we'll make great pets

People get along so well with their pets because they are the most unequal of their relationships. Though sometimes it may be the pet that has the upper hand in the duo.


digital death match

Watson v. Google: Let the games begin.


at winter's end

Pot holes can be thought of as negative space speed bumps.


unshared carnage

The all-volunteer armed forces makes war less visible to large portions of the population. The draft, taking young men without their consent, makes all of the nation keenly aware of a war’s wasteful carnage. As it now stands, the volunteers come from two classes: Those conscripted by poverty or lack of prospects. Those with romantic notions of patriotism or adventure. The rest of our youth (and their parents) remain unscathed by the foreign wars.


relative scale

The spectacles got grander and the people grew smaller.