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- Some people would rather eat "magic dirt" from the Internet than get medically-approved vaccinations.
- As expected, Major League Baseball has officially implemented a lockout for the first time since 1999.
- The Times looked at the "mad scramble" to find new video game consoles during the holiday season.
- Jezebel took apart all the "ridiculous" reasons Mississippi argued they should be able to overrule Roe v. Wade.
- BuzzFeed News employees went on strike today over contract negotiations as the company's shareholders prepared to vote on going public.
- Here is a real sentence from today's NY Post: "Eric Adams showed off his Brooklyn roots in Ghana Wednesday night, stopping by a religious center in the West African nation to honor a major Jewish leader from Crown Heights during a local Hanukkah celebration."
- Vulture has a very fun interview with the very fun Seth Rogen: "Comedy in general is the least respected art form, period. So I am accepting of that, as someone who has dedicated their life to it. Comedy’s never gonna win awards...they are not taken seriously as films. And I’ve made non-comedic films and participated in ones that are taken very seriously, and so I’ve had a real apples-to-oranges experience where it’s like, Oh, this is what it’s like when they take your movie seriously?"
- Eater has a good piece tracking what the last two years have been like for four restaurants in NYC—Veselka, Gotham Bar and Grill, Jing Fong and An Choi / Di an Di.
- I don't know exactly why you'd want to become a landlord in the metaverse, but FYI, you can become a landlord in the metaverse.
- Any new music from the brilliant Tierra Whack is cause for excitement, so take a listen to her new three-song Rap? EP.
- Nope, no thank you.
- And finally, this seems nice (so long as you don't turn the volume on):
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