Opinion: The best and worst of February

Jared Brown, Plainsmen Post Staff

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I was hoping that February 2017 would be uneventful. I knew Valentine’s Day was going to be disappointing no matter what because Persona 5, like a decent amount of games in recent memory, was delayed another two months. But on Feb. 10, Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” stream was shut down. The anti-Trump protest stream turned real life meme has given us so many gems from a number of individual trolls enraging people that took it seriously.

Hearing the stream was gone felt even worse than eating a Grand Mac, which is as advertised a slightly larger Big Mac. The two burgers taste the same, but the Grand Mac falls apart too quickly. Because of the Grand Mac’s larger size it artificially extends that disgusting greasy feeling that fast food leaves behind.

It at least made me feel something, unlike Marilyn Manson’s new album, SAY10. I was at least interested in this album, especially after the absurdly edgy, and not safe for work, announcement video on Election Day. Like Persona 5 it had a Feb. 14 release date planned, but now nobody knows when it will get here.

It would be okay to have the highlight of February be how disappointing these things were, however The Wall Street Journal decided to come out with a video about how famous YouTuber PewDiePie is a Nazi. This now edited video is so ironic, eating five Grand Macs with a side of fries would probably be healthier than watching it all the way through. The only thing good that came from it was a live stream from YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, featuring Boogie2988, Philip DeFranco, and JonTron, to name a few of the other people that appeared on the stream. it’s five hours and a half long, and just sort of ended abruptly, but it is worth watching the last hour or so.

This article and the discussion surrounding it for now have at least made February somewhat better than I expected it to be. It is refreshing to see people questioning the news and talking about their disagreements. I hope this trend of honest conversation continues throughout the rest of 2017.

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Opinion: The best and worst of February