Greetings Webtaculators! If you’re like me, you probably are feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of ridiculousness going on – every day feels like there’s another crisis, each potentially worse than the last. That’s why, this week, I’m going to (try to) focus only on the positive things happening. We all could use a little bit more joy. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Liberty’s Best Friend, Justice
Why: Because after the immigration ban was given a restraining order, the 9th Circuit also ruled to reject a quick effort by the Department of Justice to place a stay on the initial ruling.
FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: When Food Gets Political
Why: Because avocados are delicious.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: What The Federalist?
Why: Because a relatively little known fact about me is that I held the position of Secretary for the board of my law school’s chapter of the Federalist Society, which is super confusing even to me to this day.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: What A Game
Why: Because you might as well read about one of the craziest football games I have ever watched from a British newspaper. Here’s some other things you could have watched instead.
COMMERCIAL THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: The Best Of The Game
Why: Because this year seemed… underwhelming. Except for this one.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (30 sec. watch)
Why: Because Stranger Things is amazing.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (13 min. watch)
What: Lady Gaga Has An Incredible Stage Presence
Why: Because I don’t know many people who can fly around a football stadium and still be able to sing.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (short look)
What: The New Catch
Why: Because I have no idea how Edelman held onto the ball.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Books By Refugees
Why: Because some of America’s greatest literary achievements were created by people who weren’t originally from here.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: More Like Palmer Notluckey
Why: Because Facebook, Palmer Luckey, and Brandon Iribe were found guilty of failing to comply with NDAs regarding the creation of the Oculus Rift, and have to pay a total of $500 million. This might have a widespread negative effects for the growth of VR in general. At least games can usually make their own luck.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Bully Pulpit; Netherlands Second; Remote Control Dog; Cartoons And Gloves
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Actually, I’m good this week. I got a car. I also got a cat. (Zelda says hi). That’s enough.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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