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Olympics designsThe New York Times’ longtime Art Director Steven Heller has a fascinating walk through (above) of the iconography of the Olympic Games over the years in his latest video. This one’s not just for design geeks either. [New York Times]

Win Streamys prizes: By now you know the nominees for the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards are being announced in a live streamed webcast on Monday at 9:30am led by Shira Lazar and thestream.tv’s Jim Festante. But in the meantime, fans have been counting down to the official annoucement with a “Guess the Nominees” contest on Facebook. Follow the @streamyawards on Twitter to see make your pciks and see what category is up for guessing. [Streamys on Facebook]

Neil Patrick Harris, speaking of awards, already nabbed a Streamy last year for his leading role in Dr. Horrible, so having mastered that he is trying yet another field, stepping up to direct the LA production of the Broadway musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. It will be NPH’s first theatrical directing gig. [LAist]

Venus Spa and its creators at Chad Media aren’t hiding their Canadian roots with their latest promo video—GO CANADA GO!!!—put out (below) to support The winning hockey team gets a free spa appointment at the Venus Spa. [YouTube]

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How It Should Have Ended finally went where no other amimated alternate ending parody has ever gone before: into the belly of Star Trek. [HowItShouldHaveEnded.com]

This Week in YouTube announced that they are adding another episode every week, making the show now Wednesday and Friday. The acerbic commentary series with hosts Lon Harris and Shira Lazar on what’s trending in the sea of the world’s videos found they needed twice the space to fit in all their two-handed banter. [mahalodotcom on YouTube]

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NBC let out a sneak peek(below) of its latest companion web series for The Office this week. This one’s called The Mentor, with Angela (Angela Kinsey) stepping into the spotlight. The Mentor is set to debut Thursday on NBC.com. [NBC.com]

Dear Prudence, Slate’s animated Dear Abby style advice web series starring Emily Yoffe, tackles the issue of over zealous Facebook tagging from shutterbug friends and what to do about it (below). [SlateV.com]Got something for Quick Clicks? Shoot them over to tips[at]tubefilter.tv

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