Another week and another excuse to share the highlights of my aimless wanderings on the Russian hacked and controlled google fueled web-o-sphere. Enjoy:
1. 50 Fun Facts About Disney Parks
What part did Mickey Mouse play with the Beatles breakup? Why you don't want to ride Space Mountain during a "Code-V." And most importantly, why you never want to be deemed a Magic Kingdom "Treasured Guest". Enjoy these 50 fascinating and magically delicious things about the happiest place in the world.
2. Wind Map
While it's not recommended to use this illustrated wind map (or it's data) to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires, it's oddly peaceful and mesmerizing to watch. It's digital wind zen.
3. Which Cult Should I Choose
Branch Davidian, Heaven's Gate, or The People's Temple of Jonestown? Thanks Jo Stewart, I finally have a make-your-own adventure type book and respected resource to help me find the community of strange religious fanatics I'm most compatible with.
4. The Story of the Chinese Farmer
“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”.
Fusing ancient wisdom with the evolving insights of modern psychology, Alan Watts (British philosopher and writer) explains presence, the yin and yang of fortune or misfortune, and finding meaning in meaninglessness. I am hoping that Dr. Watts and this wise Chinese Farmer's tale might influence all the new professional facebook political scientists & constitutional scholars that have invaded my newsfeed.
5. Anti-Theft Lunch Bag
Need to protect your sandwiches from the roving band of thieves around the office break room fridge? Well, here is a genius idea from designer - Sherwood Forlee. It might be fake mold, but it's real security for your next delicious chicken salad on Wonder Bread. Currently, these are SOLD OUT, but I think you can figure out how to manufacture your own in a pinch.
Quote of the week:
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him. - John Spence
Fav Podcasts of the Week:
Pen Pals by This American Life - Episode 246
The Pigweed Killer by Planet Money - Episode 775
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Johnny Gwin is a part-time blogger and once upon a time bass player in a traveling americana rock band. When rock stardom failed to launch he threw himself into to the world of advertising & design. After 16 years of the ups and downs of agency life he has found balance in his two lives. One life entails being a Creative and Partner at Hummingbird Ideas Advertising & Design Studio. The other is Content Director, Host and Producer at Deep Fried Studios. Mobile, Alabama's only podcast creation and production studio dedicated to creating the smartest, most compelling and entertaining shows possible. Recently, Johnny has launhed a t-shirt and apparel company called Deep Fried Threads. Click here to visit the shop.