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Over the year’s, Improv Everywhere has been responsible for a wide variety of public pranks and creative projects, from flash mobs that freaked out Best Buy to Star Wars guerilla theater on the subway. “The large majority of our projects have been unauthorized, unpermitted and unannounced. I think the public should be allowed to use public spaces as stages to express themselves creatively. If our sidewalks and subway platforms can be covered with advertising, they should also be acceptable venues for harmless creativity.”

Retail spaces are about as public as city plazas these days as far as Occupy is concerned: you can be there for a while, and then they will kick you out.

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VCs favor younger founders. Partly because they think outside the box, think anything is possible, and sometimes pull it off. And party because they have the stamina to work all the time and don’t usually have spouses and children to pull their attention away. They are, simply, a better bet. People who are willing to put everything they have into a startup are more likely to succeed than people who are not.

Michael Arrington, in the comment section of his post, STARTUPS ARE HARD. SO WORK MORE, CRY LESS, AND QUIT ALL THE WHINING

Mike loves to say shit that antagonizes so I should not even blink at this one, but for some reason I just have to call bullshit on this one.  If you look at many of the great companies, yes there are a bunch that were started by young crazy work 24 hours a day entrepreneurs, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook.  But there are also amazing successes started by older ones as well, Amazon (Bezos was 30), Qualcomm (Jacobs was 52), Cisco (Bosack was 32), Intel (Moore was 39), you get the point.

I truly don’t believe that the burn the candle at both ends entrepreneur has a better chance of succeeding then a work/life balanced family entrepreneur like myself.  If you want to judge your success in business on hours, go be a lawyer.

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best line: “If you want to judge your success in business on hours, go be a lawyer.”

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The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think.

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This film, although silly and filled with terrible puns and bright cheery music, is shot through with melancholy and a sorrow over a world that has moved on, and I think that’s a pure expression of how Jason Segel feels as a hardcore Muppet fan in a world where they are simply Disney product now, relegated to cute toys and merchandising opportunities. 

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callumpreston:

Now here is a movement i could get behind! Just so i could be there.

Something that came to me after i fell off a toilet while hanging a clock, When I came to, i had designed this poster.

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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.