If people combined Election Day and Halloween, or Mardi Gras or Carnival, they might get insanely better turnouts for elections, since people are already in the streets, having fun. Combining doing your civic duty and fun, is something pretty revolutionary, isn’t it? Imagine if being a good, responsible citizen was F-U-N. Now imagine…paying taxes was… Continue reading election idea
This is a great list of author interviews from Powell’s. Jhumpa Lahiri, Tom Perrotta, Khaled Hosseini, Paul Auster and others.
London. That half-year I spent in the UK, based in London was the best time of my life, without any hesitation whatsoever. I had fun every second of my stay there. Plays, museums, hilarious people, incredible adventures, wild train rides at midnight, overdoses of hummus and tangerines on our poor student-budget, free-spirited impulsive friends, laughter… Continue reading double-decker red buses
Even though this was in the post below, I would just like to give it a post of its own. This is probably the only time you’ll read those words together in a sentence, without the sentence self-destructing. And no, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or provable. Just laugh. Because it’s funny. And because… Continue reading “France is the answer, I guess”
I love my brother because he makes me laugh. Our relationship, however, is much more deep and textured than this simplistic summary, but he is the only person on God’s green earth that can make me laugh anytime, no matter how mad I am at him or how wrong or monkey-like he is. He wrote… Continue reading America, where only the rich can have nice teeth