Greetings Webtaculators! Happy Presidents’ Day Weekend! Go buy a car or something. Well, in response to last weeks low key nature, I guess this is what a “normal” week looks like for the current president. I bet Trump assumes this weekend is a celebration of how well he’s doing. I am personally at a loss for words, which is a small problem for this website, since this whole thing is supposed to be a way for me to put down words about how I think the previous week went, but I just don’t get it. None of this is normal, or helpful, or good. We’re watching a man who does not care about the United States as a concept willfully attempt to burn it all to the ground while a decently sized portion of the country continues to cheer him on. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: How Do You Choose Just One?
Why: Because from the firing of Flynn, leaks that show the Trump administration was in contact with Russia during the election, the assassination of the Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean Leader’s half brother (after North Korea tested long range missiles), a backtrack on the decades long plan for a two state solution in the Middle East, an unhinged yell-a-thon at the press, the appointment of Pruitt, a climate denier, to the head of EPA, to a 3rd weekend vacation combined with the kickoff of Trump’s 2020 run for President with more fake terror attacks; really, you can’t.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: A Day Without Immigrants
Why: Because all of the anti immigrant rhetoric is slowly becoming a reality for both for immigrants and the people who hire them.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because Trump’s actions are not, yet, at least according to my Constitutional Law professor.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Saving The World
Why: Because vaccines, along with the help from Bill’s billions, have helped save hundreds of millions of children’s lives since 1990.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. watch)
What: More Pool Interviews, Please
Why: Because football is gone, and midseason basketball just isn’t worth the commentary.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Weird Al Will Survive
Why: Because after the Grammys, “real music” has no idea what it’s doing anymore.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: World Press Photo Winners
Why: Because now you can remember all the craziness that happened last year, too (WARNING, GRAPHIC).
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: His Dark Materials Part 2: Darkier Materials
Why: Because a beloved YA series is getting an “equal,” trilogy, probably before A Song Of Ice And Fire is finished.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Pointing And Clicking Is What Computers Are For
Why: Because Thimbleweed Park, made by some of the beloved creators of LucasArts classics such as Monkey Island looks to be a return to the good old days before video game personalities were known for making anti-Semitic jokes.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Tiny Trump;
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Plant For My Desk
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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