"I’m afraid of everything. I’ve been reading psychology books to try to figure out why. Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark."

(Kiev, Ukraine)


"It’s tough to be a journalist in this country. I’ve been arrested four times. It’s very difficult to get information. Government institutions are forbidden to talk to you. Ordinary people are extremely suspicious, because they think you might be security services. But it’s very important work. People need to know where the oil money is going, who’s benefiting from the contract, where the proceeds are being used. The ordinary person doesn’t know, and has never before needed to know. For decades, people have been conditioned to the idea that only government officials can make decisions on their behalf. It will take some time for the country to learn individual responsibility. It will take time and education to teach ourselves. But I believe that education is like cleaning yourself. And I think if you come back in fifteen or twenty years, this will be a very different country. With education, the spirit of being hostile will vanish.”

(Juba, South Sudan)

“Reach for the stars so if you fall, you land on a cloud”
— Kanye West

Disney’s tribute to Robin Williams this morning.

Sunset on Memorial Church



Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.

On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007, a Boeing 747 with 269 passengers, was shot down over the…

“Human beings in a mob;
what’s a mob to a king?
What’s a king to a god?
What’s a god to a nonbeliever
who don’t believe in anything?”
— "No Church in the Wild" (ft. Frank Ocean) — Jay-Z & Kanye West
Watch the Throne (2011)
“I say the right things
But act the wrong way
I like it right here
But I cannot stay”
— "Hard to Explain" — The Strokes
Is This It (2001)
“Every night I text her, ‘I wanna solve the world, I think I need your help’
She texts me ‘How you gon’ trust somebody when you don’t trust yourself?’”
— "III. life: the biggest troll [andrew auernheimer]" — Childish Gambino
because the internet (2013)