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This is a very NSFW video, but it’s one I also find to be quite awesome.
- Sarah Chalke (in German)
- Judy Reyes (sounding saucy)
- Zach Braff (sounding completely unthreatening)
- Rachel Bilson (sounding adorable, even when swearing, as per usual)
- Jamie Oliver (the British people don’t sound as taboo when swearing. why?)
- Derren Brown (in a laundromat?)
- Peter Krause (sounding awesome, as always)
This music was created using only sounds from Windows XP and Windows 98. It’s a lot better than you’d think. I’ve listened to it a few times.
via Larissa MeekPermalink
Way back when, Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake created an Internet phenomenon with their Dick in a Box song. If you’ve been in a cave, or want a refresher, check it out here. There’s been a lot of imitators and posers, most of them exactly as bad as you’d expect. “Step 1…cut a hole in the box” was the “I’m Rick James bitch” of 2007. That is until now. Leah Kauffman has created a parody (of a parody) that is almost as good as the original. She’s affiliated with barelypolitical.com, which I know nothing about. Her video “My Box in a Box” is inspired. Check it out:
Leah is hot in a waspy, Dave Matthews concert way, and obviously funny. She does have a case of the crazy eyes though. This video is great, I hope there’s more of her out there.Permalink
This is a commencement speech Steve Jobs gave to the graduating class of Stanford (full context here). He tells three stories from his life. It’s long, but I think it’s moving, and worth it.
- Typography. Turns out that after Jobs dropped out of college he audited a few classes. On of these was calligraphy. This class taught him an appreciation for typography’s history, art, and value. He used this info later when he designed the Apple computer. And, as he put it, “Since windows just copied the Mac, if it wasn’t for this class personal computing might not have any kind of beautiful typography”. There’s a snowball effect for you.
- Being fired was awesome. After Jobs was fired from Apple, it let him look at his life and pursue his passions again. This led to Pixar, his company Next being bought by Apple, and his wife and family. Not a bad severance package.
- Death is around the corner. A bit morbid, Jobs explains how he uses death as a motivator in his life.
He concludes his speech with a quote from an old publication from the ’70s. “Stay hungry, stay foolish”. Not bad advice.
video via the always awesome 1938 media.
I leave you with a classic Apple ad. The message of which now, more than ever, is obviously right from Jobs’ mouth.
I saw this at FitC last year and it’s still mindblowingly awesome.
Brendan has more annoyingly creative stuff on his blog like bouncing pixels for popular posts.Permalink