Oh hai, Tumblr. It’s been a while, eh? I had a recent (read: seasonal) epiphany in which I decided I need to be writing more outside of work, collecting more inspiration from the interwebs, etc… so here I am, you know, starting all that again… by posting a video I worked on FOR WORK. Gotta start somewhere, right? 

Anyway, this was pretty fun to work on— mostly because we got to re-create a bunch of fun Atlanta experiences for Scoutmob Handpicked. It was high time we used the always charming Barry Greene and his British accent in one of our videos. The man behind the camera is the ever-talented Mr. Blake Williams of Proper Medium. We collaborated with folks like Tough Love Yoga and Ruby Velle and the cool cats at The Lawrence in Midtown. And since we needed a few extra fireworks in this video, we threw in a toy poodle and dose of healthy profanity. (We hear cursing and poodles, when used together in branding videos, do wonders for ratings.) 

Yes, it’s true: This city is $&#@ing awesome.

And working on stuff like this always manages to remind me of that fact.

And on that note, this is what I plan to do with the rest of today: 
thedailywhat:

Posted Without Comment of the Day: Redditor fluffypotatoes says: “My son has a long to do list today!”
[biotv]

And on that note, this is what I plan to do with the rest of today: 

thedailywhat:

Posted Without Comment of the Day: Redditor fluffypotatoes says: “My son has a long to do list today!”

[biotv]

Scoutmob Field Notes: Big Scoutmob news, a shiny video + curious tee

Feelin’ pretty good today….

scoutmob:

Today we announce some MAJOR Scoutmob news. Big things are happening for our mobile media company. Read all about it at AllThingsD and the Next Web.

We figured the best way to celebrate would be getting you in on the local-loving fun. This beautiful, limited-edition shirt…

curiositycounts:

The curiously named Aardvark Manifesto that’s just plain fun. 
(via)

curiositycounts:

The curiously named Aardvark Manifesto that’s just plain fun. 

(via)

peachtreekeen:

riverflowsuphill:

Tilford Sunrise (by AJ Brustein)

Oh my, isn’t this peeeeerrrrrtty!

peachtreekeen:

riverflowsuphill:

Tilford Sunrise (by AJ Brustein)

Oh my, isn’t this peeeeerrrrrtty!

clatl:

See any similarity between the images above? If you answered yes, that’s probably because you have eyes and a functioning brain. In the latest chapter of corporate retailers stealing from Atlanta-based artists, Tori LaConsay says she painted sign on the left in late 2008 as a sort of love letter to East Atlanta Village. Just this week, years after LaConsay’s selfless act of sign-painting, she started getting emails from friends who had seen her message again, except this time emblazoned on H&M products. (Photo courtesy Regestry)
Read the rest of “H&M thieves from EAV artist, gets caught by the internet”

I guess they learned their less— oh wait, nope. Still assholes.

clatl:

See any similarity between the images above? If you answered yes, that’s probably because you have eyes and a functioning brain. In the latest chapter of corporate retailers stealing from Atlanta-based artists, Tori LaConsay says she painted sign on the left in late 2008 as a sort of love letter to East Atlanta Village. Just this week, years after LaConsay’s selfless act of sign-painting, she started getting emails from friends who had seen her message again, except this time emblazoned on H&M products. (Photo courtesy Regestry)

Read the rest of “H&M thieves from EAV artist, gets caught by the internet”

I guess they learned their less— oh wait, nope. Still assholes.

influent:

yetibeatsAne Brun (feat. Jose Gonzalez) - Worship

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spencerlewis:

Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Dubmix)

30andbroke:

THIS.
thomaswheatley:

#AtlantaMemes

THIS.

thomaswheatley:

#AtlantaMemes

greengray:

morgangster:

This Is Bad News, People
I just learned that the Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room downtown is going to have to relocate because a Wal-Mart and other chain stores want to build on that land. This is the best smelling and tasting place in the city to study or grab a cup of coffee! Also.. it’s beautiful and old and awesome… my 3 favorite adjectives. Also… a great place to take photos! The coffee! The graffiti! The coffee! The wooden floors! The coffee! 

From Jittery Joe’s Facebook: Unfortunately, the rumors are true… The Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room will be leaving its current downtown location early next year. We are saddened by the decision our community leaders have made to remove, rather than restore and preserve the character and potential green space of that area in favor of yet another Wal-Mart and other chains. Downtown Athens is a rich, vibrant, charming area of our county and we want to keep it as such. While we agree that revitalizing and growing to meet the needs of the area is important, to sacrifice small businesses in favor of more apartments and chain stores is the wrong move. 
We encourage you to contact your commissioners and voice your opinion! As always, thank you for your support!

Looks like the owner of the land decided to sell to a developer. Anyone know what we could do to help stop this from happening? 
EDIT: Sign the petition here! (Thanks Kgarv) 

We are not against development of the Armstrong-Dobbs tract. In fact, we celebrate development for the opportunities it might bring our community to grow. However, we are against the placement of a 90,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart within the Armstrong-Dobbs development as an “anchor store.” Please sign this petition to voice your support for an alternative vision of Athens’ future. We protect our small businesses. We love our unique culture. We are People for a Better Athens. 

 

Automatic reblog. I was sad when the Jittery Joe’s at Five Points moved from their original building, but at least that was self-imposed. This is just too much. I’m signing this petition from 2,729 miles away.

greengray:

morgangster:

This Is Bad News, People

I just learned that the Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room downtown is going to have to relocate because a Wal-Mart and other chain stores want to build on that land. This is the best smelling and tasting place in the city to study or grab a cup of coffee! Also.. it’s beautiful and old and awesome… my 3 favorite adjectives. Also… a great place to take photos! The coffee! The graffiti! The coffee! The wooden floors! The coffee! 

From Jittery Joe’s Facebook: Unfortunately, the rumors are true… The Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room will be leaving its current downtown location early next year. We are saddened by the decision our community leaders have made to remove, rather than restore and preserve the character and potential green space of that area in favor of yet another Wal-Mart and other chains. Downtown Athens is a rich, vibrant, charming area of our county and we want to keep it as such. While we agree that revitalizing and growing to meet the needs of the area is important, to sacrifice small businesses in favor of more apartments and chain stores is the wrong move. 

We encourage you to contact your commissioners and voice your opinion! As always, thank you for your support!

Looks like the owner of the land decided to sell to a developer. Anyone know what we could do to help stop this from happening? 

EDIT: Sign the petition here! (Thanks Kgarv

We are not against development of the Armstrong-Dobbs tract. In fact, we celebrate development for the opportunities it might bring our community to grow. 

However, we are against the placement of a 90,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart within the Armstrong-Dobbs development as an “anchor store.” 

Please sign this petition to voice your support for an alternative vision of Athens’ future. We protect our small businesses. We love our unique culture. We are People for a Better Athens. 

Automatic reblog. I was sad when the Jittery Joe’s at Five Points moved from their original building, but at least that was self-imposed. This is just too much. I’m signing this petition from 2,729 miles away.