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Jimmy and Justin’s Sketch is IN SYNC

What do you call a “Throwback Thursday” from 1993 at a campsite with a (“future,” in quotes) pop superstar, a late night talk show host, a special guest and a sketch comedy aficionado?

Words cannot describe this bromance for the ages. But this popular Tonight Show sketch tries its best.

There’s something really great about sleepaway camp in the summertime when you’re around twelve years old…with a beard. And if you have some spare time, think of a favorite childhood memory and then recall the particular clothing style, lingo and musical hits.

Then write call email text tweet at Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Billy Crystal and Keegan-Michael Key.

Don’t worry if you tweet late at night because, odds are, they’ll be awake.

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Seinfeld’s Comedy is Never in the Gutter (Because of Practice)

What’s the difference between the 20th century and the 21st century?

One of the distinctions has been the significant bump in protection. But what kind of protection?

Let’s ask the brilliantly astute Jerry Seinfeld on this “Throwback Thursday” to re-discover a form of parenthood through an unforgiving style of bowling from the past. Plus, Jerry Seinfeld delivers a 100% battery life-rated synopsis of humans and their real relationships with their smartphones.

It’s something great when you can laugh at a joke and react with the expression, “no joke.” The notion of truth in comedy (book title by Charna Halpern) is expertly proven by Jerry Seinfeld in the video clip above, particularly regarding his supreme punchline for the smartphone battery life.

I bet you’re wondering where your charger is right now…

The legendary stand-up comic has a reputation for talking about nothing; turns out he knows a lot about everything.

And that’s the truth.

Das Engine of Life

Star Wars is part of us.

All of us.

On this Throwback Thursday, let’s recall that brilliant TV ad from Volkswagen that perfectly joined the forces of business and imagination.

That cool, original one-minute story conceptualized by the advertising team at Volkswagen achieved something that far exceeded the normal expectations of a TV commercial. And that was suspension of belief with a tether that was surprisingly tied to reality. Above all, the TV ad above showcases the necessity and power of creative storytelling. Telling a story, however seemingly other-worldly is one of the most important things in life and it connects us to each other in profound, sometimes unexpected ways.

Just ask any Star Wars fan (excluding Episodes I-III).

Gigant…Giganti…You Say It, Mr. Bloom

A small fish is okay, but a big fish is better.

To celebrate Throwback Thursday, it’s time to revisit the illustrious life of Mr. Edward Bloom from the book and film of the same name. For anyone who has seen the 2003 movie, Big Fish is a cinematic and storytelling masterpiece. Author Daniel Wallace reimagined the way we can (and should) perceive life.

Exhibit A:

Try and work in the word gigantificationism into normal conversation. That word is what you would call a big fish in a small (or large) pond.

Happy Throwback Thursday.