The Friday Five: WFP, Peanut Butter Pie, Manifesto, Lens, Charlie Chaplin

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This week’s ‘The Friday Five’: 

1. United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

The WFP is “the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger” and is “funded entirely through voluntary donations.” They’ve set up a short quiz (5 simple questions) about the Horn of Africa on their website, and after completing it a child in Somalia will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor. Sometimes being able to help someone just is too easy…

The Quiz:

2. Peanut Butter Pie For Mikey

The heart behind making this peanut butter pie is just beautiful:
“Our dear friend and valued member of the food community Jennifer Perillo lost her husband of 18 years to a sudden heart attack. She asked that in honor of those we love, to make a Creamy Peanut Butter Pie and share it to those we love. This pie was also a favorite of her husband, Mikey. You can read it on her blog

Manifestos have always intrigued me. The one below by The Holstee is what first sparked my interest in them last year. This article by Behance ranks their top five manifesto’s including Seth Godin’s, Leo Tolstoy’s and more.

View the article here.

4. James Mollison: ‘Where Children Sleep‘ 

A series of 18 photographs on Lens (the photography blog of The New York Times) showing where children from around the globe sleep. Not only is it “a commentary on class and on poverty. But the diversity also provides a sense of togetherness.” Really, really interesting.

View the photographs here.

5. Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in The Great Dictator

Yes, it’s a speech from the 1940 film ‘The Great Dictator’, but it’s incredibly amazing and moving… Click here for a transcribe of the speech.

My favourite part is: “Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”

Enjoy your weekend – Beth, x


2 responses to “The Friday Five: WFP, Peanut Butter Pie, Manifesto, Lens, Charlie Chaplin

  1. You constantly amaze me. 🙂 this is beautiful! Love you. Xx

  2. Great list. Those photographs are very moving and totally inspiring, as is the manifesto. During art history studies, I found that alot of artists write manifestos too and it always fascinated me. I want one!

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