Classic Sherlock Holmes Movie

Today we are adding a great movie that we think many of you will enjoy.  Please let us know what you think.

Dressed To Kill

Classic Sherlock Holmes with what many regard as the best ever Holmes, Basil Rathbone, in the lead role. In this great film Holmes sets out to discover why the villains, including an attractive woman, are so keen to obtain three seemingly trivial music boxes.


From Around The Web – Jan 26th

Are you tired of your dining room’s boring, expected ways? Shake things up with one (or more) of these design ideas that will have your dining room feeling like new in no time.
Some time ago, I wrote a post called, “What If I Mess Up? Why Going Vegan is Not a Pledge of Perfection.” The idea was to emphasize that moving toward a vegan lifestyle isn’t a test of personal fortitude–it’s about the sincere intention to do something good for animals, for our planet, and for your […]
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Did you resolve to eat more greens in 2016? This smoothie has you covered. From the creamy coconut milk and banana, to the tart lime and blood orange juice, you won’t even taste the big handfuls of fresh spinach and kale in there.


I inherited my love of avocados from my mom. When I was in high school, she showed me how to prepare one for guacamole: carefully whacking the pit with a hefty blade, twisting to remove, and then cutting a grid pattern into the flesh before scooping with a large spoon. From there: mash, mash, mash.

The task never bothered me — avocados are so delicious that the semi-annoying way that they exist is just kind of … well, fine, I guess. The extra time to slice, pit, and dice a bunch of the gator-skinned goodies before friends arrive for Taco Tuesday? Totally worth it.

But, no more. It turns out that the secret to super-fast avocado prep lies in an unassuming tool you already own.


You would think your kitchen sink is relatively clean, considering the number of times per day you use it. But simply letting water run down the drain throughout the day just won’t cut it with germs and bacteria — you need to sanitize!

From Apartment Therapy → How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink & Disposal


Not so long ago, I was watching an episode of a “Top Chef” spinoff show, “Top Chef Duels,” in which canned salmon was one of the ingredients featured in a “high-end and humble” cook-off between chefs. The chef tasked with using it said the only thing she could think of to “save” the salmon was turning it into a mousse with smoked salt, so it might taste more like smoked salmon. Wolfgang Puck, the judge, sniffed the open can of fish and recoiled violently, like he’d been slapped in the face. I was disgusted, too — but not by the salmon.

Canned fish is not at all cool. but it is nutrient-dense and shelf-stable, making it a great choice for busy cooks and shoppers. It’s also genuinely delicious, especially used in salads, crisp seafood cakes, pasta, and more. And it’s cheap — a whole lot cheaper than a fillet of fresh or frozen fish, and that’s where the snobbery comes in.


If you’re planning on hitting the bubbly hard tonight, do yourself a favor and grab all the ingredients for this Bloody Mary burger today. You’ll be so glad you did when you wake up tomorrow (at noon, no doubt) craving something indulgent to ease your hangover symptoms.

“I can affect change by transforming the only thing that I ever had control over in the first place and that is myself.” ~Deepak Chopra
As the New Year quickly approaches, many of us spend time in review and reflection …
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New Cary Grant Movie – The Amazing Adventure Now Showing

Another classic movie being added to Purple Gator TV today.  Please let us know if you enjoy it.

The Amazing Adventure

Classic Cary Grant movie in which he makes a bet that he can live for a whole year without touching his own wealth. Feel good comedy. Not the greatest film quality but more than watchable and totally charming.


From Around The Web – Jan 19th

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The Correct Way to Load Dishes for Every Major Dishwasher Brand, As Shown In Their Manuals

15 Reasons You’ll Want to Visit IKEA in February

23 Recipes for the Food You Actually Want to Eat During the Super Bowl

13 Things That Should Be on Your Grocery List in January

5 Simple Habits for a Better Breakfast Routine

17 Soups to Make Now and Eat All Week Long

We Tried 5 Brands of Chicken Broth, and Here Is the Winner

19 Sides That Make Soup a Meal

This Book on Tidying Has Changed How I Look at My Kitchen

My Very Favorite Dishwashing Tool


For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering one question. It comes from Kristen, a new mother to a nine month-old who’s grown so passionate about baby nutrition that she’s decided to start a fresh food business for infants and toddlers. She’s a recent reader of the blog, though, and as such needs a little […]
“My brother Allen, has been ignoring calls from my mom and his girlfriend for the past few days and they have become really worried about him. Little did they know, that he and I, with the help of some friends, have been planning this special surprise for months! Welcome Home Private!”


If you’re planning on hitting the bubbly hard tonight, do yourself a favor and grab all the ingredients for this Bloody Mary burger today. You’ll be so glad you did when you wake up tomorrow (at noon, no doubt) craving something indulgent to ease your hangover symptoms.

“You are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
A few weeks ago, I had a day that I felt like an utter failure.
I had eaten junk food even though I was …
The post How to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over The Little Things appeared first on Tiny Buddha.
“I can affect change by transforming the only thing that I ever had control over in the first place and that is myself.” ~Deepak Chopra
As the New Year quickly approaches, many of us spend time in review and reflection …
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New Documentary Feature

Today we are adding a new documentary film to the channel in the “Our World” category which you can find in the Human Interest section.  Please let us know if you enjoy these sorts of films.

One Day In The Life Of A Rice Farmer

Fascinating film that shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer in the Phillipines. It relies entirely on the natural sounds rather than having music or narrative. As such you can begin to experience the real life of these hard working people.


From Around The Web Jan 14th


Kettle Brand Pepperoncini Potato Chips


I have to preface this find with the fact that I really don’t enjoy potato chips. They’re just not my snack of choice. I don’t know if it’s the salt, or the bland fattiness, but plain potato chips are the last thing I would reach for on the snack table. These pepperoncini chips, however, are a whole other story.

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Come December, it’s difficult to deny those few portraits of holiday tradition that hang in our minds as hallmarks of Christmas experience. Stockings hung from the mantel, presents wrapped under a twinkling tree, and chestnuts popping over a wood fire are all magical images instilled in us as children and recreated this time of year to celebrate the spirit of the season. Perhaps the sweetest of these merry moments may be the greeting of Santa Claus with a welcoming committee of cookies set out by the fire.
U.S. Army Specialist David Day decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving his country. Home from his first deployment in the Middle East, Specialist Day surprises his brothers and sisters for Christmas.
You may not really like your work and are the first one out the door when you workday is over. You can change that, however, by following these 7 steps.

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Printable Holiday Soiree Invitation from Kinvite

• $15

• Etsy

Think it’s too late to plan a Christmas party and send proper invitations? Nah — you just need one of these classy invitations from Etsy artist Kinvite. Send her your information and she’ll customize any of these invites with your name and address. Print at Kinko’s or your local print shop, and ta-da! Soirée is served.

I especially like this first design, with its gold script, but if that isn’t your style, check out the following two designs.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School graduate Zak Smith entered the Navy after graduation and hasn’t been home in six months–until recently. Last week Zak arrived home earlier than planned but kept it a secret in order to surprise his family for the holidays. Zak showed up at Charlton Heights Elementary School, Ballston Lake, NY, where […]
A bone-in leg of lamb is a cut of meat that’s the perfect choice for a formal holiday table or a casual backyard dinner. Slather a marinade on the outside, roast the leg slowly for a few hours then crank up the heat to crisp up the outside. It doesn’t matter what you serve on […]
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~Ernest Hemingway
If I’m honest, I don’t think I listened to another person until I was in my thirties. I wasn’t really listening, not completely. It’s not that I’m super selfish …
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New “Our World” Content Added

Today we are adding a brand new category to the Human Interest section of the TV channel.  We are calling it Our World and in it plan to feature all sorts of video content that reflects our planet today.  We hope that you will find it inspirational and that it may help our viewers to appreciate some of the wonder of the world in which we live.

We are kicking off the section with 3 short films made by James Wiehoff of Lifted Up Aerial Photography.   These films use aerial video film making to bring us stunning imagery of a rural waterway, the amazing scenery of New Mexico and a variety of scenes from Western Vermont.

We hope you enjoy these latest additions to Purple Gator TV.



Motivation for Fitness

If you’re looking for ways to extend both your lifespan and your healthspan (the number of healthy years lived free from disease), it’s no secret that you need to adopt some healthy lifestyle habits. However, you may be surprised to learn that among the top five ways to add healthy years to your life is strength training, according to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). That’s because lifting heavier weights impacts your body in several ways beyond the obvious muscle-building benefits. To learn more, we spoke with fitness pro Kate Meier, CPT, a certified personal trainer with Gym Garage Reviews, to get her take on the top side effects of regular strength training, and you can even go to sites like to get the right equipment for this.

It’s important to note that strength training (aka resistance training or weightlifting) is an activity everyone should do—not just bodybuilders and athletes. Regular strength training is beneficial for all people, regardless of age or fitness level, since it helps prevent the natural loss of muscle mass and function that occurs with aging (medically referred to as sarcopenia). In addition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that regular strength training can help reduce your risk of chronic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned weightlifter, or want to start strength training, keep reading to find out what Meier says are the top five side effects and benefits of lifting heavier weights. And when you’re done, check out The #1 Strength Training Workout for Rapid Weight Loss, Trainer Says.


Lifting heavier weights can improve your quality of life.

happy mature man holding walking sticks on outdoor hike

More robust, better-functioning muscles offer more benefits than simply looking good at the beach. Research shows that resistance training is full of health benefits, like a boost in your muscle mass, strength, and bone density. Increased muscle mass and strength can improve your overall quality of life by enhancing your ability to perform daily activities, like carrying groceries, shoveling snow, or playing with your kids. However, it’s important to note that it’s a good idea to start light and increase weight as your muscles adapt and your strength increases.

“Muscle tissue breaks down when you lift, only to build back up and then some during rest and recovery periods. Basic muscle building, called hypertrophy, happens in moderate sets of six to 12 reps at about 75% to 85% effort. So when lifting to push your strength further, aim to perform one to five reps per set at 85% or more of your one-rep max for any given strength exercise,” says Meier.


It enhances your mobility.

side stretch

Another surprising benefit of lifting heavy is improved mobility and range of motion, according to research. You’d think the opposite, considering strength training involves plenty of time under tension, but it can boost mobility when combined with a regular stretching routine.

“Many athletes may think of stretching or light weights when they think of mobility training. However, lifting heavy at full ranges of motion is an underrated strategy for improving mobility in everyday life,” says Meier. “The key is to build your range of motion over time the same way you would add weight over time. Before progressing to heavier loads, ensure your range of motion and form is stellar.”

RELATED: Burn Twice as Many Calories With These Strength Training Habits


It promotes fat loss.

woman stepping on scale, concept of fat loss after lifting heavier weights

When combined with a nutritious diet and a calorie deficit, heavy lifting is an effective way to melt away body fat while maintaining lean muscle tissue and increasing strength, according to research.

“Lifting heavy helps you burn fat in a roundabout way. Since you build muscle as you lift and eat a healthy diet to fuel your training, that muscle tissue requires calories to stay fueled throughout the day. The more muscle you build, the more calories your body consumes at rest—even while you’re sleeping,” Meier explains.


Lifting heavier improves your joint health.

middle-aged woman running by beach, concept of joint health after lifting heavier weights

If there’s one aspect of aging that impacts us all at one point or another, it’s joint health. While there’s a common misconception that going heavy in your lifts causes joint damage over time, this is only true if you perform the movements improperly or don’t gradually work your way up to the heavier load. For example, a 2020 study published in Sports Health found that strength training improves pain and physical function in knee osteoarthritis.

“If you train within your abilities and focus on good form, research supports the idea of weight training for joint health and pain reduction over time,” says Meier.

RELATED: Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight With This Strength Routine


It promotes longevity.

happy senior man on beach demonstrating the lifestyle habits that slow down aging

Strength training helps add healthy years to your life by decreasing your risk of injury and falls and enhancing metabolic health markers, such as blood sugar control, insulin sensitivity, and weight loss. In addition, according to websites like, regular heavy lifting improves your body’s ability to handle stress, making you more capable of handling whatever hurdles life puts in front of you.

“Research suggests that weight training may have many benefits that improve overall longevity. These include a reduced risk of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as improved brain health,” says Meier. “Lifting weights can also increase bone strength, which is important to help prevent osteoporosis in older age, especially for women. Together, these benefits may help you live longer and have a better quality of life.”

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New Full Length Animated Movie Added

Something a bit different today as we are adding a new animated movie called Sita Sings The Blues.  To be honest we were uncertain as to where to add the feature.  It could have gone in Comedy Animation, Dreams and Aspirations, Feel Good Movies and probably several other categories as well.  In the end we have settled on Heart Warming Human Interest.  Wherever it is placed it is a great watch.

Sita Sings The Blues

Incredible animated musical movie that is beautifully presented, funny and heart warming. It is a mix of ancient tragedy and modern comedy that tells the story of a woman who is dumped by email by her husband who has just moved to India. It is set to a musical score of 1920s jazz by Annette Hanshaw.