The Unscripted Weekly: It’s a Great Big World

The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet.  Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.

There’s a lot going on in the world, and keeping up is a full time job.  Here’s some of what’s up.

On the international scene…

Brexit.  Some Britons are in, some are out.  If you don’t recall, Britain voted in June 2016 to leave the EU.  It was largely a surprise ending to a wild story, but not everyone is on board with the decision to off board.  Tony Blair was out on Friday urging his fellow countrymen to “rise up” believing the decision to leave will ultimately pull apart Great Britain.  You can check out his arguments here to understand the latest chapter in a seemingly never ending story.

Kim Jong Un’s half brother.  Continuing our journey around the globe is a developing story fit for a spy novel.  Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, was killed under suspicious circumstances to say the least.  South Korea says it was an assassination to remove a potential threat to Kim Jong Un’s power.  It’s unfolding and fluid, and the latest developments are sure to keep us in suspense.

The weather...

California.  The deluge continues with extreme flooding, and extremely dangerous mudslides, sinkholes, and downed power lines.  The event is being described by meteorologists as a “weather bomb“, and is wreaking havoc on the tallest dam in the country along with impacting millions of people.

And in entertainment…

YouTube is giving the 30 second unskippable ad the boot.  YouTube users unite, but maybe not so fast.  It could just be a change in the ad length rather than the ability to skip the ad altogether.  Check out the latest.  To skip, or not to skip?

Castle Rock.  Looking to find anything to watch to avoid the news?  Stephen King and J.J Abrams may have the answer, and it comes in the form of an anthology style series that just may provide more fear than watching the real world unfold.  Close your news apps, and watch the trailer.  Unfortunately, no date has been set for the release.

What other tidbits are out there that we need to know?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

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