29 years in human history: the total duration of time without war. What the fuck am I acting so surprised for? If I had a dime for every single idiotic time I felt like strangling some goof on the street, I could afford a business class seat on fucking Soyuz 13. Straight sandwiched between Tom Hanks and Lance Bass. Already fighting, nowhere near space. Each of us a failed state in stark relief against the backdrop of the perfect worlds we seek. Perfect world. Fantasy.