leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[This is my favorite song]]>



This is my favorite song

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<![CDATA[Kafka’s Amerika]]>





Kafka’s Amerika

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<![CDATA[houseofalexzander: Power in simplicity. Today upon my travels,...]]>

houseofalexzander:

Power in simplicity.

Today upon my travels, I stopped into a coffee shop to get a Frappuccino.
While waiting off to the side for my drink to be made by the barista, a mother and her little girl walked in and approached the counter. While the mom was ordering, the little girl looked at me with an innocent but curious look. I could tell by her facial expressions that the little girl was thinking about me and trying to identify me in her mind. I gave her a big smile and waved at her, a simple and friendly gesture. The little girl turned away shyly and buried her face into her mamas leg. Then turned her head up and said "Mama, why does that boy have long hair?"
The mom looked over at me with an apologetic grin, looked back to her daughter and then responded with "because he wants to."
The little girl was confused and said "but only girls have long hair mommy!"
The mom replied with a smile and sense of motherly reassurance, "well, that’s not true, some boys have long hair. Some boys even wear dresses too, just like you!"

As the mom was finishing up paying for her order and the barista was handing me my Frappuccino, the little girl turned to look at me again. She gave me a big smile and waved back to me. It was then that I realized the importance of that moment.

As all children are, this little girl was very influenced by her surroundings. She was at that age where she was really beginning to understand society and how herself and others fit into it. Because of her naivety, she was baffled by my appearance. I was obviously one the first boys she had ever seen with long hair, in a dress. Because of my simple gestures, a friendly smile and a polite wave, reinforced by her mother with sincere clarity, that little girl was influenced in a positively powerful way. When the girl smiled and waved back at me, I knew that she felt comfortable being in a public space with me. It was the positive, polite and simple gestures shared between the mother, the little girl & myself that influenced this little girl in an importantly powerful way.

No matter how popular I become, or how well known I am for my sense of style and personal appearance, its moments like today that inspire me. Its in those moments that I feel most impactful, like I really am changing things for a better today and even better tomorrow. As an artist, its the moments I live for. The moments that reveal true purpose to my craft.

-Elliott Alexzander

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<![CDATA[Some Like It Hot Just Might Be The Funniest Movie Ever Made]]> Some Like It Hot Just Might Be The Funniest Movie Ever Made

There are tons of hilarious performances in the history of modern movies, but Jack Lemmon's turn in Some Like It Hot is absolutely, positively, one of the funniest—if not the funniest—of all time.

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<![CDATA[Lil Dicky's Lemme Freak: NSFW anthem for guys with no game]]>
Lil Dicky is one of the funniest novelty song artists working today. His newest NSFW ode to modern manhood will ring true to both guys and those who have to endure guys' advances. Read the rest]]>
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Movie Deaths of All Time - Video Supercut]]>

Just in case you were looking to add a little death into your day, Drafthouse Films has released a video supercut called the "Greatest Movie Deaths of All Time." The death scenes that you'll see in the video were chosen by the directors of the anthology horror movie, ABCs of Death 2. These are what they consider to be the best, and I've gotta say… there are some really good ones. I'm going to throw out a NSFW warning due to some extremely gory and gross scenes. You'll recognize some, but there are others that you may have never seen before. Some of these things can't be unseen. Check it out and let us know what you're favorite movie death scene is. 

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<![CDATA[FLESH COMPUTER Is a Short Film about a Cybernetic Pet Project]]>

"Flesh Computer "is a twisted and unique sci-fi short directed by Ethan Shaftel that I really think you're going to like. The short is described as exploring "the nature of consciousness by jumping between the perspectives of an eclectic group of characters including a young girl, a vicious bully, and a tiny housefly." David Chalmers, a noted philosopher, even appears in the film and "raises some fundamental questions on consciousness in counterpoint to the action." This is really an amazing piece of film work, and it's incredibly captivating. Here's a brief synopsis that came along with it.

When his cybernetic pet project is put in jeopardy, the handyman of a decaying apartment building is forced to take a stand, blurring the lines between human and machine.

I hope you all take the time to check this out, because it's a good one. 

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<![CDATA[KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/ihRohVQ 399429@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:23:20 GMT <![CDATA[The 12 Creepiest Drawings Made By Kids]]>
creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
I'm thinking your father doesn't deserve that cake.

creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
Why? Because he's Irish? Racist.

creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
Pro Tip: Buy little Michelle what she wants for Christmas.

creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
Someone get this kid to pay more attention during spelling lessons.

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I bet it was the polka.

creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
This might be the scariest drawing on here.

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It's a giraffe, you sickos.

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He's way beyond his years.

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Keep an eye on this kid, parents

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Where did you learn that?!

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Uh...Bich?

creepy kid drawings, funny kid drawings
Obviously she's just tending to her mushroom garden.

 

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<![CDATA[Raw Toast.]]>













Raw Toast.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Slow Loris eating a rice ball]]>

Watching this classic video of Kinako, born in a Japanese pet shop, eating a rice ball is a delightful way to start my Friday.]]> http://boingboing.net/2014/10/24/watch-slow-loris-eating-a-ric.html 399618@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:46:29 GMT <![CDATA[Is It Possible to Have Good SEO Simply by Having Great Content - Whiteboard Friday]]> Posted by randfish

This question, posed by Alex Moravek in our Q&A section, has a somewhat complicated answer. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses how organizations might perform well in search rankings without doing any link building at all, relying instead on the strength of their content to be deemed relevant and important by Google.

For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard!

Video transcription

Howdy Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're chatting about is it possible to have good SEO simply by focusing on great content to the exclusion of link building.

This question was posed in the Moz Q&A Forum, which I deeply love, by Alex Moravek -- I might not be saying your name right, Alex, and for that I apologize -- from SEO Agencias in Madrid. My Spanish is poor, but my love for churros is so strong.

Alex, I think this is a great question. In fact, we get asked this all the time by all sorts of folks, particularly people in the blogging world and people with small and medium businesses who hear about SEO and go, "Okay, I think can make my website accessible, and yes, I can produce great content, but I just either don't feel comfortable, don't have time and energy, don't understand, or just don't feel okay with doing link building." Link acquisition through an outreach and a manual process is beyond the scope of what they can fit into their marketing activities.

In fact, it is possible kind of, sort of. It is possible, but what you desperately need in order for this strategy to be possible are really two things. One is content exposure, and two you need time. I'll explain why you need both of these things.

I'm going to dramatically simplify Google's ranking algorithm. In fact, I'm going to simplify it so much that those of you who are SEO professionals are going to be like, "Oh God, Rand, you're killing me." I apologize in advance. Just bear with me a second.

We basically have keywords and on-page stuff, topical relevance, etc. All your topic modeling stuff might go in there. There's content quality, all the factors that Google and Bing might measure around a content's quality. There's domain authority. There's link-based authority based on the links that point to all the pages on a given domain that tell Google or Bing how important pages on this particular domain are.

There are probably some topical relevance elements in there, too. There's page level authority. These could be all the algorithms you've heard of like PageRank and TrustRank, etc., and all the much more modern ones of those.

I'm not specifically talking about Moz scores here, the Moz scores DA and PA. Those are rough interpretations of these much more sophisticated formulas that the engines have.

There's user and usage data, which we know the engines are using. They've talked about using that. There's spam analysis.

Super simplistic. There are these six things, six broad categories of ranking elements. If you have just these four -- keywords, on-page content quality, user and usage data, spam analysis, you're not spammy -- without these, without any domain authority or any page authority, it's next to impossible to rank for competitive terms and very challenging and very unlikely to rank even for stuff in the chunky middle and long tail. Long tail you might rank for a few things if it's very, very long tail. But these things taken together give you a sense of ranking ability.

Here's what some marketers, some bloggers, some folks who invest in content nearly to the exclusion of links have found. They have had success with this strategy. They've basically elected to entirely ignore link building and let links come to them.

Instead of focusing on link building, they're going to focus on product quality, press and public relations, social media, offline marketing, word of mouth, content strategy, email marketing, these other channels that can potentially earn them things. Advertising as well potentially could be in here.

What they rely on is that people find them through these other channels. They find them through social, through ads, through offline, through blogs, through very long tail search, through their content, maybe their email marketing list, word of mouth, press. All of these things are discovery mechanisms that are not search.

Once people get to the site, then these websites rely on the fact that, because of the experience people have, the quality of their products, of their content, because all of that stuff is so good, they're going to earn links naturally.

This is a leap. In fact, for many SEOs, this is kind of a crazy leap to make, because there are so many things that you can do that will nudge people in this link earning direction. We've talked about a number of those at Moz. Of course, if you visit the link building section of our blog, there are hundreds if not thousands of great strategies around this.

These folks have elected to ignore all that link building stuff, let the links come to them, and these signals, these people who visit via other channels eventually lead to links which lead to DA, PA ranking ability. I don't think this strategy is for everyone, but it is possible.

I think in the utopia that Larry Page and Sergey Brin from Google imagined when they were building their first search engine this is, in fact, how they hoped that the web would work. They hoped that people wouldn't be out actively gaming and manipulating the web's link graph, but rather that all the links would be earned naturally and editorially.

I think that's a very, very optimistic and almost naive way of thinking about it. Remember, they were college students at the time. Maybe they were eating their granola, and dancing around, and hoping that everyone on the web would link only for editorial reasons. Not to make fun of granola. I love granola, especially, oh man, with those acai berries. Bowls of those things are great.

This is a potential strategy if you are very uncomfortable with link building and you feel like you can optimize this process. You have all of these channels going on.

For SEOs who are thinking, "Rand, I'm never going to ignore link building," you can still get a tremendous amount out of thinking about how you optimize the return on investment and especially the exposure that you receive from these and how that might translate naturally into links.

I find looking at websites that accomplish SEO without active link building fascinating, because they have editorially earned those links through very little intentional effort on their own. I think there's a tremendous amount that we can take away from that process and optimize around this.

Alex, yes, this is possible. Would I recommend it? Only in a very few instances. I think that there's a ton that SEOs can do to optimize and nudge and create intelligent, non-manipulative ways of earning links that are a little more powerful than just sitting back and waiting, but it is possible.

All right, everyone. Thanks for joining us, and we'll see you again next week for another edition of Whiteboard Friday. Take care.

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<![CDATA[Animated visualization clearly shows the massive scale of sci-fi ships]]> Animated visualization clearly shows the massive scale of sci-fi ships

It's not nearly as large as the biggest spaceship comparison ever, but I find this kind of animation—which I made based on the work of Imgur user Devocation—to be a much clearer way to present the scale of the objects while preserving all the detail.

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<![CDATA[They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.]]> They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.:

keiren-smith:

"… By calling these people “trolls,” we are basically letting them off the hook. It’s a lot like the “boys will be boys” mentality that helps to keep rape culture thriving, but it’s also different, because boys are expected to be human. By calling these people “trolls,” we relegate them to non-human status, and we make it clear that we don’t expect them to live up to the same behavioral standards as human beings.”

Honestly, we should all reblog this article once a week, at the very least.

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<![CDATA[163. KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist]]> 2014-10-24-kevinsmith

RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert – On Kindness. Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question. Neil Gaiman – Make Good Art. Shonda Rhimes – A Screenwriter’s Advice. Ira Glass – Advice for Beginners. John Green – Make Gifts for People. The George Carlin series.

Kevin Smith is a filmmaker, writer, podcast mogul and professional babbler. I’ve been a fan of Smith pretty much his whole career. I missed the boat when Clerks came out, but went crazy for the comic book-reference-heavy Mallrats, and loved Chasing Amy, which featured Ben Affleck and Jason Lee playing a comic book artist and inker. It was like “OMG, a comic geek is making Hollywood films! One of us has made it to the big time!”

I was also in peak comic book-collecting form when Smith exploded onto the comics scene, writing the Marvel Knights Daredevil series. At the time, no big shot Hollywood filmmaker had stooped so low as to want to work in comics, and for fanboys like me, Smith deciding to write comics felt like Michael Jordan deciding to play in the local pick-up game. (Smith later admitted he had no idea what the hell he was doing and needed artist Joe Quesada to slowly train him how to write comics. Fake it till you make it, baby).

Smith was 24 when Clerks was released, which he funded himself for $27,000, using many of his friends as actors and filming it at the convenience store he worked at. The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, won the Filmmaker’s Trophy and was bought by Miramax. It launched Smith’s career and influenced the indie film boom of the 1990s. Although Smith focuses more on podcasting these days, he’s still in the arena, making movies. His latest film Tusk, about a podcaster who gets kidnapped by a crazy dude who then proceeds to grotesquely transform his captive into a walrus, was released last month.

The main thing I enjoy about Smith’s podcasts and gabfests is his encouragement to aspiring artists and creatives. He insists that if a fat, lazy nerd like him can make it, then anyone can. Smith draws his fair share of haters and critics, but his attitude is ‘Hey, if you don’t like what I do, then by all means, go make something better yourself.’ Smith has taken the recent poor performance of Tusk in stride and hopes people don’t take it as an excuse not to try weird shit:

“Don’t be afraid to do weird stuff, so long as you do it cheaply and cover everyone’s bets. Be bold. Be stupid, if you have to: so long as you don’t hurt anybody, what’s it matter how dopey your dream is? If I hadn’t made TUSK? If I’d let it die as a podcast? I wouldn’t have three other movies I’m now making within the span of a year. Some folks will try to shame you for trying something outside the norm; the only shame is in not trying to accomplish your dreams.”

The quote used in the comic is taken from Smith’s memoir/self-help book Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. It’s from a chapter where Smith writes about his 2011 movie Red State, a 100% independent film he released and distributed. Sick of dealing with movie studios where the marketing budget for the film would have cost more than the actual film to make, Smith produced and screened the movie himself, touring America with the film and screening it to sold-out theatres across the country. At the end of the chapter, Smith thanks the small group of people who helped make the film possible, who he calls ‘Why Not?’ people:

“There are plenty of “Why?” people in the world. Whenever you hit them with an idea, they start in with their bullshit.
“Why bother?”
“Why try that?”
“Why do you think you’re better than everyone else?”
“Why?”
To counteract this, simply surround yourself with folks who ask only “Why not?” As in …
“Wanna make a movie?”
“Sure. Why not?”
Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever. I’ve spent the better part of my career getting up after movies and encouraging potential artists in the audience to give it a shot, pointing to myself as proof that anybody can make their dreams come true. I don’t do this altruistically: I’m selfishly insuring that I have cool shit to watch one day by encouraging anybody to follow passions like film or storytelling.”

- Follow Kevin Smith on Twitter.
– If you’re a comic book lover, then I highly recommend Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast. Smith’s interviewed many comic book legends such as Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Neal Adams and Denny O’Neil. Although they’re Batman-centric, the in-depth interviews cover the creator’s whole careers and how they got into the business. Plus I’m pretty sure Smith is stoned during most of the interviews, so they’re hilarious (Warning: major potty language).
– This comic is a a follow-up to last weeks Full Body Education strip. I wanted to show that besides the education system, parents of course play a major role in realising a child’s potential.
– Last but not least, earlier this week I announced that I was giving away some of my original art to help promote my upcoming book. Here’s how you can win it.

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<![CDATA[The Horrifying Job of Facebook Content Moderators]]> The Horrifying Job of Facebook Content Moderators

Isn't Facebook great? (It's not.) But isn't it nice and clean and kid friendly? This is true for a very specific reason: the social media giant outsources the gnarly task of finding and deleting inappropriate content. In the November issue of Wired, Adrian Chen offers a peek into the darkest corners of the industry. It's only slightly horrifying.

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dang

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<![CDATA[Psychokinetic Girl Takes on Bullies in Short Film - YARDBIRD]]>

Here's a short film that you've gotta check out called "Yardbird." It focuses on a young girl who comes out of hiding. She has a secret past and is forced to take on a group of mean and relentless bullies in the town in which she resides. She takes on this task "with the thing she fears most… herself." The girl has psychokinetic powers, much like Carrie in the Stephen King story, or in Josh Trank's Chronicle. The short also kind of has a superhero origin vibe. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful, and I thought the story was gripping. It's one of those films that does a brilliant job of building suspense and then delivers a great payoff. The film comes to us from Bridle Path Films, and I hope that you like it. Here's a little information on the small production company that created the short:

Bridle Path Films is a Sydney based directors’ collective founded by Julius Avery and Michael Spiccia. With a mix of strong performance and striking imagery, the collective prides itself on telling unique stories with a bold vision that universally connects. Whether its music videos, short films or feature films the collective is about creating and nuturing an environment that offers the ability, resources and independence to grow as filmmakers.

Enjoy the short! 

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<![CDATA[B&O Has a Stunning New High-End Bluetooth Speaker]]> B&O Has a Stunning New High-End Bluetooth Speaker

Bang and Olufsen is usually best known for audio equipment that costs more than your car. But now, it's decided to create something that normal people can afford—its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker.

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<![CDATA[Cars are difficult]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/srO11QN 398685@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:46:48 GMT <![CDATA[What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA]]> What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They're a lot of fun to watch.

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<![CDATA[Read Max Landis' 436 Page SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie Script, Plus Concept Art]]>

"This. Script. Sucks." warns writer Max Landis, the script is for a Super Mario Bros. movie and it's 436 pages long. A properly written script is about a page a minute, so by that measurement the movie is over 7 hours long. This first and only draft of the script was created by a then 19-year-old Landis, making the script 10 years old.

There is a four page intro to the script that Landis wrote yesterday that all aspiring writers should read. He dissects and destroys the script and talks a bit about his journey as a writer.

I've selected a couple excerpts from the intro, but I highly recommend that you read the entire intro:

Writing, I’ve come to learn, is a patience game. Because you do not start out as a good writer. Or rather, I did not start out as a good writer, and have never met anyone who did. In fact, most people never even become good writers, by my standards, because they don’t do it enough, hone it again and again, they don’t have that enthusiasm that makes them want to not just “sound smart” or “sound cool” but to engage the reader and tell the fuck out of a story. 
I’d write a movie a month. Sometimes a movie a week. I refused to leave things unfinished; I'd finish ideas I didn't even like. I’d write shorts. I’d write TV episodes. I had a disease. I couldn’t stop. It was the most exciting thing I’d ever done.  

I really appreciate Landis for releasing this gigantic script. I'm sure it will inspire people to keep practicing their writing.

Download "Super Mario World" Script

Somehow Landis got artist Darren Calvert to create some concept art for the movie. The visuals should give you an idea of what it would look like. 

H/T: /Film

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<![CDATA[Comical Animated Rock Creature Short - A TALE OF MOMENTUM & INERTIA]]>

"A Tale of Momentum & Inertia" is a humorous CG animated short film directed by Kirk Kelley and Kameron Gates for HouseSpecial. In it, a giant rock creature accidentally sends a giant boulder down a mountain toward a city on the edge of the sea. The rock creature springs into action to try to save the town, but things take an unexpected turn for the creature and the town. The short is beautifully designed and animated, and I know this is one you are all going to enjoy, so check it out!

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<![CDATA[The Old Woman (excerpt) a short sci fi comic about emotionally...]]>















The Old Woman (excerpt)

a short sci fi comic about emotionally distant sisters Ruth and Casey, and snowmobiles and time loops. It will be part of a longer story, depending on how well this first zine sells (!!)

I’ll have this at Locust Moon Festival this Saturday, along with my other zines and some prints. Please come out and see the show, it’s gonna be good!

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<![CDATA[“Yellow,” Neill Blomkamp online short (2006)]]>

Yellow,” an online branded short film for Adidas was the last thing Neill Blomkamp directed before “District 9.” (more…)

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<![CDATA[This Graphic Shows How to Pair Ingredients for More Flavorful Salads]]> Tired of the same old, boring salads? While there are nearly endless ingredient combinations you can try, this graphic suggests tried-and-true flavor pairings that balance primary tastes .

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<![CDATA[Captivating CG Animated WWI Short Film - SORT (NO MAN'S LAND)]]>

Sort (No Mans Land) is a very powerful short that comes from director David Adler. The CG animated film is set during World War I in 1916, and the story centers on two Danish soldiers in the German army. One of the soldiers has a burnt, deformed face, and the two are stranded in a bomb shelter on the Western Front. They are struggling to survive the constant bombardment of the enemy attacking from the outside. The two characters also have their own struggles within the shelter to overcome as well.

The moment I started watching this film I was hooked. It reels the viewer right in with an chilling action sequence of a battle taking place in the dead of night. It's really a thrilling sequence of red flashes and shadowy silhouettes, and the movie only gets better from there. 

The animation style and character design is unique, and the narrative is completely captivating. This is an all-around beautiful short film that I hope you take the time to watch. If you can, I suggest you watch it in the dark with the sound turned up. The film is not in English, and there are no subtitles, but you get the gist of the story and what they are saying as you watch it.

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Music is inherently orderly (at least, most of it is), but you'd never know it by looking at a page full of notes and notation. However, a new TED video shows how the backbone of any piece of music—rhythm—can be easily visualized using a simple wheel and hand.

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