What went wrong with Indonesia’s early warning system?

Per the New York Times:


1000 Hours of Dr. Phil Later

It’s almost time to tweet like Werner Herzog!

Stave off despair by tweeting like Werner Herzog.


If you’re like me, you love Werner Herzog.

And if you’re like me, you love @WernerTwertzog even more!

See, @WernerTwertzog tweets like Werner Herzog would tweet if he tweeted. He tweets things like: “It is important for fitted sheets to slip off the mattress to make us despair of ever finding true rest in this life.”

Or: “First, they came for the Nihilists, and I did nothing.”

Or: “Dear America: You are waking up, as Germany once did, to the awareness that 1/3 of your people would kill another 1/3, while 1/3 watches.”

Well, September 5th is Hertzog’s annual “Tweet Like Werner Herzog” Day, and I already have a bunch lined up.

Here’s one: “Life is a series of grotesque ironies interrupted only by the awareness that all pleasure is illusion. Laugh clown laugh. #Twertzog”

It’s fun, but, like everything in this life, entirely pointless. Join me, won’t you?

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It’s not what you think

The First Ten Words by Rich Larson

Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone.

For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s not the problem this time. The problem is I have way too much to say.

I’m not going to sit here and claim to have been a huge fan of Soundgarden. I didn’t dislike them, I just had to take them in small doses. I was a fan of Cornell. I love “Seasons,” the solo song he had on Cameron Crowe’s movie, Singles. It’s a droning acoustic song about isolation and the…

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