OK Universe – the joke has gone on too long at this point. It never was funny, has not gotten any funnier, and it will not get any funnier. This is just too much. We get it. You can stop now.
Also, this is (or will be, in two days) Webtacular World’s seventh birthday. Thanks for reading.
On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Giuliani Has COVID
Why: Because this man’s stupendous tumble to nothing over the last month has been horrifyingly unbelievable. Also, Trump and team are traveling around the country still denying reality.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Comeback That Wasn’t
Why: Because the economy has definitely not recovered since COVID first appeared, and will get worse as COVID continues to ravage our country. Furthermore, I have a feeling, mainly due to the ridiculous number of CYBER MONDAY EXTENDED! emails I received from multiple companies over last week, many companies will not hit their expected sale numbers during the most important shopping week of the year.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Star Witness
Why: Because before he got COVID, Giuliani was somehow allowed to bring forth unsworn witnesses before Michigan lawmakers, claiming… something. It is clear that Mellissa Carone is not one of America’s best and brightest.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: No More Stories
Why: Because every app and its mother now has a stories section – basically, a sub set of posts that keep posts available for viewing for a set amount of time. This is a very dumb trend. Please stop.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgendered
Why: Because Elliot (you probably know him from Juno and Inception) is the highest profile trans actor currently working in the business. Miraculously, most of the press reporting on his coming out using appropriate pronouns. At least some things got a little better this year…
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: HBO TO THE MAX
Why: Because Warner Bros. will be releasing all of its 2021 films on HBO’s new streaming service at the same time as they show up in theaters. This a huge change for an industry that has fought against home viewership since home videos first became a thing.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Folklore Experience
Why: Because Taylor Swift’s Folklore performance on Disney+ is a brilliant take on her new album.
FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Walking Taco
Why: Because it has been just over 8 years since I first and last had one of these Midwestern monstrosities. Highly recommend.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
Why: Because it’s almost the end of the year, so people are starting to gather the things that they enjoyed.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. reads)
What: Flight Of The Fenyx
Why: Because as people are anxiously waiting for the inevitable release of Cyberpunk 2077, they can spend the last few days playing the Zelda-like Immortals Fynix Rising, or be an ace fighter pilot in Project Wingman.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Sessions With Stan; 2020 Finds Love; Puppy For Hanukkah
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Can This Year Just Please Be Over Already?
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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