Greetings Webtaculators! The sad thing about vacations is that about two days after you get back from one, it seems like it happened way too long ago and it’s already time for another one. Thanks for nothing honeymoon! Basically all I learned is that I want infinite money and no job so I can travel around Italy eating pasta all day. If anyone knows how to make that a reality, let me know. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Oh Right, Mass Murder Is Now Normal
Why: Because I almost forgot that this happened. I was going to potentially write about how I’m pretty sure that Trump is the first Presidential candidate who received an explicit anti-endorsement from an editorial board of a major newspaper for why he must not be President, or maybe more about the Charlotte Police releasing the video of the killing of Keith Scott. Now, something like this gets buried under all the other terrible things that happened, because 5 people dying at a mall is no longer interesting to us as a nation, or just that there are so many other terrible things that are going on that there is not enough room to remember to print these sorts of things for more than one day. Or I guess Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie splitting up matters more. I don’t know.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: For Profit Schools Get An F In Education
GENIUS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The MacArthur Geniuses
Why: Because these people were recognized for trying to make the world a more beautiful place.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What:The Death Of A Rising Star And An Established One
Why: Because Jose Fernandez was going to be one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, and Arnold Palmer was one of the most storied golfers in history. Their talent will be missed.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Respecting Cartman’s Authoray For 20 Years (GOD I’M OLD)
Why: Because South Park turned 20. Rolling Stone Magazine also thinks it’s the 33rd best television show ever.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Bran / Gelina
Why: Because see my rant above
ART THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: The MOMA Through Time
Why: Because the New York Museum of Modern Art is one of the most interesting museums in the world, and they have kindly document all of their exhibitions on their website for your pleasure.
MUSIC / LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Violentus Femminus!
Why: Because J.K. Rowling participated in an album review of the Violent Femmes.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Finally, A Racing Game For Me
Why: Because car racing games have the problem where since you’re not feeling the rubber meeting the road, it usually isn’t that fun, because who wants to follow rules when you’re relaxing? The new Forza seems to fix that problem.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Ig Nobel Prize; Fucking Fall Again; Oh Good, Andrew Sullivan Is Telling Me To Get Off The Internet, Because He Already Read It All And It Made Him Sad Or Something
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Decorative Gourds
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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