Friday Inspiration, Vol. 204

No big deal, but the Hopi High School cross country team has won 27 state championships in a row (video)

How Renee Elsdon Jacobs got the FKT of the California 14ers (thanks, Rachel!)

“All we can do is breathe the air of the period we live in, carry with us the special burdens of the time, and grow up within those confines. That’s just how things are.”
Haruki Murakami in the New Yorker

My friend Brody is selling his Mitsubishi Delica, and even if you’re not in the market, you might be interested in the story of importing and transforming it into a working vehicle (with a steering wheel on the right-hand side of the car).

This is an amazing work of interactive data visualization, and also an investigation of the many meanings of “ass” and other curse words.

I bet you were just thinking, “You know what would be nice? Reminiscing a little bit about Netscape Navigator.”

If I Went to Law School, According to My Mom

I designed some t-shirts for the folks at Gossamer Gear

If you’re in the vicinity of Boulder on Oct. 29th: I’ll be doing a talk and book signing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Neptune Mountaineering. Details here.

—Brendan