Hard-Boiled Wonderland

And the End of the World



n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.



n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room.


DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” video is most certainly what the world didn’t know it needed in 2014. A bombast of manic gyrations and controlled chaos that up’s the ante just about every second in it’s 3 minute and 44 second running time.

It was made by the beloved DANIELS and has now been nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards. You can vote for one of them right here. Do it.