Greetings Webtaculators! Summer ends this week. So put your bbq’s away, and get ready for the influx of Christmas commercials. WINTER IS COMING. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Debate: Round 2
Why: Because the clown car of candidates is slowly dwindling down to business owners who have not really been all that great at running businesses. Perfect.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Death As A Business Opportunity
Why: Because this is why health care does not work within a capitalist society.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Go To Law School Now
Why: Because no one else wants to go, so law schools (and their alumni) are paying for you to go.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Noah’s Ark In Words
Why: Because scientists recently created an index of over 2.3 million species on Earth. Read the whole thing here.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Not Football!
Why: Because who doesn’t love an underdog story?
TV THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: The Emmys Just Happened
Why: Because winter came, men madded, but an accessory to murder stole the show.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Return Of Johnny
Why: Because Black Mass is supposed to be pretty good.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (9 min. watch)
What: Practice What You Preach
Why: Because Lil Dicky (I hate typing that) managed to make a pretty good version of a standard rap video for free.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Mapping Old SF
Why: Because seeing where pictures were taken is actually a really cool way to see how a city changes over time.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: When A Series Continues Without Its Author
Why: Because even though it recently seems that authors’ characters seem to be more important than the authors themselves, this has pretty much always been the case.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Resurrection
Why: Because most people wrote off Destiny sometime in the middle of last year due to being a very pretty game with very little to do. The Taken King surprisingly fixes that.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Math With Comedians; Desert Solar System; Dislike
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Any Of These Nerf Guns
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
SIDE NOTE TIME: So. This weekend, I installed a bunch of bike racks at Salesforce (don’t ask). One of the locations was what i can best describe as an “adult” play area in the basement level of one of the buildings. It included video game consoles, ping pong and pool tables, a wood working / bike tool area, workout equipment, and a giant bar complete with working taps. However, the most prevalent item was various Nerf weapons scattered throughout the room. Basically, the most successful workers of my generation are continuously shooting each other with foam darts. That’s why if you give me the tools, I will get the best jobs, win their war games, and become the King of Salesforce. Or something.
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