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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Faith restored in America's youth [updated]
I think we're all aware of the statistics that show American students failing behind in key subjects like math and science internationally.

And if you've ever played a first-person shooter like Halo 3 on XBOX Live, you know that many (many!) of America's youth are complete nitwits.

However, after seeing the video below, I say, "Screw math and science and focus on Guitar Hero!"



The amount of creativity, planning and innovation needed to pull that video off is amazing. I didn't even notice that the lights on the handlebars were playing along with the notes on the ground until the second viewing.

Fortunately for us, Mahlon is an A student at school *and* at Guitar Hero. In fact, he finally got around to beating GHIII on Expert last night.



[UPDATE: Apparently we were all *slightly* duped with this video. Turns out an ad agency did this video. However, as this article questions, does it matter? It's still an awesome video, right?

I agree. The fact that an agency did it doesn't really make it less cool. It just means that all of the great things I said about the youth of America can be completely ignored :) ]

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Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.