It's Okay Edition
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Welcome to The Weekly Click. I’m your host, Sean McDevitt.
I’m debating on whether or not I’m going to keep doing this. I’m playing around with the format again, but I just don’t know.
As always, The Weekly Click has been this thing I just do for fun. I hope you all get the same charge out of clicking and reading the links as I do gathering them all up for you.
Be seeing you,
The biggest story in the world right now is the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. The New York Times has a continually updated breakdown of what’s happening. I think this is the first major European war in which one country has invaded another with the intent of permanently taking its territory since World War II. Chilling stuff.
Here are two hot takes: The easy one is War is Bad. The second is about social media. "Twitter feels especially dystopian on nights like this. Tweets about war mixed in with sports, memes, etc., like it’s all of the same importance. Don’t think we were meant to absorb info like this."
I’ve been thinking a lot about pressure.
These days, Hanlon’s razor is about the only way I can make sense of the world.
Two amazing women taken from us too soon. Nightbirde, who went viral after her performance on America’s Got Talent has died after a cancer battle. Her story and performance of her original song are amazing. Her line, “You can’t wait until your life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy” was inspirational. She was brave, positive, and only 31. Sally Kellerman, best known for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in M.A.S.H. and Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the Star Trek episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before” died at the age of 84. She was obviously great in M.A.S.H and Star Trek, but I think I liked her performance in Back to School best.
Cracked’s “Roger” is a real straight shooter known for telling it like it is in their Honest Ads series. So, he’s been enlisted to share the truth about the “exciting world of non-fungible tokens.” This whole series is smart and funny.
To be crystal clear, I would never pay $6,000 to pretend to be an inhabitant of the Star Wars universe for two days. Maybe in 1978, but not in 2022. If you love LARPing, more power to you. It is not my thing. Joel Cunningham, writing for Gizmodo/io9, outlines what you get for that crazy sum. Disney is expensive across the board, but this seems outrageous. Still, you get what you pay for according to Cunningham. I wonder how long they can maintain that price?
Kevin Wildes has an ice-cold take that should settle the Michael Jordan versus LeBron James GOAT debate once for all. It’s just brilliant.
Can Dave Filoni “fix” it? Star Wars YouTube scholar So Uncivilized dives into the sins of the sequel series from The Force Awakens devolving Han Solo into an anti-hero, The Last Jedi subverting itself, and The Rise of Skywalker existing, and in doing so, creates an anti-trilogy intrinsically tied to the past while opposed to it. His insight is spot on.
Someone online called it “The Madison Punchslap.” Chris Branch, writing The Athletic Pulse newsletter, outlines the mess at the end of the Wisconsin versus Michigan basketball game. Juwan Howard is lucky he wasn’t fired.
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