The Rewards Credit Card Link To Taylor Swift And FTX? [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Capital One is sponsoring Taylor Swift’s tour. It looks like that only came to fruition because Sam Bankman-Fried terminated negotiations to have FTX as main sponsor, because he and Caroline Ellison broke up and she’s a huge Taylor Swift fan? There’s a credit card angle to everything.
  • Conspiracy theory: did President Nixon order a United flight blown up 50 years ago to silence a potential Watergate witness? I tend to think it was coincidence that the woman was on the flight, and not an intentional act. (HT: @crucker)

  • Dress coded at Disney. This one doesn’t seem so bad to me tbh.

    @jordyngraime Disney doesn’t like backs I guess…. #epcot #disneyworld #disney #dresscode #fyp #foryoupage @jessiedipasquale ♬ Castaways – The Backyardigans

  • Amtrak should stop being stupid

    Amtrak released their new vision for passenger rail expansion in the United States, and I don’t really know what to say except that it sucks. They’re proposing incremental expansion of a national network of slow, infrequent trains that I guess will serve the needs of weirdos and hobbyists who want to ride a train from Birmingham to Shreveport or from Athens to Fort Wayne via Columbus but serves no particular transportation purpose.

  • Southwest is running more than one pricing system at the same time and that may cause some surprises.

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