Greetings Webtaculators! This weekend consisted of both 420, a holiday for weed (pours one out for joints), and UC Davis Picnic Day, which although it is supposed to be a celebration of scholastic achievements and dachshund racing, essentially just turns into a giant party downtown. Both of these celebrations tend to center around imbibing drugs that people use to make themselves feel better, but often in quantities that go way beyond what is minimum amount to experience the effects of weed or alcohol, respectively. I know I am now old because instead of joining in either of these, I instead carried around a box of donuts and offered them to people who seemed like they could use them. It turns out drunk and stoned people really like donuts. Who knew? In less fun updates, fucking Nazis, and fucking guns. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
Why: Because this is proof that Trump has no idea how the Federal Government is supposed to work – just like you wouldn’t send the head of HR to be your General Council during a lawsuit, you do not send the head of your spy agency in place of your head of the State Department to negotiate terms with a foreign country. It also would help if Trump actually paid attention to what the Koreas’ are actually trying to agree to.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Workplace Bias And How To Fix It
Why: Because it doesn’t really seem like anti-bias training as it is currently implemented works all that well.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: What A Shitshow
Why: Because OF COURSE Sean Hannity is also represented by Michael Cohen. This is so stupid.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: What Went Wrong
Why: Because the Internet used to be all fun and games, and now its the destroyer of society.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Very Fast People
Why: Because fun things happen when the weather sucks during a marathon.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Return To West World
Why: Because you should probably have a refresher before you dive into this season.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Superer Trooperers
Why: Because its more Super Troopers, for better and for worse.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Kendrick Has A Pulitzer
Why: Because this is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win this prestigious award. Unrelated, here is a longform article about Janelle Monae’s new album, and Avicii one of EDM’s biggest names, passed away this weekend.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: America’s Favorite Books
Why: Some of these books are books people definitely read and enjoyed, and some of these books are people read and think they should have enjoyed.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
Why: Because if you live with a kid who’s 6+ (that includes you), you should probably spend $70 bucks to play with cardboard.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Wake Up Is Even Better When Performed By 50 People; Bill Nyebo; Cirque Du Gymnae
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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