Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 77 - 101 Days of Awesome

I enjoy listening to Penn Jillette's podcast, Penn's Sunday School. It's funny and discusses atheism and libertarianism. I tend to agree more on the atheist side, but I never outright dismiss his libertarian viewpoints when he gives his particular viewpoint. He's comes from every issue from the point of view of love and liberty.

I've seen Penn and Teller a couple times in Las Vegas. Not only is their show great, but they wait outside the theater to sign autographs, take pictures, and talk to each and every guest who wants to. I really dig that.

The thing I really want to hit on today is this article that Penn wrote while appearing on Celebrity Apprentice. If you didn't watch the show, the article still makes plenty of sense. In addition to other things, he discusses pure art and pure joy. One of his lines - "I use Teller's broad definition of art -- 'Whatever we do after the chores are done.'" - lets me believe that what I'm doing here is actually art, and I like that.

That article was one of the main inspirations for me to complete this 101 Days of Awesome. Please read. Or even better, listen to this clip from his podcast of him reading it.

Penn's Huffington Post Article

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