It’s Palindrome Week!


Just look:

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What is a palindrome? Very simple: a word or phrase that reads the same from left to right, right to left.

Here are some other palindromes, for your amusement:

Madam, I’m Adam.
Never odd or even.
No lemon, no melon.
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Not New York Roy went on.
Not so, Boston.

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Maker vs Marker


Maker vs Marker Jonny Lawrence

Maker vs Marker is a stop motion fight between animator and animation taking place on a whiteboard. Based from the Street Fighter Series with elements of DBZ, Transformers, The Matrix and the unintentional SSBB. Maker vs Marker was created by names Jonny Lawrence, a British animator, concept & storyboard artist living in Barcelona.

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Oreo – Wonderfilled


Oreo cookie Wonderfilled Tegan & Sara

I am in love with the current Oreo ad campaign “Wonderfilled”. It is fun, fresh, playful, and actually encouraged me to look up “Wonderfilled” and learn more about America’s favorite sandwich cookie. (Wait, what are all these new flavors!?) Could it be that advertising and marketing have actually done their job? Indeed, it is possible!

I stream my favorite television programs and get my commercials during the 60-90 second breaks on Hulu and network streaming websites/apps. Recently, I’ve seen many spots for Oreo, all featuring a fun, upbeat song about Oreo and their new flavors. Turns out, the song in this 30 second spot is sung by Tegan & Sara, Indie-pop artists whom I do love. Not only is the ad catchy, but Oreo has a SoundCloud page where you can download many different versions of “Wonderfilled” – genius!

I’ve perused the Oreo “Wonderfilled” website, their YouTube and SoundCloud sites, and learned more about the new flavors. Hello, Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy! I’ve even downloaded (and will be enjoying) Tegan & Sara’s version of “Wonderfilled” (yes, I know it’s a commerical, but it’s a fun and uplifting song). I love how this Oreo campaign breaths life into one of the classic modern American cookies. It reminds me of how much I really do love Oreo, while also compelling me to try a new flavor or two.

Will I look at Oreo differently when I go grocery shopping? Absolutely. I’ll linger in that aisle and might pick up a package or three. Good job, Oreo and The Martin Agency (responsible for the “Wonderfilled” campaign), I have been reminded of the fun and deliciousness of Oreo and perhaps I’ll even greet the world with a new sense of wonder and awe.

Tegan & Sara’s “Wonderfilled” spot – Dare to Wonder:

 

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Cinematics


Cinematics Pier Paolo
Cinematics is a timeline of classic films and characters. It’s a experimental project by Pier Paolo. All of the sound was made by Marcelo Baldin, also known as Combustion. He did a fantastic job remixing famous movie themes and blended altogether with a pinch of Aphex Twin’s Donkey Rhubarb.
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Credits:
Illustration / design / animation: Pier Paolo
Music / sound design : Marcelo Baldin
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Brian Williams Raps Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch


Brian Williams Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Good Vibrations Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon plays a mashup of NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapping Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s hit “Good Vibrations.” Perhaps Brian should consider a side project in rap?

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Europe 24


NATS Europe air traffic 24 hours

This data visualization was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the intensity of the operation in Europe – an operation which runs 24x7x365.

NATS and the UK are at the heart of the operation. With Heathrow as the busiest international airport in Europe, and Gatwick as the busiest single runway airport in the world, we play a key role in ensuring air traffic under our control in European airspace is as safe and efficient as it can be.

Find out more at nats.aero and nats.aero/blog

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Medal Bonus Payout


National Olympic Committees or sports ministries often pay monetary bonuses to medal-winning athletes. At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the top 10 medal-winning countries paid out a total of $12,939,600. Here is a breakdown from the top-10 medal-winning countries at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Medal Bonus Payout

 

(Via Visual.ly)

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Brian Williams Raps “Rappers Delight”


Brian Williams Rappers Delight Jimmy Fallon The Sugarhill Gang NBC The Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” team put Brian Williams and a couple of his pals (Lester Holt and Kathie Lee)  into “Rapper’s Delight,” the 1979 classic by the Sugar Hill Gang. Watch Brian rap – extremely well, I might add – below.

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What Does The Color Of Your Car Say About You?


what does the color of your car say about you?

Designed by AttwoodDigital and published by MotorClick, this infographic takes a look at the psychological meanings behind car colors. What does the color of your car say about you?

(Via Visual.ly)

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The Evolution of the Selfie-Obsessed Generation


This infographic by Marketo describes the evolution of the selfie, then dives deeper into today’s selfie-obsessed world with some of the hottest, most sought-after selfie formats. #selfiesforlife #therecanneverbetoomany #hashtagsarerediculous

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