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Stories for the weekend.

Published Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 8:00 AM
ALONG FOR THE RIDE
CHEAP THRILLS
The Cult Of The Costco Surfboard
newyorker.com
Compared to the carbon-fibre-wrapped shortboards currently championed by surf shops and ridden in high-level competition, the Wavestorm moves more like a school bus. But it is very good at catching waves. Maybe too good.
'MUST BE GOOD AT DEALING WITH ASSHOLES'
The Agonizing, 8-Page Memo On How To Chauffeur A Congressman
politico.com
Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with "unnecessary conversation" — the congressman from Indiana doesn’t have time for your chitchat.
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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS
CURATED BY VIEWFIND
The Best Photography Of The Week
digg.com
The aftermath of the Charlottesville attack, a different, more intimate side of Washington D.C. and what's it like to grow up as a girl in the Gaza Strip.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN
The Week's Coolest Space Photos
digg.com
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT
A PRIMER TO HATE
Helpful Things To Read About Fascism, And The Fight Against It
digg.com
The aim here is to not rehash what you've already learned about Hitler and Nazism, but rather grant a deeper understanding how it functions as an ideology, how it spread and manifested over the years and how a dedicated few have managed to keep it at bay over the years.
JUST KEEP FLYING
Inside The World's Greatest Space Mission
bbc.com
In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban office block in Pasadena, California, history is being made. It's being made every day, in fact, by the mission control team for NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
THE CONFEDERACY ENDS, AGAIN
Dismantling Dixie
theringer.com
After Charlottesville, cities around the country are removing statues commemorating the Confederacy. But will the two historic capitals — Richmond, Virginia, and Montgomery, Alabama — follow suit?
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This Company Makes It Really Easy To Deal With Credit Card Fraud
getfinal.com
Final lets you generate a unique virtual card for each merchant with the click of a button, from any device. That way if one card gets compromised, only update payment info once. Don't waste time scrambling to remember what sites have your card on file.
After this past week, we're out of witty things to say. Have a good weekend.