Greetings Webtaculators! Hope everyone is having a fun filled Labor Day weekend! Too bad all the happenings from last week didn’t take a vacation, too. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: A Lifetime Of Bad Policy Leads To European Immigrant Crisis
Why: Because although United States politicians (I guess that’s how you refer to Trump is now?) like to claim that we have a huge problem with our borders (damn Canadians! [kidding]), there is an actual crisis happening within Europe. This is especially true with individuals fleeing from Syria.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (26 min. watch)
What: Ma Bell Is Hip To The Times
Why: Because even though some of the “we are the future” advancements from this video are hilariously outdated by today’s standards, many of the issues that what is now AT&T and Verizon was trying to cover are still the same type of messaging that businesses use today.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Lesson On How Not To Behave When The Court Orders You To Do Your Job
Why: Because Kim Davis has received much more attention than an individual should for deciding her interpretation of marriage from the Bible is a more reliable authority than the one recently provided by the Supreme Court. A judge told her to take a seat.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: 01110000 01101100 01100101 01100001 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101011 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01100101
Why: Because I talked to Cortana today, and that freaked me out.
PUBLIC POLICY THINGS OF THE WEEK (7 min. read; 10 min. read)
What: $2.00; Rethinking Rehab
Why: Because both of these pieces represent realities that millions of people who live next door to us face, and it’s probably a good idea to start paying attention again.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. look)
What: Something’s Missing From This Picture…
Why: Because as of 5:30 PST, this will be the last time for the next 5 months that football isn’t the main sport mentioned at the top of ESPN.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: So Bad It’s Good
Why: Because whoever green-lit the of ancient Chinese vs. Romans starring Jackie Chan and Adrien Brody should be given a raise.
TV THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: World, Meet Stephen. Stephen, World
Why: Because America’s greatest blowhard is now the new Dave Letterman.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. browse)
What: MTV Attempts To Stay Relevant
Why: Because Kanye decided to run for president, and Miley Cyrus released a Flaming Lips album. OK.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min read / look)
What: Just One Picture
Why: Because pictures tell stories, and these ones tell the story of a life that obviously ended way too early.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: The Act Of Writing
Why: Because writing is an essential part of the human existence.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Meet Mario. Make Mario.
Why: Because Super Mario Maker is coming out this week for the Nintendo Wii U, and you can finally build your perfect version of World 1-1.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: How To Ride A Horse According To My Cousin Mia; Science Fixes Everything
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: BB-8 Droid
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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