Pixar explains (in a really short video) how animation works, its history, and even creates a beautiful 3D sculpture to go with it.
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I always enjoy, and occasionally use, the Twitter hashtag #firstworldproblems myself, and this blog lays out 15 funny examples of them. It's always a good idea to consider your problems through an outside perspective if you can!
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From Cindy, a really cute video about the "best mayor ever." (Featured with, as Cindy notes, "Rick Mercer, a well known, well respected Canadian television personality." The more you know!)
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Check out this fun collection of Vanity Fair's "In Character" feature, where actors show off their range and chops. (there are some quasi-questionable links to other less high-brow posts on the site in the sidebar. If you want to avoid that altogether check out this other list of In Characters via Vanity Fair's own website … although that also comes with a light language warning for some of the captions!)
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From my friend Melody, a link to Shpigler The Shark’s advice to Mark Zuckerberg, including, but not limited to, ?"Make some changes. Enough with the Like. Do Unlike. Be evil. Start a war maybe? Not nuclear… but war. Hey, Mark, you’re the face of the book. Walk like a man. Buy a nice shirt. Like mine!”
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Do you need to be inspired, and possibly need to get a crowd roused? This collection of 20th century American speeches is likely to have just what you need.
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Have you planned dinner yet tonight? How about some Primordial Soup?
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Which languages are the easiest (or hardest) for English speakers to learn? Of course in the end we have it easy … English is probably the hardest language of all!
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