"I remember when I was 16, I was playing one of my first shows with my band. Everything was going horribly, and this was in Ireland, so people were throwing vegetables at us. So I said into the microphone: ‘We’re having difficulties right now, we’ll be right back.’ And when I walked off the stage, my dad was standing there. And instead of commenting on the show, he said: ‘Great job. You couldn’t have made a more professional exit.’"
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.Jonathan Safran Foer
From where a drone operator’s sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term “bug splat” worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that “bug splat” belongs to an actual human being.