UPDATE: Still haven't tracked down the YOLO paper, but we thought we'd retry with the hope of being able to read it sometime in the near future. If you're the author, send it to us. We'd love to take a look and consider publishing.
Why? This popped up in a Reddit thread and we're utterly fascinated and amazed that someone went there with the catch phrase/hashtag of the year. So, we'll leverage the power of the social interwebs to track it down in a hope to read this term paper ourselves. Here's what we know: Someone out there -- presumably at Pepperdine University since the Facebook status update says "Malibu Beach" -- wrote an eight page essay on Drake's #YOLO. But why should just the hallowed halls of academia be the only ones to enjoy it? We'd like to read it and maybe even post it. Perhaps there's a larger audience for this important work of critical theory? We'll see. So, if you know the author of this masterpiece, tell them to drop us a line. We'll publish it anonymously and confidentially. "Like" this post, Facebook share it, e-mail it to your friends on the West Coast, whatever. Let's make it happen, Internet.