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What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : NPR

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : NPR | License to Play | Scoop.it
Where's the bus? It's supposed to be here by now, but it isn't. You crane your neck. Nothing. And then — miraculously — there's a solution. The bus still isn't here. But something else is.

 

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Can't. Resist. Virtual. Bubble. Wrap.

 

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25 Signs Made Way Better With The Help Of A Little Vandalism | WeKnowMemes

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Conversation With Intimidating 2-Year-Old Is Hilarious

Conversation With Intimidating 2-Year-Old Is Hilarious | License to Play | Scoop.it
This dad reenacted a conversation he had with his 2-year-old daughter, and it's fantastic. Did I mention a full-grown man plays his daughter in the video?
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I would start watching TV again if this becomes a sitcom.

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'The Walking Dead' And 'Toy Story' Share The Same Plot

'The Walking Dead' And 'Toy Story' Share The Same Plot | License to Play | Scoop.it

As explained by this comic comparing the two. 

 

"This is a story about a sheriff. He's the occasionally-grumpy leader of a group of misfits. His best friend is a hyper-macho officer of the law. And he has a kid he loves more than life itself..."

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It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It'

It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It' | License to Play | Scoop.it
A group of friends has spent the past 23 years playing an elaborate game of 'tag.'
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Some people never grow up, but that can be a good thing. I can see some people I know doing this...

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Fallon's Do Not Read This Book List

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Jimmy Fallon took some time on Wednesday to once again perform the public service of letting us know which books not to read.
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I don't cook, but if I did, dude, I definitely wouldn't use "Cooking with Cannabis." 

 

I don't watch TV, but if I did, I could probably catch "The Teed-Off Ghost" on an episode of "Scooby Doo."

 

I don't mind Jeff Dunham's puppets, but the cover alone of "Puppets go to Church" (alt. title "Giant Angry Puppets Attacking Churches") does creep me out.

 

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New Holiday Songs Invented by #tnyquestion

New Holiday Songs Invented by #tnyquestion | License to Play | Scoop.it
When asked to attack holiday songs, what did the Questioningly faithful
do?

 

My entries didn't get a mention. Again. But you must play to win. 

 

My entries: "Common Core is Coming to Town" (this one got retweeted!); "Last Christmas I Gave You My Credit Card (The very next day you maxed it away)"; and "O Instagram"

 

Love the finalists, especially “Do You Believe In Magi?”; “I’ll Be Home For Christmas If You Won’t Be There”; and the winner--totally deserving and oh, so 2012--“I’ll Skype Home For Christmas.”

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Johnny Depp Curates Pirate-Themed Music Compilation ...

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Forever a rock-star on and off the silver screen, Johnny Depp has been particularly active in music lately. Over the past year, he's performed onstage with Ke$ha and members of The Strokes, Aerosmith, The Black Keys, Alice ...
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Twitter abuzz with Disney-Lucas mashups

Twitter abuzz with Disney-Lucas mashups | License to Play | Scoop.it

Movie nerds went nuts on Twitter upon hearing the news Tuesday that Disney was buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion.

 

See #DisneyStarWars on Twitter for more.

 

— When You Wish Upon a Death Star.

— Finding Greedo.

— Song of the Sith.

— Lando and the Tramp.

— Snow White and the Seven Droids.

— The Princess Leia Diaries.

— Emperor Palpatine's New Groove.

— The Wookiee.

— Beauty and the Boba Fett.

— Lilo & Sith.

— The Fox and the Han Solo.

— Droid Story.

— Jabba the Pooh.

— Bambi Wan Kenobi.

— Chitty Chitty Death Star.

— That's So Vader.

 

Mashups...almost as good as puns.

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NOTES FOR THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

NOTES FOR THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER | License to Play | Scoop.it

Seeing as how I just spent my entire Saturday (since 6:30 a.m.) grading essays and reading part of a novel, (and occassionally taking sanity breaks via TweetDeck and StumbleUpon), I believe I am owed a day off of school next week. Of course since I still have 30 essays left to grade, three poems to analyze, and two quizzes to write, I may just have to take two to make up for tomorrow as well. 

 

Here are my sub plans. 

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Ohio State University’s Marching Band Unbelievable Video Game Tribute Halftime Performance [Video]

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This weekend the Ohio State University marching band shocked the world.

 

Hang on Sloopy. Just gonna play a couple of quick video games...

 

Don't miss the running horse (6:00+).

 

And the Michigan banner falling. :)

 

Go Bucks! 

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Meet 'The Most Interesting Man In The World' : NPR

Meet 'The Most Interesting Man In The World' : NPR | License to Play | Scoop.it
Young boys idolize him. Old men stop him on the bus to tell him they want to "come back" as him. He's actor Jonathan Goldsmith, and he is "The Most Interesting Man in the World" — or at least he plays him on TV.

 

A superlative example of fun weekend reporting--with not just audio but also videos.

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Olympic Sailing Commentary Spoof

Olympic Sailing Commentary Spoof | License to Play | Scoop.it
It's confession time now. Although we love watching the Olympics on TV, we really don't have a clue about the rules or what's supposed to be going on in some of these sports.
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Note: Video won't play on phone, but it will on computer.
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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com | License to Play | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

 

This site has added new subjects, including SAT prep!

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Exclusive: The Manning brothers made a rap video and it is epic

Exclusive: The Manning brothers made a rap video and it is epic | License to Play | Scoop.it
Peyton and Eli rap, dance, and watch football ... on a phone.
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The guy using his phone as a phone...

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'The Walking Dead' And 'Toy Story' Share The Same Plots

Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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'Upside Downton Abbey' teaches kids a valuable lesson about gravity

'Upside Downton Abbey' teaches kids a valuable lesson about gravity | License to Play | Scoop.it
Sesame Street spoofs the popular show Downton Abbey with an education spot called Upside Downton Abbey.
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Splendid.

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4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence

4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence | License to Play | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were killed this week amid ongoing violence between two rival gangs divided by their loyalties to the The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual Of Style.
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"[G]raffiti tags [with] the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.”


“The deadly territory dispute between these two organizations, as well as the notorious MLA Handbook gang, has claimed more than 63 publishing professionals this year alone."


The Onion makes me cry laughing. 

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Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany

Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany | License to Play | Scoop.it
Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a messageLeadingCompanyGabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader in business storytelling and an expert in making good presenters inspiring.

Via Karen Dietz, Enid Baines
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Clever video. Now if I could just get rid of the ear worm. Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw

 

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Latest update 06/23/13: the video has been viewed over 50 million times, and has just received Grand Prix honors at Cannes! So pay attention here :)

LOL -- I am laughing and now have today's ear worm to deal with from the song on this video!


What an ingenious 3 minute video. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9S267XXvuo


Now the point I really like that Gabrielle Dolan, the author of this blog post makes, is this: the transporation authority spent the bulk of the time in this video building an emotional connection to the audience before it ever delivers its message. 


And that is exactly what we should be doing with our biz storytelling, as Dolin also says. I agree.


While the video isn't a story, it does contain a great lesson for us all as we continue to hone our storytelling skills.


Enjoy the video!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Clever marketing, catchy tune.

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What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : NPR

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : NPR | License to Play | Scoop.it
Where's the bus? It's supposed to be here by now, but it isn't. You crane your neck. Nothing. And then — miraculously — there's a solution. The bus still isn't here. But something else is.

 

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Zombies in Plain English

We're worried about you and your brain this Halloween. It’s zombie season. Are you prepared?

 

Even if you think you are, you should probably watch this video just to review.

 

How to identify a zombie:

1. Zombies don’t eat candy, only brains.

2. Shoulders will be off-kilter.

3. Zombies don’t dance (the ones in the Michael Jackson video are actors).

 

What to do:

1. Go to Costco to stock up on rations.

2. Don’t underestimate their speed.

3. Retreat to higher altitudes or via boat.

 

Beware:

1. Flaming zombies are even more dangerous.

2. Chainsaws are advanced tools that should be used carefully.

3. Infection is absolutely irreversible.

 

Thanks to my favorite “how-to” technology video maker, Common Craft and the “In Plain English” series. 

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Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios

Google's homepage today commemorates the 70th birthday of PBS icon Bob Ross.

 

Today's moment of zen. 

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Vice Presidential Debate Highlights, Songified

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The Gregory Brothers present a musical mash-up video of the vice presidential debate.

 

Debates are better as musicals.

 

The upside to being too busy to watch TV is that I haven't seen a single political ad.

 

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Friday Humor: The iPhone 5 Epidemic

Friday Humor: The iPhone 5 Epidemic | License to Play | Scoop.it

Skip the first video, but the others are must-sees (and shorter than the new phone). 

 

Tall, dark, and...has-been.

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Google introduces ‘Bacon number’ — What’s the largest degree of separation you can find? | EW.com

Google introduces ‘Bacon number’ — What’s the largest degree of separation you can find? | EW.com | License to Play | Scoop.it

"Google wants to make playing “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” easier. The search engine has launched a new tool known as the Bacon number."

 

Since I couldn't get past two, I gave up and tried my own name. While that search not surprisingly revealed that I have no links to the Bacon-ator, it quite surprisingly revealed that I share my name with 13 people in the UK--one of whom has a Sydney in the same household.

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Google doodle lets you run the hurdles - CNN.com

Google doodle lets you run the hurdles - CNN.com | License to Play | Scoop.it
If you're like most people, me included, you may have trouble running an Olympics hurdle race without pulling a muscle.

 

Or any race at all...

 

Google's doodle today is for the true armchair Olympian. You have to clear at least one hurdle to medal.

 

Some other interactive doodles are linked in this article. 

 

 

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