Friday, October 16, 2009

Honda Video and appreciate being alive

Appreciate Being Alive

I  observed that a friend had a serene nature and positive outlook on life.

"How did you develop such a serene and happy way of being?" I asked her.

"I almost died twice and that taught me to ignore the irrelevant and unimportant," she said to me. "I had problems with my heart. Just surviving the surgery gave me a greater appreciation for being alive. But what totally transformed me was riding my motorcycle off a cliff. The last thing I saw was the ground rushing to greet me. Then two days later I found myself in a hospital bed in serious condition. I had broken bones and didn't know if I would wake make it. Now every time I wake up, I consider myself a winner. I kill everyone with kindness, and it is hard to fight with me, when I do that.

This works great except with people that push your buttons. For them you have to keep working on yourself.

Not everybody has this mazel (karma) but many people are not afraid to abuse you. No one however, can abuse you unless you let them. Be peaceful and loving and kill people with kindness, but respect yourself.

Love Yehuda

Read intro before watching: Amazing commercial

This is just way TOO cool a video.  You have to see it to believe it
(but be sure to first read the text intro below).

If you thought that the people who set up a room full of dominoes to have
them knocked over later was amazing, you haven't seen anything yet..

There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in these images.
Everything that you see happened in real time exactly as you see it..

The recording required 606 takes and in the first 605 takes there always
was something, usually of minor importance, that didn't work.  It was
necessary for the recording team to install the set-up time after time and
it took several weeks working day and night to achieve this effect.

The recording cost 6 million dollars and it took 3 months to finish,
including the engineering design of the sequence.

The durat ion of the video is only 2 minutes, but every time that Honda
shows the commercial on British television, they make enough money to
support any of us for the rest of our lives.  However, this commercial has
turned out to be the most displayed in the history of the Internet.

Honda execs think that it will pay for itself simply because of the free
showings (Honda is not paying one cent for you to see it)

When Honda senior execs viewed it, they immediately approved it without
hesitation-including costs.

There are only six Honda Accords built by hand in the whole world, and to
the horror of Honda engineers, the recording team disassembled two of them
for the recording.

Everything you see in the sequence (besides the walls, floor, ramp and
untouched Honda Accord) is part of those two automobiles.  The voice is
that of G arrison Keiller. The commercial was so well received by Honda
execs when they saw it, that t heir first comment was how amazing the
computer graphics were.  They almost fell out of their chairs when told
that the recording was real without any graphics manipulation.

By the way, about the wind shield wipers in the new Honda Accords, they
are sensitive to water and designed to start working as soon as they get
wet. The video is in the attachment, labeled ALLPhysics.wmv