Cleveland’s triumph, an actor’s sudden passing, and the Brexit

Man, the news lately has been crazy. Or as Gwen Stefani might say, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Side note: Hollaback Girl is probably my least favorite song of all time. And bear in mind that’s considering the existence of Nicki Minaj.

But anyway, I mentioned it briefly yesterday, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA champions. And I was rooting for them. I’m sick of the Warriors winning and I actually like post-Miami LeBron.

I loathed him as a member of the Heat. But I feel like he has matured since then. He returned home for all the right reasons. And he clearly loves his hometown.

Cavs champsSo I was satisfied with the result. And on top of that, Game 7 was just an epic game from start to finish. High quality entertainment at its finest.

LeBron cemented his legacy on Sunday night. Hate him or love him, he’s the greatest basketball player on the planet.

But let’s move on. There’s a lot to cover.

I must say, I was extremely saddened to learn about about the sudden death of actor Anton Yelchin on Sunday. He was only 27, but had already been in a lot of quality movies.

He’s being heralded for his work in the recent reboot of the Star Trek film franchise, but if you really want to see his talent, check out the 2011 film Like Crazy, a romance he starred in alongside Felicity Jones. The film didn’t follow an airtight script, and instead let the actors improvise and act naturally. Both excelled in the roles.

Felicity Jones went on to be nominated for an Oscar a few years later. Anton Yelchin will never have the chance.

And it was even more frustrating to learn of the freak nature of how he died. His Jeep Cherokee rolled down his driveway, crushing and pinning him against a cement mailbox.

The big bombshell came today, when we learned that the car had been recalled by Fiat Anton YelchinChrysler because it’s unorthodox gear shift was confusing drivers who thought the car was on park, only for it to be on neutral, and then roll unexpectedly. And in this case, it cost a life.

Farewell, Anton. Thanks for the good movies.

Continuing the news frenzy, someone tried to assassinate Donald Trump, and it seems like nobody cares. Yes, it’s true that the effort was extremely futile and never even came close to fruition, but you’d think this would be something that would draw a stronger reaction.

Although, I’m still not convinced that the would-be assassin may not have been a future time traveler who returned to the year 2016 in attempt to save the world.

Donald Trump lives on. I want him badly beaten in November, like many other people do, but let’s not go crazy, folks. Let’s show our opposition in the ballot box, and not by going commando at one of his rallies.

And last but certainly not least, I must end this post by discussing something of great importance, even if most Americans don’t actually care — the Brexit.

I probably will not have time to post tomorrow, and considering that Thursday is when British voters decide if they want to remain in the European Union or not, I need to at least address it in some form.

People don’t realize that there are Trumpist movements going on globally, and most heavily in Europe. Xenophobia is running rampant, especially in a continent where refugees are roaming all over the place.

Jo CoxThings have gotten so poisonous in Britain that a Member of Parliament, Jo Cox, a staunch supporter of remaining in the E.U., was murdered in the street.

I mean, that’s just freaking terrible.

One of the reason Britons want to depart from the E.U. is to embrace a greater sense of nationalism and sovereignty. Many feel that the E.U. has been to soft on refugees, especially with its open borders, and feel that drifting away will better the chances of keeping them out.

But the potentially devastating economic impact that could arise if the U.K. leaves the E.U (I know, that’s a lot of acronyms) has been highly documented. It would affect not only the local economy, but the entire economy of Europe, and even have a harmful effect on the United States.

The U.S. employs more than one million people in Britain, and has $588 billion in investments in the country. That business relationship is considered by many as the U.S.’s primary gateway to the European Union, which would be tarnished if Britain leaves.

And on top of that, if the Brexit happens, it may pave the way for other countries to leave, like the Netherlands or France. And if that happens, then we have to deal with more stupid nicknames, like the Nexit or Frexit.

After that, you know what’s coming next — the Weinblog’s departure from the Blogger Union.

The Weinxit.

Yeah that nickname literally hurt to type.

 

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