Night owl chat – What the world needs now is FLASH MOBS

When the world is being torn asunder, it’s time to remember our common humanity. Another in my series of people being joyously human in musical flash mobs.


Flash mob marriage proposal – Chicago


Glee flash mob – Seattle


Christmas flash mob – “Hallelujah” Chorus


Do Re Mi – Antwerp


Beyonce flash mob – Target


Thriller flash mob – Denver


And my all time favorite: Ode to Joy flash mob – Sabadell, Spain


Be human, night owls!


105 Responses to “Night owl chat – What the world needs now is FLASH MOBS”

  1. July 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Hope this works:

    ….delete if it is repeat videos

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    July 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm


    • 6 vcprezofan2
      July 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      O my lord, I think I just posted from my phone! 😯

      • July 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        Wooooooooooot!! But did you mean to VC??

        • 8 vcprezofan2
          July 30, 2014 at 12:32 am

          😳 ah cc, just found my way back here do I guess you have your answer. It’s a touch screen so sometimes I’m moving merrily along and betting ready to brag when suddenly up pops another screen. Then i bave no idea where I am. It also self corrects – VERY FRUSTRATING!! And speaks different languages if I touch the wrong button!

          If I don’t answer you it’s because I’m lost somewhere within the phone.

  3. 9 hopefruit2
    July 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I haven’t seen Richard Wolfe in a while – either on Twitter or elsewhere.

  4. July 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    • 17 desertflower
      July 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Now I REALLY feel like the only person in America that’s never seen the President in person 😦

    • 25 hopefruit2
      July 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      According to WestWingReport, people who hate PBO will fly from Puerto Rico to MO to see him give a 20-minute on America’s economy…Okay then.

      • July 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        You guys are killing WWR!!!

        Put on your happy face village 🙂

      • 28 anniebella
        July 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

        Course they would, they would fly to see the worst President in current history, they would fly to see the President who if the election were held today he would lose to the opponent he defeated in 2012, they would fly to see the weak leader.

        • 29 hopefruit2
          July 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm

          ROTFLMAO! Anniebella you are too funny…but you’re exactly right! 🙂

        • 30 anniebella
          July 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

          All these polls are just a way of tearing down President Obama. Hopefully Democrats won’t fall for it.And come out to vote November.

        • July 30, 2014 at 6:46 am

          Well, Anniebella, John McCain and Mitt Romney must feel cheated! They now know that they would have been the presidential winners based on the 2014 media polls. I feel their pain! Why couldn’t the two presidential elections –in 2008 and 2012– be held in July 2014? Both John McCain and Mitt Romney would have been elected Presidents This would have spared the US of the agony of living under President Obama.There is absolutely no doubt that both John McCain and Mitt Romney would have by now solved all the domestic and international problems. Just as the great GOP Saint Ronald Reagan, the great, did.

    • 33 arapaho415
      July 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm


      Saw your post on the Yosemite wildfire on the previous thread.

      LATimes had a headline that there are 200 fires burning in CA now, but it’s moved from the front page now, replaced by the lead story about our decaying infrastructure (i.e., water main pipe burst on Sunset by UCLA — very familiar with that area, since I went to UCLA and lost so much weight as a freshman — over 300 steps to get to my dorm from the low spot, Pauley Pavillion).

      Very worrisome that there are so many fires in July — our fire season is typically Sept and Oct when the Santa Ana winds start. Santa Anas usually arrive after our rain — there’s something about how the air circulates that draws in the wind towards the ocean from the high desert (to the north of LA) after a rainstorm — so we can expect Santa Anas between Sept – Mar.

      I worked near Zuma Beach (Malibu, near the Ventura county line) in 1978, and on the windiest day of the year — even good sized men had trouble standing upright in the wind — I saw a tiny wisp of smoke over the mountains around noon. By 3:30 we were evacuated and flames were coming down the hillside. Fire typically slows as it goes downhill, but the Santa Anas force the fire to the ocean. Over 300 homes were lost on Broad Beach then. The pattern repeats itself every 20 years or so — that’s why we really shouldn’t allow homes to be built between the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) and the ocean in the Malibu area — they are pretty much impossible to save if they’re between the origin of the fire and the ocean.

  5. July 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm



    Thank you LL!!!

  6. 38 Judith Fardig
    July 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    My wedding decades ago (during the war in Vietnam) wasn’t exactly a flash mob, but as a finale, we did sing the following song to FInlandia by Sibelius:


    This is my song, O God of all the nations,
    A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
    This is my home, the country where my heart is;
    Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine.
    But other hearts in other lands are beating
    With hope and dreams as true and high as mine.

    My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
    And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
    But other lands have sunlight, too, and clover,
    And skies are ev’rywhere as blue as mine.
    O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
    A song of peace for their land and for mine.

  7. 43 amk for obama
    July 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  8. 44 amk for obama
    July 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      July 30, 2014 at 12:34 am

      And it never ends. Decades ago, when my son was in his 20s and he and his new bride lived about five miles away from me, I’d still worry when I heard an ambulance go by that he’d been in a car accident or something! Once a parent, always a parent! (I keep telling my two granddaughters who are mommies, “Only 40 or so more years to go, raising your boys!” Ha. They think I’m kidding.)

  9. 46 amk for obama
    July 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    • 47 MightyPamela
      July 30, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Nite y’all! Many blessings. And a deep prayer for humanity to awaken from our stupor, and rise to our true purpose!

  10. 48 desertflower
    July 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    night all…

  11. 50 amk for obama
    July 29, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    kerry in India toda.

  12. July 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Way cool flash mobs, thanks!

  13. 53 hopefruit2
    July 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Hopefully I’ll have a break at 12noon to watch the speech. 🙂

  14. July 29, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I would love to be a witness to one of these musical flash mobs… 😀

  15. 59 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for this post, LL! So much needed!

  16. July 29, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    BREAKING! I just made my nephew his very first gimlet. I have now fulfilled my avuncular duties.

  17. 65 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

  18. 66 Vicki
    July 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    So, I think we will see brighter days ahead.
    Bob gave us a link to the NYTimes article speaking truth about israel’s actions in gaza.
    The New Yorker Magazine and NY Magazine also have empathetic and critical pieces.

    This is how Israel’s hold on America is loosened. If they can’t stifle all the MSM, let alone the internet, their days are numbered.

    The Congress and all the politicians that depend on Israel friendly sources for campaign funding will eventually have to adjust to a new reality. I’m not saying today but sooner than I thought yesterday.

    Americans don’t want to go to war in Libya, Syria, Ukraine or Gaza, no matter how much the Military Sales business wants us to fund their escapades.
    Good night TOD. Peace and better days for all who are struggling and suffering tonight.

  19. July 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

  20. July 30, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Misty Copeland Performs Derek Hough Choreography at Youth America Grand Prix Dala


  21. July 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

    UCLA campus right now!!!! ……75,000 gallons per minute coming out of busted water main:

    UCLA > USC……..even under water.

    LL, at least your boy has a sense of humor under the circumstances

  22. 78 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

  23. July 30, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Sorry, deleted the comment. (By me, LL) Not appropriate for this venue.

    Instead, a picture of a cute kitty.

  24. 81 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

  25. July 30, 2014 at 12:43 am

    See everyone tomorrow!

  26. 87 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 1:23 am

    😀 😀 😀


  27. 88 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Found this gem on the White House YouTube Channel… 😀

  28. 89 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Well, I’ve got a date with a certain pillow! 🙂

    Goodnight All!

  29. 90 Dudette
    July 30, 2014 at 1:33 am

  30. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    July 30, 2014 at 1:54 am

  31. July 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    For the record … in case anyone was even slightly confused about my estimation of Hamas, Bibi’s Jewish coalition of hate, ISIS(ISIL), American fundamentalist, …. endless list of sects that have killed and ravaged, mightily, in the name of ‘their god’ ….

    Despise them all.

    good night TOD …

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      July 30, 2014 at 2:19 am

      I have no standing to say this, Bob, other than as one human being to another, but don’t let any of the hate we witness each day eat you alive.

    • 98 Jeff
      July 30, 2014 at 4:00 am

      I don’t believe those polls in Israel. I really think they were cooked up by Israel’s media to garner support for the murder of Palestinians. 94 percent sounds way too high, pretty much a joke. Way too high for it to be real.

  32. July 30, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Good morning TOD!
    What the world needs now is LOVE.
    Have a great Wed. even though it is a struggle, love lifted me this morning.
    It is a blessing to be able to come here to positive, kind, intelligent minds.

  33. July 30, 2014 at 7:06 am

    ….I wish I could share
    All the love that’s in my heart
    Remove all the bars
    That keep us apart
    I wish you could know
    What it means to be me
    Then you’d see and agree
    That every man should be free….

  34. July 30, 2014 at 7:10 am

    WE Shall Over Come…

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