Greetings Webtaculators! The best thing about this week was that it had the lowest amount of Trump driven news in a while. Sure, I guess he disrespected yet another military family, regarding the death of a soldier in Niger (why US forces were killed in Niger [which is here] is a country US soldiers really have no business being killed in, and is a whole different problem that will probably not be answered any time soon). This is especially strange considering he just finished spending a few weeks yelling at the NFL about disrespecting the military and proposing mandatory flag worship to show respect, but whatever. The man obviously contains multitudes. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Remembering What Presidential Means
Why: Because while our current version went golfing, (definitely for his 31st time, and likely for his 59th), our five living past presidents got together to do a fundraiser for all of the US’ hurricane victims.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Economics 101
Why: Because theoretically, people should be willing to pay whatever the price the market will bear for a given product. In the real world, people will riot.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Do The Math
Why: Because I realize that a bunch of lawyers went to law school because they hated math, but it is not an excuse not to utilize quantitative data where it is available.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Power Of #
Why: Because the #MeToo movement has been one of the most powerful ways for women to explicitly communicate just how widespread sexual harassment is. It is an extremely brave thing to do. The absolutely insane part is that there are apologists who just do not get it. For my own part, I am sorry, I support you, and I will do better.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (39 min. listen)
What: Rare Feeling
Why: Because I know that I already posted about Twain a few weeks ago, but Mt.’s album just came out, and I’ve been letting it take me to another place on continuous repeat. This is essential music.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: A Return To Daemons
Why: Because I spent the last few weeks re-reading His Dark Materials in preparation for the release of The Book of Dust, Phillip Pullman’s followup trilogy. Revisiting these as an adult has given me a much greater appreciation to the themes of free will and spirituality that are presented in the first novels, and I’m glad that someone is still speaking to children in such a direct manner.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: A Walk Through South Park
Why: Because the kids of South Park are still in 4th grade, even though the rest of us have grown up.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Vinyl Rare Feeling
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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