Greetings Webtaculators! Just when you think that the world will do something rational for once, a country decides to implode the global market because it thinks it’s not free, even though most of the rest of the world spent the last century trying to free themselves from that country. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
Why: Because in order to really understand what this vote this vote really was about, take a look at this video, and then this one, by main Brexit proponent Nigel Farage. Then look at him giving arguably one of the most tone deaf victory speeches ever. Oh, he also lied about one of the main arguments for leaving. At least the people who voted for it understood it and are happy. Oh wait, they didn’t, and they aren’t. Good job, Great Britain, you are officially the dumbest country, at least until November, when this guy has a legitimate shot at becoming the President of the U.S.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: See Brexit, supra
Why: Because the market hates nothing more than uncertainty, and the only thing certain about a Brexit vote was uncertainty.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Immigrants Just Can’t Catch A Break This Week
Why: Because one thing that is absolutely clear about this week is that white people are scared. At least Affirmative Action was upheld.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Copa De Chile
Why: Because Chile defeated Messi’s Argentina for the second year in a row to win the Copa America, which apparently was Messi’s last appearance for Argentina.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
Why: Because much like the fools who led the Brexit who can’t stop quoting the first one, the new Independence Day is terrible.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: The Future Of Popular Rap, Or Something
Why: Because I had to listen to white high school guys imitate this goddamn song all spring.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: 45 Years Of Pride
Why: Because it was SF Pride this weekend, and one of the oldest gay parades had an extra meaningful celebration this year.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Understanding War Through Fiction
Why: Because sometimes the best war stories need to be told through a pretend lens.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
Why: Because the now common keyboard input for game movement was not a given.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Jumping Goats; Human Prehistory; Drunk and Noble; Transportation Haiku Battle
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Mac N’ Cheetos
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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