David Bowie, in ‘99, spitting facts about the Internet — BBC
Despite riots, the housing market in Mpls is very hot — Strib
“The dumbest coup” — Kevin Williamson
Interesting take on where the “Great Awokening” comes from* — Tablet
Some tech talent is leaving the coasts for the middle — WSJ
Reporter seems to think QAnon T-shirts should be outlawed — AJC
How American racism influenced Adolf Hitler — New Yorker
*I’m not enough of a historian (I’m not a historian at all!) to vet that thesis, but it does bring to mind some of the big concepts in this fantastic book published in 1987, which many of my friends and family have heard about more than they would have preferred.
Auburn-Alabama game in Tuscaloosa this Saturday. No tailgating allowed this season in the usual spots, so we’ll find people on University Boulevard, and hopefully get a few college kids to tell us what the kids are up to these days, and what’s wrong with the Boomers.
“With all great deceivers there is a noteworthy occurrence to which they owe their power: in the actual act of deception they are overcome by belief in themselves. It is this which then speaks so miraculously and compellingly to those who surround them.” - Friedrich Nietzsche, “Human, All Too Human,” 1878
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