Who is Edward Snowden? He appeared on the radar of a pretty angry NSA a while ago, inadvertently caused The Guardian to chainsaw their computers at the request of a fascist regime, asked for asylum in a tin-pot South American country, and is presently living in Russia, presumably knocking back Martinis with the ghost of Boris Yeltsin (he’s dead, right?).

Business Insider has this shot of Mr. Snowden shopping at a local grocery store in Russia. Gripping stuff.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be running a series of articles on Snowden and his situation.  Just so we’re all on the same page, though; The guy’s a fucking hero.