🚞 Birch Bark Issue 50

Something feels different, but I can't put my finger on what…

Happy Friday, everyone! No time to lose today, so let’s get right into the good stuff.


Mike Masnick on the free market reasons Parler is having a hard time staying afloat.

Nebraska Senator, Ben Sasse (R) on how QAnon is dismantling the Republican party and that if the party wishes to survive, they need to stop winking and nodding at conspiracy groups.

Apple’s collection of shot on iPhone 12 photos are, predictably, amazing.

If you’re looking for inspiration, this list of the best fonts of 2020 is a great place to start.

I wasted $40k on a fantastic startup idea

This is an incredible story of manipulation and fraud in Bitcoin. It’s the longest article this week, but it’s very much worth your time.

I get really uncomfortable when we (especially the government) tries to make American history more sterile than it actually was. Apparently historians agree with me and are taken aback by The 1776 Report.

And finally, this simple web app lets you put Bernie anywhere in the world.


I always love a new Movies with Mikey video, and he’s got nothing but great suggestions in his favorite things of 2020 video this past week.

I’m not really into the Call of Duty series myself, but this short doc on how they transitioned the end of production of 2020’s game to work-from-home was really fascinating.


Infrared camera shot, by FishMonkeyCow

Starry Night, by tethadam22

Samurai and Ryukyu Robin, by bundle05


Weather Remixes, by Tycho (2020, electronic)