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Streaks

The artist never stops, continuing a streak of a thousand days.

Each day, rain or shine, they either pop with energy or force it. Discipline is freedom; fulfillment is worth every penny. 

Consistency is not neutral. Bowing down to habit ensures the only possible outcome. 

The brevity of life requires a sense of urgency and provocation. And a daily routine gives us space to be creative and thoughtful.

How one navigates the tension between doing and knowing is less important than showing up and doing the work. 

As a library of longings, there is propulsion of curiosity in feeling undone. No one will ever finish all the books in the world, yet we read on anyway.

Ignorant of what the future holds, the only schedule worth keeping is one that begs us to do it all over again tomorrow. 

Real artists build their own adventure and persevere. They’re numb to discomfort. When done, they work on shipping the next. 

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Funny Nature Video

How to survive a plunge from a waterfall

You know when you’re going over a waterfall and there’s no way to avoid it? Life throws challenges at you.

That’s why this tutorial on diving from a waterfall — a real one, not the metaphor for life’s hurdles — will come handy.

Oddly enough, the figure in the how-to image looks exactly like Harrison Ford and this epic dive from The Fugitive.

Below is the classic scene I’m referencing. PS. If you’re curious about how to treat a black eye, check out this diagram.

How to survive a plunge from a waterfall
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Funny Photography Tech

Google street view mirror selfies

Google street view mirror selfies
Google street view mirror selfies
Google street view mirror selfies
Google street view mirror selfies

We’ve gone from the invention and proliferation of 15th century mirrors to human iPhone selfies, to the Google street view robot taking pictures of itself off mirrors.

Progress.

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Culture Funny Social Media Tech

The Beatles never look up

What if the four distracted Beatles never looked up during the Abbey Road album shoot?

This cartoon presents a funny, modern-day interpretation of the iconic The Beatles Abbey Road album cover. The only thing missing, besides Paul McCartney’s shoes, is the Abbey Road zebra-crossing. Chances are the driver also works for Uber.

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Blogging Funny Writing

I weighed the prose and the cons

Letters to a young poet ✍️

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Books Funny Writing

Book review bingo

When it comes to book reviews, authors have to take the good with the bad.

But writer Paraic O’Donnell has created a bingo of book reviews all cliche and positive in nature. 

Needless to say, I’d love to see an indifferent version. But maybe that’s what the FREE SPACE is for.

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Books Funny

Tsundoku 📚

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them.

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them.

We thought the Kindle may have resolved the hoarding problem, but even that device can become bloated.

Physical or digital, the same rules apply: we often purchase books and forget about them. Perhaps surrounding ourselves with books isn’t a bad thing, but showcasing the ones we actually like could be life-changing.

“Imagine what it would be like to have a bookshelf filled only with books that you really love. Isn’t that image spellbinding? For someone who loves books, what greater happiness could there be?”

Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

(h/t Maria Konnikova)

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Funny

You woke?

 

Laughter doesn’t need thought. But in all seriousness, what Trent Reznor said…

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Funny Video

This is what happens when you reply to spam email

For three years, writer and comedian James Veitch answered spam email.

“All I’m doing is wasting their time. I think any time they’re spending with me,  is time they’re not spending scamming vulnerable adults of out their savings.”

In a hilarious TED Talk, he details his thread with one spammer who contacted him about a business deal. Into the second week, James got the spammer to start replying in ridiculous code revolving around candy.

Advises Veitch, if you’re going to reply to spammers do it from an anonymous email to avoid a barrage of even more SPAM.