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Excellent post, Ryan. I particularly enjoyed the part about the internet.

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Ea-nasir popped back up on tumblr not only because everyone there is obsessed with him, but because he got mentioned in an article about JP Morgan's nickel stock that ended up being stones. I think it was the WSJ one, but it's paywalled so I can't confirm that. Also can't find the tumblr post because this was 2 weeks ago and tumblr's search continues to be the worst. For the most part tumblr doesn't remember anniversaries unless it's Julius Caesar's death.

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Are there any games I shouldn't tell my HUSBAND about?

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Ryan why are you referencing my hometown of Newark Ohio and also my practice of buying video games I shouldn't tell my wife about

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Congrats on 50k 🥳 and it feels like the newsletter is getting better and better

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Love your views on this shit show garbage. Honestly, you put into words what I have been feeling.

This is something I would have expected in the early 2000s.

Nice work

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I can understand how overwhelming it can be to keep up with the constant barrage of news and media that we're exposed to these days. It's like every time we turn around, there's another headline vying for our attention. Whether it's a new movie trailer, a political scandal, or something else entirely.

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Apr 10·edited Apr 10

A very good and touching article. I love these

https://tunnelrush.co

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"My point is that nostalgia curdles. It darkens over time. And Trump, himself, is a creature of nostalgia who may not understand much, but does have an innate ability to weaponize — and monetize — it. And I can’t think of anything more ugly and insane than combining American media’s desperate obsession with Trump and the era of politics he created in the 2010s with American media’s toxic obsession with high-profile court cases."

Meanwhile in Tennessee and Tallahassee. 🫠

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Interesting, I quit Twitter when musk bought it. This is the second essay on substack that I’ve read today chronicling its demise (the other was Ty Burr). Also, I’m glad you called out Post. I won’t bother looking into it. Curious tho what you think of mastodon, if it’ll make it. I haven’t really spent much time on it since I downloaded it a month or so ago. I like to get quick news snippets and weird stuff from Reddit mainly.

Thanks for the fun read as usual. And congrats on your 50k!

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