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Non-Bogus Video of the Day: Solve Media Revives Rube Goldberg

The eagle-versus-toddler video was cool/unsettling. And very unlikely to be real.

But this Rube Goldberg holiday greeting video, from ad tech start-up Solve Media is both awesome and 100 percent authentic. Also, there is a cat!

If you are very honest with yourself and your employer, you are almost certainly going to have a couple minutes of downtime in the next couple days. So, watch:

What’s that? You still have more time to kill? Happy to help. Here’s another Goldbergian tribute, from video maker/band OK Go:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald