Greetings Webtaculators! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. I’m pretty sure most of Northern California missed the memo that it’s supposed to be time for hanging out outside while BBQing, since it is still raining / snowing even though it is light until 8:30pm, but oh well. It would also be nice if our own Armed Forces celebrated the holiday correctly, but apparently they care more about dead soldiers than the ones served their time and lived to tell about it. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Brexiters Brexiting
Why: Because Theresa May is a failure.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Decisions Decisions
Why: Because do you really think anyone knows the difference between all of the different hair care products on store shelves? Now take away your ability to test their smell, add a couple more thousand choices, and that’s what online shopping is for essentially every category of product.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Slow March To Taxes
Why: Because the US will eventually see Trumps tax returns.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: New Way To Weigh
Why: Because there is a new kilogram in town, and it’s ready to be a constant companion to people looking to figure out mass.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: That’s Not A T-Shirt Cannon, THIS is T-Shirt Cannon
Why: Because even though the Bucks are out, they still figured out a way to give T-shirts to the masses in the nose bleeds.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (medium read / watch)
What: The Early Nineties Are Coming Back To Take Our Money
Why: Because there is a new Aladdin, a new Star Trek: Next Generation, and a new Terminator. If you want something new, check out these flicks from the Cannes Film Festival when they inevitably end up on Netflix.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Lonely Island Throws A Bash
Why: Because The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is one of the most surreal things put on film I have ever seen. Easily worth a half an hour of your time.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read / listen)
What: Every Song Of The Summers
Why: Because NPR made a playlist of 56 years of songs that represent what got people dancing during the longest days of the year.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read / look)
What: The Story Behind The Pictures
Why: Because nature doesn’t even need to try to look good in pictures.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Kids Don’t Read Books
Why: Because there is no need to use a physical version of something that you can get access to whenever you want on your computer or phone.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Crank It
Why: Because the new Playdate, besides being developed for by many renowned developers, has a crank, and is adorable.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: I Don’t Dance I Work; Uniform On; The Only Genie You Need
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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