Archive for June, 2007

The Great Gildersleeve’s 4th of July & A Bunch of Announcements!

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Hi folks,

We are so glad to have you visiting this site and hope you are enjoying the videos we present here. As of today, we have over 125 great videos archived here for your enjoyment, so there’s plenty to do and see as you go back through these pages.

We’re going to take a break from posting new videos this next week, with the 4th of July activities and all, so we hope you have a safe, wonderful holiday time with your family. We’ll be back on Monday, July 9th with lots more fun and educational stuff.

A couple more announcements:

If you haven’t signed up to be on our mailing list, let me encourage you to do so now, as we will be sending out an important announcement about something you absolutely won’t want to miss next Thursday, July 5th. Here’s our sign up form for you:


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Also, we have a special AUDIO treat for you today. This is one of our favorite radio shows ever, The Great Gildersleeve’s Fourth of July program from way back in 1948. Boy, wouldn’t it be great to have a 4th of July like this? This is a warm, funny, patriotic and nostalgic look at this holiday as it no longer exists today. You’ll love it. Download and enjoy with your family, then post here and let us know what you think of it. Meanwhile, we’ll see you over at our sister site, homeschoolradioshows… or right back here on July 9th!

To Listen to The Great Gildersleeve, RIGHT CLICK HERE AND “SAVE AS” to your computer (or to listen to it streaming on your computer, just regularly click the link)

Best Wishes,
The Erskines

Rubber Band Magic

Friday, June 29th, 2007

(3 minutes)

Okay kids, here’s a neat magic trick you can do with just a couple of rubber bands. A little practice, and you too can amaze your friends and baffle the adults you meet this holiday weekend! Have fun!

More Cuppycakes for YOU

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Okay, okay… we’ve had so many people tell us they loved the cuppycake song that we’re posting this version where the song is easier to hear.

And here’s the original video. Everyone say “Awww!”

Nature’s Architects: Weaver Birds & Wasps

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

(7 minutes)

Neat video showing how God has given these creatures the innate ability and instinct to create architectural wonders.

Tie Me Kangaroo Down

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

(3 minutes)

Here’s a clip that will bring back some memories for parents or grandparents… this is from the 1964 TV show Hootenany, featuring Rolf Harris singing his classic folk hit, one of my favorite songs when I was a kid.

I want to learn to play one of those whatever they ares too. What is that thing he’s playing?

How does a fire extinguisher work?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

(2 minutes)

Marshall Brain demonstrates! Thank you, sir!

What is a Lightyear?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

(5 minutes)

Marshall Brain helps us envision the distance that light travels in one year… by just picturing how far light travels in one second… in one minute… and in one hour. How big are we again? Great science video!

The Thinking Toolbox

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

(3 minutes)

Solve the mystery of the missing painting in this fun “ad” for “The Thinking Toolbox”! Produced by the Austin family.

To find out more about this book, go to

Who’s On First?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

(6 minutes)

Here’s the great comedy team of Abbott and Costello performing their classic summertime “Who’s on first?” baseball sketch in their 1945 film “The Naughty Nineties”. Okay kids, see if you can follow this! Classic Americana comedy!

Hypnotized Flies!

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

(1 minute)

This is a weird clip from a Japanese reality show about a lady who can hypnotize flies to do her bidding… like playing with marbles! If anyone knows the secret behind this, post away.

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