Sheryl Sandberg Endorses Leaving Early; Google Goggles Get Ads

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wants you to knock off early, Intel goes Back to the Future III to sell the Ultrabook, and David Gregory gives his Jamaican bar recommendations.

In a new video, Facebook COO and noted rich person Sheryl Sandberg endorses the idea of leaving work at 5:30 p.m., every day. We would if we could, every person we've ever dated, Sheryl Sandberg, but someone has to stay and make the Internet doughnuts. Also, not living on the west coast complicates this idea to no end. And besides, we'd rather stay at work until 6:15 -- or 6:30 if we're working on a feature. Or 7 p.m. on Mondays, when we have our conference call -- if it means not having to check our email five times on the way home. Also: we kind of like work. It beats the Orange Line, you know?  [Mashable]

It was only a matter of time before the mini-scandal involving former GSA boss Martha Johnson's decision to hold a swanky conference in Las Vegas complete with a mind reader and commemorative coin set on the American taxpayer's dime produced a self-aware follow-up video from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chiding Johnson on her lack of thriftiness. Well, the video is now here, and it features a man playing a ukulele or possibly just a tiny guitar. Enjoy. [oversightandreform]

Ho boy: Intel is using a Old West-themed ad campaign to sell its new line of Ultrabooks. Because no genre suggests fast, sleek, technology like a Western. Save maybe the 18th century Picaresque novel. [via Co.Create]

Remember Google's intoxicating and unnerving Project Glass video? Of course you do. It was the one with the guy who dated the girl named Jess. Anyway: do you not agree if would have been improved by lots of annoying, vaguely cheap-seeming ads, kind of the ones that adorn the redesigned Google. Clearly it would have been. Kudos to Jonathan McIntosh, a self-described "pop culture hacker" and visual artist, for making this hypothetical a reality. [via The Atlantic]

David Gregory went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and shared him impersonations of the various candidates who sought the GOP presidential nomination this year. Ugh, you say, it's so late for comedy bits from newsmen from last night. Ordinarily, this would be try, but Gregory is actually very funny. Plus: he talks about a drink that will get you hammered in Jamaica. [NBC]

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