Greetings Webtaculators. I have no pithy comments for this week – I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what happened in Paris. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Je Suis Paris
Why: Because the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday was horrific. It will inevitably impact global politics in a far reaching way, from immigration issues to the war with ISIS. Those who carried out the attack did absolutely nothing to further their cause, except unite an entire continent against them. I am not looking forward to finding out the outcome.
EDUCATION THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Protest Of College Students
Why: Because various circumstances around the country (Missouri, Claremont McKenna, and Yale, to name a few) have lead to the most collective action by students since the Occupy Wall St. movement. Many people are not happy with how students have been going about protesting.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Dueling Drafts
Why: Draft Kings and Fan Duel were just declared to be gambling by the state of New York. That was fast.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Looks Like Rocky IV Wasn’t That Far Off
Why: Because Ivan Drago had nothing on doping charges leveled against Russian Olympians. Speaking of boxing, Ronda Rousey also suffered her first professional loss in MMA.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. read)
What: Real Rock And Roll
Why: Because Oasis was the soundtrack of 4th grade for me, so its good to see how my idols turned out.
LANGUAGE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min read)
What: English Is Strange
Why: Because one of the most widely spoken languages in the world also is one of the most unique, even though it has been majorly influenced by most of the other major ones.
ART THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. watch)
What: What Is Porn?
Why: Because the line between art and porn is apparently really small.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Back To The Vaults
Why: Because I have been playing the fallout series for almost 20 years, and the latest entrant is an amazing game so far.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: $55,000 Headphones
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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