Greetings Webtaculators! Trump seems to have disappeared from the news after the bombshell of his lawyer turning on him and deciding to bail out the poor farmers who are being destroyed by his incredibly stupid tariffs. Let’s see how else the world decided to fall apart. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: California Is On Fire Again
Why: Because anyone who says global warming isn’t a real should be dropped into the middle of Shasta County right now.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: How To Lose 100 Billion Dollars In One Day
Why: Because Facebook suffered the biggest single day loss in the US stock market history.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Good Job Judges
Why: Because the 9th Circuit just voted that “open carrying” of firearms is legal.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Biggest Battery Of Them All
Why: Because there is a plan to turn the entire Hoover Dam into a pump storage mechanism for utilizing over-generation from solar and wind farms.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because I didn’t talk enough about the Tour De France this year.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Oakland Renaissance
Why: Because along with Sorry To Bother You, Blindspotting is a film that would not exist but for The Town.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: The Carr Fire
Why: Because this is what hell on earth looks like.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Lost Pages of Malcolm X
Why: Because Malcolm X’s autobiography just got a little longer.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Why Do So Many Terrible People Play Video Games?
Why: Because anonymous people telling you that you are terrible in a game is actually one of the nicer things that people say.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Catch A Wave; Go To Jail; The No Reserve (What?!) Vations Of Narnia
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: French Drains
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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