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Chrysler’s latest commercials are perfect.

The world is full of HORRIBLE commercials.

You’re right, Samsung, I’ve ALWAYS wanted a phone I can take video on while simultaneously snapping pictures WHILE SKYDIVING THANK YOU FOR FINALLY MAKING A PHONE WORTH BUYING YOU GUYS ARE SO IN TUNE!!!1!

In that world, these commercials from Chrysler (I believe all by W+K) are exceptional. Story, grit, pride, the perception of authenticity…

In a world of shit products and shit marketing those who can turn product into story and story into something I already am and can be more a part of will die with smiles.

My only bummer with this one is the dumb synth strings. If that was real strings in a real room this thing is tears and fist pumping.

The bellman’s nod. The flag flying.

Humble beginnings are… humbling. Too bad they couldn’t get a deep track for this one as well. Probably only meant for a small, Portland audience.

Pete Campbell on success and sadness

With success comes a level of sadness. You think, ‘I’ll reach this goal, and then I’ll feel a sense of completeness, of wholeness. I’ll feel that I have accomplished something. I will see myself as a worthy man.’ And it doesn’t really exist.””

Pete Campbell via Marlon

Dirty little secret: TextExpander for self-clearing CSS

I’m neck deep in code and came up with this handy lil’ trick. Sometimes you’re working within an HTML framework you can’t change… not even to add that quick little .clearfix class.

Well, there are ways to self-clear items using some weird, long-ish, not-rememberable CSS.

So, here’s a TextExpander snippet that quickly adds this mess code for the class/ID you’re targeting:

%fill:name%:before, %fill:name%:after { content: ""; display: table; }
%fill:name%{background:transparent;width:auto;zoom: 1;}
%fill:name%:after { clear: both; }

If what I’m talking about sounds vaguely like something you may one day have another thought about, I suggest you give this a try.

If, on the other hand, you’re normal, please disregard this message.