Greetings Webtaculators! Halloween is upon us! Glory be to the tricks and the treats. I was a patriotic pegacorn. What were you? On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
Why: Because on Friday, you know, the last day of the week when the majority of the American population stops paying attention to the news, the Director of the FBI decided to send a letter saying that there were emails that may be related to Clinton’s ongoing email investigation. The problem is the “may,” because this potential re-investigation will not be done by the time people vote, and therefore probably effects the election. Which is illegal.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because way back in January, a bunch of yahoos took over a federal wildlife center in Oregon. This week, they were found not guilty of having guns in a federal building, conspiring to prevent government workers from doing their jobs, and stealing federal property. Even though we all saw it happen. Unbelievable.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Bye Vine!
Why: Because the platform that brought us these gems is now dead thanks to Twitter’s inability to figure out how to monetize hundreds of millions users.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Cubs Live To Play Again
Why: Because the Cubs beat the Indians in game 5, so baseball isn’t quite done yet.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Be Glad You Don’t Have Kids Yet (For Those Of You Who Do, I Am Sorry You Have To Listen To More Justin Timberlake)
Why: Because Trolls are back for some reason.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read, 24 min. listen)
What: The Black Parade
Why: Because music and identity often go hand-in-hand, to the point what genre a person likes determines what they wear, who their friends are, and how the music relates to them. This can be especially confusing for people who enjoy music that may not traditionally fit another part of their identity, such as their ethnicity or race.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. watch)
What: Good Luck With The Wall
Why: Because these 200,000 or so photographs of the contiguous boarder between the U.S. and Mexico shows the scale of just how ridiculous of an idea it is to try to build a wall between the two countries.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Oxford University Press’ Favorites
Why: Because these are the favorite books of the people who still know how to use the Dewey Decimal System.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Shoot All The Robots
Why: Because for some reason, 2016 decided to be the year where a bunch of different first person shooters decided to be really, really good games. Doom, Overwatch, and Battlefield 1 all have already done some interesting things in space that was already thought to be pretty well defined. Looks like we have to wait for the next Call of Duty in three days to see if it keeps the innovation going.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: SNL Halloweens; Monster Mash; Pumpkins In Space
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Costume Ideas For Next Year. (Seriously, I’m out of them.)
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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