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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Fred Armisen Stars in a Museum's Web Series, Where We Watch Porn, and More

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 23, 2013 at 2:17PM

1. MOCA's New Web Series with Fred Armisen, Jack Black and...Dynasty Handbag: A motley crew of performers stars in "Ambiance Man," the new web series from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. According to MOCA's YouTube description, "'Ambiance Man' is a series about a super hero who fixes what we really need fixed in our day-to-day lives. While most super heroes are focused on preventing the end of the world, 'Ambiance Man' is focused on transforming the moments that feel like the end of the world." Watch Episode 1 here. (h/t Mashable)
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Fred Armisen is Ambiance Man

1. MOCA's New Web Series with Fred Armisen, Jack Black and...Dynasty Handbag:  A motley crew of performers stars in "Ambiance Man," the new web series from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  According to MOCA's YouTube description, "'Ambiance Man' is a series about a super hero who fixes what we really need fixed in our day-to-day lives. While most super heroes are focused on preventing the end of the world, 'Ambiance Man' is focused on transforming the moments that feel like the end of the world." Watch Episode 1 here. (h/t Mashable)

2. Viral Christmas Jammies Video Promotes a Couple's New Video Production Company:  The video for "Christmas Jammies," set to the tune of Will Smith's "Miami," has been a viral hit this Christmas season.  The Holderness family doesn't only want you to envy their Christmas pajamas, they also want you to check out the website for their production company, The Greenroom.


3. Pornhub's Year in Review.  The good data crunchers of the pornography super site Pornhub have just crunched the numbers for this year, and in addition to the most popular categories in different nations, they've also found out that in the United States, the majority of its users watch porn on their mobile device.  Check out all the big data fun here.

4. The Best Video Games of 2013:  We've been inundated with year-end lists, but Wired's got a pretty great one for video games.  At the top of the list?  The computer game "Papers, Please."  As Wired puts it, "The concept is one of those things you didn't know you were dying to try until you heard about it: You're a border agent for an impoverished totalitarian rathole of a country and must examine the documents of everyone who wishes to enter. By comparing their statements to the information on their papers, you determine who gets in and who is turned away."  Check out the full list here.

5. Facebook stock hits a high.  Though the responses to its recently launched video ads have been lukewarm from users, the move spells money to investors.  The company has simultaneously joined Standard & Poor's 500, an index which people use as an investment guide.  All this led Facebook to hit a high of $55.05 on Friday.  The climb continues; as of this writing, Facebook is at $57.04.  Read the full story on Mashable.

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