Nice Video Break

Not a long post here. I’ve been buried (new classes, final week of production of my first documentary, two new areas of responsibility at work), but I want to share with you a few funny videos to enjoy over your next break from work. Oh Andy Samberg, your mind never ceases to amaze me. These are oldies, but goodies! (please note, none of these are really work friendly)


A Special Christmas Box

The Real Natalie Portman

Lazy Sunday

Two more Gems, that aren’t SNL – although I’d say one was influenced by Lazy Sunday

Smirnoff Tea-Time

I’m a Mac

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