Greetings Webtaculators! This week was one of those weeks where I just wished the World could have a mulligan. The amount of truly awful news coming from this week, from multiple shootings, building and forest fires, bad court outcomes, and vehicular destruction (on land and sea) is too much. My brain definitely went numb multiple times from the overload of horribleness. But then there the good things – celebrating Father’s Day, weddings, dinner with old friends, and local team wins, that at least allow for some respite and joy through all of it. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Coast To Coast Shootings
Why: Because there are a bunch of people guns somehow still don’t kill people. For a refresher, this is what guns do to people. Also, while we’re at it, fuck the NRA.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Whole Amazon
Why: Because Amazon is buying Whole Foods, even though the CEO of Whole Foods wasn’t really too excited about the prospect of selling it.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Injustice, And More Injustice
Why: Because something is wrong with our jury system when a rapist is not found guilty of rape, and a murderer is not found guilty of murder.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
Why: Because Yahoo! is now part of Verizon, and joins America Online as a new subsidiary called Oath (probably the most techno-dystopian sounding thing they could have come up with). Also, Marissa Meyer is proof that ruining a company is a perfectly valid way to make a boatload of money.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
Why: Because the Warriors won (as if there was any other possible outcome.)
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: People Doing Cool Things
Why: Because people can do good things, too, sometimes.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: The New Jay-Z
Why: Because you probably won’t end up listening to this album (movie?), because no one has Tidal.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Losing Marvel Movie Magic
Why: Because the comics don’t do nearly as well as the movie franchises they created.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Best Of E3
Why: Because I’m really looking forward to a new Metroid.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Father’s Day Rules; KFC Reaches For The Stars; Rakka
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: I know it’s a lot to ask for, but how about less bad news this week. Think we can manage it, humanity? I’d really appreciate it.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
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