Open Thread: Practice Guide for Newsletter

Also: the moon is full of sperm?

In 1991, songwriter Ron Miller wrote a set of affirmations for the practice of music, which Glitch user @thricedotted made into a web app that could be adapted to any art. So I give you:

It is only newsletter and I am a beautiful person.

Scientists want to send 6.7M sperm samples to the moon,” reports the New York Post. A team at the University of Arizona held a press conference to present their plan for “Lunar Pits and Lava Tubes for a Modern Ark,” where they want to “cryogenically preserve various species in the event of global disaster.”

How surprised we’ll be to discover it’s already there.


Happy Friday, welcome to the open thread. This week we had the Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview, David Brooks apparently keeping one of his jobs, Piers Morgan’s big flounce, the glowing sharks, the HuffPost massacre, a lot of NFT hype, and COCAINE BEAR. I thought maybe it’d be a good day for follow-up questions and updates. There are a lot of smart folks subscribed here, so what left you feeling like “?????!!!???” this week? Maybe someone can help.

If you’re not a subscriber yet, head right over here and take care of that first, and if you are, hit the 💬 and tell us what’s on your mind.