Greetings Webtaculators! We somehow flew by the half-way point of this year. That’s nuts. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Justice (?)
Why: Because Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years for murdering George Floyd. It remains unclear how people can be stuck in jail longer for selling drugs than for being found guilty of murdering someone. It also remains unclear how this actually helps correct crime in general – jail as a penalty has been around for millennia, and yet here we are, still having people criming away. At least our flawed version of justice is actually being applied fairly this time.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: America’s Infrastructure
Why: Because the tragedy of the Miami condo collapse is probably indicative of the state of numerous structures throughout the US. There is no profit in maintenance.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Pay For Play
Why: Because the Supreme Court is busy doing its thing both for good and for ill, the Justices decided the NCAA could not force athletes to not make money on the side from their own skill and fame. Also, now we have former attorney Giuliani, because New York stripped his law license from him.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: A New Window(s)
Why: Because Microsoft is updating the OS you know and love later this year. THE START MENU IS IN THE MIDDLE!!!!
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: The Tour Is Off To An Explosive Start
Why: Because it is becoming clearer that fans should never be allowed to watch sports in person again. Also, get to know a few guys!
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Made With Soul
Why: Because this movie looks amazing. Sometimes a movie review is written with such passion and skill that it a great piece of art unto itself.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (14 min. watch)
What: Conan Signs Off
Why: Because Conan O’Brien ended his 28 year-long, nonsensical stint as a late night host this week.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Massive Metallica
Why: Because along with a reissue of arguably its most popular album, Metallica is also releasing a version of the Black Album with covers from over 50 artists. It might be hard to remember a time when Metallica was the biggest music act in the world, but considering the artists they got to do this shows how big the band’s influence actually is.
ART THING OF THE WEEK (long watch)
What: All Of Monet
Why: Because there are a lot of paintings there.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Too Soon
Why: Because we are still reeling from the effects of the last administration’s inability to govern.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Itsa Golf Time!
Why: Because Mario sports are fun, and Nintendo’s spin on golf is insane in a great way.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Shmorby Is The Worst; Dave Chappelle And Foo Fighters; Without Boarders
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Make An Elephant Crash Through My Wall
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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