I came across a video, titled “Forty Years & Counting.” The video offers us a fascinating history of this Futuro and features interviews with the various owners over the years along with some great video footage and marvelous stills.

The video was filmed by Kim Best and uploaded to YouTube by Ambato1234. Still photographs are by Lee and Mary Jane Russo and Ricky Jones and there are interviews with the following:

Dorothy & Percy Midgett [Neighbors]
James Bagwell [Current Owner]
Berle Wilson [Past Neighbor]
John O’Brien [Past Owner]
Dr. Lee & Mary Jane Russo [Original Owners]
Peter Mosley [Artist]

Though obviously the video was not made for “little old me” I would like to extend my thanks to all involved for creating such a fascinating and fact filled look at the life of the Frisco Futuro; as a result the history of the Frisco Futuro is now as well documented as almost any Futuro out there.

The video clears up many of the questions about the history of the Frisco Futuro. It does actually confirm much of what I had listed previously but it also disproves some of the reports and rumor about the unit.
— http://thegrumpyoldlimey.com/pages/Futuro-Buxton-North-Carolina-USA.html


By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - There's a great new documentary video available about the Spay Panama organization. The mission of this charity organization is to spay and neuter as many stray animals as possible, to reduce the number of unwanted animals wandering the streets in the Republic of Panama. Spay Panama has trained more than 50 volunteer veterinarians who perform the surgeries on the animals. They've spayed tens of thousands of animals since they started in 2001 . . . About the video, from their website: "Recently, Kim Best of North Carolina, a documentarian and videographer, visited our clinic in Panama City, Panama. In this fantastic video, she captures "The Good, The Best, and The Better" of Spay Panama. --  http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20120131095525185

"I recently saw a wonderful YouTube video by Spay Panama (in Panama City). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZOz_TcORUM&feature=youtu.be
Patricia Chan, the founder of Spay Panama, was largely the impetus for my starting the spay/neuter clinics in Volcan." -- Dottie


-- "DELIGHTFUL!  I enjoyed seeing the spinning process, which I had never seen before -- Carol makes spinning look very easy, but I'm sure it has taken her many years to perfect her technique -- her yarn is gorgeous -- and so is your kitty." 

-- "Wow, I had no idea that was a thing, but it is really cool!"

-- "Your video reminded me of a teacher I had in the elementary grades. It was a country school, and sometimes one of my classmates would say "What fer?" when asked to do something. The teacher would say, "What fer? Cat fur to make a pair of kitten britches out of."

-- "Nice job!  Who knew cat hair could lead to romance?  :-)   I liked seeing the process of how cat hair becomes "yarn" and then can be made into anything you want."

--  "At first I was a little squeamish about the concept, but I don't know why.  Cats are cleaner than sheep, and I've got plenty of wool sweaters . . . I think your film is funny, sweet, and fascinating!"

 -- "It was somewhat painful for me to watch; the idea of cat hair. Yet the happy lady, so competent with spinning. The gorgeous pillows. The heart. I see cat fur as one of the few inanimate enemies in the world and it was as if you'd put lipstick on the devil."

-- "At first I thought that it was a joke, even when you showed the pillows. But then she actually spun it!!!!!!!"


-- "I am laughing so hard I am crying!!!!! It needs more shots of vodka!I just watched this again....and started crying again! This is so funny!!!"

-- "Gorgeous photos of food & perfect music. Actor's sincere tone makes it even funnier. Wonderful work."

-- "Your video is hilarious!!!! I kept laughing out loud!! One thing I found funny was all the trouble one would have to go - all that chopping, blending to make it - not to mention washing all those greens. And, while I don't know this for sure, I'd think the alcohol would kill/cancel out any nutritive value. What was Dr. Oz thinking!?!"

"Yes, a very stylish and persuasive message, but I’ll do without green veggies in my booze, PLEASE."

"That was sooo funny!  That guy...with the french music in the back ground...was GREAT.  Thanks for the laugh...And...I have tried Kale...and it would take a lot more that 4.5 shots to make it taste good."


"Thanks you for another recipe hit video! Funny to me because we are of two persuasions about brussel sprouts at our house -- one favorable and one not so much."

"Haha...N. hates the blighters*, I love them..."
*Blighter: a person who is regarded with contempt, irritation, or pity.

"Yum, thank you. will make that soon. very clever, funny, fun and informative!"

"You brought another smile (or two) to my face." -- p.s., I've always liked Brussel sprouts. 

"Some of my favorite parts - watching the wind-up lineup of ducks, especially the one on the end, run off the counter - and the sound of munching that sprouts salad and the dramatic pause before he delivered his verdict. Who knew?!? As with the kale cocktail, that recipe seemed to me to be a whole lot of trouble given the "star" ingredient."