Morning Belz, Jan. 22
Crypto folks love Biden’s rumored OCC appointee — American Prospect
Louis XVI was guillotined on this day in 1793. His final words — Katie’s Corner
Reporter “shaken” by maskless Middle America — NYT
Scott’s back! And still rambling about anonymity — Astral Codex Ten
Sea Shanty, Bernie-in-mittens memes collide gloriously — Shardcore
Investor Elad Gil is betting on business travel to come back — CNBC
Good video profile of the All Gas No Brakes crew — VICE
Russian girl on TikTok: how to pretend to be American — Neurolera
New video isn’t quite ready to hit YouTube but I have a version posted on Patreon for subscribers. Patreon, a place where people pledge a monthly amount to support a creator of any kind, is where I plan to make money as an independent reporter. I’ll post exclusive and early videos there, among other things. There’s already a back catalog of stuff there, some of which you can’t find anywhere else. Please consider subscribing.
Also, I failed yesterday to include the link to my uncut, slightly embarrassing conversation with Andrew Callaghan on the street in D.C. Here it is, behind the Patreon paywall. He seems like a nice guy.
“If every single political event confirms your personal narrative of current affairs, one of the possibilities is that you are a genius.” –Paul Fairie, 2014
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