Greetings Webtaculators. Thanks for sticking around for 200 weeks of the news I think is important (at least I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who’s reading these… Hello? Is anyone else out there? [Crickets]). Well, at least I’m keeping myself entertained, busy, and out of trouble. I think it’s fitting that something I partially started as a method of procrastination for doing other useful things has become something that requires me to not to procrastinate in order to get done. I’m sure there’s a perfect Yiddish or German word out there that describes that exact situation, but sadly I don’t know it yet (there’s probably a Yiddish or German word for not knowing the perfect word for a situation, too). Anyways, here’s to hopefully a few hundred more of these, because why not? On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (10 min. reads)
What: Something Is Wrong With Democracy
Why: Because right now we have a President of supposedly one of the most democratic societies in the world throwing a tantrum as a part of that society in dire need of assistance, and all he can think to do is offer them a participation trophy, while at the same time undercutting his staff who are trying to avoid nuclear war. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Catalan independence movement voted in referendum to separate themselves from Spain, which violently opposed the vote.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Tax Me
Why: Because cutting taxes for people who don’t need tax cuts will not help the United States, regardless of how hard you want to believe trickle down economics is actually a thing that works. Also, stop arguing that people in the U.S. pay in more taxes than people in other countries. It’s wrong.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Fly Into The Fired Zone
Why:Also, disgraced former Heath Secretary for using over $1,000,000 of taxpayer funded money for using private jets.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Real Rocket Man
Why: Because why should’t we be able to take a rocket to New York?
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (don’t read)
What: No Sports News Today
Why: Because all of my teams suck and basketball is bad and baseball is bad and football is bad football is bad and football is bad and football is bad.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Real Darkest Timeline
Why: Because it’s good to remember that great science fiction can always be worse than reality. Annihilation looks pretty good, too.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: New Sounds
Why: Because I’m mostly excited for new St. Vincent, especially if it continues to sound what she’s released so far.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Go Somewhere, Shoot Something
Why: Because a few of my friends have just got back from amazing trips where they have taken amazing pictures, and it makes me want to go to those places and take pictures, but I can’t because I have to work, so I’ll just look at these.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: The Death Of A Playboy
Why: Because people claim to have read Playboy for the articles.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Longing For SNEStalgia
Why: Because the old stuff is good. So is the new old stuff.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: All Night Long; SNL’s Back; Back Again
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Super Lazy Bike Wheel
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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