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Your Inspirational Moments For Today

by on June 1, 2011

If Nerdist stands for anything (besides the love and celebration of what we call Nerd Culture), it’s inspiration. You hear it in the Nerdist Podcast, when Chris and Jonah prod Matt to get moving on his comedy career. You’ll read it in Chris’ book. You’ll see it at the Node (beta, yeah, I know). Not to get all self-helpy on you, but if something we do or say or write helps you move in the direction of where you want to go in life, whether it’s losing weight or writing a novel, we’ll be happy.

In that regard, here’s a little video brought to my attention by a Colin Hanks tweet. Having trouble learning to ride a bike? You can do it! Just listen to this budding Tony Robbins, who advises you that “if you believe in yourself, you can ride a bike.” Wish I knew that when I struggled to not fall off my metallic green Schwinn Sting-Ray when I was that age:

“Thumbs up, everybody! For Rock and Roll!” Yes.

And then there’s this animated homage to art in general and Jackson Pollock in particular, by Leo Verrier. If you haven’t seen it yet, and you have even a passing interest in art, just watch it now:

You don’t have to actually eat paintings to be inspired by them. At least, I don’t think you do. I’ve never tried it, myself.

Now, go do great things. Maybe paint while biking. Thumbs up, everybody!

HT on animation:, Videogum, New York Magazine’s Vulture