"Every writer, of every political flavor, has some neat historical analogy, or mini-lesson, with which to preface an argument for why we ought to bomb these guys or side with those guys against the guys we were bombing before. But the best argument for reading history is not that it will show us the right thing to do in one case or the other, but rather that it will show us why even doing the right thing rarely works out."

Adam Gopnik on the value of studying history. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

I love Spam Musubi, but I love deep #fried #Spam #Musubi even more. #foodporn #iatethis #DaKitchen #Maui #Hawaii

I love Spam Musubi, but I love deep #fried #Spam #Musubi even more. #foodporn #iatethis #DaKitchen #Maui #Hawaii

Met a pet pig named Ben at the shave ice spot. #gonenative #bacon #Maui #Hawaii

Met a pet pig named Ben at the shave ice spot. #gonenative #bacon #Maui #Hawaii

Hiked the Waihee Ridge Trail this morning. Amazing views. #Hawaii #hiking

Hiked the Waihee Ridge Trail this morning. Amazing views. #Hawaii #hiking

Benched August 12, 2014.

#Pork ‘n’ #booze. #bloody (at Chop Bar)

#Pork ‘n’ #booze. #bloody (at Chop Bar)

Came up on this digging for 45s at Georgetown Records in South Seattle, never heard it before but if I find records released by Estrus, I cop ‘em. And of course it’s dope. #nowplaying #vinyl #rocknroll #33rpm7inch

Came up on this digging for 45s at Georgetown Records in South Seattle, never heard it before but if I find records released by Estrus, I cop ‘em. And of course it’s dope. #nowplaying #vinyl #rocknroll #33rpm7inch

#dawnpatrol Lake Merritt, Oakland. #riseandgrind

#dawnpatrol Lake Merritt, Oakland. #riseandgrind

…because who doesn’t want that, right? #freejugs #graffiti #tags

…because who doesn’t want that, right? #freejugs #graffiti #tags

Jack Burton / Snake Plissken sticker tag. #Seattle #latergram #BigTroubleInLittleEscapeFromNewYork

Jack Burton / Snake Plissken sticker tag. #Seattle #latergram #BigTroubleInLittleEscapeFromNewYork