Friday Inspiration 319

screen capture from Longest Cereal Box Dominoes - Guinness World Records

You may not think that you’re the type of person who has three minutes and 51 seconds to watch this single-shot video of the world record-breaking most boxes of cereal set up to fall in domino fashion, but I am that kind of person, and let me tell you, that shit is SATISFYING (video)

 

Some fun news: I will again this year be teaching a writing and creativity workshop with the Freeflow Institute, this time on sea kayaks in the San Juan Islands. It will take place from May 7th through the 13th, scholarships are available, and we are absolutely going to have a blast, even more so if we see some whales.

Ethan Coen reviews The Tragedy of Macbeth, a film that his brother Joel Coen made without him, and this is the funniest thing I’ve read all week (thanks, Devin)

My friend Jason Tyler Burton, himself a hell of a musician and a Wyoming resident, introduced me to Charley Crockett’s music last week and I am quite late to the party but am 100% obsessed, partly by songs like this but also by this section of his Wikipedia entry: “His early musical influences came from hearing hip hop, and became fascinated with the samples used. Crockett said ‘I got into Curtis Mayfield through samples of his songs by other artists, and Nina Simone was through a sample. Even J. Cole, I was listening to a song of his (“Kenny Lofton”), and it was based on the sample from the Manhattans version of “Hurt.”’

A super-cool visualization of the movements of wolf packs in Voyageurs National Park and how they basically leave each other alone

“Dillon is a confident guy and a generous guy. He wanted to share the story,” Hartman said. “I don’t think it’s a self-promotion thing. He just genuinely wanted other people to be able to enjoy his story. … He’s been a lifelong library user, so he knows how books are shared.” (thanks, Anna)

There is some really good stuff in this piece about how to write a novel, sent to me by my friend Alex

So, if you have kids or are going to have kids, basically what I’m getting from this study is that you can go ahead and buy all the books you want, I think

—Brendan

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