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STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Occupy Hong Kong
Why: Because if these protests were dealt with poorly in the United States, I can’t imagine how this will be dealt with in China.
BUSINESS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Suitsy (Really?!?)
Why: Because tech people could not get any more lazy.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Eric Holder Leaves The Obama Administration
Why: Because the Attorney General was divisive on both sides of the isle, whether expanding Bush era policy for the War on Terror, or refusing to uphold DOMA.
TECHNOLOGY THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: The Remnants Of A Giant
Why: Because amazing things still come out of Bell Labs, but no where near the impact it had over the years when it was still part of AT&T.
CIVIL SERVANT THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Be Nice To Your Mail Person
Why: Because the unsubstantiated austerity cuts to the program have made working for the USPS a nightmare.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. watch)
What: Rules? What Rules?
Why: Because all sports were basically Calvinball, but more boring now.
TV THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Not Mad Men; Not True Detective
Why: Because even though both those shows are great, these might be better.
NEWS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: CNN Finds Its Answer To VICE
Why: Because a chef turned food critic turned travel guru is now the most interesting thing to happen to the news cycle.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: New Thom Yorke
Why: Because releasing a new album for money on BitTorrent is just asking for trouble.
DRINK THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Well That Escalated Quickly
Why: Because the top end of drinkers pretty much subsidize the whole industry.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Well, That’s One Way To Quit; Metta Needs To Play In These; Remember, Celebrities Are Not People; Go Hitchhiking
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Whatever This Thing Is
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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