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Weekend Discussion - August 22, 2021

The weekend is almost over, let's enjoy these final hours with a Weekend Discussion.


Shackers! It's Donovan here, Contributing Editor and co-host of Pop! Goes the Culture! Looks like it’s my turn to take the reins on Weekend Discussion, so let’s check in and see what’s new on the interwebs.

Denzel on losing the Oscar to Sean Connery

"I'm from around the way, I'm leaving with something." Denzel Washington is a legend. I love hearing stories like this, could listen to them all day.

True crime for dummies!

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you've probably noticed the spike in popularity of true crime content among content creators. As someone who is kind of intrigued by true crime, but can't can only tolerate it in small amounts, I strongly recommend the JCS channel on YouTube. They spend a lot of time breaking things down from a psychological angle and digging into interrogation techniques. I'm embedding this specific video because it's probably the only one they have that isn't graphic in nature.

I also strongly urge you to check out Boze on YouTube, she's been one of my favorite creators for years, and her true crime content is excellent. She was also on that wave way before it became popular with the biggest names on Twitch and YouTube.

Really, NYT?

Listen, I don't know this Jimothy guy but the framing of this story is pretty shameful. Not only is it an unnecessary jab at other hip-hop artists, speaking to some pretty lame stereotypes, it's also just incorrect. 

Of course, they deleted the tweet.

This duck in an Uber

Honestly, probably much cooler than most of the other people you end up with in Ubers.

Woah, look at that offensive line!

This is one of the many weird things that happen when you play a Madden game, lol.

Weekend vibes

Music keeps me grounded. Although I like to listen to scores and stuff that doesn't have any lyrics in it, here are the songs I'm currently in love with, from moody pop to some bumping hip-hop:

Some of my favorite Shacknews articles from this week

And there it is, friends. Another weekend discussion in the books as we bid Sunday farewell. Please consider subscribing to Shacknews Mercury to support our site for as little as $1/month.

What are you up to this weekend? Let us know in the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below.

News Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

From The Chatty
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    August 22, 2021 8:35 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Weekend Discussion - August 22, 2021

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      August 22, 2021 8:42 PM

      omg omg omg omg omg

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      August 22, 2021 8:50 PM

      Thank you for the Youtube recs, I been watching police action/police brutality compilations and I will probably never run out of those but if I do I will have these to watch, also your dog's nose is still stellar :O

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