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15 Jun 2009

AutoTune the News – Ha!

Author: rich | Filed under: funny, videos

I just bumped into this video today, and it cracked me up!  Then I discover that they have a whole series of them!  Too funny…

(Quick warning to the church-type folks who see this: There’s a bit of crudeness in the first part of the video as they discuss gender issues on the Supreme Court.  Consider yourself warned…)

UPDATE: The group behind these videos is called The Gregory Brothers. It’s a family act, and you can learn a little more about them at thegregorybrothers.com.

Found this fascinating little video about a pro basketball player turned urban farmer over on Brian McLaren’s blog.

This is just one example of someone who is investing their time, resources, and creativity to improve the lives of the people around them. It’s always good to see someone pursue a dream that benefits others. Their example can inspire us to live a more generous, others-centered life.  (By the way, that’s a big part of what it means to live a life patterned after Jesus, who lived “to serve, not to be served.”)

Do you know someone who is pursuing a dream that benefits others?  Share their story in the comments.  I’d love to feature them here and celebrate what they’re doing!

23 Apr 2009

This must have taken a while…

Author: rich | Filed under: fun, videos

Found on Ze Frank’s blog.

I was reading in the current issue of Time magazine about the growing number of lectures available for free online from Ivy League universities and unique conferences like TED.  The following video was mentioned in the article, and I must say… it’s fascinating!  Hans Rosling shares statistics on global health, debunking myths about developing nations “with the drama and urgency of a sportscaster,” thanks in part to some cool software his company has developed.  He’s quirky and funny and clearly passionate about what the data tells us about our world.

TED.com has lots of interesting videos on all sorts of topics, from skydiving to comedy to tech gear to business.  Check ‘em out, and if you find a favorite, share it in the comments!

17 Apr 2009

Twitter’s Biz Stone on The Colbert Report

Author: rich | Filed under: funny, interesting, videos

A couple weeks ago, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was interviewed on The Colbert Report.  If you’re curious about Twitter and want a basic introduction, or just want to see one of the faces behind this growing phenomenon, here’s your chance.

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Biz Stone
colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA Name Contest

If you’re not familiar with The Colbert Report, the whole thing is a spoof on ego-centric, conservative cable TV news shows. Pretty funny.

Someone just passed this my way, and I enjoyed it enough to pass it along to you.


You can find out more by visiting www.playingforchange.com.

(And you can share it with a friend using the links below…)