It’s Friday again!
And before we begin dwelling in the puddle of blood and violence that we experienced this week, I believe I should address the big fat elephant in the room.
Yes, last week’s Weekly News Roundup went viral. Yes, it got thousands of hits. Yes, this week many new readers will show up hoping to experience the same laughter fest that they came across last Friday.
But the pressure is too big to top that, so let me just say: it’s not going to happen.
Last week was a collective experience so it was relatable, it had a narrative and it was perfect to let your parents/friends know about what an exciting/terrifying experience it is to live in Buenos Aires.
This week: meh.
It’s like when your favorite TV show wins a “Best Drama Series” Emmy award after a flawless season, and the writers become apathetic and rest on their laurels so they come up with a half-baked, disappointing plot that satisfies no one (I’m looking at you, writers of The X-Files, 24 and Homeland).
Well, that’s me today. I am those writers. So read it, take it for what it is and go on with your life.
In the meantime I’ll be crying in the bathroom, reminiscing of my glory days.
This is what you need to know:
There is really nothing funny to say about what was the biggest story of the week: the Marita Verón case, which investigated the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from Tucumán. You probably know all about it by now, but in case you haven’t heard, all thirteen suspects in the case were acquitted, and national outrage ensued.
three shows this week that fans will never forget, not only because of their amazing production value but also because of how incredibly overpriced the tickets were and how late the performances started. Always eccentric in a “funny” (and not crazy) kinda way, the diva has made some unusual requests (like hotel staff not looking at her in the eye) which would sound horrible if we were talking about, I don’t know…Donald Trump. But since this is Madonna and she’s a liberal and she’s good with poor African kids and stuff she gets a free pass. Also, warning people not to look her in the eye? What is she, a creature from the Greek mythology?
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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* Just an expression. I’m not religious. It’s not that I don’t like Jesus, I actually thought he was a great guy and everything. It’s what they did with his progressive, revolutionary message after he
died “ascended to Heaven” that I’m not crazy about. Sorry, Christians!