June 7, 2013
The Weeklies #256
The Weekly Beer. Boulevard Brewing Company's Single-Wide IPA.
The Weekly Sport. Swim team has begun, baseball is ending. There's a rather unfortunate overlap between the two this weekend which will make Saturday rather interesting but aside from that summer sports are cool.
The Weekly Inevitability. I feel really, really bad for Paris Jackson. How can a kid with that life be expected to grow up normally?
The Weekly Read. Ben Winters' The Last Policeman was a total letdown. It should have been so much better. I mean, check out the premise. An asteroid is headed towards earth and everyone's going to die. Civil servants stop serving civilly and only a few police are left to do the policing. The Last Policeman focuses on one such person - Detective Hank Palace. It sounds brilliant, right? It's not apocalyptic at all. The asteroid doesn't take center stage. There aren't tales of looting and pillaging. This novel, at its very core, is a mystery novel. It's just a shame the mystery is so damn boring. By the end of the novel, I really didn't care about its resolution and I wished that Winters had lived up to the potential of an awesome concept.
The Weekly Wishful Thinking. Apparently Justin Bieber just signed up to head into outer space on Virgin Galactic. Anyone else hope he just kinda stays up there?
The Weekly Hated Cartoon Character. If a recent Facebook post of mine is any indication it's a tie between Caillou and Scrappy-Doo. Both are animated asshats. I'd actually like to see a cage match between the two.
The Weekly Vocabulary Words. My daughter walked in on us while watching Game Of Thrones. One particularly animated conversation involved almost every dirty word imaginable. Luckily for us she was watching more than listening. Whew.
The Weekly Question. What's worse - the administration targeting reporters, pulling your phone and internet records or going after right wing groups via the IRS?Posted by Chris at June 7, 2013 8:18 AM