Tag Archives: Video

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has recently put a lot of their films online for your viewing pleasure.  I just poked around a bit and found two of my favorite films.

Log Driver’s Waltz is certainly one of the things I remember most about watching TV as a kid.  This little video was on all the time in between all of the kids shows.

I don’t think I ever knew the proper words but I recognized that song anytime I heard it.

Then there was also The Sweater which was about the kid who got sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey by mistake when he ordered from the Eaton’s (wow, there’s a name I haven’t thought of in a long time!) catalog.  All of his buddies (and himself) were huge Rocket Richard fans.

The National Film Board has done a great job here.  I’ll have to spend some more time looking through the other films online and see what other fantastic memorable films I can find.

Note: For some reason I had a really difficult time getting these videos to embed in my page. I tried copying the HTML as provided by the NFB but in the end I had to strip it down quite a bit to get the videos to play. If it seems slow or doesn’t work well, just go directly to the NFB website.

Yo Gabba Gabba!

The munchkin has a new favorite show. It is Yo Gabba Gabba and it’s fantastic. Uh, and she thinks it’s fantastic. Yeah, that’s what I meant to say.

The clip above has to be one of my her favorite segments of the show. This one is used in the commercial for the show on Treehouse and it’s great. The green guy is Brobee and yes, I already checked and you can get a Brobee T-Shirt.

Updated: Ooo, I managed to find Yo Gabba Gabba info on Wikipedia including an episode listing. Lots of cool stuff. Now I know how many episodes I have to catch with the PVR. :)