Help Us Blow Up the Sun

Published by The Huffington Post, March 5, 2015:

Dear Congressperson,

I’m writing on behalf of Americans for a Brighter Tomorrow to join us in boycotting the upcoming Vernal Equinox. Though seemingly innocuous, the Vernal Equinox is in fact a pseudo-scientific assault upon the work of our benefactor, the brilliant Dr. Clandestino. Rather than celebrate this Stone Age impediment to progress, we urge you to recognize it for what it is: an end-run effort to undermine Dr. Clandestino’s bold plan to blow up the sun. Continue reading “Help Us Blow Up the Sun”

N.S.A. Missed Connections

Published by The New Yorker, September 4, 2013:

The revelations concerning the N.S.A.’s clandestine global-surveillance programs have stoked privacy concerns and increased skepticism about digital communications. Against the background of such heightened sensitivities, a rash of odd posts appeared on Craigslist’s Missed Connections last week, fuelling speculation that the intelligence community has taken to the popular message board to fill the gaps in its data-mining operations.

give me your brown-eyed, your foreign (liberty island)—w4m
You were the guy on Liberty Island last weekend, taking pictures of the Statue of Liberty. You were so cute, the way you used your pay-as-you-go Samsung Galaxy S III to send the photos to various domestic and overseas contacts. Continue reading “N.S.A. Missed Connections”