this is a notepad. rene will store quotes, locations, ideas, reminders, etc., here, much like you would in/on a physical notepad, or diary, or journal. this may interest you, this may not interest you. what matters is, what ends up here is interesting to the creator of this website.
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December 7, 2016
YouTube is a veritable treasure trove of really interesting videos. Be sure to not miss a thing! No, seriously! You will thank me later!

December 29, 2015
Official White House photographer Pete Souza has posted his selection of Instagram photos of 2015 as well as his 2015 Behind The Lens photographs, and they are awesome.

April 1, 2015
This is without any doubt, the best, dare I say, love story on the internet, a bromance between Bro Orange and Buzzfeed's Matt Stopera. And no, this is not an April Fools joke.

January 10, 2015
Vincent Laforet has taken tilt-shift aerial photography to new heights with his Night Over New York series. Storehouse has the background story and even a Making Of video.

January 1, 2015
Pete Souza has the most awesome job in the whole world, I love his selection of photos of 2014.

August 30, 2014
Thank you, Internet, for this mesmerizing piece of high art. No, really, thank you!

May 26, 2014
The difference between sculpture and architecture is that a sculpture doesn't need a toilet.
- Frank Owen Gehry

April 16, 2014
The best marriage of a silent movie with modern music, the groundbreaking movie Man With A Movie Camera with live music by The Cinematic Orchestra.

February 9, 2014
I think I just found our dream house, a stacked house in the Catskills in upstate New York. Click here for video with explanations from the architects, Gluck+.

January 21, 2014
Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words, a regular photoshoot turned very serious and intense, but the result is astoundingly beautiful!

January 15, 2014
Seriously, I want to be Bill Murray when I grow up, seriously!

December 31, 2013
Great concept, this 24 hour video for Pharrell Williams' Happy.

October 8, 2013
Some things just have to be seen and heard to be believed. That said, I think she nailed it.

September 16, 2013
This is a brilliant, beautiful, haunting, yet stealth ad for Chipotle's Scarecrow iPhone app.

September 7, 2013
Douglas Coupland is going to be writing regular observations on modern life for FT Weekend Magazine
. I am excited about that and so should you, because he is *the* visionary writer of our time! In his first entry he introduces 4 new words to describe new conditions:
- smupidity
- stuart
- no-tech tourism
- ninetenicillin

Read his explanations here!

August 9, 2013
This Vine video may very well be the best (candid) video on the whole internets ...

July 18, 2013
This + this = this You're welcome!

May 14, 2013
update May 13, 2014
Sadly, Hadfield was only allowed to show this video for 1 year :-( Hopefully David Bowie and his publisher & record label will allow this to be permanent.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield wins the internet with Space Oddity, a remake of David Bowie's master piece from 1969 performed "sitting in a tin can, far above the world".

May 11, 2013
Outstanding music video by the very talented Valerie June.

April 2, 2013
The Calvin Klein Provocations Campaign Film is ready. And it's gorgeous.

March 30, 2013
If the first casualty of war is innocence, then perhaps with each bullet fired, bomb detonated, leader overthrown, wall built, economy destroyed and family member killed, we are not creating goodwill and harmony, but rather another child who believes violence is the only means to bring about change in the world.
- Michael Franti

March 23, 2013
Possibly the best video of the universe, ever, with the ability to restore faith in mankind and to serve as an anti-depressant.

February 10, 2013
Yes, i agree with the ppl who argue that cars can be as deadly as guns but a car is a lot harder to get through the door of a classroom. ;^]
Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\
- Jim Carrey

February 4, 2013
The best Super Bowl 47 commercial, even though it wasn't really an ad for anything.

February 1, 2013
A beautiful campaign trailer for Calvin Klein's new fragrance, Provocations.

January 30, 2013
In response to Neil Heslin's testimony (see video posted yesterday) this is the response of pro-gun advocates: cognitive dissonance much? Sometimes one just has to feel sad for humanity and human kind ...

January 29, 2013
Let this video speak for itself.

January 26, 2013
Plenty of gun advocates cling to their semi-automatics the way Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson clung to the shit that was killing them.
- Stephen King in Guns

January 23, 2013
Owen Pallett - Oh Heartland, Up Yours! vs. S O H N - The Wheel

January 19, 2013
Today is a sad day in America, for it is Gun Appreciation Day, roughly a month after 20 children and 6 adults were shot to death at an elementary school in Newtown, CT. The fact that gun nuts want to celebrate a device whose sole purpose is to kill is beyond me, it disgusts me. This image says it all ...

January 10, 2013
Bret Easton Ellis may turn out to be a genius, or he may turn out to biggest poof spoof, but judging by this trainwreck of a story on the making of The Canyons it is going to be something epic! And do please read the entire article and all of the comments, it's well worth the time!

January 7, 2013
It's the same 67 [Republican representatives] over and over again. It's the bath salts caucus, the people that would rather eat your face than cut taxes on the rich.
- Alan Grayson

January 5, 2013
ri-creazione
- Enzo Farina

January 3, 2013
I'm fairly certain YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people.
- Jack Black

January 2, 2013
I can do the job well and do it fast, but it's certainly not going to be cheap.
It can be done well and at a good price - but you won't get it quickly.
Or you can have the job done quickly, and at a cheap price, but it ain't gonna be good.
Good, fast, cheap: you can only have two.

- Peter Saville

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