Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Every Monday, we link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

Elon, What Were You Thinking?

A detailed look at the ill-fated plan to take Tesla private.

Elon, What Were You Thinking?

How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle

Two tech titans made billions and remade the city. Is it any better off?

How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

A Trail of ‘Bread Crumbs,’ Leading Conspiracy Theorists Into the Wilderness

Go hungry for too long, and a lot of strange things will start to look like food.

A Trail of ‘Bread Crumbs,’ Leading Conspiracy Theorists Into the Wilderness

Dugout Loop (“The Dugout”)

The Boring Company is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium in the City of Los Angeles.

The Boring Company

Confessions of a 40-Year-Old Mega-Nerd

I have gotten old, but I have somehow failed to grow up

Nerds

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