Archive for October, 2010

Cool Sports Cam Footage

Posted in sweet videos on October 25, 2010 by Allen

Easy.

 

133. Know the Lyrics to Songs

Posted in skills on October 19, 2010 by Allen

And sing with your friends.

There is no greater feeling of community than suddenly breaking into song with a bunch of people and perfectly belting out the lyrics.  It can happen at anytime, the right song comes onto the radio and BAM, instant karaoke bar!

Basically what the group of you are saying is, “I know this song, you know this song, we all know this song and we’re awesome because of it.  Now let’s share it with the world!”

132. Break a Record

Posted in skills on October 11, 2010 by Allen

Any record.  We are a culture obsessed with peak human achievement.  Remember how, as a kid, you constantly read The Guinness Book of World Records?  You were preparing yourself for now.

It can be anything from tying knots in cherry stems with your tongue to getting the high score in Donkey Kong.  The important thing is that you now own that particular activity.  The next time one of your friends tries to see how many marshmallows they can stuff in their mouth, they’ll know that they’re competing against you!

You Are Legend!

Cool School Band Home Video

Posted in sweet videos on October 9, 2010 by Allen

Laughter is infectious.  You’ll see.

131. Have a Stylish Signature

Posted in style on October 3, 2010 by Allen

There’s a reason why we ask movie stars for their autograph and it’s not just for the thrill of a brush with celebrity.  We want to see what kind of “mark” these people leave.

A good signature should not look like your normal handwriting.  It should have grace, panache and be slightly illegible.

Underlines, flourishes, little drawn caricatures; these are all welcome.  Whether you’re an athlete who also jots down his uniform number or  you’re a nine year old girl who dots her “i’s” with hearts and flowers, the point is, you want to stand out. The harder it is for someone else to duplicate, the cooler it is.

Think of your signature as art.  It’s your own little piece of ball-point graffiti.

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