"I’m always sad."
"Are there certain thoughts associated with the sadness?"
"No, the sadness is under the thoughts. It’s like when you’re on a camping trip, and it’s really cold, and you put on extra socks, and an extra sweater, but you still can’t get warm, because the coldness is in your bones."
"Do you hope to get away from it?"
"Not anymore. I just hope to come to peace with it."


Big Bird, champion frisbee player. 


"I built this book cart after my bagpipes got stolen, because I couldn’t afford a new set of bagpipes, and I needed to support myself. I used to sell teddy bears too. But one day last year, three undercover policeman showed up and took me to jail. It was just like a TV show— one was dressed like a rapper, the other like a hooker, and the other like a tourist. They said you need a permit to sell manufactured goods. You’re allowed to sell art, just not manufactured goods. I tried to tell them that my teddy bears were art because I dressed them and customized them. But all they said was: ‘You’re going to jail.’ I had to spend 2 days in jail. The judge threw out the case. But they never gave me back my teddy bears."

"The city took shape in a week and, after some testy exchanges with editors and few back-and-forth faxes, Gotham’s rough coastline was finalized less than two months later. Brown’s final hand-annotated map of Gotham City included numerous bridges and tunnels ready to be dynamited by the U.S. government, as well as a few forgotten steam tunnels that might be useful to a crimefighter and his allies. Brown didn’t just design the city; he designed an implicit history that writers are still exploring."




Such a beautifully simple but useful site. 

It’s also a pretty impactful reminder that out of over 7 billion people….SIX are not on Earth.


Give ‘em a wave next time you look up.

(Source: nightviolets)


"Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit"

The Mexican town of Tequila depends on Weber Blue agave. The plant has shaped its history and economy. But growing agave is a risky business. It can take as long as eight years for a plant to mature, and after years of cloning, the plants are growing weaker, creating concern among the tequila makers.


Image: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images