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This video will do many things to you: Frighten you Astound you Fire up your curiosity Ignite your skepticism Likely send you down multiple Wikipedia rabbit holes Convince you that the world would be a much better place without the existence of submarines Watch at your own risk.

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I offer you three commercials today, each less than two minutes long that will absolutely, positively brighten your day. The first is a commercial for Aviation Gin which features Ryan Reynolds, who owns part of the company. It’s a hilarious spot that brilliantly mocks pretentiousness and is further enhanced by Ryan Reynolds’ willingness to make…

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Storytellers often tell me that they don’t want to tell a specific story because even though the moment was a bad one for them, it was nothing compared to the suffering that others experience on a daily basis. “Hogwash,” I say. If we allowed this to be the standard for telling a story, only the…

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The Lumière brothers were among the first filmmakers in history. From 1896 to 1900, t and they shot several scenes around Paris. Recently, their footage was remastered. Among other things, it was stabilized, slowed it down to a a natural rate, and sound was added. It’s amazing. A twenty-first century look at late nineteenth Paris.…

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Elysha and I had a package stolen off our doorstep recently. It was a Nordstrom order, and when Elysha called the company to inform them of the theft, they immediately shipped the item again, no questions asked. Elysha has now told about ten million people about this outstanding customer service experience, and she’ll be shopping…

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Back in September, Elysha and I saw Elton John perform in Hartford, CT as part of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” farewell tour. He was fantastic. Both of us left the concert feeling so good. Then I saw the latest John Lewis and Partners, a high end department store in the UK which is famous…

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The knife sharpener at the farmer’s market that we visit almost every Sunday morning gave Elysha their card a few weeks ago. Rather than a collection of information on a small bit of card stock, they offered her this. A band-aid with their name and phone number printed on the wrapper.   Clever. Right? I always…

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I’m not a skateboard guy, and I’ve never been a skateboard guy. I’ve always seen skateboarding as a series of bad equations: Enormous amounts of time invested in learning and practice in exchange for the ability to ride on an inefficient means of transportation and perform a few dangerous, not-so-impressive tricks. Hours of potential fun…

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There are days when I wish I worked in advertising.  I’m sure the industry isn’t as fun, creative, or permissive as I would like to think, but I think I could produce ideas for some unique, amusing, and memorable campaigns. Campaigns like this one from Country Time lemonade.  It’s brilliant. So brilliant.  

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It’s 7 minutes long, which can feel like an eternity on the internet, but I haven’t seen something this joyous in a long time. We could really use some joy these days. It’s a supercut montage of dance scenes from more than 300 movies. Admittedly, I might be a little biased when it comes to…

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