“Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other. There is a saying in Argentina: ‘Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach.’ You feel dizzy, you get drunk, you lose your balance, and you will end up hurting yourself and those around you, if you don’t connect your power with humility and tenderness.” The Pope just gave a TED talk. (And, in an unexpected twist, god did not cast the earth into nevermore.)

+ That’s a pretty big get for the TED folks. But UC Berkeley pulled off an even bigger coup. I’ll be speaking at BAMPFA next Monday night (on Trump and the Media, what else?). Come by if you’re in the neighborhood. It’s appropriately priced (free). Berkeley has had its share of controversial speeches lately. Mine will basically be like Ann Coulter’s (except the humor will be intentional).