With the Hawks playing the 49ers for the chance to be in the Super Bowl and the JT concert all in one weekend, it's safe to say there's a lot of energy in this office--and town right now. Enjoy a our curated list of the teams' favorite links this week (and Golden Globes photo bombs).
7 Photobombs Of The 2014 Golden Globes, Buzz Feed. Photobombs are so hot right now. Happy kickoff to the awards show season! -- Noelle
Deaf NFL Player Derrick Coleman Tells His Story in Terrific Duracell Ad, AdWeek. I may be a bit bias, but this commercial for Duracell featuring Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman gave me chills! Not only has this powerful ad debuted at a fitting time, but it's a great counter ad for the suspiciously Seahawks-targeted Beats By Dre commercial that shows 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick using the headphones to drown out the roar of the blue and green-dressed fans. Go Hawks! -- Chelsey
Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You, NPR. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that, essentially, the government can't enforce net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the idea that my Internet service provider can't slow down certain sites based on whatever arbitrary reasoning they come up with. For example, I have Comcast (which owns NBC), and if net neutrality wasn't observed, they could, for example, block access to CBS content and charge me a premium to view it—kind of like how premium cable channels work. What does Tuesday's ruling mean? ...Who knows, but it's scary to think about what it could mean. -- Paul
Zach King's 'Magic' Vine Compilation, YouTube. The art of the Vine has been perfected by this kid! Pretty cool "magic" Vines compiled into one video. Which is your favorite? -- Chelsey
The Rejection Letters That Burned Everyone From George Orwell to Aspiring Clowns, Wired. What do Orwell, the Ringling Bros, and a Star Trek script all have in common? They were all rejected at one point. This quick piece is a strong reminder that failure isn't fatal, rather healthy, and critics aren't always right. -- Megan
Watching These Spice Bags Explode Is The Most Satisfying Thing You'll Do Today, Fast Co Design. This is what good flavor sounds and looks like. Check out this beautifully done commercial (or more accurately, composition) promoting flavorful cooking. -- Matthew