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Grandparents Go Viral On YouTube

Bruce and Esther Huffman kiss during a interview Thursday in McMinnville, Ore. The elderly McMinnville couple has gained unexpected fame after their accidental webcam video reached viral status on YouTube. The three-minute clip of Bruce and Esther Huffman's attempt to snap a photograph on their new laptop computer had reached more than 285,000 viewers by Wednesday evening. Video here. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Question: Have you seen this YouTube video?

Learning To Tie A Tie Via YouTube

In an email, Arpie writes: “On Facebook the other day a friend was proud of her 13 year old son who went to YouTube to learn how to tie a tie.  I've used YouTube for everything from how to fix a bicycle break to fixing my plumbing.  I know Idaho Dad used it to learn how to drywall his basement.

Question (from Arpie): What is the weirdest thing you have used You Tube for?”

Merit Pay Splits YouTube Star, IEA

On Monday, Jonny Saunders, a student at Timberline High School in Boise, unleashed a powerful speech against education reform plans proposed by Superintendent Tom Luna, an address that has become a local YouTube hit, garnering more than 18,000 views in less than 48 hours on the social media site. In the speech, Saunders labeled Luna as a crook, beholden to corporate interests, and said that the reform plans would lead to a poor education system in the Gem State. During one portion of his speech, Saunders vehemently argued against merit pay, saying that the plan would ultimately lead to educators to only teach to tests. What makes his merit pay presentation particularly interesting is that it came at a pro-education rally to protest Luna’s plan but one controversial element of the plan, merit pay, is supported by the largest teachers’ organization in the state/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here. (Photo courtesy Idaho Reporter)

Question: Does Jonny Saunders disagreement with the teachers union on merit pay take away from his passionate speech against Superintendent Tom Luna's education “reform” proposals?

Raul Labrador Releases ‘Family’ Ad

The Labrador for Idaho campaign today released its closing ad in the race for the First Congressional District entitled “Family.” The ad, which will begin airing over the weekend, spotlights Raul’s family values and his determination to get to Washington and start working to restore the American dream for Idahoans/Raul Labrador campaign news release.

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Phil Hart Tells His Side Of The Story

On his Twitter account moments ago, Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, provided a link to 5 YouTube videos that “tells his side of the story and clarifies misleading articles in the press.” The video below is the first of that series. You can see the rest of the series here.

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Hudson’s Hamburgers — Looking Back

I found this on the We Love CDA Facebook site — all the things you need to know to discuss Hudson’s Hamburgers intelligently:

Ad: Allred Raps Otter On Ed, Taxes

In his latest post, Kevin Richert/Idaho Statesman writes: “In his latest TV ad, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred conflates two of his main campaign talking points. He criticizes Republican Gov. Butch Otter for presiding over a $128 million budget cut to public schools, while pushing a tax increase.” He writes more here. And then asks whether the message is on point.

Question: Is the criticism leveled by Democrat Keith Allred about Gov. Butch Otter in this ad legitimate?

Graphic ITD Ad Targets Young Males

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is receiving federal money – and free television commercials – to educate young male drivers about the dangers of not wearing seat belts when operating vehicles and the agency is doing it in an eye-opening fashion. ITD released a commercial on Aug. 26 on YouTube entitled “Faceplant” which shows several pedestrians crashing their heads into the windshield of a young male driver before he, while not wearing his safety restraint, is rear-ended by a large truck/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here (beware graphic).

Question: Too graphic?

Stickman At Work

Monster Hat Tip — to Don Sausser, for providing this YouTube of Coeur d’Alene’s Stickman at work in his breezeway in the shadow of East Tubbs Hill:

Golfer Gets Wet On Floating Green

“I was at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course with my buddies and one of their dads recently,” posts the individual responsible for this YouTube video from August 2008. “It’s a beautiful course and we had a great time … some more than others. We were on the world famous Floating Green, which is pretty spectacular… anyways, I pulled out my phone to catch Jim’s dad chipping out of the bunker… ” H/T: Get Out! North Idaho.

Allred Responds To IACI Attack

Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise posts: “Allred released this YouTube video to rebut IACI’s charges, saying the Legislature and Gov. Butch Otter were wrong to assume that 2011’s state revenue would be no better than 2010’s, prompting an precedented cut in school funding. ‘2011 isn’t going to be as tough as 2010, not for the economy, but it will be a lot tougher on our kids,’ said Allred, ‘who will go into overcrowded classrooms with fewer resources because Otter called it wrong.’” More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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