Daily Bafflements

Witch Hillary, Friday’s Internet hack, fonts

The BafflerOctober 24, 2016
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A simulation of the state of U.S. politics. / kurnmit

•  The Times recommends Jessa Crispin’s foray into the healthy linkage between politics and spiritualism, from the latest issue of the magazine:

These values have been powerfully absent from a campaign season dominated by a man who once boasted that his wealth and status allowed him to grab women’s genitals. To find the spirit of witchcraft as Ms. Crispin explains it, we may have to look to pop culture.

So do we.

•  Remember Friday, when the Internet was hacked? Baffler contributing editor Jacob Silverman has been shaking his fist at the so-called Internet of Things for some time, and here he is in the New Republic shedding light on what went wrong: “Aided by a flood of cheap sensors and cut-rate connected devices, the tech industry has networked the world faster than it can secure it.”

• Cheer up! Trump’s handwriting has been made into a font called “Tiny Hand.”