Greetings Webtaculators! Well, I guess that’s one way to keep the Oscars interesting – just announce the wrong winner. #Fakeawards or something. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (Long reads)
What: What The In The Hell Happened In Trump’s America This Week
Why: Because here’s a quick recap via my friend Shea: “Sessions is awful, free press is being restricted by government, transgender bathroom rights in schools is going to be a fight, going to keep monetizing the prison system, and even though a hick shot two dudes from India because he assumed they were Middle Eastern (as if that’d be excusable), it is ‘too early’ to guess at his motives. All, in all, a pretty tame week for Trump.”
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Cuts And Increases
Why: Because of course cutting the EPA and ballooning the military budget is exactly what we need. Apparently Trump has no qualms killing people, whether they’re American or foreign. This is not hyperbole – the EPA has saved hundreds of thousands of lives with its directives.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Basically Never Talk To Anyone, Because Your IP Will Be Listening
Why: Because the Internet is going to become much less free.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: This Is What I Really Work On
Why: Because redefining the California energy development process is not easy.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Baseball’s Back(ish)
Why: Because I missed it.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Oscars
Why: Because I’m glad Moonlighting won, although the La La Land people must feel absolutely awful. Also, Jimmy Kimmel did a much better job hosting than I think anyone assumed he would.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. listen)
What: Maggie Rogers And The Power Of Good Music
Why: Because the Pharrell found talent just released her new EP. It’s good.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: This Week’s Last Week Thing
Why: Because you probably should know more about our presidents.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Grand Horizons
Why: Because video games are already off to an amazing start this year, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the great ones.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Losing Things; Bonk; How To Be A Meme
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: An Oscar Panda
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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