Who would win in a fight? A Golden Eagle or a mountain goat? Answer: definitively, the Golden Eagle.
Also: Kottke recommends listening to the video with the Juan Diego Florez’s encore-inducing tenor solo (Mp3), when he nailed nine high C notes. It brought the house down and for the first time in 14 years a singer was asked to encore. The last guy to get that honor was some dude named Luciano Pavarotti. Damn straight. Florez even nailed the nine high C’s during the encore.
All you have to do is mute the sound on the video and open the Mp3 file in another tab (or window).
Now playing the nature video and the encore together isn’t quite like Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz, but it’s tasty nonetheless. It even reminds me of being in college and syncing up nature videos to different albums. Yeah, I was either on lots of drugs or a really big dork. You decide.