Lokal Stops: After Hours Edition

It’s Friday night, and happy Friday, but one day (one day soon) it will be Monday again. And when this day comes, there is something you need to do: stop with the sad desk lunches. This should be easier than ever now that you can strap on a pair of cyborg eyes, which means you no longer have to exhaust yourself trying to emotionally relate to your coworkers. So get out of your chair, secure a set of artificially empathetic eyes over your glazed expression, and socialize like it’s 2014!


Or you can just stay in your chair and read about how people socialized in 1964.

To make life a bit more enjoyable in the current day, this lone visionary is trying to produce a documentary that will make Disney fun for the people who actually pay for the tickets, instead of the moochers who just tag along and make you wait in line for two hours for a picture with some miserable guy in a Mickey costume.

Similarly, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are finding new ways to program their way into our hearts.

We’re all just trying to make the world a better place to live, aren’t we?

Finally, remember: torturers are people, too. And sometimes people make mistakes. Live and let live. Good night and good luck. I’ll let Gabriel García Márquez see you out.

Do you think the novel can do certain things that journalism can’t?
Nothing. I don’t think there is any difference. The sources are the same, the material is the same, the resources and the language are the same.
from the Paris Review, the Art of Fiction No. 69


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