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5 more minutes...

by OKAT 14

5 more minutes... | Doodlers Anonymous

Procrastination is something that I suffer from and I imagine lots of other creatives too. In fact I can relate to every single example in the video above, like just yesterday I fell victim to, "...spending 30 minutes looking for the right pen... then spending ten minutes getting the right pen to work..." (as seen at the 45 second mark).

Johnny Kelly wrote, animated and directed this video (above) in 2007. It leaps from doodles to stop-motion in such a captivating way that you just have to see it for yourself, right now, or in five minutes, eh, why not just watch it tomorrow. And, if you prefer better quality than YouTube, watch it here »

Found via talented and missed friend @typeoh.


Founder and editor of Doodlers Anonymous. An avid thinker, creator and collaborator, known to concept and carry a ballpoint pen with him at all times.


  1. "Procrastination is thesaurasizing words in your emails." So I'm not the only one? I love this post.

  2. I'm currently procrastinating by reading this blog AND making a cup of tea. So very very true & what fab animation. Love it.

  3. haha jamie - you're not the only one! me too.

  4. I loved this video in all its truth. Although for me, there are few I would add: Procrastination is deciding that it must be time to eat something. Procrastination is changing the desktop image of your computer. Procrastination is following people around the house asking "what are you doing?".

  5. That was the most creative animation I have seen in a good good long time.

  6. I love it! Procrastination is sharpening all the existing pencils and crayons in the house. Procrastination is going through my phone contacts for no specific reason. Procrastination is rearranging the filing system on my computer.

  7. washing the dishes... making a cup of tea... and cleaning the desk, yep! There were so many things in there I do. Love it. Right now procrastinating if I should get out of bed...

  8. . . . i make alot of tea. the last bit i related to the most, about over complicating things. . . . i am going to make a cup of tea.

  9. procrastination is putting up shelves in your workspace to make it more efficient. then spending an hours tightening the bolts on the shelves. then putting things on the shelves. then deciding to change them around... your video was so wonderful and creative so not made by procrastination!

  10. I've avoided cups of tea as procrastination - I just make sure I have one by me constantly all day every day while I work. It works better than the beer did.

  11. This is what i am doing right now by being on doodlers anonymous and not doing my uni work, love it : )

  12. Writing a to do list...buying a pin board to stick it to...buying some pins! Generally accomplishing planning my plans!

  13. I also re-arrange my closets... completely me! love it!

  14. Loved it !!

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