Greetings Webtaculators. Well, here I am in the fourth evening of my “highly encouraged” two+ week work from home stint, thanks to the heavy appearance of the Coronavirus (AKA Covid-19, AKA SARS CoV-2) in the state of California. Read this for updated coverage. What interesting times we live in. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Failure Of The State
Why: Because Trump has provided an endless list of reasons why he is the most wrong person for the job of the President of the United States. He has done the bare minimum in assuaging the world’s fears, and has unequivocally caused harm to both people and the economy he is charged with the care of. November cannot come soon enough.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Dow Goes Down
Why: Because the Dow faced it’s biggest drop since the 80s, all but erasing any gains made since Trump became President. Because we already used all of our financial tools for nonsense purposes like tax breaks, the Fed just basically used its nuke and cut its rate to just above zero.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Effect Of Trump On The Courts
Why: Because this is the outcome of people thinking that the vote for president only matters for that position. These judges will influence the US’ direction for years to come long after whoever is in office is dead.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Flatten The Curve
Why: Because this is the reason why you should limit contact with other humans as much as possible.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: No More Sports
Why: Because almost every league in the United States from pro to collegiate have been suspended.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Stupid Movie Not So Controversial
Why: Because tasteless is still tasteless, especially when it doesn’t have much to say.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Gigaton In Your Ears
Why: Because Pearl Jam’s newest album Gigaton has my favorite song of the year so far on it.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: More Empty Spaces
Why: Because places made for people to congregate have no people in them.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: More Pandemic Books
Why: Because we’re in for the long haul.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: What If Dark Souls But More?
Why: Because Nioh 2 is by far the most difficult of the “souls-like” games I have ever played.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: More Internet; Games To Take Your Mind Off Of Things; Singing Across The Street
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Cure
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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