We’ve taken a deep interest in Russia’s war on Ukraine, much deeper than we might otherwise be expected to, and for pretty much one reason:

We know a guy.

His name is Art. He grew up in Ukraine, the post-Soviet version. He’s been in America five years now. And he happens to be a TikTok star.

Long story. All our stories are long. So’s his.

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Previously: Keep and Bear It

In related news, Tesla’s sinking like a rock.

We checked out almost six hours Saturday afternoon, joining our Ukrainian immigrant friend for a Eurovision YouTube watch party. When we returned, well, you know.

God how we love people telling us it’s not as bad as we think, and certainly won’t get worse!