I often post about environmental issues and the need to protect our fragile environment. Amidst all this doom and gloom, it’s easy to lose sight of the beauty of our planet. The Emmy Award-winning BBC nature documentary, Planet Earth, celebrates this beauty and diversity, demonstrating through its images the vast amount of uncharted and untouched wilderness still present on our planet. You can see a sample of these dramatic images in the video trailer below, but be sure to turn up the volume in your speakers, because the music is wonderful, too.


I tried to see more of the videos on the BBC’s Planet Earth website, but their content is restricted to residents of the UK. Instead, they’ve set up a special BBC website at YouTube that carries the best of British TV (Top Gear, Mighty Boosh, Doctor Who, Attenborough, Parkinson, Catherine, etc.), as well as breath-taking natural history, hilarious comedy, heart-wrenching drama and insightful documentaries. Today’s featured video, “Combat Sheep: Queen Tribute Band,” is a hilarious spoof from the demented mind of Steve Coogan, which answers the perennial question: what do sheep bred and trained to fight in an elite force of the army do when they’ve been laid off?

What a great way to start the day – with one warm and fuzzy video and another that made me laugh.