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What We Can All Learn From Bill Murray’s Time Use in Groundhog Day

Eight years, eight months, and 16 days. That’s how long Bill Murray’s character spent repeating the same 24 hours over and over and over again in the classic B-holiday film, Groundhog Day. We know this because the awesome nerd factory over at Wolf Gnards calculated the time it takes to master things like piano playing, ice sculpture, and becoming fluent in French. There’s even a pie chart. If you’re like a lot of people, when February 2nd rolls around and your annual Groundhog Day binge-watching extravaganza begins, you start to think about how you’d spend the time. What would you do with the endless days and nights? Would you make like Phil Connors and master bank robberies and card tricks? Or would you get right to the important things? There’s no need to get trapped in an existential loop to discover the real value of your time. Instead, let’s start a new tradition this Groundhog Day: Let’s figure out what we can regularly delegate to discover extra hours. Then let’s spend those hours on the …

Meet the Team: Ian de B.

Resident sneakerhead, pop music aficionado, and Creative Coordinator Ian de B. makes it rain new media and ’90s trivia around TaskRabbit HQ. As one-half of the dynamic filmmaking duo behind The Plight of Brian, we expect he’ll be walking away from this year’s Cannes Film Festival with the Palme d’Or. You can follow him on Twitter @idb1204 and listen to his sweet, sweet musical stylings on SoundCloud. Dream Vacation: Backpacking through New Zealand. Favorite Place to Go in the Bay Area: AT&T Park Beverage of Choice: Chocolate milkshake from the St. Francis Soda Fountain. Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad and Arrested Development Favorite Place Visited: Coachella Secret Addiction: “I love ’90s pop music, specifically ‘N Sync.” Favorite Quote: “The world needs to see the madness that is my upper torso.” Best Task He’s Seen Posted: “Anything that involves getting items back from an ex.” Favorite Thing About TaskRabbit: “The fact that I actually enjoy hanging out with the people I work with outside of the office.”

Wanna Win a Free iPhone 5?

This morning, Apple announced the release of the iPhone 5. We can’t wait to get our hands on it. We plan to line up early. Really, really, really early. Want us to hold your place? TaskRabbits are standing by in New York and San Francisco to hold places in line on release day, Friday, September 21st. Reserve your spot today for just $55. Your assigned TaskRabbit will wait in line at your local Apple Store for up to 4 hours and swap places with you before you purchase the iPhone. Pretty sweet, huh? I want to skip the line! Not in these cities? No problem. Post a Task with your details here. It gets sweeter. Everyone who hires a TaskRabbit to wait in line at the Apple Store for this release will be entered to win a brand new iPhone 5. We’ll announce two winners on Thursday, September 20th. Don’t be like Brian, hire a TaskRabbit to wait in line for you today.