Napoleon actually was a short dead dude (The philosophy of: Bill S. Preston Esquire pt.2)

You are not you. If it weren’t all the people you’ve met or had experiences with, whether in person or even in narrative or documentaries, you wouldn’t be the same you. And where you are born and the situation you’re born into to is something you have absolutely no control …

Missing the point #5: Our understanding of death – what are we on about? We’ve got no idea. (+ Neil Strauss on statues and commerative days)

Humans understand a bunch of shit. We can split the atom, build the Large Hadron Collider and launch and then land a rocket back on Earth. But there’s one thing we have no clue about, one thing that’s physically impossible to experience and share knowledge about (and therefore impossible to know what the …

Missing the point: Statues pt.2: More stupid statues – Why does this one of Henry David Thoreau exist? (And actually… hang on, wait. Look at it. He’s actually asking the same question.)

(The following is from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and the part is almost in its entirety because a) it kicks ass and b) could be my favourite passage in the book): Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a …