Wacky Web Week

Here comes the sun: Beach-blanket Seattle

We at Windows Secrets are not born-and-bred natives of Seattle, but we know our city. So we can attest to the truthfulness of this sly video.

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The travails of a good-sport fisherman

Bill Dance’s website calls him a Southern gentleman angler as well as America’s most-loved TV fisherman. Even if you never see his show, you’ll at least appreciate these outtakes for his sense of humor.

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Small boy with big sticks plays gigs

Avery is a mere six years old — and he’s already an exceptional musician. His drumming is not simply enthusiastic or con brio: he knows what he’s doing.

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Riding on the ridge of the world in Nepal

You won’t get a mountain biker’s workout watching this video. But you might get a high as well as a hankering to travel.

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Ice cubes bigger than chunks of Manhattan

In May 2008, filmmakers were on hand to witness a calving event in western Greenland — the largest ever recorded on video.

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Dog and human entertained by machine

Here’s a happy alignment of aims: an engineer’s desire to take a new approach to a common task and a dog’s irrepressible need to chase a ball.

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Seal pup works hard at relaxing on surfboard

A young seal can see it’s possible to balance on a surfboard — after all, at various moments two or three seals are already up there.

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Old dance steps meet new(er) mambo music!

Laurel and Hardy never danced to Santana’s version of “Oye Como Va” in their movies — nor in their lifetimes, given that Santana produced its rendition of the song five years after Stan Laurel died. But thanks to skillful editing, we can imagine how the two comedians would have danced to “Oye Como Va” on the set of “Way Out West.”

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Bringing Richard Parker to the screen

In real and fictional histories of shipwrecks, the name “Richard Parker” figures recurrently. The writer Yann Martel paid homage to the history when he gave that name to his Life of Pi character, the Bengal tiger.

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Admirable companions: Two dogs dining

Nono and Sia are uncommonly patient. Although their drinks never appeared, they made no scenes — at least not the sort of commotion a more entitled couple might.

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