Friday Funday: Drunk Literature

Drunk Literature's motto. How can you not love a series that has a Mark Twain quote as its motto?

Drunk Literature’s motto. How can you not love a series that has a Mark Twain quote as its motto?

Happy Friday dear readers! As always, I’ve gone out and found something fun and cheeky on the Internet to help you pass the last few hours before the weekend, because I firmly believe that humor and laughter help keep you healthy. So, this week for Friday Funday, I have tracked down an awesome web series called Drunk Literature.

A play-off of Comedy Central’s show Drunk History (which itself was originally a web series on Funny or Die), the Youtube series was started this past month and currently features three episodes: one on the Sookie Stackhouse series, one on The Catcher in the Rye, and one on Hamlet. All of the episodes are short and are very entertaining, so definitely check them all out, and watch out for more to come out in the upcoming weeks.

As you can see I’ve included the Hamlet episode at the end of this post, because it’s my favorite thus far. Be warned, dear reader: it does contain a fair amount of profanity, so if that is not your cup of tea do not press Play. Otherwise, proceed and be entertained! Have a fabulous weekend, dear readers!


Video Find of the Day: Where Good Ideas Come From

Sometimes even the most productive writers need to take a break from the written word and sit down to watch a good old fashioned Youtube video. Now, you could spend this break watching cats chase lasers or foxes jumping on trampolines, and this would be completely acceptable (because who doesn’t like animals being adorable?). Or you could take this time to watch something that inspires you to close the Youtube tab after you’re done and get back to creating.

Today’s Video Find of the Day does just that. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson has been circling the Internet for a few years now as a promotional tool for Johnson’s book “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” and offers a fascinating theory on the process of how people have been coming up with creative, innovative ideas over the last few centuries. It’s only four minutes long and applies to writers and non-writers alike, so if you haven’t seen it already be sure to check it out. And if you’ve seen it already, watch it again, if nothing else because the drawings in it are super cool.