Holiday fun – cats, dogs, sugar plum fairies & egg nog


Since it’s the holiday season, we thought we’d bring you a few of our favorite seasonal clips. Best wishes to you and yours over the holiday – and be safe – be sure not to drive if you have any spiked egg nog!

Straight No Chaser – Who Spiked The Eggnog?

Cat Christmas Tree Disaster

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix

Crowboarding: This snow is for the birds!


This crow knows how to deal with the snow – it’s having a blast “crow”boarding down a roof. Crows and ravens really enjoy the snow – they like to take “snow baths.”

While we humans can also enjoy the snow, first and foremost, we have to take care of business. Here are some resources to help you cope.

Sharing the road with snowplows – common sense tips for driving safely near plows and heavy equipment.
Brrr… are you prepared for the cold if your car gets stranded? – if you do have to drive in storms, here is some advice on what to keep in your car emergency kit
Snow shoveling and snow removal safety – basic tips to help you avoid problems from shoveling.
Are you ready for snowy, icy roads? Hone your winter driving skills – a fun way to brush up on your seasonal skills and maybe even learn something new
Dealing with ice dams and other winter weather hazards – advice should you have ice dams or snow overload problems post storm.

Happy Thanksgiving! Have some turkeys…


Here’s wishing all our readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving. In honor of the holiday, we have a few fun turkey-related clips to share – and one inspirational one. We’ll start off with one  from “the secret lives of turkeys” file – it’s called Turkey Dubstep.

Of course, when they aren’t dubstepping, they can be pretty peckish – maybe in revenge for Thanksgiving! Last year, we ran a few clips of temperamental turkeys in our post Real Life Angry Birds. Here are a few more clips of random turkey attacks to add to the mix:

Finally, moving away from turkey mayhem, we close on a more serious note with a touching clip that gets to the true heart of the holiday: giving thanks. While the holidays are a fun time for many, for some families, it’s a struggle to make ends meet. To bring some surprise holiday cheer, a group of “reverse “pranksters” surprise shoppers by picking up their Thanksgiving grocery bill at the cash register. It’s touching!

Funny Russian insurance ad makes a serious point


Don’t worry – you don’t need to understand Russian to get the point of this clever Russian auto insurance ad. It uses fun special effects to make the point that some insurers will go to great lengths to avoid you when you have an auto insurance claim. If you are having trouble finding an insurer that will be there when you need them, that’s where your local independent agent can help!

What’s so funny about risk?


These two insurance ads from Travelers are ones from the archives, but they both do a good tackling the topic of risk in a whimsical but enlightening way:


And Seinfeld’s George Costanza also tackles the topic of risk management – somewhat less successfully so!