Greetings Webtaculators! Happy March! It finally is feeling like a “normal” year, presidential debate penis size assurances notwithstanding. It’s actually cold, raining, and overcast, at least in California. But don’t worry, the weather is still breaking temperature records, just like its supposed to. No global warming here. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (21 min. watch)
Why: Because it isn’t often that a candidate receives an anti-endorsement. In somewhat tangentially related news, Nancy Reagan passed away at the age of 94. RIP.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Wealthiest Get More Wealthy
Why: Because it somehow is getting harder and harder to be counted as one of the wealthiest people in the world. When even the super rich can’t be the richest, you know there’s something wrong.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Women Of The Supreme Court
Why: Because who is a Supreme Court Justice actually matters.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: A Space Hero For Our Time
Why: Because Commander Kelly (what an awesome title to have) returned back to Earth after a year in space. He also grew two inches, which is nice.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Greatest Ever Retires
Why: Because Peyton Manning, all other flaws aside, was a really good football player.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Disney Animation Is Back
Why: Because Zootopia is being heralded as an actual Disney classic along the same quality level as the Aladins and Little Mermaids of my youth. Nothing will come close to the Lion King, though.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. listen)
What: Goodness Still Exists
Why: Because NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest winner this year created a hauntingly beautiful song that makes you feel like humanity still has something going for it. Oh; there’s also a new Kendrick release, if you like that sort of thing (it’s amazing).
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: Sony Pictures
Why: Because Sony’s World Photography Awards has some mighty fine images coming out of it.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: …And The Gunslinger Followed
Why: Because Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, one of my favorite book series ever, is finally getting a movie to go with it.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Pitfalls Of Cartridges
Why: Because the promise of an old-school system might just be too good to be true. This really is one of the stranger instances of Kickstarter-projects-gone-wrong I have ever seen (and I might be someone who knows just a little about that… [sorry]).
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Marble Music; Who You Gonna Call; Most Clutch Hole-In-One Ever
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Bugatti Chiron
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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