Thursday, April 1, 2010

ORIGINAL: 104 YEAR OLD FILM CLIP and laugh at yourself

You know, sometimes life just gets too serious...too busy...and too complicated. We don't mean for it to happen, but we wake up one morning to discover the fun has slipped away.

A few years ago a health study determined there are 3 main reasons people can't cope in life:

  1. They live in the past.
  2. They have a low self-esteem.
  3. They can't laugh at themselves.

In fact, the study indicated that we need approximately 12 laughs a day to stay healthy!

I heard a story not long ago about a guy who sent flowers to his friend who was opening a new restaurant. When he arrived at the grand opening, he looked for his flowers. Well, when he found them, he saw that he had sent a white wreath that said, "May you rest in peace." He panicked, of course, and called the florist who said, "Bob, I'm not worried about you because as we speak, there's a guy being buried who got a dozen roses that said, "Good luck in your new location!"

Love Yehuda



"you are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco"
This  film was "lost" for many years.  It was the first 35mm  film ever.  It was taken by camera mounted on the front  of a cable car.
The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely  amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the  Embarcadero wharf is still there.   ... How many "street cleaning" people were employed to  pick up after the horses? Talk about going  green!

Great  historical film!  Watch the scampering as Joe Public
   race away from autos, horses, cable cars and bicycles.  

This  film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers  announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year &  actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906  and shipped by train to NY for processing.  Amazing, but true!