Ian Birnbaum is a digital nomad, writer and professional curmudgeon. Freelance journalist for @pcgamer, @motherboard, @outline, @macworld, @pcworld, others

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the founding fathers would be rolling over if they knew what lizzo did with that old flute. imagine telling ben franklin what twerking is. he’d be like “i’m down for that freak shit”
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I've been getting lots of weird messages from friends and family
Strange week.
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Totally understand that most Game Pass console folks will be sprinting towards Deathloop today, but please please please do not overlook Shipbreaker. It is hands-down one of my favourite games this year.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker just landed on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and is now available with Xbox Game Pass. You’ve been selected to become the zero-g ship salvager outer space needs. 👩‍🚀 Welcome aboard, Cutter: -PlayStation: bit.ly/3BxqYXp -Xbox: bit.ly/3QWPbMG
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It's bisexual awareness week so please leave cookies and oat milk and a copy of Howl's Moving Castle out for us tonight
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M*A*S*H premiered 50 years ago today.
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i do not fuck with any burrito without heft. if your shit is convenient and portable, take it elsewhere. i want a burrito that is burdensome. unwieldy. when i raise it to my mouth, i should feel the weight of the mistake i am about to make. no child should be able to eat this.
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So there's a particular quirk of English grammar that I've always found quite endearing: the exocentric verb-noun compound agent noun. It appears in a definite, remarkably narrow period - not more than 150, 200 years - before dying out, leaving loads of legacy words in its wake.
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culinary school students be like “bruh i got spaghetti due at midnight 😰”
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The government’s brief is devastating. The legal arguments are compelling, but what is most striking are the facts outlining how the former president and his team knowingly put our national security at risk. Here’s what stands out to me: (1/7)
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wait, are you telling me that Trump signed a contract for goods and services and then failed to pay the providing contractor?
SCOOP: Trump's Truth Social facing significant financial difficulties, vendors say. Its web hosting company says it is owed $1.6 million and hasn't been paid for months: foxbusiness.com/features/tru…
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I’m haunted by this South Carolina Republican, Rep. Neal Collins, realizing that the anti-abortion bills he supported are now forcing women and girls to carry nonviable pregnancies at risk of sepsis, death, and loss of the uterus. All these outcomes were inevitable and predicted.
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This is outstanding
an incredibly fun and reported piece from @DuncanFyfe...what a joy vice.com/en/article/qjkv9q/a…
Propose a policy, mother fucker. Propose one single actual policy, I double-dog dare you
Replying to @AndrewYang
If we stay falsely divided by the media into two camps we clash and clash and nothing gets done. But if a new dynamic emerges real change is possible. @danileis
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Someone: how’s writing go— Me:
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in a sense, when I get on here every day and look at a never ending churn of the worst news and conversations imaginable, take a deep breath and then type out "pizza places with good house salads are doin it for the love of the game" - that's actually an act of tremendous bravery
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4/ @AshaRangappa_ is right that from a national security perspective, that is an end in itself. We don't have the full picture of what happened yet, but based on what we do know, it looks like the primary purpose of the search was merely to secure classified material.
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can we PLEASE bring back the unhinged Looney Tunes screams?
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From the creators of "lock her up!" comes this message 👇
Biden's out of control DOJ is ripping this country apart with how they're openly targeting their political enemies. This is what you see happen in 3rd World Banana Republics!!!
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