by Dan Oshinsky on October 1, 2012
Every month, I put together a list of 10 things to inspire you to do better work. This is The Awesome File.
Inside this month’s Awesome File: Lessons from NYC! Adorable puppies! Rock and Roll! And Richard Freaking Branson!
1. READ: ‘Fifty Important Lessons New York City Taught Me’
This was a fantastic read on things the amazing things in life. It features lessons like:
-If You Don’t Care, No One Will
-You Can Only Control What You Do
-There Are All Kinds Of Thanksgivings
-Small Is Magnificent
Read it, and then read it again.
2. SMILE: Puppstream.me
This feels like a website that should have happened a long time ahead: Puppystream, an endless display of adorable photos of puppies. If you’re in a bad mood, go to this site and spend 20 seconds there. You’ll feel better.
3. LOVE: Richard Brason, Flight Attendant.
Here’s Richard Branson serving drinks on a Virgin American flight. As a reminder: Virgin America is the airline owned by Richard Branson.
And as a corollary: This interview from the same flight with Branson, in which the guy who owns several bazillion dollars worth of airlines can’t remember the word “conveyor belt.”
4. READ: ‘Boys Will Be Boys’
Speaking of ridiculousness: This behind-the-scenes look at the 1990s Dallas Cowboys reveals that life in the NFL is absolutely insane. Fighting, drugs, hookers, limos — and that’s just Super Bowl XXX.
5. ENJOY THE AWESOME: Snoop Dogg on ‘Price is Right’
Also on the note of absurdity: Snoop Dogg was a guest host on “The Price is Right” a few weeks back, and him hugging this Showcase Showdown winner was absolutely epic.
6. LOVE: Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel sing ‘Les Mis’
Let’s keep the awesome rolling: The “How I Met Your Mother” team goes Broadway.
7. READ: ‘Did Blowing into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help?’
And speaking of bad segues: This was a fantastic piece of reporting.
(Actually, on a sad note: it’s more thorough than a lot of the real news reports you’ll see in many publications.)
8. LEARN: Why Politicians Talk The Way They Do
I also really enjoyed this look at the origins of our political speech.Who knew that that’s why Bubba was such a good speaker?
9. SEE: This NYT Magazine Cover
This photo from Cuba was absolutely mesmerizing. (The article attached to it wasn’t bad either.)
10. ROCK ON: Led Zeppelin + Foo Fighters
Let’s close this out the right way: With Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin playing “Rock and Roll” for 80,000 screaming fans in London.
Turn it up, and let the awesome happen this month:
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