I assume you’re all fans of David Naimon's excellent interview podcast? I just spent the morning in his studio at KBOO, where he kindly promised to cut out all of my gaffs and replace them with smart lines by some of his other interview subjects, such as Gary Shteyngart, Karen Russell, Lorrie Moore, George Saunders, Kyle Minor, Helen Oyeyemi, and Matt Bell. Awesome.  I’ll sound brilliant, I’m sure, if a little odd talking in all those pretty voices. 
Also: He claimed to know what every single one of those buttons did, though it was weird how he raised and lowered his chair pneumatically throughout the interview. Anyway! Thanks, David! They were great questions. Interview comes out September 11th. High-res

I assume you’re all fans of David Naimon's excellent interview podcast? I just spent the morning in his studio at KBOO, where he kindly promised to cut out all of my gaffs and replace them with smart lines by some of his other interview subjects, such as Gary Shteyngart, Karen Russell, Lorrie Moore, George Saunders, Kyle Minor, Helen Oyeyemi, and Matt Bell. Awesome.  I’ll sound brilliant, I’m sure, if a little odd talking in all those pretty voices. 

Also: He claimed to know what every single one of those buttons did, though it was weird how he raised and lowered his chair pneumatically throughout the interview. Anyway! Thanks, David! They were great questions. Interview comes out September 11th.

"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell  crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot. High-res

"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot.

Sao Paolo & Los Angeles, both on verge of water rationing

Amidst record, historic droughts, both the cities of Los Angeles (~17 million people, worst drought in 119 years) and Sâo Paolo (~21 million people, worst drought in 84 years) are on the verge of instituting water rationing. 

"All we have left to hope is for rain. Without rainfall, we have no options," said Jose Carlos Mierzwa, a University of Sao Paulo professor who focuses on sanitary engineering." from Brazil’s Biggest City Faces Rationing Amidst Drought 

And yet, you know: Water Slide!

Canadian Group Delivering Water to Detroit to Protest Shutoffs

markruffalo:

This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?

Can’t agree more. Make a donation to the Detroit Water Brigade: http://detroitwaterbrigade.org 

We are a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.”