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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

“We’re pioneering the collectibles pop-culture market for politicians. I think I’m on the cusp of something big,” Brian Wallos, who makes political trading cards, pictured above.

“Some of the bacteria in our gut are derived from very ancient lineages that have been passed down through the primates for millions of years. They’re like our genes in that sense,” Andrew Moeller, an evolutionary biologist.

“I'm always tempted to do something else on my phone. With the e-reader I have only one choice, which is to read,” an Atlantic reader, on reading digitally.

“No one knows who the hell I am. ... Honestly, it’s great,” Mike Birbiglia, a screenwriter and comedian.

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