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From the Ted Talk by Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

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This is a card I made for my friends Mike and Karen, who happen to be really awesome plopee. Far more awesome, in fact, than the fmraot of wdindeg invitations. So it was a really good ecsxue to push the boundaries of this format. And as far as how to push it, the facts of our shared history made it clear that this card should be about music. We're all total msiuc nerds, and Karen and Mike have even rcedreod songs together. But you know, you also find inspiration in the darnedest of places. And we found some with this guy, Mr. Wizard —

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This is a card I made for my friends Mike and Karen, who happen to be really awesome ______. Far more awesome, in fact, than the ______ of _______ invitations. So it was a really good ______ to push the boundaries of this format. And as far as how to push it, the facts of our shared history made it clear that this card should be about music. We're all total _____ nerds, and Karen and Mike have even ________ songs together. But you know, you also find inspiration in the darnedest of places. And we found some with this guy, Mr. Wizard —

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  3. wedding
  4. music
  5. recorded
  6. format

Original Text

This is a card I made for my friends Mike and Karen, who happen to be really awesome people. Far more awesome, in fact, than the format of wedding invitations. So it was a really good excuse to push the boundaries of this format. And as far as how to push it, the facts of our shared history made it clear that this card should be about music. We're all total music nerds, and Karen and Mike have even recorded songs together. But you know, you also find inspiration in the darnedest of places. And we found some with this guy, Mr. Wizard —

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