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Stop motion animation and the music video has always felt like a marriage made in artistic heaven. Deliberately and endearingly homemade-looking videos have been around for a while (Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing and Oren Lavie’s Her Morning Elegance might well be the best recent examples), but if there’s going to be one surefire mainstream hit from the genre it’s OK GO’s latest effort.

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Summer fruit fool

Serves 4-6

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Mr Jim Keary, manager of a 24-hour garage in Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire has stopped selling Marmite after his entire stock was repeatedly pinched. "What's the point of selling something if every time you stock it, it gets stolen?" he asked. On one occasion, the thief left two jars behind but came back for them the next night. In all, he has cleared out Mr Keary's entire stock of Marmite four times in a month. The thief appears on CCTV images. He is a thin, bald man who presumably now suffers from whatever is the opposite of a vitamin B deficiency.

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Strawberry Hill forever

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Bananas, strawberries and ricotta on sourdough

Serves 1 (just multiply the amounts according to how many are eating)
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