Are you (like me) one of the half-dozen people in South Florida who didn’t go see the Dalai Lama last week? Well you can watch this guy explain happiness. He’s got the same Tibetan monk outfit, and a bonus Fwensh akhson. (However, I watched the whole talk and I’m still not happy, so I guess I want my money back or something?) (You may also want the advanced version.)
TheAwl: “A stunning new survey reveals that more than 40% of Texans do not believe humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time.”
So! Everybody loves Vampire Weekend. Just that there’s something about their music that’s a little troubling? Maybe? Well, Jessica Hopper thought she had her finger on it, but boy did this guy not like that, and went on to explain the rules of the game, some cultural thing that apparently we are all doing and shouldn’t be? If you’ve still got time to kill, you may want to read this in the context of all that.