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I like finding new movies

Lifehacker, one of the most useful sites on the internet, has a story today about a new service called Jinni. It’s a movie recommendation service that works kind of like the Netflix recommendations. I’ve got Netflix and their recommendations are usually pretty good, but I decided to check out Jinni just for the heck of it.

I’ve only been using Jinni for the last hour or two, but it looks like it’s going to work pretty well. You can take a bunch of quizzes to help them refine your recommendations, and the search feature on the site is out of this world helpful. The service is in a closed beta right now, but if you go to Lifehacker’s post about it you can get a free invite. At least go and watch the intro video about the service. I think you’ll find it useful.

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I like kinetic typography

Good type is a beauty to look at. To be able to use letters and words as imagery to convey a message through not only the words themselves but the artist’s arrangement of the words on the page is a skill few have. The problem is that because of my overexposure to TV and internet, if something doesn’t move spastically or cut to a different scene every two seconds or less, I’ll fall asleep faster than…well, even faster than I normally do when I’m not being entertained by seizure-inducing Japanese commercials. So words on a page tend to be a problem. But what other option is there for seeing beautifully arranged type?

Enter kinetic typography. Kinetic typography is a kind of animation and graphic design in which a speech or clip from a movie is portrayed using mainly the words being spoken. It’s hard to explain. But it’s fun to watch, and with that in mind I’ve gathered together my “Top 10 Best Examples of Kinetic Typography” *trumpet flourish*.

Here they are, in no particular order (except that these first five are my favorites):

Who’s on First by Jimmy073

Fight Club – Chemical Burn by gordoteins

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by lance15100

Dumb and Dumber by ufnc

Pulp Fiction by chuwichuwi

For the sake of space, I’m just going to link to the last five. Be warned, some of these are a tiny bit vulgar:

Tenacious D: Inward Singing by asivins

Wedding Crashers: The Perfect Girl by daftcain

Dwight’s Speech by RojamNairassoy

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by varic

McDonald’s Prayer by TheCrookedGremlins

So there you have it. My top 10 list of best examples of kinetic typography. If you find one you like better, link it in the comments.

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