One more week and 5 more wonderful internet treasures that proves that we live in such a glorious and magical time. Drunk jerks, marrying goats, brainwashed sheep, Big Brother and stupid (but clever) wet kids. Enjoy:
1. Your Drunk Personality Really Isn’t That Different From Your Sober Self
“I’m sorry that wasn’t me, I was drunk” has been scientifically proven to no longer be an excuse for liquid courage and bad behavior. Well, you might act slightly different but not by much. Personality changes aside, being drunk does make us more loud and annoying, and I do not science to tell me that. Bottomline: if you are frequently called out for being a jerk when you’re drunk, then hello…you’re probably a jerk.
2. How Many Goats Are You Worth?
I love it when modern technology collides with disappearing old world customs. It seems that I would have been quite the catch for marriage back in the Old Country. 8 goats for my dowry! Does anyone think they could do better than that?
3. Portable Desk With A View
Deskview is a compact and mountable desktop with industrial-grade vacuum discs that will securely stick to any flat and non-porous wall or window. Tested to hold up to 120 pounds this temporary workspace is the ultimate standup desk with better views than any corner office. A constant change of scenery might be just what you need to reach that productivity level you've been seeking. Heck, this sucky workstation might make me look forward to coming into a traditional office environment.
4. Orwell vs. Huxley: Know Your Dystopia
Attention social media political and behavioral science experts: when describing our current dystopian reality, please understand the Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “ Brave New World” differences. While both novels show an Earth where people have all been rendered brainwashed sheep, they are actually contradictory descriptions. So, get your terminology and perspective straight before your next enlightening newsfeed post. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that that what we love will ruin us. Personally, I think we are in a Huxleyan world. Either way, we all end up the same way, under someone’s thumb, watched by the ever watchful eye, and totally screwed.
5. World’s Dumbest (and cleverest) Indoor Pool
1 roll of plastic. 5 tons of water. 3 creative kids. 1 room. Zero parental supervision. Not being these DIY indoor pool makers downstairs neighbor, priceless.
Quote of the Week
“Luck equals (1) diversification plus (2) persistence.” - James Altucher
Podcasts of the Week
Thomassons - 99% Invisible - an oldie but goodie for all you "beautiful nerds"
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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 graphic designer at 1Horse Design. 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 podcasts possible. Recently, Johnny has launhed a t-shirt and apparel company called Deep Fried Threads. Click here to visit the shop.