Video of Roger Federer Making “The Shot” at US Open Semi-final 2009 vs Djokovic

In the US Open 2009 semi-finals between Roger Federer, this was the point that set up match point for Roger Federer against Novak Djokovic. WOW!

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Some people called this the best shot ever. I’ll just call this “The Shot”. Dick Enberg and John McEnroe were making the call.

I was out of my seat, landing just as the ball landing in and pumping my fist, giving Roger a standing O in my living room.

The only thing better would have been that Roger won the match or championship on such a point, but it’s plenty good any old time!

p.s. You’ve got to love how fast this stuff gets on YouTube. I estimated less than 5 minutes!

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.2

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I Called It! Susan Boyle Sang Memory to Get Through Semi-Final 1 of Britain’s Got Talent 2009

Susan Boyle Semis

On May 15, I posted an entry about What Should Hollie Steel and Susan Boyle Sing Next?

There, I speculated on some songs the two finest singers in the Britain’s Got Talent 2009 should sing to up the ante for their next performance, now that the world knew what to expect of them that was unlike the first round. I concluded that Susan’s strength was grandeur. She can hit those big fanfare notes like she did in I Dreamed a Dream that was from her first performance. However, she was weak on the playful, soft and less dramatic materials. In the end, I thought she should stick to her strength and pay an hommage to her idol, Elaine Page, with a powerhouse classic on which Elaine has a signature. That would be Memory from the musical Cats.

Sure enough, Susan came out with Memory for the semi-finals tonight, weak on the softer, less dramatic start than the the full flare part 2:22 into the video below. In fact, she was so weak on the softer parts, especially the first few notes, I’d call it awful. Let me tell you, in her audition, with what people expected of her, had she sung those first few notes like she did in this song, Simon would have buzzed her out!!!

True to my predictions, though, Susan got stronger as the song got more dramatic, and recovered enough in time, flourishing at the end to get her through because it is how you finish that matters most. If you’re not well-versed in music, I’ve included a video of Elaine Page singing Memory from Cats for you to compare to Susan’s rendition, especially in that really shaky beginning Susan had. Now, I didn’t expect Susan to be Elaine’s equivalent (yet), and I know she’d be nervous, but I did expect her to hit the right notes and not be that shaky for that long.

I was also disappointed Susan did not show up in costume. She’d have made quite the cat! A “little tiger” as Simon Cowell called her in her original audition.

You can watch Elaine’s even better stage concert version of Memory here, included with my past post.

Regardless, well done, Susan. Congratulations! I’m now waiting for my girl Hollie to stun the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 8.0

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Dare to Wear Facebook Tagging Picture Meme

Time for another Facebook picture tagging meme evolution!

Instead of just associating people with things, or suggesting they Should Try something, it’s time to try a different motivational technique and up the ante on the fun a little bit!

This is mostly for daring the guys (and some girls) you tag to wear some things women wear for a day!

This includes make-up and hair as well as actual clothing. Why? Education purposes, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seriously! For the guys, I wonder how manyย  know what women have to put up with to wear some of the things to make them look/feel attractive, or to be so for a guy, or that society pressures them to. Ultimately, it is the woman’s choice to wear or not wear any of these things, but having an appreciation of the trouble some of these items cause to life could only enhance gender relations. How many jokes and misunderstandings do you know of regarding how long women take to dress and such? For the girls, just good old fun.

Now, before anyone “responsible” freaks on me, let me just say this was designed with a lot of thought so as not to be disruptive, even for school cause I know a lot of teenagers are on Facebook and may use this. I personally recommend a Saturday of fun or something, though, or a stag party. Sure, it’s not your usual dress, but I don’t have anything in here like thongs or perfume that could really look obscene or violate no scent policies. And nobody said this had to be on the outermost, either. Just visible somehow to confirm, although it’d be funner the more visible something were, like the fishnets under shorts instead of hidden under full length jeans.

Remember, I’m Digital Citizen, not Digital Troublemaker, Digital Deviant, Digital Rebel Rouser or anything of the sort.

I suggest if you use this to choose a “Dare Day” where those tagged can show up together so no one is alone in being poked fun at, and I beg for just good-natured poking fun.

NO BULLYING, PLEASE!

Here’s how to get this graphic for your Facebook fun:

  • Click on the picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your guy (or girl) friends!
  • Click the Back button on your browser to return to this post.

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

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