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Embrace Life

Another quick link, this time not so festive. Produced in partnership by Sarah Alexander, Daniel Cox and Sussex Safer Roads, Embrace Life is a beautiful piece that takes on the old “wear your seatbelt” commercial in a manor totally different to those usual fear and shock based adverts. Definitely worth your minute-and-a-half.

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Global Warming? Who Cares? It’s Not In The Bible!

Give yourselves a round of applause, America. US Congressional Representative John Shimkus is completely unconcerned about the so-called “issue” of global warming. Why? Because in Genesis, God promises not to annihilate the Earth again after the great flood. Apparently he’s even excited at the prospect of a new Northwest Passage as an outcome of climate change. High five, Shimkus!

If you feel like getting more irritated you can check more out over on GOOD.

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Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass

I’m not exactly sure what that means but despite having seen this a few weeks ago and initially shrugging it off, I keep finding myself coming back to it. A good song paired with an equally good video, Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass by !!! and director Saman Keshavarz is definitely worth at least one viewing. A combination of equal parts goofy and entertaining? A guaranteed hit in my books. (Oh, if you’re curious as to how to pronounce “!!!”, it’s “chk chk chk”, kinda like the sound an imaginative child would make when his wooden stick gun runs out of ammo.)

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2010: The Year of the Beard?

Has anyone else noticed the seemingly growing trend of men with beards? Perhaps it’s the relatively recent explosive rise to fame of two bearded gingers (Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK) and the bearded rebirth of a third (Conan). Or perhaps it’s simply because I grew a beard a few months ago. Either way, I have no deeply philosophical or sociological theory for suggesting that 2010 could be the Year of the Beard. Feel free to meditate on your own theory in the comments if you have one.

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Eleven.Eleven

As an annual homage to those who have served — and sacrificed — to get and keep us where we are, I produce a new background wallpaper for my laptop. Sure, you could say it’s a relatively insignificant act, but it’s better than throwing on Saving Private Ryan and saying “I remember”*. This year I produced the graphic you see above, an illustration of 11.11 — the eleventh day of the eleventh month, or Remembrance Day here in the Great White North (Canada).

* Even though I feel watching a Hollywood reproduction of war is a bit of a ridiculous way to pay respect, I can’t think of anything that’d get you much closer to the experience than the experience itself. (No, playing Call of Duty does not qualify.)

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