Webtacular World Issue # 5 January 5, 2014

Greetings Webtaculators! I Hope you all had safe and exciting New Year’s celebrations.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Lowest Police Deaths By Gunfire In Over 100 years
Why: Because the sensationalization of news often leads us to believe that the world we are living in is much more dangerous than it ever has been.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Pot Sales Exceed $1 Million In Revenue In One Day
Why: Because Colorado’s legalization of marijuana just went live. This is going to be big business.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: US Presidents Who Owned Slaves
Why: Because it is crazy to learn that the General of the Northern Armies in the Civil War was himself a slave owner.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The History Of The Chocolate Chip Cookie
Why: Because C is for Cookie, and that’s good enough for me.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Former Vikings Punter and Gay Marriage Advocate Speaks Out On Firing
Why: Because players rarely talk about what actually occurs both on and off the field, and even more rarely call out the people responsible for their actions.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Total Cost Of Destruction In Die Hard
Why: Because Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie of all time (Sorry Muppets). And John McClain broke a lot of things.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. watch)
What: Composing “One More Time”
Why: Because Daft Punk creates some of the best songs from other songs. This is what song production can be in the hands of masters.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. look)
What: Photos Of Antarctica From Shackleton’s 1917 Expedition
Why: Because the Antarctic is beautiful.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. read)
What: Valve’s Revolution; Interview With The Man Responsible
Why: Because Valve is one of the most interesting companies in the world.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Friendly Applebees; No Ice Cream For You!; Drop It Like It’s New Year’s Eve
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Restored Delorian
Why: Because Brian deserves a time machine.

Webtacularly yours,

Brian
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
The Internet You Didn’t Know You Needed™

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