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Hi Everyone. It's Friday... Let's have some fun!? For today's blog entry, I thought I'd post my submission to the recent video contest held by the Vita-Mix company. They were looking for a new spokesperson, and offered a $10,000 prize for the best video. I didn't make the final cut, but did have a good deal of fun making this short video. Hope you like it:

On this blog, I've featured smoothie recipes similar to the one shown in that video, so I won't post a special recipe here. I really just needed a very easy, yet tasty, recipe for the purposes of the vid. But, simple smoothies like this are very delicious, so definitely try it!

Original Comments

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On January 15, 2010, jprostko wrote:

I'm not sure if I've had enough superhero training to do the "strawberry off the ceiling fan" technique, although it is quite impressive!

Also, is playing Bb essential to making the ginger fly into the carafe, or could something like F# work as well? :)

On January 15, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

lol... We'll have to think of additional feats of superheroism sometime & make another vid just for fun. As for your other question: Yes, the Bb piano/ginger trick is *only* possible using that specific key. Another requisite is that it be played within the context of the opening measure to George Gershwin's "Raphsody in Blue." Strange, but true.

On January 15, 2010, Gary wrote:

Jim, can't believe you didn't make the final cut, I think it's a very clever & original video that's not only humourous, But...healthy..., What more do they want? Apparrently a case of B# or Bb.... Gary Oregon

On January 15, 2010, tinaintheraw wrote:

Very entertaining indeed! Thanks for the smiles!

Hugs, Tina

On January 15, 2010, rubyvroom wrote:

OMG....that is CLASSIC! I LOVED it! You get my vote for best raw food VitaMix Spokes model!! WOOOHOOO!

On January 16, 2010, robinswitzer wrote:

Funny! Jim, you are just BURSTING with enthusiasm.

On January 16, 2010, Joanna_Steven wrote:

Awesome! That was so funny! Great job on that ginger ;)

I want to know: when you're adding the cacao, there's beautiful music playing in the background. What is it?

On January 18, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Haha... thanks, Gary. :-)

On January 18, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Thanks, Tina!! Hope all's going well for you. Back from Hippocrates, I assume! Hope that went well!

On January 18, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Thanks, Penni! Had a TON of fun making that vid. :-)

On January 18, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Thanks, Robin. KDcat and I were having so much fun that night, as it's not every day when you get to hang around the house and throw produce at each other.

On January 18, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Thanks, Joanna! The caco-scene background music is just some royalty-free music that came w/ the video editing package.

On January 20, 2010, rrnancyr wrote:

I would have voted for you! Lots of enthusiam and and entertainment. Great job.

On January 21, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Thanks! Even though we weren't selected, we still had fun & created some entertaining vids! :-)