Kanye West has recently come under fire for his inability to fund his own creativity. Specifically, his plea for help from Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page has brought an unprecedented level of desperation to his plan to dig himself out of his debt of $53 million. This entails organizing and funding the company, DONDA, which will cover everything from the Internet to alternative energy sources. Kanye’s innovative ideas included holograms and hovercrafts. I was interested to see what ideas didn’t actually make it past the drawing board, so we reached out to DONDA Headquarters (located entirely in Mr. West’s imagination), and were happy to receive this comprehensive list of game-changers, broken down into several categories.

Trademarks and patents

Inflatable furniture

Inflatable appliances

Inflatable houses (not to be confused with Bouncey-Bounce Houses)


Turn the government into a corporation. Governors will be branch managers. The President will be the CEO. Boom.

Kanye West 2020. You’re welcome.


Online dating coaches

Hype, a new video-chatting app where you’re just talking to yourself to get yourself motivated for the day.

Sexflix. Need I say more?

Online shopping coaches

Emoji translator

More Kim Kardashian apps


Revitalize urban foraging until we achieve a scavenger-like society.

New brand of Fiji Water that is 40% alcohol by volume.

Ultra-Health, a dietary/life plan that mixes juicing, yoga, meditation, dewdrops, standing desks, the energy of the sun, and some recreational substances.


Choose-Your-Own-Adventure–style advertising, where viewers and listeners pick the products they want to hear about, like a Pinterest feed.

Haterade. Because nothing fuels me like haters.

Protective services

Chainsaw hand replacements

New line of Kimye brand Brass Knuckles

Pursue J.K. Rowling’s innovative Invisibility Cloaks

Wolves armed with sniper rifles

F**k it. The “bad guy” in Jurassic World was a genius. Why wouldn’t we create and train velociraptors for the Army?


Transformers (Only Autobots, no Decepticons)

Hoverboards, Round Two (I could do it better)

Those Tron light bikes with the sick colors

Mirrors to replace stop signs, so people at least have to look at themselves when they’re being an asshole at a four-way intersection


Bring-your-own-sheets hotel rooms

Sand Castle Hotels (for the ultimate temporary beachfront experience)

Medical research

A gun that shoots cancer

Broker a peace treaty with the Ebola virus so we can both fight our common enemy: the Zika virus

Pocket-sized defibrillators


Hunger Games–style education system to weed the weaklings out

Smart glasses that translate nonverbal communication, so you can tell if someone like Taylor Swift is still pissed at you


Mobile pools


Miniature drones to hold your phone to enable hands-off use while walking or driving

Smart shoes that tell you if you’re on the right path in life

Consumer finance

E-locks that use an app on your phone to open doors. I’m sick and tired of losing my damn keys.

Credit card tattoos (eliminating the risk of identity theft)

New form of currency: emoticons


Indoor beaches

Hot tub–sized pools

Pool-sized hot tubs

Alternative energy sources

Kris Jenner in a hamster wheel

Revitalize tidal energy by organizing an international event where everyone simultaneously swims counterclockwise in their country’s ocean to create a whirlpool effect and increase the strength of the tides

A world powered by love and hope

Notes by Nadia: More accommodations, please

I’ve compiled a short list of ways that the University could become more accommodating.

The crowd went (mildly) wild for Brenda Song’s Yellowjacket Weekend panel

While attendance was low, those who did show up seemed pretty engaged, with many lining up to ask questions during the half hour Q&A portion of the event.

Muck Duck Studio: where art meets resilience and recovery

Muck Duck Studio, which opened to the public in Jan. 2022 and now hosts five artists, is meant to feel like something akin to home for all who visit.