Here is another Christmas parade post! This time its the Anniston Christmas Parade along Noble Street in downtown Anniston. The parade had the Ohatchee, White Plains, Wellborn, and Anniston marching bands. The parade also had The Donoho School and Faith Christian School featured. The parade also had plenty of great floats, an Michael Jackson impersonator, an Elf impersonator, and much more!
Yep, somehow and someway Anniston ended up in a Saturday Night Live parody skit. In last week’s show, they had a parody movie trailer called “God’s A Boob Man.” Yep, that is the real parody title. Obviously, this is a parody to the “God’s Not Dead 2” movie now out in theaters. And in the first 4 seconds of the video, you see downtown Anniston.
So, the question asked was where did Saturday Night Live get the footage? After watching SNL live, I had to think it had to be some stock footage the show purchased. And after some Google searches, I was found to be right. The show spent $575 for a 15 second Getty Images clip of overhead downtown Anniston along Noble Street. The clip is from John Neff and some of the tags included in the video includes “small town america”, “American culture”, “gulf coast states”, “church”, and more.
WDNG reached out to NBC and Saturday Night Live and a spokesperson said the show was searching for a clip that had a ‘God’s Not Dead’ feel to it. And the clip was just stock footage purchased for the show. That’s the best 2 seconds for $575 ever spent! Enjoy the skit!
Sorry for the delay, but I needed to put up a video almost 30 minutes long and pictures from the 2015 Anniston Christmas Parade. This year, the parade was held on an Saturday afternoon, and it was one of the longest parades with a great crowd thanks to warm weather. Enjoy the video and pictures!
Do you hate it when someone uses your work without the credit? I am sure anyone would be livid if someone used your work and never gave the credit for it! Well, I am having to go through this, because the City of Anniston used my photos without permission! A TV commercial was made for Neewollah on Noble 2015 by Jacbos Media Services. I gave them permission to use my photos for their TV ad. But, I learned that instead the city of Anniston gave Jacobs Media Services photos to use in the TV ad. To view the ad go to the 8:20 mark in this video below.
So, let’s compare the photos in the ad to the photos I have taken here on Geek Alabama.
This weekend in Anniston is very big! First off, the 2015 Woodstock 5K takes place in Anniston early Saturday morning with the race kicking off at 7:30 am. The 35th annual Woodstock 5K and Kidstock 1 mile run will feature over 1000 runners running throughout the streets and historic neighborhoods in East Anniston. Again this year they are proud to host the Road Runners Club of America’s Southern Region 5K Championship. Woodstock is a challenging 5K with world class start/finish lines, their famous up the hill finish on Woodstock Avenue and then a great after-race celebration with food, live music, fellowship, and vendors, in front of Anniston High School. Learn more about the Woodstock 5K at: http://www.annistonrunners.com/woodstock5k/
Enjoy a video from the 2014 edition!
Also this weekend is the 2015 UCP Telethon! The 57th Annual UCP Telethon will be held on Saturday, August 1st, from 6 pm – 10 pm, and Sunday, August 2nd, from noon – 6 pm at the Anniston Meeting Center. Don’t miss all the fun and excitement! Join them at the meeting center for their annual silent auction with some fabulous items to be auctioned. Also, they will have some great talent on-stage and great food from local restaurants at the concession stand. If you are looking for family fun and entertainment, this event is for you. The great thing about it is, all proceeds from this event will help sponsor therapeutic services and programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities in the community!
Watch the livestream of the 2015 telethon, and learn more about the UCP of East Alabama at: http://www.ecaucp.org/