You know the drill. It’s this week’s What I’ve Been Reading!
- You may know James Stewart as the guy who wrote your college calculus textbook. Katie Daubs of the Toronto Star reports on the fancy house that he built with his textbook fortune in Toronto’s upscale Rosedale neighbourhood. The house even features a concert space that he uses for charitable fundraisers!
- Think we’ve found all the wonders that Earth has to offer? Think again. XJ Selman of Cracked explains how our planet is still full of surprises.
- C.A. “Ubertrout” Pinkham of Jezebel’s Groupthink hates a lot of foods – some for good reasons, and some for terrible ones. Okay, let’s be honest, mainly for terrible ones.
- I’m going to get serious for a moment, if that’s okay. You may have heard of Ian Watkins, former singer of Lostprophets, who recently pleaded guilty to charges of pedophilia. This came as a shock to fans, many of whom didn’t want to believe that a man could be capable of such depraved acts. Simon of The Monolith has a good op-ed explaining the situation. For my part, I feel incredibly sorry for Watkins’ former bandmates, who may be going through immense psychological trauma right now and whose musical careers are now ruined, and more importantly, his victims, who should never have had to endure what they endured.
And now for a couple of videos:
- Matt Lees of Videogamer explains how Microsoft screwed up in letting YouTube celebrity and noted creep KSI speak at their Xbox One launch event. Microsoft was already seen to be implicitly endorsing sexual harassment at their E3 presentation; their actions here have just added fuel to the fire. Fortunately, they have now severed all ties with KSI, but it strikes me as acting a little too late.
- Finally, do you want to see how Old Spice commercials are made? It’s pretty neat!
That’s all for this week. See you next week, Internet dwellers!