No fish were harmed in the making of this video. Seriously. (But 6 people died of gastrointestinal infections while you watched it.)
I think my friend AGH should consider starting his own blog, as this is the second awesome thing he has sent me in as many days.
Favourite: “We can no longer have erroneous, duplicitous systems held in place… only systems that serve the planet and serve the population of the planet can be allowed to survive.”
JP: “We’re not going to solve world problems by facetiousness –”
RB: “We’re not going to solve them with the current system; at least facetiousness is funny.”
All hail the green screen.
Six-year-old b-girl Terra was the youngest competitor in the recent Chelles Battle Pro, and handily took on her opponents to win the “best dancer in the Baby Battle” title.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that this girl is not going to have self-confidence problems later in life.
Via the very funny Pardis Parker.
A creative way to tell your friends that your relationship is coming to an end. Congratulations to the (former) couple for handling things in a graceful, mature and kind way, and special high-five to Ivory for being straight-up about the fact that she doesn’t want kids. This might comes as a shock — but not every woman does. (Nor does every man, but that seems to be a lot less controversial for some unfair reason?)
Via Ashley of Decently Domestic.
There are two things I love about this video.
The first is the idea of Rejection Therapy — I don’t know much about the actual game itself, but I like the intent of helping people become more comfortable with failure, and more confident in the face of rejection.
The second thing I love is the fact that this guy makes what he thinks is a ridiculous, doomed-to-fail request… and he has his wish granted. It’s an even more valuable lesson in going after what you want, even in the face of probable rejection. Even if the odds aren’t on your side — you never know when you’re going to catch a break.
Via Pardis Parker.
An intense, seven-year journey on foot, from the Rift Valley to Patagonia. Tracing our ancestors’ footsteps and telling stories along the way.
Can’t wait to follow along.
Via the Nieman Journalism Lab.
Remember Richard Turere, the 13-year-old Kenyan inventor who invented an automated system of lights to scare lions away from his cattle? When I posted about him back in April, I said he was exactly the kind of person whose story we need to share, when we talk about sub-Saharan Africa.
Here’s a second chapter for that book: 15-year-old Kelvin Doe, from Sierra Leone.