Video Roundup: Self-Driving Car, Robot Band, Military Homecoming

Geek Alabama Video Roundup

This is Video Roundup; the best web videos I have seen in the last week.

Self-Driving Car

The future is here!

Robot Band

Robots doing the song Moves Like Jagger.

Sand Flea Robot

This is very cool!

Dear the Cleveland Browns

Please improve your team.

Indie Animation

Great animated music video.

Eat it Don’t Tweet It

Taking a shot at food bloggers.

Obama Spoof

Singing Sexy and I Know It.

Ray Lewis Speech

Great speech toward the Stanford basketball team.

Stockholm Speech

Great use of iPads!

Pregnant and I Know it

Another funny video!

Rabbit Shooting

This is not a liked video.

Giant Paper Airplane

It actually flew!

Animal House

Cats, Foxes, and Eagles; oh my!

Military Homecoming

High School senior gets a great surprise!

Military Homecoming

Family gets a great surprise!


Shape Up! – Week 11

This is week eleven in my series of Shape Up!  The weekly post on what I did over the last week in my quest to getting healthier.

Since we are transitioning over to Geek Alabama.  I am going to feature the video of the time I was featured on ABC 33/40.

Yes this will be the final Shape Up! post under the Young’s Blog banner.  Starting next week this blog will be known as Geek Alabama.  I think this is an exciting time for me and this blog.  Many people are discovering what this blog is all about.  And having this blog known as Young’s Blog was making some people turn away.  So I came up with the Geek Alabama name and It has gotten great response.  So over the weekend I will be transitioning over to Geek Alabama.

Not only I am relaunching as Geek Alabama.  I am also launching Redo AL’S Roads and A Guy’s Cuisine.  So this is a very busy time right now as I am building three blog websites and doing minor changes to the photo blog Traffic Light Pixels.  The blogs being run my me Nathan Young are going to be an great adventure.  So please come back often and read.  Today my brother has prom with his girlfriend in Gadsden.  And yes I will have many pictures to show off on Geek Alabama.

The exercising I am doing (all walking) is starting to get tired.  I mean I am doing the same thing over and over again.  Of course I would love to do new types of exercises but as you know I have been unemployed for nine months now.  And I am still looking for my 14th job in 6 years.  Maybe April will be the month something changes!  I know the TV folks will be back out.  Well at least I will not have to worry about how to spend any of the Mega Millions winnings.

Here is what I ate last week:

Saturday: Cereal; Homemade pizza; Milo’s no calorie tea.

Sunday: Cereal; French bread pizza; Fruit bar; Milo’s no calorie tea.

Monday: Yogurt; Burger sliders; Chips; Fruit bar; Milo’s no calorie tea.

Tuesday: Yogurt; Chicken sandwich; Chips;  Fruit bar; Milo’s no calorie tea.

Wednesday: Yogurt; Burgers at mom’s house with fries; Root beer.

Thursday: Cereal; Chicken sandwich; Brown rice; Fudgebar; Milo’s no calorie tea.

Friday: Cereal; Burger sliders; Fudgebar; Milo’s no calorie tea

Have a great week everyone!

Introducing Redo AL’S Roads

Well I finally did it!  I want you to visit today.  Redo AL’S Roads is the grassroots effort to change how our infrastructure in Alabama is maintained and built.

Redo AL’S Roads – Alabamians for better roads (RALR)  is a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public in Alabama on our failing infrastructure and ways to fix it to a 21st century standard.  When this blog switches over to Geek Alabama there will be updates about Redo AL’S Roads.

Great Day for Freshfully

The company out of the Birmingham Metro called Freshfully won the Occupy Avondale contest.  The company now gets rent free company space for six months!  Freshfully is a new start up company that aims to connect farmers with the consumers that are wanting fresh food.  This is something Alabama really needs in the battle of the bulge!

Here is an statement from Jen Barnett Freshfully CEO.  “We will be opening a market in May 2012 filled with all local foods,including fresh produce, Alabama meats, pantry staples, and more! The 125-year-old building was once home to Hill’s Food Store, and we’re so excited to turn it back into a neighborhood grocery.”

Please do check out Freshfully at and like them on Facebook and Twitter.  This is a great start for Freshfully and hopefully they will expand to the rest of Alabama.  Because people really needs fresh food in Alabama!

Weekend Roundup: 3-30 to 4-1

This is Weekend Roundup.  The local events that are happening in NE Alabama and NW Georgia.  And the bigger events that are happening in Atlanta and Birmingham.  As always if you have an event that needs to be featured on Weekend Roundup.  E-mail me at

Weekend Weather:

Friday is going to be a rainy day.  The rest of the weekend will be warm with a slight chance of rain.

Local Best Bets:

Front Porch Festival at Back Forty Beer Company located at 200 North 6th Street in Gadsden.  Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at door.  Mar. 31 from 1-4pm.  For more info.

Albertville Easter Egg Hunt.  Mar. 31 from 10-11:30am.  Located at The Crossroads Mall.  For more info.  256-878-3821.

Here are my out of the area best bets for this weekend.  Go to for Atlanta events or  for Birmingham events.

Atlanta Best Bets:

The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge holds Eastern regionals at Centennial Olympic Park from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Events include dog diving, freestyle flying disc, head-to-head weave poles, Jack Russell hurdle racing and agility.

BaconFest, the swine-tastic annual celebration of all things piggy that also raises money for the funny folks at Dad’s Garage Theatre. The fun starts at 1 p.m. March 31 at the theater company’s Inman Park home.

Birmingham Best Bets:

Tuscaloosa Air Show at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.  Mar. 31 – Apr. 1  Free.

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber’s Motorsports Park.  Mar. 31 – Apr. 1 Tickets from $40 and up daily.

Birmingham Asian Cultures & Food Festival.  Mar. 31 from 10:30am – 4pm.  For more info.