I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.

– Steven Wright

Name This Location


This landscape looks familiar. Where on earth do you think this was photographed? Highlight below for the answer.

Okay, this was a trick question. It’s actually a photograph of Mount Sharp on Mars as taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on September 9, 2015 and then stitched together in the composite view you see above. Look at that resolution. Mars!

Learn more here.

Llama Alert in Times Square


Photo of a llama cruising through Times Square from a LIFE Magazine issue on December 2, 1957. The picture was snapped by noted photographer Inge Morath. One of my favorite moments of this year was when we all collectively shared in the moment that will be known as The Great Llama Escape of 2015.

Red Soul


This photo by @lmcshops of a trapped and abandoned Louboutin* shoe in the new Conde Nast lobby feels like a Rorschach test for the fashion set.

*These shoes retail for an average +$700.

Lost and Found Airplanes of New York City

Paper Airplane

Artist Harry Everett Smith had a curious hobby of collecting random paper airplanes that he found in New York City.

Smith was “always, always, always looking” for new airplanes, one friend said: “He would run out in front of the cabs to get them, you know, before they got run over. I remember one time we saw one in the air and he was just running everywhere trying to figure out where it was going to be. He was just, like, out of his mind, completely. He couldn’t believe that he’d seen one. Someone, I guess, shot it from an upstairs building.”

I once launched a light balsa wood plane from the rooftop of a building in Soho. The way it floated and circled down is etched into my memory. It’s a wonder it didn’t hit anybody and in retrospect this wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. Nonetheless it really was something to see.

Technology is Weird

Technology is becoming weird:

An e-commerce pioneer best known for fast and free shipping won a couple Emmys.

A phone manufacturer is rumored to be going all in on building an electric car.

A former male model who achieved fame for playing a lovable pothead is now known as a notable and savvy tech investor.

A social network is close to rolling out a piece of hardware that may finally popularize virtual reality.

A guy who helped launch a popular payment system is building a spaceship company while also running a popular car company on the side.


When you talk about ambition, drive, and hustle and single-mindedness and obsession, the reality is as I look at our portfolio I don’t have any founders or CEOs who I would consider to be normal people in any way. They’re all weird. There is something very different about all of them. …It takes weird people to get this started, but how weird are you?

– A statement by Chris Sacca that is really relevant to me.