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  • Buzz of the Week // April 7 - April 11

    Happy Friday, foos. Let’s get our buzz on. + The classic I-was-just-pooping-and-now-I’m-in-a-business-meeting routine. Never gets old. + “But what if the joke is on the students because the professor could be the father and that’s why he was so terrified?” + Thank goodness Game of Thrones is back.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 31 - April 4

    It’s Friday. Here’s the buzz that buzzed our buzzers this week. + Like Sriracha, Benny Hill goes well with anything. + Neil deGrasse Tyson in slow-motion needs no explanation. + This girl is nuts. + This is for the thousands of readers who email us every day and say, “hey, when are you going to post some really buzz-worthy porn?” Ask and ye shall receive.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 24 - March 28

    Step right up for your mildly amusing Friday entertainment, brought to you by Archrival. We’ve got a lot of stuff to cover this week. No time to waste. We can talk later. Let’s go. + This very important PSA will teach you a thing or two about high school bros, the party the other night, and diction.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 17 - March 21

    This Friday is an extra good one, because it’s SPRING! Also, it’s time for Buzz of the Week. Settle in for some freshly picked awesomeness, coming right up: + Ever wondered about shoes that are left hanging from telephone wires? Here’s a fascinating short documentary that dives deeper into the mystery of sneaker tossing in culture.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 10 - March 14

    And we’re back! This week’s Buzz features the expected collection of weirdness, but it’s such great weirdness that it would be remiss of us to not pay it forward in the form of a neat and tidy list such as this: + Hard hitting proof that photoshop really has gone too far this time.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 3 - March 7

    Now that February is over, a.k.a. the coldest month in recent memory (seriously, what was that?), the time has come to serve up the fresh buzz a new month has to offer. It was a big week for tech innovation and ideas you wish you’d thought of first.

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    Buzz of the Week // February 17 - February 21

    Thanks for dropping in! As promised, we’re here to personally deliver your Friday cheat sheet so that you can tell your friends about all the cool things happening around the web and tricking them into thinking you know stuff. (The bill is in the mail.

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    Buzz of the Week // February 10 - February 14

    Hello hello! So many things going on lately…from the Sochi Games, to the most polarizing holiday in February, to the rodeo coming to town. Thankfully, Archrival-ers were hard at work tracking down all the best buzz. + We’ve never been so excited for a ping pong battle in our lives.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 27 - January 31

    What’s up, fans of Buzz? This week was filled with sarcasm, satire and snark, and for once, we weren’t the only ones dishing it up. Apparently January is giving the internet a little attitude overdose, but we don’t hate it. + Hey, kids.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 20 - January 24

    Howdy-do, readers! Archrival Buzz of the Week here, right where you left off last week. Let’s hop to it: + Graffiti General is an immersive site that combines WebGL and ThreeJS on a HTML5 page makes our digital dreams tingle. You’re free to vandalize without consequence.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 13 - January 17

    Welcome to Buzz of the Week, the most important way to kill some time on a Friday while you’re pretending to be working. How do you think we gather up this stuff in the first place? Let’s dig in: + Allow us to ruin your day and your faith in public toilets.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 6 - January 10

    Why, hello! Welcome to another funky fresh edition of Archrival Buzz of the Week. Now that we’re holiday partied out, have just now come down from eggnog overload, and are back into the weekly grind, it’s time to check back in and see what was up on the interwebs.

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    Buzz of the Week // December 16 - December 20

    We like presents. And since we’re in the spirit of giving lately, our early gift to you is this week’s Buzz! (What, too predictable? You’ve already received 51 others just like it from us since last Christmas? Well, sorry, Archrival doesn’t do gift receipts.

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    Buzz of the Week // December 9 - December 13

    Buzz time! With 2013 coming to a close, ‘tis the season for those predictable “best of the year” recaps. You know the ones. Here are some to stoke your wintertime fire: + YouTube released a 2013 Rewind featuring the best YouTube moments with cameos from the most popular YouTube stars.

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    Buzz of the Week // December 2 - December 6

    Welcome back to Buzz of the Week, a wholesome hodge-podge of share-worthy tidbits. Doesn’t that just sound like a delicious dish you’d like to snack on all day? Me too. Let’s dig in. + We hate those YouTube ads that play before our favorite cat videos just like the rest of society.

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    Buzz of the Week // November 18 - November 22

    Winter is now upon us, which means we spent more time than deemed normal cuddled up to our laptops in order to keep warm. The result? So much buzz found on the interwebs! Let’s take a look: + In today’s edition of “shut-up-and-take-my-money” (a.

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    Buzz of the Week // November 11 - November 15

    GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS! It’s time for Buzz of the Week. + We’re not sure what we like more about this ad for Volvo Trucks... Jean-Claude Van Damme or the stirring track by office fave Enya. + This kid takes his chance at 15 seconds of fame and OWNS IT to the tune of close to 10 million views.

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    Buzz of the Week // November 4 - November 8

    Bet you thought Friday would never come, huh? Well, congrats, workaholics. Friday is here, and it’s glorious. Go pour yourself a cocktail, lean back in your spinny chair and let us serve you the best buzz the internet has to offer. You deserve it.

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    Buzz of the Week // October 28 - November 1

    So nice of you to drop by! If you’re already feeling a little bit buzzed just by reading this sentence, it seems you’ve come to the right place. (We only aim to please.) But wait, there’s more: + Never underestimate compassion, positivity and the power of social media.

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    Buzz of the Week // October 21 - October 25

    If we could make an entire Buzz of the Week solely out of GIFs, believe me, we would. It would be something glorious like this: + Bubble dance GIF. + Unfortunate hamster GIF. + Miley tongue GIF. + World Bodybuilding Federation GIF. Whew. So good.

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    Buzz of the Week // October 14 - October 18

    If you’re sitting there wondering a) what Archrival-ers are buzzing about this week, b) what our internet browsing histories look like, or c) how many government watch lists we might be on, you’ve come to the right place to find your answers.

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    Buzz of the Week // October 7 - October 11

    TGIF, pals and gals! It’s time to snuggle up with some good old fashioned Buzz of the Week. We found all sorts of crazy buzzworthy snippets to show you this week, so let’s waste no time. + Pranking innocent coffee shop goers is a real thing of beauty.

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    Buzz of the Week // September 30 - October 4

    Welcome to another Buzz of the Week! It’s now October, which means the leaves are crunchy, the air is crispy, and there is no escape from pumpkin-flavored everything. (Seriously, what is this obsession?) + First of all, if you’re having a bad day, snap out of it right now.

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    Buzz of the Week // September 23 - September 27

    Oh, hey guys. Do you feel like we stood you up last week? Did it kinda feel like everyone was at a party while you sat at home alone on a Saturday night? Did you suddenly have weird flashbacks to that time in high school when you waited alone for two hours at the movie theater to see The Notebook with a large extra-butter popcorn and Sour Patch Kids and he never showed up? (Wait, was that just me? Awkward…) Anyway, in order to make up for the lack of Buzz last week, this week we’re getting DOUBLY BUZZED.

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    Buzz of the Week // September 9 - September 13

    Hey dweebs! While Erin is out, I decided to secretly take over Buzz of the Week. Why? Because it’s Friday and I currently have a buzz myself. It only seemed natural. + We’ve had a few bets in our days at AR and we’re happy as clams to see pro athletes stepping up the hustle.

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    Buzz of the Week // September 2 - September 6

    Prepare yourself, because today’s Buzz of the Week takes a mystifying look into the precise science behind Internet “fails” vs. “wins.” We know it can be exhausting and emotionally taxing to figure out the difference between the two, so here’s a handy guide to help hone your skills when trying to spot the difference.

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    Buzz of the Week // August 26 - August 30

    Ahoy, friends! It was a whirlwind of a week for Buzz, and we’re serving up the quirkiest bits to get you pumped for the three day weekend. Here we go: + Sick of the Miley Cyrus VMA buzz yet? I know, I know, we are too. And believe us, we did our darndest to stay on the sidelines of all the hot mess hullabaloo.

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    Buzz of the Week // August 19 - August 23

    It just so happens that there is a long-standing tradition here at Archrival called “Mandatory Friday Dance Party.” Let us assure you that we’re getting absolutely nothing done today because of OUR NEW MOST FAVORITE THING EVER. Game over, GIF Dance Party.

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    Buzz of the Week // August 12 - August 16

    In case you missed it, there was some pretty cool stuff floating around Internet-land this week. Allow us to recap the best of it in today’s episode of Archrival Buzz of the Week. Onward! + The Golden Retriever Festival is a thing, and it’s the cutest party ever.

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    Buzz of the Week // August 5 - August 9

    Hello there! This is another installment of Archrival Buzz of the Week, and it’s chock-full of musical genius, beer (standard) and sharks (again, standard). Let’s hop to it. + To generate some noise around Yahoo’s new logo reveal next month, they’ll post one runner-up logo design for the next 30 days on the Yahoo! blog.

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    Buzz of the Week // July 29 - August 2

    Oh, hey! Didn’t see you there. Thanks for dropping in! It’s the first Friday in August, which means today’s Buzz is extra hot and steamy, just like you ordered. Please, have a seat and get comfortable… + What happens when you mix Aretha Franklin, moonshine, a raccoon and a dancin’ hillbilly? We asked the same question.

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    Buzz of the Week // July 22 - July 26

    Oh, you’re just in time for Buzz of the Week! Grab a seat, relax and enjoy a tall, cool glass of fresh buzz. + First, let us blow your mind with this: Scientists ‘froze’ light for one minute. Allow us to react for you. + Intel, Toshiba and Pereira & O’Dell—the crew that brought you The Beauty Inside—have teamed up again for The Power Inside.

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    Buzz of the Week // July 15 - July 19

    It’s Friday once again, which means we’re serving up all the buzzworthy internet gems we tracked down for you this week. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. + A futuristic high-speed tube transport system, called the Hyperloop, could get you from LA to NYC in less than an hour for $100.

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    Buzz of the Week // July 8 - July 12

    Friday is finally here, and that means another edition of Buzz of the Week! Apologies if we’re a little later posting this than usual…we stayed up late watching the greatest movie of all-time. If you missed it, you can probably go to Syfy channel at literally any time of the day and it will be on.

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    Buzz of the Week // June 24 - June 28

    We hope your Friday is off to a radical start! And we double-hope you dig this week’s buzz. Here it comes! + We hadn’t seen this Smart Car ad, but we love it. The idea is great and the execution is nearly perfect. + There’s a fashion show happening in Omaha…and the designs feature condoms.

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    Buzz of the Week // June 10 - June 14

    Welcome back, Buzz addicts (Buzz-atics? Whatever.)! Here’s your weekly fix of the hottest and nottest pop culture tidbits from all corners of the Weird Wide Web. + Brace yourselves, Facebook announced this week that it’s bringing #hashtags to a newsfeed near you.

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    Buzz of the Week // June 3 - June 7

    Hello, hello! The weather is finally warming up, and that means it’s time for the Archrival Summer Book Club. Reading books can wait, though—it’s buzz time! + We’ll kick things off with the 100 Meter Scroll. Fair warning: It’s pretty addicting.

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    Buzz of the Week // May 27 - May 31

    Happy Friday! We’ve been working crazy hard lately, so we apologize Buzz of the Week didn’t happen last week. The good news? This week’s buzz is extra, extra good! + We don’t think this energy drink commercial is a real thing…but it’s definitely a thing.

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    Buzz of the Week // May 13 - May 17

    Hi there! It was weirdness abound for Archrival buzz this week. And by “weird,” we obviously mean super awesome and bizarrely delightful. Let’s dive in. + To no one’s surprise, Old Spice led the charge in weird spots with this and this.

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    Buzz of the Week // May 6 - May 10

    Hello friends of Archrival! Are you ready for an awesome edition of Buzz of the Week? If you said “yes,” YOU’RE CORRECT! Let’s get buzzin’. + The Anar Foundation against child abuse developed an awesome idea for a billboard with a secret message that only children can see.

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    Buzz of the Week // April 29 - May 3

    Summer is apparently hesitant to appear this year, so snuggle up to some hot buzz and wait out this damn lingering winter. Let’s do it! + In a move that brought massive amounts of irony, Greenheart Games finds the answer to What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? + The $100 bill is getting a makeover.

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    Buzz of the Week // April 15 - April 19

    Hi there! You may or may not have known that yesterday was National High Five Day. If you missed it, fear not because you are allowed to high five whenever you damn well please. If the buzz going around Archrival was any indication, there’s been a lot of high-fiving going on lately with a slew of great ideas and really cool stuff happening around the world.

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    Buzz of the Week // April 8 - April 12

    Happy Friday, gang. Videos were aplenty in Archrival chatter this week, and we’re going to show you all the best the internet had to offer. The buzz is hot and ready, so let’s go! + Old Spice launched some new bar soap and, as expected, the spots for it are dandy.

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    Buzz of the Week // April 1 - April 5

    April Fools’ Day came and went at Archrival without much fanfare and, surprisingly, no reported injuries. But while the fools were nowhere to be found, the buzz was in full force. It was a bizarre mix of retro throwbacks and cool technology. Check it out! + First, we want to point out that our hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska was named the Happiest and Healthiest City in America.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 25 - March 29

    Don’t be afraid, Friday is finally here! It was a grabbag of greatness this week, with Archrival buzz spanning cultures, languages and the latest social platforms. Enough for the intro, though; let’s start this magical journey we call Buzz of the Week! + A fan-made homage to Marvel Comics is nerdiness at its finest.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 18 - March 22

    There’s so much to be excited about this week. Not only do we have the usual Friday excitement, but March Madness has also kicked off! If you haven’t already thrown productivity out the window, a hearty helping of buzz should do the trick.

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    Buzz of the Week // March 4 - March 8

    Hello there! The buzz cup spilleth over this week, with everything from Disney to beer and all that falls between. So kick back, relax, let down your hair and enjoy another edition of Buzz of the Week! + You might remember the delightful Carlton Draught slo-mo chase commercial (it’s this one).

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    Buzz of the Week // February 25 - March 1

    Hello, friends of Archrival! The first two months of 2013 are in the books, but the buzz is as fresh as ever. Check it out! + Who can forget the famous Grey Poupon commercial from 1997? Probably a lot of you, but for those who remember the 16-year-old classic, the brand decided to release the lost footage.

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    Buzz of the Week // February 18 - February 22

    There’s no way we’d let Snowstorm Q or whatever it’s called stop the buzz. Here’s your Buzz of the Week! + We asked a handful of our clients to tell us what they wanted to see in the coming year. They did, we illustrated it and here it is— Picture This! + The College of Creative Studies launched a pretty awesome campaign that hits home about how a lot of parents feel about their children wanting a career in art.

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    Buzz of the Week // February 11 - February 15

    We hope your Valentine’s Day was awesome. Now let’s stop with the heart eyes and lovey dovey stuff and enjoy some good ol’ fashioned buzz! + Thanks to 1967 Walter Cronkite, we now know what the home office of 2001 will look like! Props to the Cronk—he could basically see into the future.

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    Buzz of the Week // February 4 - February 8

    Welcome to Buzz of the Week! Pretty regularly, we kick off BotW with an animated GIF. But guess what? Now you can kick it off with an animated GIF of your choosing thanks to the best thing to happen to the internet since electricity: giphy.com We’ll assume you’ve been on giphy.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 28 - February 1

    Hello world. Let’s get down with some fresh buzz. + Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were their usual fabulous selves in the newest pre-Super Bowl Samsung commercial. Do we have any idea what the takeaway message might be? No. Do we care? Not one bit.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 21 - January 25

    There’s been some really cool stuff hitting the scene recently. And while none of it may be as awesome as this, we’ve still managed to put together some buzzworthy delights for your experiential pleasure. + A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of Target’s newest work for its Everyday Collection.

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    Buzz of the Week // January 7 - January 11

    Hello and welcome to Buzz of the Week! The first full work week of 2013 was a busy one, but that doesn’t mean Archrivalers weren’t scouring the web for all the latest videos, stories and other buzzworthy delights. The water’s fine, so let’s jump in.

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    Buzz of the Week // December 31 - January 4

    Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Buzz of the Week of 2013. + We hope your NYE party wasn’t as big of a fiasco as this one (be sure to read the video description). Luckily, the Archrival party went off without a hitch. Sure, the video might say this is Dubai, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

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