Greetings Webtaculators! I am personally very grateful that I will not have to sit through another “presidential” debate for another four years, because I can’t imagine them being any more horrific than they were. At least SNL has been killing it with their openings. Also, the baseball gods didn’t disappoint, and made the Giants’ loss to the Cubs worth it. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Just A Few More Weeks…
Why: Because on November 8th, California might legalize pot, get rid of the death penalty, or force porn stars to wear condoms.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: AT&T Wants To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion
Why: Because telecommedia (my own term for what these behemoth businesses are) is consolidating at an alarming clip.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: LA Just Can’t Win
Why: Because the Dodgers have not reached the World Series in their last 10 playoff appearances. I almost feel bad…
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Madea Wins The Box Office
Why: Because Tyler Perry’s version of Ernest Does Something pulled in $25 mil. in a limited release.
TELEVISION / THEATER THING OF THE WEEK (1 hr. 30 min. watch)
What: Alexander Hamilton America Sings For You
Why: Because PBS’ documentary on the musical is available online, and you should probably watch it.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert
Why: Because I got to go to one of the most heartfelt large concerts again this afternoon. Also, my newly favorite thing at concerts is people watching. Today’s best example was a guy screaming WOOOOOO!!!! and FUCK YEAH DMB!!!! through an entire Dave Matthews acoustic guitar set at a concert to support kids with severe mobility and speech impediments. I have never seen someone so inappropriately stoked to be somewhere. The comidy was basically as good as the music itself.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: Meant To Do That
Why: Because nothing is better than ridiculous looking animals.
FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (6min. read)
What: Bourdain’s World
Why: Because Anthony Bourdain remains one of the most interesting American and international cultural commentators of our generation.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Introducing The Nintendo Switch
Why: Because Nintendo’s last foray into the console world was… not great. Hopefully this product is more successful.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Kabbadi Runnings; Meet David S. Pumpkins; Borrowed Time
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Nasty Woman
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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