Bookmark this video and watch it whenever you feel like you’re just lacking that last little soupcon of courage to take the plunge. A little girl goes through nervousness, self-affirmation, abject terror, and finally determination before taking off on a ski jump. The calm little instruction “Go!” she says to herself before taking off is especially inspiring.
NPR’s On the Media
Does MST3K-style snark. It’s Media Scrutiny Theatre, you see. It’s shockingly unpopular (just hundreds of views on youtube), but I think they’re worth a yuk or three.
The highest-ranked Irish Dancer in the world is a Jewish biracial teen from Ohio. You should read the article and then google his dancing and marvel. I love the part about him explaining how he usually leaves out the Jewish part of his biography because it’s just too much for people to absorb on top of all the other ways in which he defies expectations.
An Ode to Alcohol
In another St. Paddy’s day related piece, a biologist writes a hilarious (and hopefully scientifically-accurate) ode to alcohol.
A Biologists Musical Ode to Alcohol
You know what they should come up with next? A scratch-n-sniff feature on tumblr so I can experience all the delightful scents chronicled in a single-sentence literary fashion by ljd.