Greetings Webtaculators! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and that you were able to keep the national political discussion to a minimum. In my household, we managed to make it a full 18 minutes from the start of dinner without mentioning elections! In that spirit, I will try to avoid it here as well. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Fidel Ha Muerto
Why: Because Fidel Castro, one of the most influential figures of the Cold War and modern revolutionary movements, has died of natural causes at the age of 90. This is most impressive considering that he was under the constant threat of assassination, many of which were promulgated by the U.S., not including the U.S. backed Bay of Pigs fiasco. His legacy will no doubt be complicated, but his personal influence over the course of modern history cannot be denied.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: You Survived Another Black Friday
Why: Because Black Friday is terrible.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: No Overtime For You
Why: Because 4.2 Million workers will no longer be eligible for a new overtime law that was supposed to go into effect.
ENVIRONMENTAL THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: The Death Of Giants
Why: Because there is no such thing as global warming, right?
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Chess Is The Best
Why: Because football remains a dumb game where winning is arbitrary and rules are broken (along with the players).
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Tale As Old As Time
Why: Because Moana successfully returns Disney to the role of standard bearer of animated films. Plus, the soundtrack is really fun.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. read)
What: I’ll Take The Physical Challenge
Why: Because Double Dare was one of my favorite game shows growing up, and it was always hilarious to see some kid who absolutely failed to find one of the flags.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. listen)
What: Ooooh, Shiny!
Why: Jemaine from Flight of The Concords is a giant singing hermit crab. Like I said, the Moana soundtrack is fun.
FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Yams Vs. Sweet Potatoes
Why: Because food names are all lies.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Final Fantasy XV Is Here
Why: Because if it’s at least the 15th Final Fantasy (there are actually way more), it isn’t so final, is it?
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Cars Goes Dark; Cards Against Humanity Digs A Hole; Tater And Tot Live Another Day;
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Anything From Cyber Monday!
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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