Since Scooby Doo is always sneaking around looking for clues with the gang, he is by definition the original Snoop Dog.
In news headlines whose first three words I never ever thought I’d read, “Trump Provides Hope” may be right at the top of my list. Huawei has been through a gauntlet recently what with their phones being possibly too good, and even though you pretty much can’t find them in the US due to fears that China might be eavesdropping on your disgusting pornography habits, America’s attempt to kill the manufacturer by excommunicating them from doing business with their companies may have been a step too far.
There’s some hope on the horizon that things may change now that Trump has spoken to his boss in China, as Huawei has been given a reprieve of sorts.
This week is a two-for-one special. After decades of print, MAD Magazine as you know it is pretty much coming to an end. The magazine that lampooned politics and pop culture has struggled to find a place in a changing world, with sales going down the toilet and Alfred E. Neuman very much worrying about his future as a no-brain mascot for iconic piece of satire.
Then there’s Mordhau, a game which has done gangbusters on the sales chart but has also earned a reputation for being an absolutely vile pit of racism and numerous other isms. It’s filled with the worst of the worst in the chat rooms, the developers don’t care and it just looks like the situation is going to get worse before it gets better. On the plus side, having all those people in other games has resulted in numerous other games being better. I call that the Fortnite effect.
Y’know, for the life of me I cannot think of anything that fits the label of WTF that happened in this news this week. So instead, I’m just going to link this tweet to this concept art idea for what a gentleman tea centaur would look like.
Comment of the week
Points to Trevor this week, for pitch-perfect timing with a Zoolander quote on the Mordhau developers responding to all the recent furore over their game:
But why male models?
That quote, never gets old.
Header image of the week
On July 4, I usually like to celebrate Traitor’s Day America’s birthday by hiding the most positive slice of Americana in my header images, which only Hammer picks up on for some reason because he is the way he is. So if you missed out on the little game featuring the finest export of the land of the free, Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, then here’s a flashback for you to have some fun with!
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Last Updated: July 5, 2019