Extra Extra: A Truly Bonkers Interview With Jeffrey Epstein's Longtime Friend
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  • This interview with Stuart Pivar (who at one point reacts to the way the interview is going by declaring: “What have I done?”) about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein’s science parties, and Epstein’s pathology is one of the craziest things I’ve ever read.
  • Also: NPR has a report on how Epstein scared off accusers and avoided media attention by paying off reporters, getting stories killed, and in one case, using the severed head of a dead cat to intimidate an editor.
  • Gov. Cuomo and Sandra Lee are selling their Mount Kisko home—and that includes his man cave.
  • Bob Odenkirk revealed that the Breaking Bad movie has already been shot.
  • Missing Posters for Mayor de Blasio have started popping up in Manhattan.
  • Has Seattle solved the war on drugs?
  • A Michigan city council candidate shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep “Marysville a white community as much as possible.”
  • Any day with new New Pornographers and new Missy Elliott music is good in my book.
  • Is Succession more of a comedy or a drama?
  • Finally, the universe has heard my cries, and someone is turning Serendipity into a TV series.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the city.
  • Megan Greenwell puts on a masterclass in how to write a farewell blog post: “The tragedy of digital media isn’t that it’s run by ruthless, profiteering guys in ill-fitting suits; it’s that the people posing as the experts know less about how to make money than their employees, to whom they won’t listen.”
  • Evil mom TikTok is good.
  • And finally, this is the kind of energy you should take with you into the weekend:

when you don't know what you're doing but you're happy to be involved
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— Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) August 23, 2019

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