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The Joy Trip Project is coming in a little late to comment on this video. At the time of this post more than a quarter of a million people have downloaded “Performance" by Robin Moore from YouTube and at least three JTP fans have posted it to their Facebook profiles. This bouncy little hip-hop film that has the look and feel of a Saturday Light Live Digital Short produced by Andy Samberg. With a lot of insider jargon and references that only the most avid bicycle riders will appreciate “Performance” is a realistic though tongue-in-cheek look into the world of amateur cycling.
But what makes this video most appealing is that it brings an otherwise obscure sport into the culture mainstream with music and humor. In a tight little cycle of affluent consumers who take their playtime way too seriously it’s more than a bit refreshing to find ourselves the butt of joke while inviting anyone who cares to watch to laugh right along with us. Check it out. It’ll make you smile.
Many (people) go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
~Henry David Thoreau- American transcendentalist author, poet, naturalist and philosopher (1817 – 1862)
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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller ~ American author, political activist and lecturer(1880 – 1968).
Dr. Rick Hodes is a physician who specializes in the treatment of spinal tuberculosis among the children of Ethiopia...
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain ~ American writer, pen name for
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910)
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A lot of businesses are starting to explore their creative side. Expressions of art have begun to creep into the culture of many companies. In boardrooms and at seminars across America the stage is set for performing artists like corporate poet Gordon Boudreau.
“I write poems for whatever organization will invite me to do that,” Boudreau said. “And I use their raw materials the specifics of their culture to craft these very intimate specific poems that entertain and hopefully instruct a bit."
Boudreau is one of several former street performers who are showing senior executives how to have fun in the world of business. Lead by Carr Hagerman, the group known as OnTend Creative Partners is developing new strategies to raise the chuckle quotient among their clients’ employees and customers.
“Everyone wants happiness; nobody wants to suffer. Many problems around us are a mental projection of certain negative or unpleasant things. If we analyze our own mental attitude, we may find it quite unbearable. Therefore, a well-balanced mind is very useful and we should try and have a stable mental state.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (1935-)
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