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Happy Friday people,
Here's your weekly dose of things I have found interesting and inspiring around the internet, and hope you do too. Enjoy! 
  1. Album streams:
  2. Haiku: Neat wordsmithery in these 20 clever haikus that sum up 2020.
  3. Houseparty: Neat dystopian short film where a guy wakes up in the midst of a house party at the height of the pandemic in NYC (8 mins)
  4. Plexiglass: Interesting article on the cultural history of plexiglass, a symbol of security during this pandemic with a past of paranoia and racial prejudice. 
  5. Tag: How schoolyard tag became World Chase Tag – a professional sport with tactics, terms and athletic parkour stars (18 mins)
  6. Facts: Tom Whitwell’s great annual summary of 52 things he learned this year.
  7. F-bomb: Stan Lee waxes lyrical about his fave expletive in animation (2 mins).
  8. Photojournalism: This truly remarkable, topsy turvy, year captured in photos.
  9. Mood: Entertaining comedy short about a 'professional mood setter' (4 mins)
  10. Goodbye: An honor roll and tributes for the NYC businesses we lost in 2020
  11. Lasagna: Video of a lasagna meticulously made over 100 hours (13 mins)  
  12. Forests: Brilliant article on the symbiotic, subterranean networks of root and fungi that allow forests of trees to communicate and coexist.
  13. Cats: Why we're obsessed by cats (6 mins) and kittens perform freestyle jazz. 
  14. Sculpture: En Iwamura creates whimsical, minimal sculptures of heads.
  15. Mind-uploading: Smart Kurzgesagt animation about the future technology of mind copies and digital immortality (13 mins)
  16. Gifts: This list of strange gifts from the internet is delightful and maybe useful?
  17. Climbing: Excellent film about rock climbing, race and community (14 mins)
In case you missed it – the most popular link last week was this article about world-class Scrabble players and the sneaky tactics they employ to get an edge.
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Have a great weekend.
Ryan
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