In the face of a slowly recovering economy, average US student loan debt weighed in at around $29,400 as of 2013. Add to that un-and underemployment rates hovering at 8.5 and 16.8% respectively, and the fact that students cannot declare bankruptcy to have their loans forgiven, and the picture gets pretty grim pretty quickly. In light of this, Paloma Izquierdo has taken to film to describe how most millennials respond to such bleak prospects. If it reminds you of the story of Sisyphus, you’re understanding her point.
This remarkable short film has walked away with more gold than Michael Phelps, and it’s easy to see why. Watch as a squirrel and bear–narrated courtesy of George Takei–talk through some of…
Throughout the years, skateboards and those who use them have been subjected to a number of associations, none of which are unambiguously good or bad. Your thoughts on the sport and the culture aside, the mechanics that go into the skateboard’s construction are as intricate as they are visually stunning.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some choice words about advertising when accepting an award at the 55th annual CLIOs–the most prestigious international advertising awards ceremony–this past week. Taking materialism, conspicuous consumerism and the trickery involved in promoting both, Seinfeld deadpanned that “we know the world stinks. But we think, ‘Hey, maybe this [product] won’t stink’. We are a hopeful species. Stupid, but hopeful.” Jury’s out on if the audience regretted giving him an award.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing in this life is certain save for death and taxes. And, a couple hundred years later, he’s still right. Watch as this dark (but funny) animated short takes on the former, providing you with an alphabet of ways you might die.