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[beabadobee – Fake It Flowers Live #livestream – YouTube](https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=IkO3z9-11gM) →

If you are a sucker for 90s-influenced indie rock like Beach Bunny, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, and Hatchie you will love this.

[QAnon, Conspiracy Theories, and the Rise of Magical Thinking](https://kottke.org/20/08/qanon-conspiracy-theories-and-the-rise-of-magical-thinking) →

Very good explainer on conspiracy theories and thinking.

[A Record 76% of Americans Can Vote by Mail in 2020 – The New York Times](https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/11/us/politics/vote-by-mail-us-states.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage) →

Come on New York. We stick out like a sore thumb.

[What ARGs Can Teach Us About QAnon – mssv](https://mssv.net/2020/08/02/what-args-can-teach-us-about-qanon/) →

QAnon fascinates me (and confounds and scares me), probably because I enjoyed ARGs in the early 2000s. A good read.

[Run The Jewels Return! – Broken Record with Rick Rubin](https://castro.fm/episode/w4JqpB) →

A super good conversation.

[Stella Immanuel, Trump’s New COVID-19 Doctor, Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine](https://www.thedailybeast.com/stella-immanuel-trumps-new-covid-doctor-believes-in-alien-dna-demon-sperm-and-hydroxychloroquine) →

WTF. Please vote.

[Kate Tempest – People’s Faces Lyrics](https://genius.com/Kate-tempest-peoples-faces-lyrics) →

I learned of Kate Tempest through Joe Talbot’s awesome [web show](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7BtLlNO30w)… this song was released in 2019, but it’s so perfect for 2020.

[Almost one-third of Florida children tested are positive for the coronavirus | TheHill](https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/507442-almost-one-third-of-florida-children-tested-are) →

> “They are seeing there is damage to the lungs in these asymptomatic children. … We don’t know how that is going to manifest a year from now or two years from now,”

Sounds like in-person school is a good idea.

[Miles Beckett on Twitter: “Why are COVID cases increasing while deaths are decreasing? The answer is simple. It’s called Simpson’s paradox and it’s the result of incorrectly pooling data and arriving at a false conclusion. A thread](https://twitter.com/mbeckett/status/1278750652160634880) →

Super good thread and explainer video.