Paramount Pictures has released over 100 great movies onto YouTube that you can watch for FREE! Enjoy movies like Ironweed, King Creole, and Margot at the Wedding. Select from Classics, Comedies, Action, Drama, Horror, Westerns, SciFi and Thrillers. US viewers can access the movies directly; if you live outside of the US you'll need to subscribe to a VPN to bypass geo-blocking. Visit the free Paramount Vault on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMVH2jEyEwXPBvyht8xQNw/playlists
No, I'm not referring to the grumbling belly sounds, belches and other somewhat impolite noises that come from your body! It that's what floats your boat, then you'll have to find that entertainment somewhere else. What we've got here is one ultra-cool project that brought together the University of Colorado Hospital with a group of sound engineers. Aptly named The Human Harmonic Project, it sourced data from heartbeats (ECG), brain waves (EEG), DNA Sequencing, and hormone levels to create sound. Then the tracks were combined to create a masterpiece.
A limited number of record albums were pressed, but you can listen to and download one track of the mix, or listen to the isolated tracks of the mix, right here. There's also a video about how this project was accomplished.
This is super duper uber cool beans, so be sure to share it!
Can you imagine what a hoot it would be sitting down with the extended family for your holiday dinner, and announcing that you've gone back to school at Harvard, Yale, Oxford, MIT and Stanford?
Wouldn't you love to dazzle them with new-found knowledge you gained from world-renowned lecturers and watch their jaws drop?
"How in the world did you do THAT?", they'll say. How could you afford that?, they'll be thinking!
Just smile. You went to school in your pajamas, online, for FREE! All those things you never learned or had forgotten - all that knowledge - right at your fingertips!
How proud you are! You didn't let chronic illness stop you from exercising your brain. You've accomplished something grand!
Lifehacker's blog - 25 Killer Sites for Free Online Education - opens doors to the world of knowledge for you, at your command. Everything from quantum physics and computer programming to music appreciation and sites for kids.
Just think how jealous Cousin Fred will be when you tell him "No, that's not Mozart...it's Bach!"
There's no excuse to be bored! Go back to school in your pajamas! http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/25-killer-sites-for-free-online-education.html
Back in the good ol' days, before X-box, Netflix, tablets, smart phones or even television, the word "wireless" meant something totally different than it does today. Families would sit around their wireless every evening after dinner to hear the next installment of a thrilling murder mystery, the antics of their favorite comedians, the drama of their favorite soap opera, and the feats of super heroes. In those days, the wireless, or the early radio, was the center of entertainment in the home.
Whether you're stuck in bed, or you're a nostalgia buff, these vintage radio shows will keep you entertained for hours. And they're free. Just visit http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/classic-radio-dramas-from-cbs-radio-workshop-1956-57.html to enjoy classic radio dramas, or browse the Open Culture site for free e-books, audio books, language and academic courses, movies and more.
I just downloaded a bunch of music onto my Kindle. I had initially thought that Pandora was all I needed on there. But I realized the other day that sometimes I need to hear a certain song to lift my spirits. From all the music I downloaded, I put together a particularly uplifting playlist. I played it this morning after waking up, and I can vouch that it is a wonderful way to start the day!
You don't have to have a Kindle to create your playlist. These songs are also available on YouTube. Here are their links:
Happy by Pharrell Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZSe6N_BXs
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM
Anything Goes by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg1meK-IgOM
Best Day of My Life by American Authors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY
Let It Go by Idina Menzel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk
You Only Get What You Give (You've Got The Music In You) by New Radicals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE
If you're bored with the same ol' same ol', then check out Open Source. With a database of 675 free movies, including classics, indies, film noir, and documentaries, it will soon become your entertainment go-to!
There's a special collection of Charlie Chaplain movies, many Hitchcock favorites, lots of John Wayne Westerns, a special collection of Oscar winners and even animated movies. There has to be something here that the entire family can watch and enjoy.
To connect to Open Source for movies, click here. Once you find the movie you want, just click on it and you'll be redirected to the host site.
Open Source also offers:
Open Source is a great one-stop entertainment site! Of course, so is the Pajama Daze Entertainment Page!
I love books. And I love my Kindle! Reading e-books is so much easier for my arthritic hands, and I can take a whole library with me anywhere I go. So besides having a couple of library cards that allow me to borrow e-books, I always look for good freebies and cheapies on the web. Not only do I find classics, but many recent bestsellers, such as Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (I'm reading it right now...she is an AWESOME writer!).
Hundred Zeros is a great site for downloading free e-books (other good sites are mentioned here), and they even have a link for you to download Amazon's free Kindle Reader on your computer or mobile device! You never have to pay a cent for a good read again!
Note - some books on the site are not free, but are discounted.
There was nothing much on TV last night, so I took my Kindle to bed and browsed Netflix to find some light comedy. Having seen numerous clay animation comedies before, such as Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, I figured that Mary & Max (2009, NR) would be a good bet. Brainchild of Australian writer and director, Adam Elliot, Mary & Max had won a barrel-full of international awards, and an all-star cast including the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Eric Bana, and Barry Humphries (of Dame Edna fame).
Little did I realize that this was no children's film. Mary & Max is a film for adults, taking on such sensitive topics as alcoholism, bullying, homosexuality, Asperger's Syndrome, suicide and where babies come from. Every raw moment is treated with sweet sensitivity. Not an easy thing to do. While this may sound like a most tragic storyline for a movie, and yes, there is much tragedy, but the humor and sweetness that arises from the tragic made me glow brighter than my Kindle's screen.
The engrossing story focuses on an unlikely friendship between Mary, a lonely Australian child of emotionally-absent parents (the mother being an alcoholic) who starts writing letters to Max, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, whose name and address she selected randomly in a New York phone directory at her local post office. The ensuing correspondence continues for years, as they, and we, learn more and more about what makes each tick. They become each others' best, and only, friend. The result is a film that speaks of the human condition so astutely that it may draw a tear, that delights you to the point of laughing out loud, and leaves you feeling like you want to tell everyone about it (and so I am) and watch it over and over again (and so I will).
The clay figures and set, as well as the animation, are created with incredible attention to detail. You'll love the wonderfully kooky characters, right down to Henry the Goldfish. Their quirks and expressions make them seem real, as well as surreal. And the music soundtrack couldn't be more fitting. This film is total entertainment.
I had never heard about this movie before, but am so, so glad I found it. I highly recommend you view Mary & Max on Netflix or Google Play, or purchase it from Amazon.com. It gets both of my thumbs up (both of my big toes, too)! Let me know what you think in the Comments!
Books offer an escape to foreign lands, an introduction to new friends, adventure, romance, information, inspiration. With the new generation of e-readers, we can access free and discount e-books online and borrow from our local library without leaving the house. If we are sight impaired or traveling or incapacitated in some way, we can even listen to audio books on our devices.
Having developed arthritis in my hands, I've found that it is much easier for me to read e-books on my Kindle Fire. But you don't need a Kindle to read free Amazon books on your phone, tablet or computer. You can download the Amazon Kindle app here -http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sa_menu_karl/178-1420621-0855060?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771
Free e-books are available from a number of apps, including Kindle Buffet which offers free and discount e-books, including popular titles (website http://www.weberbooks.com/kindle/), and websites like www.freebooksifter.com (new and classic books) and www.feedbooks.com/books (classics and new authors).
Free audio books are available at www.podio.books.com. You can get more information about this service at http://blog.podiobooks.com/frequently-asked-questions/.
As with most websites, be aware that there are a lot of ads mixed in with the other material on these sites, so be sure to looks closely before clicking.
Click and enjoy free, full-length feel-good movies here!
LIFE IN A DAY Life In A Day is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Released: 2011 Running time: 1:34:57 Rated: PG-13
TOMORROW IS TODAY Award winning drama about love, loss and survival of the spirit set in a small town. Released: 2010 1:37:52 Rated: PG
SOMERS TOWN An award-winning British coming-of-age film. Released: 2009 Running time: 1:10 Unrated
LETTING LIFE IN An award-winning drama about a woman who, surviving cancer and living life to the fullest, becomes personal assistant to a man who isolates himself. Released: 2003 Running Time: 1:42 Unrated
ALL THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW An award-winning romance focusing on the complexities of relationships, and featuring an hilarious guardian angel. Released: 2008 Running time: 1:40 Rated: 16+
WHALE RIDER Highly-acclaimed movie about a small Maori village in New Zealand facing a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Released: 2002 Running time: 1:41:23 Rated: PG-13
THE THIRD WISH In this rags-to-riches romantic comedy, Maggie Malone’s life changes when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up. Released: 2005 Running time: 1hr 38 min) Unrated
SCHOOL OF LIFE Ryan Reynolds stars in this heartwarming tale of learning to appreciate every moment. Released 2011. Running time: 1:55 Rated: PG
CB, your website creator and blogger, is a certified Holistic Health Educator and writer.