Honestly, what have I have been doing with my year?! This guy Mike learned all these skills in 2016 and the best thing I learned is something so unmemorable that I don’t even know what to write to finish this sentence.
This was the best thing that I watched today. Thank you so much Doobybrain for sharing this. Too often, tech companies get such a bad rep for who they’re competing with, what scandals they’re involved in, and their impact on San Francisco and the Bay Area. It’s the ads that show a lot of heart though that really strike a chord with me and we’re loving this one for Lyft that was made by Academy Award winner, John Kahrs. Everything in this looks amazing and what a great piece to watch right in the holiday season. Well done, Lyft.
I am really going to miss President Obama.
And at the end of my Saturday night, watching this interview is very soothing. Herman Yung said exactly what I was feeling about this video:
Barack Obama has such a soothing voice. It’s like listening to radio. Have you tried to listen to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump talk for an extended period of time? It’s impossible. Obama on the other hand — this is a guy I can probably listen to for a long time.
I feel like the election has stretched for a long time, but at the same time, it has also felt very fast. I haven’t always shared my political views on Yow Yow! and I still don’t think that it’s very necessary to do so today. I clearly have a view, right? But Yow Yow! has never leaned very heavily on anything regarding to politics. Yow Yow! has been through one election though when I was a senior in college and even then – we were pretty quiet. With regards to politics, I’ve done the bare minimum. I registered in California because my friend pretty much did it for me. I’ve watched the debates. I participate in viewing what other people have to say on Twitter and I retweet the things that are election-related that make me laugh. There are a lot of them!
I can’t really say why I’ve never had the passion for politics the way my own friends do. I actually admire them for it because they get very riled up and they very clearly have a stance about anything and everything and they can hold their own in any conversation. It’s pretty remarkable to watch. So we’ll be watching Tuesday of course because I don’t think there’s anything more important than that, but for now, we’re just going to enjoy this last bit of President Obama.
This is just an all-around fantastic video. I’ve been hoarding this since September to watch at a later date because a) I didn’t have the time immediately (that’s right, too busy I can’t spare 10 minutes) and b) I have always wanted to eat at the American Girl Cafe. It’s actually very close to me at the Stanford Shopping Center so I feel like I can pretty much go whenever I please. The only downside of this experience though is that I never owned an American Girl doll, myself. Too much $$$$ amirite?!
Whatever the case, I certainly had a fascination with it growing up and while I couldn’t own a doll myself… I was a subscriber of the American Girl magazine for several years. Michael and Molly are hilarious in this video which makes me want to watch more from them.
First off, I found this through Doobybrain which is now back! Not sure if anyone remembers this, but Doobybrain was one of my favorite blogs in college then it stopped for a while and content was being posted elsewhere and now it’s back online again and current.
This animation by Chris Ware and John Kuramoto was made for a December issue of The New Yorker. It was made in collaboration with interviews from This American Life with Ira Glass that retells the story of a mother and daughter realizing the powerful effect of makeup and how it may have affected each person differently.
Only recently did I start to get into podcasts so This American Life was familiar to me and I’m fascinated by the way I’m hearing these stories. Sometimes it’s nice to give your eyes a rest from reading so that you can listen and visualize especially through this video here. This was really awesome to watch – thanks so much Herman for sharing! Happy to have you back!
Chef Roy Choi paid my office a visit the other day to talk about his new project loc’l with Daniel Patterson and to do a Q&A with my employees and it was awesome. For the last couple of years, I’ve been watching videos on him and his work through Doobybrain the blog that I read on a daily basis and each time I feel like I’m learning so so much not only about what good food really looks like, but why food is important and how it drives him in his work. It felt really special to have him in our office and talking about the things that he’s achieved. I both love and hate these kinds of things because a) it makes me wonder what I’m doing with my own life and then b) I leave these things feeling completely inspired! I’m pretty sure my co-worker and I were messaging each other during this whole talk and saying how we wanted to go change the world after this. I felt like I could especially relate to Roy when he talked about what his childhood looked like with regards to food – always a full fridge and just competely hearty meals prepared every night by our moms. S/o to Moms. His vision for just wanting to feed people is badass. I’m looking forward to trying out some of his food the next time I’m down in LA.
Also, hearing that Roy mentored Jon Favreau while filming “Chef” was super cool. I finally watched the film on Netflix a few weeks back and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
This has to go down for being one of my favorite pictures of all time because hello- I’m the most awkward person ever. Probably a truth – Roy didn’t even know I was in the picture until after the picture was taken. I’m like five seconds away from just peeking out from behind his right shoulder.
I read a blog called Doobybrain every day and every so often they highlight Wong Fu Production short videos and they’ve always been so so good. “After Us” definitely hits close to home. It reminds me of my own breakups, but also the type of rebuilding after a breakup that we all go through and that I’ve even seen through my own friends and those closest to me. I thought this was very well done.
And after watching the actual video, watch the behind the scenes for how it was all done.
Some of my favorite things to watch when I’m on the internet are profiles of other people. I owe Herman Yung of Doobybrain a lot for that. It has always been refreshing to me to see the way people live in so many different areas of the country and the world. It took me 23 years until I left home and lived somewhere for the first time and I just feel constantly inspired by other people’s adventures. It is one of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place and boy – has this blog not only introduced me to so many people, but it has connected me and others too. Watching this video of Aubrey tell her story about being a colorist at Bumble and Bumble and juggling motherhood at the same time is a reminder of that.
Oh boy, I’ve been a huge fan of Mike Song since I first watched him with Kaba Modern on America’s Best Dance Crew. I’m not sure if that entire team is still doing something together, but I like the fact that most of them are still dancing and doing their own side projects. This choreography and remix are amazing.
For anyone moving to a new city, a guide can sometimes serve as a very helpful clutch? But what’s more helpful than just a guide of sights? A guide towards your favorite kinds of food. Now I’ve never been to New York City, but I’ve heard that the designers behind this Ramen guide have also created one for burgers and doughnuts in New York City. It’s $8 and somehow I feel like I’d rather use this than stress over Yelp.
Designed by Kaspars Jursons, the “Tandem” is a combination of a urinal with a built-in sink to give guys a little reminder to wash off before leaving the bathroom. Apparently the only way for the toilet to flush itself is if you wash your hands up top. Quite the concept! And…convenient, right? Do we think this would work in a public restroom though? Doobybrain suggests that this idea may not be the best as the flushing might spray onto the actual faucet…which is GROSS.
It’s weird for me to say that I’ve grown up with Emma Watson as an actress, but I have and so have many other people. Her breakout role was as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series and since then she has pretty much proven herself as an actress and as an awesome human being. I watched this video of her yesterday for W Magazine and was impressed by her character. Not only is she very talented, but she is also very smart. I have a great deal of respect for her as an actress and am excited to see how far her career takes her.
I caught this map on Doobybrain via Deadspin and was a little shocked to find that the highest paid public employee in the majority of our states is a Football Coach. I find it difficult to wrap my head around the fact that athletic coaches are probably making more in their salaries than public officials like your mayor, governor, or senator.
In South Korea, plastic surgery is widely accepted and as a result it kind of looks like everyone is going to the same plastic surgeon. These are this year’s Miss Korea contestants and the resemblance between all of them is uncanny. I don’t know what I would think if this ever became the norm over here in the states. While these women are all gorgeous, viewing this photo makes me appreciate the kind of diversity that I have been surrounded by throughout my life.