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Win/Win/Fail, Episode II: Bieber Fever

It’s that time again! Put on your party pants and let’s play some Win/Win/FAIL!

WIN: Making Justin Bieber Sound Awesome

You’re not going to believe this, but technology has found a way to make Justin Bieber sound as good as Animal Collective. How? The secret is to play him eight times slower. Yes, if you slow down Justin Bieber’s piano ballad “U Smile” by 800%, the result is an ethereal, slow-building, 35-minute-long epic. Don’t believe me? Give it a listen:

Here’s the original, for comparison. You can hear the first iteration of the chorus, around 00:30-00:45, somewhere between 6:00 and 10:00 in the slowed down version. CAUTION: songs with titles that use the letter “u” instead of “you” in a non-ironic way could cause nosebleeds, brain hemorrhaging, and an insatiable urge to tweet about J Biebz:

[via Gizmodo]

WIN: Incredible 3-D Projection On Building

It loses a few points when it turns out to be a Samsung ad and not some kinda over-the-top animation project, but it’s still pretty impressive.

[via Today’s Big Thing]

FAIL: Nice Try, Sony

A 1973 magazine ad for the Sony TC-377 tape deck…

Great-Grandpa: This is for you, kiddo. Merry Christmas.
Me: Thanks, pop-pop!
(tearing of wrapping paper)
Me: This is…a tape deck?
Great-Grandpa: Yep! Now you can listen to all of your music anywhere in the entire house!
Me: Well…thanks. It looks kinda cool and vintage anyway.
Great-Grandpa: I got you this, too!
Me: Oh, thanks!
(tearing of wrapping paper)
Great-Grandpa: It’s an abacus for your mathematics homework.
Me: (cries)

[via Gizmodo]