Weekly Reader: Vol 3 Issue 41

It’s time once again for news and views that you can peruse. It’s time for another Weekly Reader! If you have anything you’d like to share, head over to the comments and drop a link!

A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him (from The Guardian): “The first words – “I have possessed your grace of what I purpose” – was the first line of Shakespeare I ever read. I barely understood a word, but I loved the feel of the words and sounds in my mouth. A 400-year-old writer reached out a hand in invitation to me that morning. I felt a sense of an internal, private me being released and connecting with something mysterious, alien and exciting. I was hooked.”

Trump’s Pick for Arizona Governor Just Had Dinner With QAnon’s Ron Watkins (from Vice): “Lake denied that she had dinner with Watkins. “I attended a candidate meet-and-greet at a home last night,” Lake told VICE News. “There were several other candidates in attendance. There were more than 75 Arizona voters there who showed up to hear me speak about our candidacy. I took photos with many of the people who asked for them. I take dozens of photos with Arizonans each day at campaign events across the state.””

The Shady Side Of William Shatner (from Nicki Swift): “Canadian actor William Shatner rose to pop culture fame thanks to his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent films. While the beloved science fiction franchise is known for its bright futuristic outlook on polarizing topics—humanity overcoming its differences to “boldly go where no man has gone before”—Shatner isn’t exactly known for being a paragon of inclusiveness or progressive thought. In fact, you’re more likely to find the former starship captain trolling the dark corners of the internet or feuding with his co-stars.”

You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to land a high-paying job (from NPR): “The new report suggests that a student’s field of study, the type of job they’re training for and where they live can affect their earnings more than their type of degree. “Your specific education has its value and the value varies enormously,” Carnevale says. “That’s why somebody who can do air conditioning will make more than somebody who becomes a schoolteacher.””

The 9,090-Piece Titanic Is Now the Largest Lego Model Ever Released (from Gizmodo): “The scale of the model allowed Lego to include not only an incredible level of details in its Titanic replica—incorporating cargo cranes, swimming pools, lifeboats, promenades, and multiple decks—but functional features as well, like anchors that can be raised and lowered, and a mechanism for adjusting the tension of the lines that run between its masts.”

That’s all for this week. But don’t worry. I’ll have more stories to tickle those brain cells next week! So until then, see you soon!

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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