We work. Almost every day. At least Monday-Friday. And work can be exhausting. And hectic. And even annoying. But then, sometimes, you work on a project that really gets you excited about what you do. That labor of love that reminds you why you work crazy hours, why you put in that extra 10%.
For me, that labor of love (well, part of it!) is finally public, as of today! So go ahead and check out these videos we made for Dentyne, showing how their Split2Fit pack fits just about anywhere - including this guy’s dong sarong. [Yep, a client-approved video with ‘dong sarong’ in it - How cool is that?!] Next week, we’ll be releasing some cheeky instructoart graphics that will show you how you can better fit in this summer. (Just in case you need some help!)
We’ll be releasing more videos (and more instructoart!) for the rest of the year, so if you find yourself running to the store to buy a banana hammock, give Dentyne a ‘like’ on Facebook or show some love on Twitter. Because you’re cool like that, right?!
Dentyne Split2Fit Shorts: Banana Hammock (by TheDentynegum)
Pizza vending machines are here!
This one’s for you, Allison Weiss! According to this blog post, the Dutch invented a vending machine that mixes flour and water, kneads that mixture into dough, rolls the dough into a crust, adds toppings, cooks the pizza in its infrared oven and then delivers it to you in a takeaway box. Genius.
Celebrity Dinner Party by Strictly Platonic.
You know what Facebook’s great for? Stumbling across people you met in college who are super talented and doing cool things elsewhere on the internet. Take Monica Padman for example. I don’t think we’ve talked since college, but today I stumbled upon this video she posted. And it’s kind of amazing. Go watch it and then follow her on Twitter where she posts a plethora of tweets that will make you LOL.
Truth or Dare: Live in NYC.
Chelsea Davison decided she’d had enough of New Yorkers’ closing themselves off to people around them. A la ImprovEverywhere, Chelsea invited people in Washington Square Park to a live game of truth or dare. You guys, she’s “only” an intern. (I mean how can I really say only when she’s so rad?!) And she’s a red head. So you should probably hire her. I’m going to try to ;)
10-year-long game creates ‘hellish nightmare’ world.
I’m so glad CNN picked up on this. When I saw this guy’s post on Reddit, I immediately shared it with everyone I knew who played Civilization/Civ II, which was approximately two people: my dad & my sister. This guy has played Civ II for 10 years - and started a Reddit chain based on what was left of the world (“a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.”) Bleak, but fascinating.
Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.
For those of you who missed it, a recent college grad, who happens to be interning at NPR’s All Songs Considered wrote a guest blog post about not paying for music. [NPR argues it’s about not paying for albums/physical objects, but I remain unconvinced.] My dad is in the music industry - so to pay or not to pay has a pretty straightforward answer in my book: Pay. Always, always pay. If musicians sell their songs, pay for them. And if they are giving them away, pay anyway. Pay in tweets, in praise, in an email to a friend. But the answer wasn’t always clear to me, especially when Napster first came out- And I, too, am guilty of downloading music without paying for it. Not much, but I’m not proud of it. David Lowery tackles the generational divide while showing Emily why her story just doesn’t add up.
Microsoft announces Surface.
Could it be? A bird? A plane? An iPad competitor?! Only time will tell, but I’m itching to get my hands on Microsoft’s Surface.
All these sexist gamer dudes are some shook ones.
Jay Smith speaks the truth with his latest video on “why dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet.”