Greetings Webtaculators! My new year started off with a bang.
How was yours? On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Swearing In
Why: Because the Democratic House is here (oh hey, it’s not a bunch of white old men! [GOP vs. Democrat members, for comparison]), and so far it does not look like they’re here to play nice. Also, almost a million people still are not being paid for the work that they do for all of us because a motherfucker is having a tantrum.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Poor Me(lennial)
Why: Because this article does an extremely good job of explaining why my generation has an almost neurotic existence. Personally, I’m pretty sure that I burned out in middle school, but somehow still have not managed to stop myself from doing way too many things (like this weekly newsletter). In the large scheme of things, I am doing absolutely fantastic compared to a large number of my peers. For you older readers, this is not meant to read as your lives not being hard, or that we don’t understand that life isn’t always perfect. The main thing that really is harder is that our margin for error is essentially gone. That is and has always been terrifying.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Into The Public Domain
Why: Because for the first time in 20 years, new works of art have become free to use. That is, things that entered into copywrite 95 years ago, like silent movies.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: The Best Of Technology
Why: Because here are a list of things that we have created to try to make our world a better place, but in the meantime have also made it a whole lot worse.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (10 sec. watch)
What: Da Bears, Da Bears Da Bears Da Be…. Oh.
Why: Because the Bears lost to the Eagles.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Golden Globes Sure Are Weird
Why: Because a bunch of only OK movies won. Also, Christian Bale basically called Mitch McConnel and Dick Chaney charisma-free assholes, to maintain more acceptance of publicly calling politicians names. So there’s that.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: R. Kelly Gets A Public Reckoning
Why: Because the singer has continuously been in the news about being a pedophilic rapist for a long time. Maybe this time the stories will stick.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. look)
What: New Year’s Eve
Why: Because standing in massive crowds watching fireworks while you freeze sure sounds like fun.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: New Year, New List Of Books
Why: Because like last year, and the year before, you will not get around to reading most of these, even if you made it your resolution.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
Why: Because the real best game of last year was a game that felt like it was from 1996.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: This Is Adorable; Casa Grande (More Like Casa Pequeña); Traveling Is Hard
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: The Coolest Thing From CES
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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