Greetings Webtaculators. 10 years ago on this day, the United States elected its first African-American President. We can do great things if we choose to. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK
Why: Because my life, my LGBTQ friends’ lives, my African-American friends lives, my Latinx friends’ lives, and my female friends’ lives depend on it. Or I guess just continue to let jackasses like this be in charge.
ECONOMY THING OF THE WEEK
What: Student Debt
Why: Because one day the bill for the insane way in which our society has decided to educate its population will come due.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK
What: Trump Is A Moron Who Doesn’t Understand The Constitution: Episode 85.
Why: Because an executive order cannot override the 14th Amendment. This idea has been stewing around his idiot head and the idiot heads of his advisers for a while.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK
What: New Mac Stuff
Why: Because it really just isn’t that important anymore.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK
What: Best Gymnast Ever
Why: Because Simone Biles is that.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK
What: 90s Kids
Why: Because one thing that both this movie and previously mentioned Eighth Grade really nail down is the representation of feeling alone even when you’re with a group, which I recall as being one of the most confounding feelings I had growing up.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK
What: Adam Sandler’s Stand Up Special
Why: Because this proves Adam Sandler is still actually funny and thoughtful, even though most of his recent movies don’t really target either of those things.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK
What: Tenacious D Rise Again
Why: Because, along with their ridiculously purposefully terrible animated show, Jack Black and Kyle Gass put robots, gratuitous sex, robots, and three headed dogs back into rock.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK
What: Fall Photos
Why: Because some things in the world are still good.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK
What: Best Illustrated Children’s Books
Why: Because some of you have made new people recently, so here’s some things you might enjoy. Or, if you want something more adult oriented, the surviving Beastie Boys are releasing a giant book about their career.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK
What: Nostalgia 3
Why: Because at its most recent annual convention, Blizzard introduced not only a new version of a 16 year old game, but also a “vanilla” version, meaning non-updated, of World of Warcraft servers.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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