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on to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: USA # 1! USA # 1!
Why: Because as Melo put it, even though there are problems within our nation, we still kick ass at winning medals. For Brazil, they won basically the only thing they wanted to.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (17 min. watch)
Why: Because you would think that companies would have learned that selling things to people who cannot realistically repay loans that are taken freely given is a bad idea. Sadly, they have not.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Breaking Private Prisons
Why: Because the U.S. Justice Department finally is fazing out private prisons.
NEWS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Bye, Gawker
Why: Because Univision is shutting down the largest part of Gawker Media in it’s purchase of the company after it filed for bankruptcy.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Ben Huh?
Why: Because Ben Hur, which apparently is out now, absolutely bombed. It presents a larger trend of studios having a hard time selling faith based movies to the general public.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long listen)
What: Endless / Blonde
Why: Because Frank Ocean dominated this weekend in music.
ART THING OF THE WEEK (1 hr. 30 min. watch)
What: How To Art
Why: Because you will most likely never have enough money to do it appropriately.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: … The Olympics?
Why: Because Tokyo 2020.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: My Gold Medal Sport; Tour De Trump (NSFW); Chicken In Pants
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Trip To The Olympics (because you still haven’t gotten me a gold medal. 😦 ).
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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