Friday Inspiration, Vol. 20

If Ger Foley’s life was half as passionate and fun as the wake led by his friend Brian O’Sullivan in Falvey’s Bar, Killgorlin, Ireland, then it must have been something.

You might disagree with David Hopkins’ theory that the TV show Friends triggered the downfall of Western civilization by embracing anti-intellectualism—but it’s at least entertaining.

“It reminds me of my grandmother’s basement.”
—first-time patron of “Brooklyn’s Most Cluttered Bookstore

“So if I don’t like the way I’ve been communicating in my own social media or social media in general then I need to do it differently.” —Will Gadd

If you like dogs or running or life you might dig this short film.

“The word ‘jawn’ is unlike any other English word. In fact, according to the experts that I spoke to, it’s unlike any other word in any other language. It is an all-purpose noun, a stand-in for inanimate objects, abstract concepts, events, places, individual people, and groups of people. It is a completely acceptable statement in Philadelphia to ask someone to ‘remember to bring that jawn to the jawn.'”
—Dan Nosowitz, The Enduring Mystery Of ‘Jawn’, Philadelphia’s All-Purpose Noun

I wrote a few words for Canoe & Kayak about our 8-day kayak trip across Lake Powell last December, Forest Woodward took some fantastic photos, and you can see them both here.