Greetings Webtaculators. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Nazis Are Alive And Well In The US
Why: Because for the second time in 6 months, synagogue congregants have been the target of national terrorist attacks by white American men.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Worldwide Military Spending Highest In Decades
Why: Because there sure are a lot of countries acting like they are gearing up for war.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: What The Census Means
Why: Because in trying to figure out how many people live in the United States, it is irreverent to also ask if people are citizens of the US, especially when it appears that the only reason for that question is to deter people from answering the census form.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: You Have No Followers
Why: Because Twitter is essentially forced to admit that there is a significant portion of its user base that are not real people.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: How Did This Go In?
Why: Because the things good basketball players can do in clutch moments is ridiculous. It’s always good to understand how much work it takes to sink a step back 3 from 30+ feet in one of the game’s best defender’s face.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Movie To End All Movies
Why: Because Avengers Endgame somehow managed to take 11 years worth of movies about superheros and stick a perfect landing. It also made over a billion dollars over one weekend, so that’s not too shabby.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Instagram And Being Real
Why: Because everyone’s posed photographs aren’t really cutting it anymore.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Lost In Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Why: Because a huge portion of the author’s manuscripts and documents are now available online.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Get Over Here
Why: Because Mortal Kombat 11 (yes, there have been 11 main line Mortal Kombat games) actually succeeds in making you care about a story where ninjas beat each other up and then one tears off the other’s head.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Fewer Nazis.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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