Ever wonder what Scarface would be like as a romantic
comedy? What about Dumb and Dumber as a horror film? Tal combed
through YouTube to find the best trailer re-mixes, and he found some
hilarious ones. There all
ranked from #15 to #1, and they are too funny.
Hung out with my good buddy last weekend. Jon is one of those rare people with whom I have an endless number of things to talk about. Which is fortunate, because he talks a lot. :) Jon has a really cool job running Business Development and Marketing at CollegeHumor. Those who know him know that there is no better person in the world for that job.
One cool thing he showed me was Vimeo. The best way to describe it is a video version of Flickr. Vimeo really gets how take a relative commodity, streaming video, and build a great community around it. The site doesn't focus on stolen clips, but instead on interesting original user-generated content. The feel of the site is much warmer, more creative and cooler than the bigger players. To immediately see how different it is from a site like YouTube, check the comments on posted videos. YouTube comments seem to almost always be negative, poorly written and rude. Vimeo's comments are positive, witty and helpful.* It is just a much better vibe and cooler product. The guys at Connected Ventures have, once again, done a great job.
In the meantime, here are two Vimeo clips of his trip that Jon uploaded:
Last week I went to the Cut&Paste graphic design battle in San Francisco. Above is a picture from the event. It was pretty intensely cool. Check out the event description from the website:
Cut&Paste is the live digital design competition that pits eight of their city's best graphic designers against each other in an elimination battle of creativity, technical expertise, and wit. The competitors will work live on stage, in front of an audience and panel of expert judges. An MC will host the festivities and a soundtrack will be provided by hometown favorite DJs .
Here's an excerpt from the FAQ section of web company, SkinnyCorp, describing what they are looking for in an employee:
Q. How do you become a skinnyCorp employee? How can I become a
A. You have to be amazing. When we hire, which we don’t do very often, that’s
the first thing we look for. Amazingness. Followed very closely by awesomeness,
and then insaneosity. You also have to be able to hold your breath for 6 minutes
while completing a mile-long sprint. Do you have what it takes?!