Greetings Webtaculators! Here’s to hoping next year is better than this one. Also, don’t go out tonight. On to the news.
STORY OF THE YEAR (3 min. read)
What: The Year: A Review
Why: Because a lot of very dumb things happened. This doesn’t even come close to exploring most of them.
AMERICA THING OF THE YEAR (long read)
What: The Average American
Why: Because it turns some of us aren’t that great.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE YEAR (2 min. read)
What: How To Invest In Turbulent Times
Why: Because this was the worst year for stocks in a decade. I don’t know how you can even begin to invest when the market is swinging by multiple percentage points every other day.
ENVIRONMENTAL THING OF THE YEAR (4 min. read)
What: It’s Getting Hot In Here
Why: Because Global warming is a still very much a thing, and we continue to do way less than we should be about it.
LAW THING OF THE YEAR (8 min. read)
Why: Because Trump’s judicial choices will affect the legal landscape for decades to come. Especially this particularly bad choice. Women, I hope you enjoy being less of a person than not-yet people due to these men’s beliefs.
TECH THING OF THE YEAR (long reads)
What: The Veneer Is Fading
Why: Because tech companies, overall, are proving to not have many more ideas, while at the same time, the fulfillment of having access to most people’s lives is turning out to be not that great.
SPORTS THING OF THE YEAR (4 min. read)
What: The Best And Worst Teams
Why: Because all teams should have to play all sports against each other forever.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE YEAR (3 min. read)
Why: Because fake news just got a lot more real looking.
TELEVISION THING OF THE YEAR (1 min. 30 sec. watch)
What: Choose Your Own TV
Why: Because the Netflix model is leaking into TV shows.
LITERATURE, MOVIE, AND MUSIC THING OF THE YEAR (2 min. read)
What: A Presidential List
Why: Because having a President who read was good. Obama also (unsurprisingly) has a great taste in film and music.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE YEAR (8 min. read)
What: The Problems With Fun
Why: Because for an industry that is based around escapism and play, there sure are a ton of issues that relate to the opposite of that.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Time Marches On; NYC Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit; Jordan Peele Continues To Scare The Shit Out Of Everyone
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE YEAR
What: A Good New Year
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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