“Inky had said see ya to his tank-mate, slipped through a gap left by maintenance workers at the top of his enclosure and, as evidenced by the tracks, made his way across the floor to a six-inch-wide drain.” WaPo with the story of the octopus that escaped its tank and made it all the way to the ocean. (Prediction: He’ll be back. And he’ll bring his friends.)

+ You want hipster. I’ll give you hipster. How about a store in the Lower East Side that sells artisanal pencils.

+ FiveThirtyEight on the researchers doing the hard work of making sure you don’t waste a good digital photo on a boring sunset. (You could save them a lot of work by just stopping already…)

+ I’m coming at you from my hotel lobby in Kyoto. We’ll be heading for the airport soon. Today at lunch, my son tried to eat one of those plastic dessert displays. I think our work here in Japan is done. NextDraft will return to its normal schedule on Monday.