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So sad the tales of Lesbian Yellow-Sour-Fruit are ending tonight.

This clip is one of my favs from the series. 1-900-OKFACE. Classic.

 

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A Bad Lip Reading of Beyoncé’s National Anthem.

These Bad Lip Reading kids are brilliant — love the ending of this one. I think some of these could sit pretty well in a playlist (e.g. Gang Fight).

 

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I like Ji Lee‘s projects. They’re simple in concept and really engaging (the first one that comes to mind is his Bubble Project that led to a whole load of knock offs similarly-inspired guerrilla art projects). His newest project, Word as Image, uses typography to define the words meaning.

I have major, major love for side projects and the sanity they help you maintain, so seeing a project like this bring turned into a neat video and published book makes me happy.

(via Gizmodo)

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One of the funniest around. Hilarious.

 

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I’m sure it’s much more complicated, but there’s some good design theory to apply in here.

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Yoko Ono‘s getting so much attention for her line at Opening Ceremony — my hope is that in the madness of all the fashion publicity, people take time to listen to this beautiful cover by Yoko …

 

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An appropriate Friday Song for the first Friday in December …

She’s not my favorite person (camel toe!), and it may look like she’s sporting some star-shaped nips, but I do really like this song and this version with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and some pop-up background singers is pretty brilliant. Happy holidays and Happy Friday!

 

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I’m a little late to this …  but when I left New York over a year ago, my friend E sent me a link to “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem. I love the song, but it still brings me the super sads when I hear it.

This viral YouTube duet uploaded by Alessandro Grespan features LCD and Miles Davis and has seemingly been around for a bit, but has been blowing up this week.

You’ll notice in the description that there’s “no editing or other tricks, just 2 youtube videos played at the same time,” which makes it kind of mind blowing. How did this even happen??? Amazing.

 

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So on this quick trip to Asia, I’ve been making these short travel videos using Viddy.

They’re only 15 seconds each and they’re pretty fun to make. I’m really, really hoping to be the next big director a la Tommy Wiseau, this is simply the beginning.

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I’ve been posting on this blog for just under a year and in the last few weeks, I’ve been pretty lazy about putting together new posts. I’ve been completely distracted with recent travel to Asia, taking Instagram photos and making short travel videos, but I’m going to get my s**t together again!

I really thought no one read this thing, but it took a talk filled with Bela Karolyi-level encouragement with my close friend D to make me realize I should plug away. (Her reasoning being that people who try to write a blog typically quit just before the one year mark, which is exactly where I am.)

So this is my sincerest apology to you — iPad cat, accidental page loader, and reclusive twin extreme couponing sisters with a joint AOL email account who all regularly frequent my site — for not posting more in these last few weeks.

I’m going to get back to it and persevere Gen Y-style!

(“Sorry I’m Late” by Tomas Mankovsky)

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Posts have been sparse lately because my Adobe suite has been giving me fits, so it’s slowing down my whole workflow.

I did see this Paul Ryan Bad Lip Reading video and had to post it though. Gotta love Bad Lip Reading … hilarious.

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I really like AsapSCIENCE‘s short, explanatory videos because, like a Malcolm Gladwell book, they make you feel all kinds of Harvard-smart if you can accurately cite the tiniest bit of information in regular, everyday bar conversation.

Their latest video, The Science of Procrastination, offers a couple good techniques and mindsets for overcoming procrastination. These should be super useful because, from my experience, 95% of the designers out there (including myself) are world-class procrastinators.

Definitely worth a watch since it can be applied in the workspace, but if you can’t get around to it now, maybe watch it later — totes understandable.

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