Friday Videos Want You To Admire the Trees

Thanks to Silver James for this one:

First romance author to include “It makes the tree look taller” in a book wins!

And, for something completely different, have some bluegrass:

That’s Alison Krauss and Union Station playing “Choctaw Hayride” live. I have a serious weakness for them, and for bluegrass instrumentals. Have a hayride of a weekend, y’all.

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    GrowlyCub says:

    I think this was the first time my jaw fell open in real life. :)

    I guess I’m awake for my drive to Cinci, to Lori Foster’s Get Together now. :)

    Quite33, I wish, 33 was a while ago.

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    Terry Odell says:

    OMG! This gets forwarded to a few ‘special’ people.  Thanks, Silver!

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    Jan says:

    I too have a real weakness for Union Station, with or without Alison. She adds another dimension, but each of those guys are seriously great musicians.

    …and I’ll keep the trees in mind!

    Little67 – that’s what some of those trees will look like, bush trimming or not!

  4. 4
    Babs says:

    The Gilette one is hysterical. I tweeted it earlier this week and my sister was absolutely horrified. She thought it HAD to be a joke. The comments section was almost as entertaining…

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    Lisa Hendrix says:

    Someone at Gillette should get a raise for figuring out how to demonstrate shaving a crotch without ever showing a crotch. The guy who came up with the tree line, on the other hand…

    Personally, the shaved look, male or female, creeps me out. Adult humans are hairy. Hairless equals pre-pubescent in my brain. Ick.

  6. 6

    I’d use the tree line in my book, but would it work in a historical, you think?  ;-)

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    JB McDonald says:

    It’s a few words short of a novel, but I couldn’t help it. YOU BROKE MY BRAIN. *dies*

    Tim staggered out into the kitchen, rubbing eyes still bleary from sleep. He froze in the doorway. The sink was piled with dirty dishes. He hated dirty dishes. “Con!”

    Conner yelped from the bathroom. “Don’t make me jump! I’m in the middle of a delicate process, here!”

    Now more confused than anything, Tim turned and headed to the open bathroom doorway. He leaned against the frame, one eyebrow rising. Really, he hadn’t had enough sleep for this.

    Con stood there, one foot propped up on the sink, his crotch completely lathered with shaving cream, a razor dangerously close to certain vitals.

    For a moment, Tim tried to bury his horror. He finally gave up. “What are you doing?”

    Con quirked his best shit-eating grin. “Shaving the bush to make the tree look taller.”

    He really hadn’t had enough sleep for this. Tim turned and went back to bed.

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    Cathy in AK says:

    Note they didn’t suggest using one of those scary battery-powered razors that vibrate.  Good call, Gilette, good call.

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    Silver James says:

    Okay, JB McDonald wins! For now. I’ll figure out a way to work that into a book some way. Just sayin’…

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    JB McDonald says:

    *dies* Silver, when you do, make sure you let everyone know. I’d buy the book just for that. ;-D

    J

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    sadieloree says:

    OMG. That. Is. Hilarious. I’m still laughing.

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    Karen in Ohio says:

    More proof that this blog performs vital public services.

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    AgTigress says:

    Personally, the shaved look, male or female, creeps me out. Adult humans are hairy. Hairless equals pre-pubescent in my brain. Ick.

    Precisely.  I has always mystified me that not everybody sees it that way, because it is so obvious to me.

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    Mary B. says:

    If men trim the underbrush to make the tree look taller, do women trim it to make the hill look smaller?

    Shame on me!

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    SoozieQ says:

    the video is great—cartoon character is the only way to ,um, educate…

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    Spider says:

    I have one that’s got that beat and it’s been out for a while.

    http://www.shaveeverywhere.com/

    Go left one in the options, and you’ll see what I mean.  There are enough fruits and vegetables there to make a tossed salad.

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    krsylu says:

    I love AK & Union Station! I was introduced to bluegrass by my Daddy, who used to listen to “Stained Glass Bluegrass” on Sunday mornings on the PBS station in Washington, DC (I’ve forgotten the call sign). I then discovered secular bluegrass when “O Brother, Where Art Thou” came out. I’ve been hooked ever since!

    PS—being a big chicken, I gave the shaving video a miss…

  18. 18
    Venus Vaughn says:

    I laughed until I choked.

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    teshara says:

    O.M.G.

    bwahahahaha!!

    I’m still trying to get over the little blue guy’s cheeky grin!

  22. 22

    Hilarious! I showed my husband and he shook his head at me and said “Yeah but they don’t mention how it itches like an SOB when it grows back in” He walked away from when when all I could respond with was a wide eyed deer in the headlights look…

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    Ros says:

    I know it’s childish, but I am very much enjoying the spam comments in response to that video!  It is indeed a very interesting article, though I’m not sure it’s quite as impressive and informative as they suggest. ;)

    And I’m another one who really doesn’t get the current mania for shaving everywhere.  Jaws for men, armpits and maybe legs for women.  That seems quite sufficient to me.

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    AgTigress says:

    And I’m another one who really doesn’t get the current mania for shaving everywhere.

    The underlying reason must, in part, be a predilection for the androgynous and, worse, the immature —the same taste that admires extreme slenderness in women.  A distaste for the appearance of the normal secondary sexual characteristics of adult humans and a preference for the appearance of the sexually immature is, to my mind, both decadent and unhealthy.

    There are some good practical reasons for shaving hairy areas (surgery comes to mind…), but in general, I think that an aesthetic objection to body-hair is perverse.

  25. 25

    Seriously, wouldn’t the instruction be more helpful without the key areas blotted out???

    And I knew there was more than loving books that made me like you.  Alison and Union Station fans unite!!

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