NextWeekNow March 30
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NextWeekNow March 30

Yes my friends, this will be the last blog post for NextWeekNow this year. I wish you all a fun and safe summer, but for now, on to the news!

A fifty-year-old woman Idaho hit a deer last week. This would not normally make it to my news feed except that this particular incident was the fault of a Sasquatch. Yes, that is correct, she saw the walking carpet in her rear view and swerved and hit the deer.

This week, actor James Bland was contacted by a woman, who informed him that his photo was being used for a fake obituary. A pastor created the fake obituary to get a few days off work saying that James, or as he is known in the fake obituary ‘Eddie’, was his brother. The most recent update is that the man had been fired.

Just a small update to a story I ran last week: the Venom Movie has had its date changed again. Probably, at least. Info has surfaced that it will likely be filming in this fall and not knowing when you will finish filming is a bad thing if you already have a set release date.

Jeremy Putnam, a 31-year-old Virginian man, was arrested last week for dressing up in Joker make-up and wielding a sword in public. Turns out, the charge was for the make-up not the sword wielding.

A British-Columbian study has found that dairy cows will actively work to go outside at night. They do so by leaning their body weight against their pens. The study’s findings suggest that they cows might get something out of getting to go outside at night.

A study out of the UK found that playing Tetris helps people prevent intrusive memoirs caused by trauma. The only thing that I am confused about while reading the study is whether you have to play Tetris immediately after the trauma or just anytime after the trauma.

For some reason, both humans and computers have the ability to correctly guess people’s names based on their face. Several studies revealed that based on the society that the person is from their name can be guess with a higher than predicted likelihood.

To my fellow students out there: have you ever gotten in a fight with someone because you think they are doing okay and it turns out that they are very angry with you? Well have I got news for you: you might be exhausted. A University of Arizona professor found that tired people are unable to correctly read some emotions.

Drinking! Everyday! A joint study from the University of Cambridge and University College of London has found that people who engage in moderate drinking reduce the risk of several serious heart conditions.

It’s really something how often we find new species in this beautiful world of ours. Last week a new species of terrestrial crab (I was unaware that that was a thing that existed) was discovered in Japan while it was climbing trees.

You know when you smoke a massive blunt and you also happen to be a member of an extremely wealthy New York based design firm? Yeah so a couple of people had that totally normal experience this week and have announced plans to pursue a giant floating space skyscraper. Just a warning, based on the day this was published and the content, I am actually unable to tell if this is for April fools’ or not.

Associate Press or AP, a stylebook that many students will be familiar with, has adopted ‘they’ as a gender-neutral pronoun. Thank you AP I am proud to have used you as a style form. You are doing right by me. Even if I hate footnoting.

In Aswan, Egypt, an intact tomb from the 12th dynasty has been discovered in Qubbet El-Hawa. Just so you know that is roughly 3,800 years ago.

 

Stories:

In Some Parts of North Western USA They Call Him The ‘Wild Man Uncle’:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1238943-idaho-woman-hit-deer-suv-blamed-sasquatch

Dead Man Walking:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1238095-dude-recognizes-headshot-fake-obituary-used-pastor-paid-leave

Release the Venom Into my Blood:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137816-venom-movie-shoot-date-listed-as-fall-2017.html

No Laughing Matter:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137811-virginia-police-arrest-man-dressed-as-joker-wielding-sword.html

Cow Curfew Correction Could Create Capital Conditions:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uobc-dfs032317.php

I Told You, Mom and Dad, Video Games are Good for Something:

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp201723a.html

What’s in a Name?:

https://theconversation.com/do-you-look-like-your-name-74781

I’m so Tired That Your Face is Starting to Blur:

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/sleep-deprivation-impairs-ability-interpret-facial-expressions

Pour Me Another:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/drinking-heart-disease-lowers-risk-alcohol-pint-a-day-bmj-cambridge-steven-bell-a7643151.html

Japan Has Crabs:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/pp-nso032117.php

I Work a 9 to 5 but I Do Have to Fly to The Office Daily, Which Adds to the Commute:

http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/space/firm-floats-plan-hang-colossal-skyscraper-asteroid-n739601

AP Earning Some Goodwill:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gender-neutral-pronoun-they-adopted-associated-press-180962679/

A Wondrous Find:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5404-170327-egypt-shemai-coffin

NextWeekNow March 23
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NextWeekNow March 23

On this Thursday March 23rd, we observe the second to last airing of NextWeekNow with your host MCMac of this year. It’s sad but true. It was a shortened show again this week. We’ll figure out the technical errors eventually. I promise. On to the news!

A spa in Perth Australia has opened up exclusively for babies. Human babies. It is excruciatingly adorable and pointless but there are a lot of cute baby pictures.

The World Happiness Report of 2017 was released and Canada is in the top ten at seven. The list is led by Norway followed by all of Scandinavia then us.

Sony has announced a release date for the Venom film. Venom, for those who are unaware, is a killer alien villain of Spiderman. The release date is October 5th 2018. The date is the same as the original release date for the Aquaman film, but that date has been pushed back.

Iron Fist has received bad critical approval almost exclusively since its release. The creators have been a little butt-hurt about it and have taken to blaming Donald Trump for being obnoxious or saying that the softly liberal can’t take the idea of a white guy not being ‘Oriental’ enough. What a collection of scumbags.

Black Panther will be coming out February of next year. Dope. The linked article is mostly a meaningless interview but that little nugget is at the end.

A shop in Cleveland Ohio created a giant ball of popcorn for New Years Eve. It was stolen this week… and then returned.

Some American researchers did some research on the meta-data of pornography searches in the Bible Belt and found that the more religious you are the more likely you are to look up porn. I don’t know if this has weight or meaning but it is interesting.

J & P Grocery has opened up in downtown Kitchener. It has taken hot minute, but maybe it’s going to be the best grocery store ever.

A plane going to Alaska had a loose snake on it. It was not venomous or dangerous in any way but wow people love snakes on planes. I wonder why?

Batman was in Montreal this week helping people dig out their cars.

A piece of space junk created in 2007 by the Chinese has a twitter account. It’s a real poet.

Some research has found that the blood of the young might be able to help reduce the effects of aging. I don’t know if it requires consumption, injection, sacrifice or what but still.

There is some new research that I cannot explain in any way but it focuses on the idea that light may be able to slow down. Somehow.

I recently discovered a fascinating new site. If you are a comic boo fan you might like this. Particularly if you think DC are nuts with how they handle their intellectual properties. It’s called “Has DC done Something Stupid Today?”

Superbad came out 10 years ago. Time flies, eh? I remember that movie being new. The linked article has reviews of a few ‘super bad’ comedies that came out since the film. I do not agree with all of the reviews but most of them seem pretty on point.

John Goodman got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and Jeff Bridges came by to show that the Dude abides.

This is the second last show of this semester. Keep your head up and push through, we are almost there. I’ll talk to you NextWeekNow.

Baby back rubs:

https://www.indy100.com/article/baby-spa-for-babies-adorable-cute-australia-perth-7641551

The Viking Influence on Canada way have once been colonizing but now it’s smiles:

https://www.indy100.com/article/map-of-the-world-according-to-happiest-countries-7639726

Iron Flop:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137770-man-who-created-kung-fu-caricature-finds-cultural-appropriation-crap.html

A Promising Marvel Project:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137757-black-panther-star-daniel-kaluuya-compares-film-to-game-of-thrones.html

Perplexing Popcorn Pilferage:

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/70-pound-popcorn-ball-valued-700-stolen-ohio-46142189

Any article that uses the phrase ‘covert sexual experiences’ is going to be good:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2017.1278736?journalCode=hjsr20

J & P in DTK:

https://twitter.com/jandpgrocery/status/844354941208670208

Monkey-Fighting Snakes On This Monday To Friday Plane:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/loose-snake-found-on-flight-to-anchorage/news-story/36f508756dda4c4b7203fb36f1a8b055

The Hero That We Have, But Not The One We Need Right Now:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/batman-spotted-helping-montrealers-dig-cars-out-of-snow-1.4031234

“I was born in space. My parents were the weather satellite and the missile”:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a-piece-of-space-junk-has-the-best-account-on-twitter

Maybe take A literal Bloodbath This Weekend:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-blood-of-the-young-might-really-be-an-anti-aging-elixir-researchers-say

This is an article where you read the headline and go ‘Crap. This can’t be good”:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/light-speed-slowed

As Of Posting This, It Has Been 97 Days Since DC Did Something Stupid:

http://hasdcdonesomethingstupidtoday.com/

“Wait… you changed your name to… McLovin?”:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1231047-10-years-since-superbad-nothing-super-bad-comedies#/slide/1

That Star Really Pulls The Street Together:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1230179-john-goodman-finally-got-star-hollywood-walk-fame-lets-just-say-dude-abided

 

Other Radio Laurier Shows:

The Morning Show:

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/the-morning-show/

You, Me & Indie:

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/you-me-indie/

Release the Venom into my bloodstream:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137739-sony-gives-a-release-date-for-venom.html