We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching trailers, viral videos, shaky cell phone footage, and people arguing on television. This is why The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
The inevitable Taiwanese animation take on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography has arrived. It's enjoyable on the whole, but we wish the final cut tackled the scene where Jobs relents and agrees to put an 'off' switch on Apple's products. [Next Media Animation via Wired]
The History Channel is airing a two-hour special called Zombies: A Living History this evening. This seems excessive, because zombies only exist in fake history. Also, they're not "living" -- they're undead. That's the whole point! [Geeks of Doom]
The official Kremlin blog (!) posted video Russian president Dmitry Medvedev playing badminton with Vladimir Putin yesterday. Why? According to Google Translate, it's part of Medvedev's ongoing series on things Russian kids can do in school to stay active. That's nice, even if the video fails to match the can't-look-away majesty of the video of Medvedev and Putin playing badminton last June, since the Russian leaders don't take a leisurely bike ride in the new clip. [The Kremlin via Deadspin via Daily Intel and Daily Motion]
It was probably inevitable that someone mashed up an image of The Birds director Alfred Hitchcock with some of the angry birds from Angry Birds. Credit goes to illustrators Pedro Kramer and Dan Elijah Fajardo for sticking the landing and coming up with an image that's creepy, vibrant, and unexpected. [My Modern Met via All Top via Open Culture]
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