Nascent poets rejoice: there actually may be hope for making money through your writing. The poetry-writing trio The Haiku Guys are pulling in $200-$225 an hour to write — you guessed it — haiku for companies like Barnes & Noble, Google and Steve Madden. They seem to have found the key to proving to all sniggering friends and doubtful relatives that poetry can actually make you money (though it’s not without its creative stretches — writing haiku about “marshmallows” for whatever employee of whatever company for some reason wants a haiku about “marshmallows,” for example).
We’ll end today with an important question: have you ever wondered what it’s like to see a whale slap someone in the face? If you hadn’t before, you probably are now. While whale-watching off the coast of Baja California, a certain Chelsea Crawford was slapped in the face by a whale’s tale. That sentence may sound like it was ripped out of Moby Dick fan fiction, but it’s 100% true, and 100% watchable.