Friday, July 18, 2014

Follow Friday - The Galaxy IC-167 Appears to be Interacting With the Galaxy NGC-694

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Bookish Things & More and Good Choice Reading.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Share a funny YouTube video.

Because I'm either an overachiever or merely indecisive, I'm picking two funny videos. The first is an old clip from Saturday Night Live, back when it was working on the edge of what was acceptable and also consistently funny. The clip features the terribly underrated Garrett Morris and guest host Julian Bond as they discuss IQ tests and race.

The second clip is from the movie A Bridge Too Far, which is not a particularly funny movie, although it has this funny scene. The movie is based upon the Cornelius Ryan book about Operation Market Garden - Field Marshal Montgomery's attempt to secure a way into Germany during World War II by using massed paratrooper drops to secure the bridges through the Netherlands at Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and most importantly, Arnhem. The nearly nine thousand strong British First Airborne Division was to secure the bridge at Arnhem, but with a drop zone nearly eight miles away from the bridge, and unexpectedly heavy German resistance, only a single battalion under Colonel Frost (played in the movie by Anthony Hopkins) made it to the bridge, where they were confronted by the entire II SS-Panzerkorps, who repeatedly attacked in near overwhelming strength. In the scene, the German commander Field Marshal Model has sent an emissary to the British paratroopers to discuss terms of their surrender. The British response isn't exactly what he expected:

As a historical note: Market Garden failed. The rest of the First Airborne Division was unable to break through to aid Frost and his men, who suffered tremendous casualties while holding the bridge for four days. Eventually, Frost and the remnants of his command were taken prisoner by the Germans.

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  1. The two videos were really funny! MY FF

    By the way, I'm a new follower via GFC & Bloglovin
    Sofia @ <a href="</a>

    1. @Sofia Li: I was actually a little worried that the Bridge too Far clip would not be funny outside of the context of the movie.

  2. Hopping through..Loved the videos..:)
    New GFC follower..

    Here is my FF

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. @Nikita Johri: Thank you. I hoped people would like them.