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Fun-Filled Friday: Pentatonic Scale, Fouad Djaoublia On ‘X-Factor’, Hall Of Famer Michael Jordan, And 9/11 Tribute

Posted Sep 11 2009 10:44pm

After getting pummeled over the head last Friday for sharing my opinions about how the slaughter of baby chicks gets more outcry than the killing of human babies in abortion, I think this edition of “Fun-Filled Friday” will be rather tame by comparison. The reason I started this weekly blog post that is mostly unrelated to the subject of nutrition and health was for me to express myself on other areas of life that intrigue me while also invoking some fun, funny, and rather peculiar items of interest to that tickle my fancy.

Here we go for this week:

As a music lover, I couldn’t resist showing you this absolutely AMAZING video featuring Bobby McFerrin (from “Don’t Worry Be Happy” fame) demonstrating the awesome power of the pentatonic scale through audience participation at the “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus” from the 2009 World Science Festival in June 2009.

That is so cool! And it is indeed universal because most people get that. Except for maybe this guy who tried out for the UK-based “X-Factor” show that is reminiscent of the early auditions on “American Idol.” I LOVE Simon Cowell’s priceless reaction to Fouad Djaoublia singing a famous Mariah Carey song. This guy makes William Hung sound like good. Check out how the audience responds to him singing along when he starts belting out his second song.

HA HA HA HA!!! Well, that guy got his 5 minutes of fame, didn’t he? Somebody that got a little more than five minutes of fame is the man who is arguably the best professional basketball player of all time — MICHAEL JORDAN! I was fortunate enough to grow up watching Jordan from the beginning until the end of his career and now he is about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Check out this highlight reel of Jordan in his early years with the Chicago Bulls.

ESPN analyst and great basketball player in his own right Jalen Rose perfectly summarizes what so many of us think about the career of Michael Jordan in the NBA.

Finally, since this is the eighth anniversary of the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that happened on September 11, 2001, I would be remiss if I didn’t post this fitting tribute video featuring images from that sad day in our nation’s history. God bless America!

Have a great weekend and feel free to send me your “Fun-Filled Friday” stuff anytime at SEE YA!

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