Greetings Webtaculators. This week was bad. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Stop. Shooting. People.
Why: Because last weekend, as I was finishing up the previous edition of Webtacular World, I saw a tweet about a potential shooter in Las Vegas. I did not go to bed until around 3AM, and am not even sure how much I actually slept. I was too busy trying to make sense of the fact that a cowardly, wealthy white man decided to amass an arsenal and then unload hundreds of rounds into a concert. Over the following days, and after the first deluge of misinformation, I felt a continued numbness for a country that still widely thinks that someone’s ability to own weapons capable of such destruction are somehow paramount to their freedom. But I’ve already been through my thoughts on this before. So let’s just look on the bright side, right? Hey, at least mass shootings are profitable. Who cares that our country has a deep sickness regarding our actual care for each other? We should just roll over, give up, and accept these sort of things as the new normal, after we tweet our “warmest condolences,” of course. Nothing can be done to fix this, don’t politicize this, but still go to Vegas and party and drink and gamble and shoot your fears away. Everything will be just fine.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Do Not Pass Go, Equifax
Why: Because the Monopoly Man is the best thing to happen to protesting in a while.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Kennedy Question
Why: Because a lot of the way our future elections will be determined will be based on this gerrymandering case.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Get Your Politics Out Of My Sports
Why: Because this administration is full of stupid children. Pence wasted $250,000 of taxpayer money for this bullshit.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Movie Titan’s Downfall
Why: Because much like the shooting, I am no longer surprised by the behavior of “powerful” men.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: RIP Tom
Why: Because I am lucky that I was able to see Tom Petty perform multiple times. He was truly one of the greats.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Scary Book Covers For Scary Times
Why: Because all of the art in Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is terrifying.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Pay To Win
Why: Because a number of modern games are relying on people buying in game items in a gambling-type fashion in order to make their character perform better.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Fan 1, Dude 0; Hot Wings 1, Terry Crews 0; Goose 1, Farmer 0; Rick And Morty 1, Customers, 0.
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Future Jacket
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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