Greetings Webtaculators! Want to know how I’m getting old? Well, you probably don’t but I’ll tell you anyway – this is the first year that I have been in existence where a decent minority of my friends and colleagues on social media were being wished a happy father’s day instead of doing the well-wishing themselves. It’s pretty cool to think about how many people I know who were barely able to function on their own just a few years ago are now responsible for an entire additional human being! I’m kidding! They’re all doing fan”stackic” so far. Sorry. It’s an attempt at a dad joke. I’m still practicing.
Now for something completely unrelated – Between a week full of car and computer problems, it is sort of disheartening to realize how much I depend on some combination of metal, plastic, and glass working correctly in order to do basically anything. Medieval me would be highly disappointed in my inability to function without technology (but only after burning me as a witch for riding in a metal beast and then watching a moving picture on a metal slab). On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: The Brexit
Why: Because what started off last week as a humourous naval battle quickly became a national tragedy.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: The Collapse Of Law And Order
Why: Because Oakland, is completely failing its constituents.
BUSINESS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Microsoft Has Its Own Social Network Now!
Why: Because of course it’s Linkedin.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The FCC Won’t Let Them Be
Why: Because Net Neutrality finally won in court.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Bumbling Officials And Fallen Greats
Why: Because sports sure was exciting this weekend. Yup. Just soccer and golf. Nothing else to see here. Oh, I guess this happened too (ugh… Good job Cleveland).
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK ()
What: The New Definitive Pixar List
Why: Because Pixar just released a very good Pixar movie about a fish with a disability. How are they so good at story telling?!?! Oh, here’s how.
TV THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: So That’s Where This Season’s Budget Went (SPOILERS!)
Why: Because this season of Game Of Thrones has been relatively underdeveloped since it sprinted ahead of the books, but this episode really delivered.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. listen)
What: Songs For Summer
Why: Because DJ Earworm is also letting me know I’m old since I have no idea what most of these songs are. I’m too busy listening to the new Chili Peppers.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Best Of E3
Why: Because there’s a new Zelda.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Car Pool Chilioke; It’s A SPACE STATION!; Fathers Day Cards Suck
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: This New Computer… Or This New Computer
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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