Greetings Webtaculators! Hope you all are enjoying some time with your wonderful mothers, or that those of you who are now moms yourselves are being doted upon by your loved ones. Happy Mother’s Day! On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Long Live Cameron
Why: Because the United Kingdom’s election results were wildly different than anyone expected.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: The Myth Of The 80 Hour Workweek (For Some People)
Why: Because apparently people don’t always like working a lot instead of not working, and that oftentimes work gets in the way of things that people would rather be doing. It also reasonably shows that some jobs care about the reason why you aren’t working, even if it doesn’t really matter. Real take away – don’t work for a “a global strategy consulting firm with a strong U.S. presence” (whatever that means).
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: NSA Surveillance Is Not Constitutional
Why: Because the Patriot Act apparently didn’t do enough to give the NSA power to tap into all phone calls to protect Americans from terrorists. Don’t worry, it soon will. However, the 4th Amendment isn’t dead yet!
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Solar Sail
Why: Because Carl Sagan’s dreams are about to become reality.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Grantland Without A Leader
Why: Because Bill Simmons, arguably one of the most influential sports writers in the media today, has officially split with ESPN after a relatively tumultuous year.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Incredibles 2 Is Coming
Why: Because Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies, and this is exciting to me.
TV THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer
Why: Because Jeff Goldblum and Paul Giamatti say “dildo.” Also, it stands as an incredibly funny and well written parodies of the original 12 Angry Men. Watch the whole thing on Comedy Central if you can.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Blur Is Back
Why: Because Song 2 is not the only song you should recognize by these guys.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Pictures Of Snow Covered Patios
Why: Because you shouldn’t take pictures of snow covered patios.
BEAUTY THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Stop Getting Your Nails Did
Why: Because you’re only helping to promote worker abuse and exploitation.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Going To The Mushroom Kingdom
Why: Because Nintendo and Universal are teaming up to bring Nintendo to its theme parks.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Messi The Destroyer Of Ankles; I Can’t Wait For VR Soccer; Drums
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Whole Foods Gift Card
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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