Miles approves.
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The government is run by nerds now, apparently.

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines with a really sharp Watchmen quote, and now, a state legislator from New York is breaking in his new, fancy digs with some choice music from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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That fun detail is in a piece by the New York Times about a group of first-time lawmakers adjusting to their new environment in Albany, New York‚ÄĒthe complex and strange logistics of accepting a new job that just so happens to be a major legislative role. One of these lawmakers, Senator Zellnor Myrie from New York‚Äôs District 20, got used to his new surroundings in a way that Miles Morales would surely recognize:

The start of session on Wednesday was giving him jitters, so he planned to pump himself up by listening to ‚ÄúSunflower,‚ÄĚ from the soundtrack of the latest ‚ÄúSpider-Man‚ÄĚ movie. (‚ÄúDon‚Äôt laugh,‚ÄĚ he said.)

Jamming to ‚ÄúSunflower,‚ÄĚ notably, is precisely what Miles did as he packed for school at the beginning of Into the Spider-Verse. Like hero, like politician. Here‚Äôs hoping he knows the words, though.


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