Kevin is allowed outside only twice a week, and his recreational field is just a splintered picnic table and a patch of dusty grass he politely calls “the courtyard.” Venture Capital’s Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College. “Today, force-feeding [hunger strikers] is internationally recognized as torture.” Except in our prisons, where it is routine.
Electrocuting your way to mad skills. This essay explains the modern GOP, and it’s not going to make you feel very comfortable (note: long read, PDF). And “the real value of ten convertible pesos: under the right circumstances, it will show you exactly who you are in Cuba. You might not like what you see, but it’s still well worth the price.”
Hannibal Lecter’s guide to the Goldberg Variations. Where to go if you are young and broke and living in New York. The most beautiful essay ever written (or likely to be written) on HIV serodiscordancy. Corporations reorganize under bankruptcy and are hailed as being financially sensible; individuals, not so much (but corporations are people, right?).
A video game you play with pig partners. Meet your meat. And see if you can get on the leaderboard with him…
Koko, the gorilla who can use sign language, invented some interesting swears, including “bird” (she didn’t like birds) and — my favorite — “toilet devil.”