Category Archives: Video

The World is Just Awesome

The Discovery Channel has been running new commercials that preview upcoming new seasons for several of their shows. As in the past, the commercials are well-made and (for me at least) can get you really jazzed up for many of their shows.

They’ve obviously got a great advertising team and I wish they’d post these commercials on their own site (where you can now get full video of most of their shows). Instead, we need to hunt around to dig up copies like this one:

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The montage commercials they showed last year were outstanding, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere online. I did find the promo for season 3 of Bear Grylls in Man vs Wild, one of the favorite shows at our house. (Update: I found a couple more cool promos from 2007 and 2008 on YouTube.)

Another new addition this year: custom merchandise through Cafepress.com. Now you can buy t-shirts or coffee mugs for your favorite show like Dirty Jobs!

I’m impressed with the continuing evolution of the Discovery Channel as they continue to combine entertainment with education. Now if I ever upgrade to HDTV at home, I could really get into it.

Twitter in Plain English

If you haven’t yet seen the “Explanations in Plain English” series from Common Craft, you really need to go check them out. The latest in the series came out this week: “Twitter in Plain English“.

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Common Craft created a simple but effective presentation method using paper cut-outs and a whiteboard to explain technical topics. If you liked this video, visit their site to watch explanations of social networking, online photo sharing, RSS, and even Zombies!