“I would like to die on mars……….. Just not on impact”- Elon Musk 2013
Only tangentially related to this post but I liked the quote and wasn’t sure what else to do with it….
Anyways I explained last time that I am having a hard time encapsulating Tel Aviv and my experience here in words. So.. as any sane person would do, I made a map.
Places worth calling out:
- The Phi: Bar we go to constantly. The idea is if our lives are a sitcom, this is our main set. I’m completely sick of the place but find that concept hilarious and stick with it.
- 42nd parallel: South and North are different worlds. To quote the famous Guy Baratz “I start to get nervous North of Sheinkin Street. South and North are very different vibes and some people tend to stay in their lanes. I am not one of them
- The Beaches Thing: Tel Avivians have somehow convinced themselves that their single mile long stretch of beach is actually like 10 different beaches.. In fact “My beach” actually gets insulted constantly for being full of tourists… but somehow 20 meters further down is “chill A F”… Fascinating
- For clarity’s sake: “Safe Zone” is being used ironically here. Tel Avivians and their dogs are an insulated bunch.
Read about Peter Wang. 15 year-old victim who died holding the door for his classmates to escape. Complete hero. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-peter-wang-obit-20180215-story.html
At this point if you aren’t fighting for gun control you have blood on your hands. If you are defending the NRA you have blood on your hands. Your precious second amendment rights don’t overrule the right for kids like Peter to live. This is the real terrorist threat.
Flying to London Wednesday to see one of the best artists I have ever seen.
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