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And Now, Your Weekly Video Miscellany

GAWWWDD this rain, amiright? I mean, one minute you’re skipping-to-your-loo down Spring St. (pun intended), looking at all the attractives and the next you’re huddled at your desk fighting off syphilis. UGH spring is the worst sometimes. Luckily I’ve been looking at the internet all week and huzzah, yes, I have yet again provided videos for your enjoyments. You’ll see giraffes doing backflips, learn about those pesky little Bitcoins (which are actually more interesting than I realized) and a couple of GoPro clips that are fairly to very awesome.

5. Giraffes. You thought they were adept only at eating leaves from the tops of trees. Nay, they’re also good at doing backflips off of high dives. Obviously, this is a CG thing, but still, it’s pretty fun to watch. Fast forward to like 2 mins to see what the 26,166 others found so intriguing.

4. All this talk about Bitcoin this week got me wondering – why are people all in a tiff over (what I presumed to be) some kind of Farmville related currency? Turns out it’s an actual thing. This video ‘splains it in a fun Australian accent that will at least make your ears feel good. 241k y’allll!

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Friday Odds and Ends

-Pereira & O’Dell invades Comic-Con (Lego/DC Superheroes video contest promo above). link

-DDB and State Farm (with the help of NYC digital shop Bajibot) have unveiled a baseball-themed mobile app called “Go To Bat,” which lets fans hit and support various charities in the process. link

-IPG CEO Michael Roth is off the hook in a discrimination lawsuit. link

-Wait, so what’s going on with Twitter and Buddy Media’s “age screening” system exactly? link

-Who would you induct into the AAF’s Advertising Hall of Fame? link (pdf)

-A world without textiles doesn’t look too promising in a new IKEA ad from McCann. link

-Ken Block talks to the New York Times about the making of his latest viral phenomenon, “Gymkhana 5.” link

-After spending two years at New York shop Johannes Leonardo, Ben Clare has returned home to Sydney and joined up with Clemenger BBDO as a senior copywriter. link


Monday Odds and Ends

-Campbell Soup is looking to expand its beverage offerings by buying up Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion. link

-PM Digital has acquired the digital services business of New York-based Zeta Interactive.

-Just a friendly reminder that the final deadline to enter the 2012 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence is July 13. link

-The Barbarian Group has unveiled the first iteration of a social health platform it’s been working on with GE and Facebook. link

-Those with vertigo issues might not want to take a gander at CP+B’s star-studded new spot for Under Armour (above).

-Microsoft announced that Windows 8 and its first-ever tablet PC, Surface, will go on sale in October. link

-Financial Times sits down with the guy who designed the now-ubiquitous recycling logo as a college student over 30 years ago. link

-If you haven’t seen what everyone’s raving about today, here’s DC Shoes chief brand officer Ken Block‘s latest buckwild Gymkhana effort, which takes us through the streets of San Francisco. link

-Fox, CBS and NBCUniversal have reportedly been given the go-ahead to proceed with their suit against DISH’s ad-skipping Hopper service. link

-ATL-based Fitzgerald+CO was named AOR for YellaWood owner, Great Southern Wood Preserving.