Greetings Webtaculators! Or, as Bostonians say, Webtaculatahs. I am on the East Coast this weekend for weddings and other fun, which was made moderately worse by the Celtics losing tonight. I really need a weekend at home. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Ireland Votes For Abortion
Why: Because it is amazing that a staunchly Catholic nation overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing abortion.
POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Best Negotiator
Why: Because Trump cannot even maintain a single pronoun throughout a letter that upended the integrity of the U.S. ability to maintain international promises and openly threatens nuclear war. But now it may be back on? I’d say unbelievable, but it really isn’t at this point.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Double Speak
Why: Because you cannot both be for Chinese business interests and against Chinese business interests at the same time.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Slow Wheel Of Justice
Why: Because it is amazing that the #MeToo movement might be leading to actual legal consequences.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Real Purpose Of Autonomous Vehicles
Why: Because Tesla wants to make sure you never have own a car again.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Nothing But Net
Why: Because the NCAA Lacrosse Finals should be good.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Oh No Solo
Why: Because maybe too much of a good thing actually does exist.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Love Is Dead
Why: Because Chvrches continues to make great music.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Gates’ Faves
Why: Because I thought engineer types hated books? Or you could just read the new Stephen King.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Two Takes On War
Why: Because both the Call of Duty and Battlefield series are releasing new versions of online shooting that will inevitably define the direction of video games for the foreseeable future… or not.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Nice Try; Stock Photos; Duck Tales
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Commemorative Coin
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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