What a World Cup. I’m going to miss my extended lunches cheering with hundreds of other likeminded folk at the Civic Center. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Freedom Isn’t Free
Why: Because much of the Snowden leaks have been either mundane or already known; this is not one of those things.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Mediocrity As A Selling Point
Why: Because why not do things just ok? Or You could just stop working 40 hour work weeks.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Science Is Finally Scientific
Why: Because deciding that there are not always two equal sides to a story is probably a good thing for humanity.
FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: How To Buffet
Why: Because now you can go to Vegas and at least come out ahead in one way even if you lose all your money at the craps table.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK
What: Aren’t. You. Glad. I. Didn’t. Say. Soccer?
Why: Because Germany defeated Argentina in extra time, bringing one of the most exciting World Cups in history to an end.
VEHICLE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The Life And Death Of The Station Wagon
Why: Because you haven’t lived until you have sat facing backwards out of a Volvo 200 Series.
COMMUNICATIONS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: A Series Of Tubes
Why: Because the Internet and communication in general relies on New York way more that you probably realize.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK
What: Live Music Forever
Why: Because it’s better than wasting all of your money watching producers.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: This Title Was Written In The Passive Voice, And That Is OK
Why: Because Law Review can shove it.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. watch)
What: The Game Boy Is Still The Best
Why: Because these dumb kids have no idea how good they have it.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Ladders Are Awesome; How To Forgive America; Water Is Super Important, Y’all; Cubicles Forever; Potermore Reveals What Harry’s Been Up To
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Pretty Much Anything Here
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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