A year ago, I posted some links to videos and/or whatever that helped divert my attention from the depressing task of writing and then grading final exams. That page is still getting hits, but many of the links are broken. It is time for an update. Some of these links have some connection to business, accounting, or college. Most don’t. That’s why I’m recommending them.
It is the Christmas season, and for decades people have been putting up colored light displays. Fast forward to the 21st century, add in a snazzy computer, and what do you get?
Carol of the Bells 2007 – Holdman Christmas Lights
It just doesn’t get any better than Holdman Christmas Lights displays.
Christmas Lights Gone Wild, 5.5 million hits
Music Box Dancer 2007 – Holdman Christmas Lights
Frisco Christmas Lights, 3.6 million hits
Carol of the Bells
I think (and this is my blog, afterall), the best business related video of the year is “United Breaks Guitars. Singer Dave Carroll took a flight on United and checked a guitar. Baggage handlers, in plain sight of the passengers, destroyed his guitar. He tried for about a year to get recompense, with no success. So, he wrote a song about it and put it on the Internet, all with the idea of making United pay.
United Breaks Guitars, 6.5 million hits
Is there humor in accounting? No. But the following video comes close.
Greatest Hit – Songs of Accounting
Did you see Jill and Kevin dance down the aisle? So far, more than 30 million have.
Accountants can dance? Well, no they can’t. Couldn’t find any worthwhile videos about that.
I found some amazing things, though. The next one gives new meaning to the phrase, “Hanging around.”
I really like the following basketball trick shots.
Amazing Basketball Trick Shots Video
OK, 30 years ago I was pretty good at foosball. I had muscles that could ripple up and down my forearms. People would travel from around the midwest to play me. But I could never do what the young guys can today. Amazing, simply amazing, what these guys can go.
Incredible Foosball Shot
OK, the next video is absolutely amazing, and titled:
World’s Most Amazing Trick Shot!
If you made it this far, you no longer have time to study. So, you need some help on your tests. Here are some instructions on how to cheat:
Finally, if you are a professor and are behind on your grading, here is Daniel Solove’s Guide to Grading Exams.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht