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augmented inebriation

Monday, April 24th, 2017

I want a headset
that shows virtual arrows
to the nearest bar.

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#sundayread for April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
book pages

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soldiers in lab coats

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The people cried out:
“We don’t want to know the truth!”
Science marches on.

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all’s well in dixieland

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Our governance is
spotless. We feast like kings. All’s
well in Dixieland.

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beyond calculus

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Mom has to perform
complex equations to make
ends meet just barely.

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the promise of live video

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The chance to see our
selves as the despicable
animals we are.

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canine-one-one

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A dog from the streets
teams up with prisoner to
help disabled man.

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the unseen forces of nature

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The wind that powers
the boat also fuels fire
and kicks up downpours.

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The Birmingham channel: Spring fling

Monday, April 17th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Hanging out downtown, at UAB and the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover for the holidays. From Erik Halley.

Minnesota country singer Adam Wayne hangs out last week at Good People Brewing Co. (our vertical video of the week). From Adam Wayne.

Skateboarding at Railroad Park downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Yovanni Mechen.

An intro to Hoover’s Christ Church United Methodist. From Christ Church Birmingham.

Celebrating UAB Greek Week in March. From Erik Halley.

Mae Jemison against Sylacauga in the 5A semifinals during March’s AHSAA boys basketball tournament at Legacy Arena downtown. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

A handgun safety lesson from George Wehby at All American Outdoors in Hoover. From All American Outdoors.

Birmingham singer De’Juan Feagan’s audition video. From De’Juan Feagan.

A challenge to race go-karts from a Birmingham driver. From Thirsty Dog Garage.

A rant against the City of Birmingham’s “Sanctuary City” resolution. From Nick Taylor.

In February, the Junior League of Birmingham announces a centennial gift of $1.25 million for a permanent home for the nonprofit One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center on Southside. From Victoria Reid.

Promo for the Junior League of Birmingham’s fund-raising campaign. From the Junior League of Birmingham.

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot in the audience in October at Iron City on Southside. From Bobbieann Cooke. From Bobbieann Cooke.

UAB student’s mock interview (our other other vertical video of the week). From Katie Maisonville.

Another mock interview (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Katie Maisonville.

Tuscaloosa artist Danielle Miles (a k a Dr. D) performs at the Nick on Southside. From Bernie Urban.

At the Plum Bar downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Chris Mike.

Las Vegas rock band Panic! at the Disco performs “Ready to Go” earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From xCcourtneyYx.

Highlights from February’s baseball game featuring Birmingham-Southern at Piedmont College. From Piedmont College Athletics.

First U.S. Bank breaks ground in September on its Pumphouse Plaza office building on U.S. 280. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Chloe Carter of Cullman’s Factory Dance Productions performs “Switch Screens” at January’s Fusion National Dance Competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From CarmoDance.

Homegoing funeral service for Anita Cain-Lett in February at Faith Apostolic Church in West End Manor. From Meetmac1.

Discussing Utz’s purchase of Birmingham’s Golden Flake. From Utz Gang Soldier.

Highlights from the Winter Jam Christian concert in March at Legacy Arena downtown. From AllGODbuddy.

Bengali news channel 24 Ghanta’s report on July’s Bangamela at Shades Valley High School in Irondale. From West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board.

Little Rock singers Diya Chakraborty and her father Indranil Chakraborty perform a medley at Bangamela. From Indranil Chakraborty.

Judging entries in the Fusion NextGen idea contest in January. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for Birmingham attorney Tripp Watson. From Cinepear.

Discussing Bull Connor at Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Walt 8.

Lender Aaron Chapman on Birmingham’s rental market. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

The view from Crest Road in Redmont Park. From Ron Terry.

Promo for WIAT-42’s “Rachel on the Road” weekly segment with reporter Rachel Lundberg. From Edward Macsalka.

Scenes from the Birmingham Zoo. From Open Water Video Productions.

The 100th episode of “Run Birmingham,” focusing on the Vulcan Run and Triple Crown Half-Marathon Challenge. From Run Birmingham.

Trucks on I-65 near Cahaba Valley Road during January’s snow/ice storm. From Kevin Henderson.

A look at the I-20/59 bridge replacement project using LIDAR and 3D modeling. From Zac Cooper.

Vlog on new restaurants coming to the Birmingham area. From Wade Cline.

An episode of “Outdoors with Archie Phillips” featuring dove hunting with Ron and Scott Cates. From Outdoors with Archie Phillips.

Joseph Alas tries out for the Birmingham Hammers at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex in Vestavia Hills. From Footballer’s World.

The Nike AAU Youth Basketball Tournament in March at Carver High School in North Birmingham. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

The Black Jacket Symphony performs “Bohemian Rhapsody” in March at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Treser62.

Producers and directors of the documentary “Vaxxed” participate in a Q&A session in September at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Vaxxed TV.

Gala in the Gardens preview party for Antiques at the Gardens in October at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From About Town.

J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard and Anders Osbourne perform “Lochloosa” in March at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From LawngooseGTP.

The countdown to 2017 at the Bassnectar show on New Year’s Eve at Legacy Arena downtown. From 4d4mz.

UAB explores Parker High School in the Smithfield neighborhood. From UABtv.

A November afternoon at Highland Park Golf Course. From Bham Now.

At Milo’s on Southside. From Tyler Williamson.

Promo for Alabaster’s Xtreme Cleanz cleaning service (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jonathanzarzour1.

Highlights from USA vs. Switzerland at February’s Davis Cup at Legacy Arena downtown. From Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Highlights from February’s Thrive Student Conference at First Baptist Church Trussville. From Ryan Allen.

Landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport from a western approach. From Mohammad Shalabi Abdelgawwad.

Sacramento post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance performs “Open Your Eyes and Look North” in March at Zydeco on Southside. From Mrshamoozoo.

Highlights from middleweight bout between London’s Andy Lee and Birmingham’s KeAndrae Leatherwood in March at Madison Square Garden. From Dan the Boxing Man.

Spring at Peavine Falls and other spots at Oak Mountain State Park. From Ruie Brooks.

Cheerleading practice. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Fight! (Our other other other other other other vertical video of the week.) From Viral Videos.

Birmingham’s Max Steinmetz on the Holocaust at a program in February at Temple Emanu-El in Five Points South. From Tom Gordon.

A look at the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. From Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

Flint, Mich., gospel quartet Blest performs at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Flint Blest.

One Voice performs “Jesus, I Love You” earlier this month at the Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Demo reel for WIAT-42 reporter Rick Jackson. From Keatrickjackson.

Regular Guy Eat’n Food visits Old Town Pizza food truck. From Josh Byers.

Birmingham punk band Laughing Sword performs in July. From Colors of Nights.

Racing and drifting in the parking lot of the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Dennis Ijames.

Let’s Play session from Birmingham YouTube gamer Ray J Gamer, a k a Ray Wallace, on “911 Operator.” From Ray J Gamer.

From the AAU Super Regionals for volleyball earlier this month at the CrossPlex in Five Points West (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Amy Caldbeck.

Christians on Campus from California State–Long Beach visit Atlanta, Birmingham and Knoxville for spring break. Includes stops at UAB and Oak Mountain State Park. From Crystal Grace Goh.

Awolnation and Fall Out Boy perform in 2016 at Legacy Arena downtown. From Trevor Book.

Hail falling earlier this month. From Kandy Katie.

Trains in March in Pelham. From Carson Bean.

At February’s Victory Athletics cheerleading competition at Legacy Arena downtown. From Victory Athletics Spirit.

Promo for the Yin and Yang: The Rise of the Golden Dynasty fashion show and fund-raiser earlier this month at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From YNOT Images.

Birmingham jazz quintet Ladies’ Night Out performs in February at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Jerry W. Henry.

Rapper Showtime talks with Lady SayDat on the red carpet at the 2016 Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre. From Alabama Music.

On the track for the Porsche Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From LPMD.

Harry “Traveling Shoes” Turner and daughter pray (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Traveling Shoes and Shoestring TV.

Real Life Poets performs “Sweet Home Alabama.” From al.com.

Feature on Birmingham’s Frances Tunnell Carter, founder of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. From Harmony Mendoza.

Talking with Carmeletha Ford of Chelsea. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Dashcam footage of a 2013 nighttime wreck. From Lawngoose GTP.

A look at the 2017 Ford GT and other cars at the Alabama Auto Show at the BJCC East Exhibit Hall downtown. From Town and Country TV.

Storm from earlier this month. From N’s Fantasy.

Sledding on the January snow in Rhodes Park in the Highland Park neighborhood. From Rosaadriana1964.

Music video for “Around Here” by Birmingham rappers Young G and Ayetee Kency. From Goof Stilo LQMDAX3.

Metallica performs in 1992 at the BJCC Coliseum. From Will Salas Cymbal Maker.

Highlight reel for Ramsay junior forward Terence “T.J.” Anderson. From bigdaddy705.

Haylee with the Union at Cooper Hill apartments discusses working with Alabaster nonprofit organization Hatching Hope of Alabama. From Hatching Hope.

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the baker has gone home

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Racks, once brimming with
golden confections, offer
nothing more than crumbs.

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#sundayread for April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16th, 2017
just browsing — kids reading

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