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Welcome to Wednesday, when all y’all get to check out fun stuff to read, listen to, cook and watch. Thanks, everyone, for reading last weekend’s essay about how cryptocurrency mining companies are being kept afloat by ERCOT.
But let’s get to the good stuff:
And this, from Dave Weigel, is as smart as you’re going to read about Joe Biden. (Semafor Americana)
Our bodies were made to break down. Dammit. (Beth Broderick)
I think I undersold what a baked-in casserole of fraud cryptocurrency was. (Zeke Faux)
Speaking of baked casseroles, baked spaghetti for the win. (New York Times Cooking)
The Times review of Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Elon Musk wasn’t a rave or a pan. (New York Times)
This look back on the Troy Aikman-Joe Buck broadcasting partnership was… sweet? (The Ringer)
This headline: “The Authors of ‘How Democracies Die’ Overestimated the Republicans.” (Michelle Goldberg)
You’d think an article on whether Tim Scott has a girlfriend would be prying and awful, but this was good. (Ben Terris)
Excited to see Trae Crowder on Saturday.
Excited to see this on Sunday.
We set up a merch table in the back where you can get T-shirts, coffee mugs, and even tote bags now. Show the world that you’re part of The Experiment.
We’ve also got a tip jar, and I promise to waste every cent you give me on having fun, because writing this newsletter for you is how I have fun.
Buy the book Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick banned from the Bullock Texas History Museum: Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of the American Myth by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and myself is out from Penguin Random House. The New York Times bestseller is 44% off and the same price as a paperback now!