Greetings Webtaculators! It’s time for a check in. How is everything going? You all doing all right? I know for me, watching society being intentionally dismantled from both inside and out is exhausting, and this week was especially difficult. Our President is causing international havoc, England is reeling from its second terrorist attack in as many weeks, and the year is only at it’s half way point. Hopefully, all of you are still able to find moments of joy, since that’s really all we’re looking for. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: London Bridge Attack / U.S. Vs. The World
Why: Because America is going alone at a time when the world should be coming together.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Apartments For The Rest Of Us
Why: Because my friends at Starcity are trying to figure out how to make housing that actually fits modern city living besides cramming 8 people into an old mansion.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Clerk So Hard
Why: Because the British legal system is definitely a different beast than the U.S.’
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
Why: Because watching one of the best basketball teams led by one of the best players ever get demolished by what is potentially THE best team ever is a beautiful thing.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Wondrous Women
Why: Because Wonder Woman had the highest grossing opening weekend of a movie directed by a woman.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Animaniacs Return
Why: Because they’re zany to the max.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (1 hr. listen)
What: Lots Of New Things
Why: Because for some reason, the beginning of summer is a popular time to release new songs. Here are a few of them.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
Why: Because protesting an oppressive government is a human condition, regardless of where or when it occurs.
SPELLING THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Spelling Sucks
Why: Because even though the National Spelling Bee is no longer the spectacle it once was a few years ago, it requires a ridiculous amount of knowledge of one of the most difficult languages in the world.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The History Of Halo
Why: Because Halo was the first video game that proved consoles could do FPSs as well as a PC.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: 30 under 30; Trailer Songs Matter; Everyone Has Talent
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: 2 More Wins
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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