Friday Inspiration, Vol. 251

This looks like a very fun and touching film about the life of The Endless Summer director Bruce Brown (video)(thanks, Will)

“Mount Shasta is believed to be a home base for the Lizard People, too, reptilian humanoids that also reside underground. The mountain is a hotbed of UFO sightings, one of the most recent of which occurred in February 2020. (It was a saucer-shaped lenticular cloud.) In fact, the mountain is associated with so many otherworldly, paranormal, and mythical beings—in addition to long-established Native American traditions—that it’s almost like a who’s who of metaphysics.

This might be one of the best essays I’ve read about ultrarunning, and also about the pressure we put on ourselves to be extraordinary, and finishing things, and, well, a lot of stuff. (thanks, Alex)

Comments by Jane Goodall, Carl Sagan, Confucius, Archimedes, Darwin, George Washington Carver, and others on the nature and properties of lava

A way to create art during the pandemic: South Korean artist Sohyun An paints portraits of street scenes in Durango, Mexico, which she finds by browsing through Google Street View.

Judge John Hodgman on a Month of Daily Breakfast Burritos

The 30 best sneakers worn on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

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