Webtacular World Issue # 21 April 27, 2014

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. look / read)
What: The Saints Come Marching In
Why: Because not sainthood in the modern world is a changing process, and having two of them canonized at the same time also is a strong political statement.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Affirmative Inaction
Why: Because it is interesting to see how different to see how even though the ruling is technically correct, the dictum and dissents state wildly differing ideas on the overarching concern.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (30 min. read)
What: For The Last Time, Global Warming Is Real
Why: Because mitigation needs to happen if humanity wants to keep the status quo.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: How To Protest A Racist
Why: Because even with the Supreme Court turning the issue of race in America into an administrative one, it is obviously still a problem that isn’t going away any time soon.Or just do this.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: No Science Or Mystery, But Still An Awesome Show
Why: Because it proves that even bad TV can be made into a work of art.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Hip Hop Has Lost Its Struggle
Why: Because when a musical genre born in protest becomes the most economically viable genre around, where else can it go?

MAP THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Baseball Borders
Why: Because I was born to hate the Dodgers.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Shakespeare Turns 450
Why: Because the Bard influenced more writing than your blog ever will.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Emojis You Never Knew You Needed; Wheelchair Workout
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: How About A House?
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,

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

Webtacular World Issue #20 April 20, 2014 Easter / 420 Special Edition (AKA He Is Risen Because He Is High)

Greetings Webtaculators! Lots to talk about today, mostly because it’s a double whammy of celebrations – one being theresurrection of mankind’s messiah, and the other being a day to get really really stoned for some reason, but also because of some other more somber happenings. So let’s get to it!

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: One Year Of Boston Strong
Why: Because the Boston Marathon, which occurs tomorrow, will be a very different race than the ones before it.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Easter Has Economic Consequences; So Does 420
Why: Because although these two holidays are very different, money still ties them together.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. view)
What: Law Revue
Why: Because this annual competition between law schools was way more entertaining when I was actually still in school.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Weed Is Pretty Safe; Where Easter Eggs Come From
Why: Because both holidays cannot be looked at equally through a scientific lens.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK ()
What: The Sharks And The Warriors Are In The Playoffs, And The Giants Are Starting
Why: Because BEAT LA.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: 100 Best Animated Movies
Why: Because animated movies are often overlooked, but now you know which ones you should see.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: No Mas Años De Solidad
Why: Because Gabriel García Márquez was a literary genius, whether read in his native Spanish or any of the wonderful translations of his work.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: Video Games As Fine Art
Why: Because sometimes lasers make mid- millennial paintings better.

EASTER THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: A Papal Message; A View Of Easter’s Importance; Hunky Jesus
Why: Because now you’re saved

WEED THINGS OF THE WEEK
What:Be Nice To Your Dealer; Another Weed Punned Article; Does It Even Matter Who Wins?
Why: I… uhh… forget.

PEEP THING OF THE WEEK
What: Peeps Are Delicious, So 100 Peeps Are 100x More Delicious; Shoot All The Peeps; Melt All The Peeps; Kill The Peeps
Why: Because Peeps.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Peeps, Obviously
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

BUT WHAT ABOUT PASSOVER THING OF THE WEEK?!?!?!?
What: Passover In 2 Minutes; No Gefilte Fish For You!; Quinoa Is Kosher; Easter Is Really Just Passover In Disguise
Why: Because I said so and I’m not going to answer any more questions; you had your opportunity to ask during Seder.

Webtacularly yours,

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

Webtacular World Issue # 19 April 13, 2014

Greetings Webtaculators! Hope everyone is enjoying the nice spring weather. I know I am.

STORY OF THE WEEK (10 min. look)
What: The Power Of Reconciliation
Why: Because it has been 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide, and the healing continues.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Boss Wedding
Why: Because now you get to hate lawyers even more.

MATH THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Math Made Easy(ish)
Why: Because some of these concepts still make no sense, but at least now you can pretend to understand them.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Secrets To Success / Not Secrets To Success
Why: Because two new media outlets (fivethirtyeight.com and vox.com) both have two similar titles to pieces regarding the same success of the UConn Basketball program in the March Madness tournament; however, the focus of each reflects more on the stylistic differences these new platforms than any real insight to the team itself.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read/ watch)
What: The Late Show Gets A New Host – Great News, Or Greatest News?
Why: Because at least one person probably hates this announcement.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 hr. listen)
What: You Like New Music, Right?
Why: Or you can just re-listen to Webtacular‘s very own Outside Lands mix on Spotify.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: Behind The Basket
Why: Because its nice to know that basketball players travel just like the rest of us – in first class, catered breakfasts, projection game film, and chartered buses.

LANGUAGE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Uhh… Writing And Talking Is, Like, Hard And Stuff
Why: Because maybe all these changes to English, whether it’s less formal sentence structure and run ons and abbrv. txting is an evolution of our language. Or maybe it’s not.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Wait, So Playing Video Games Is Actually Good For You?
Why: Because maybe spending all that time memorizing the maps in Goldeneye wasn’t such a waste after all.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Slap Joffrey; The Answer Is Yes; The Enormity Of Their Stupidity Is Just Overwhelming; Toddlers Are Awful; Mutha Fuckin’ Mayonnaise
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Apparently I’ve Been Cooking Them Wrong?
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,

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

Sonicular In Alternative Formats!

Greetings Webtaculators!

Sorry for the second notification in the same day, but we here at Webtacular World take our customers’ suggestions seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we actually sometimes use them. So without further ado, here is a slightly altered 2014 Outside Lands playlist in the much more portable Spotify version.

Webtacularly rock on,

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

Webtacular World Sonicular

Greetings Webtaculators!

In honor of the recent release of the 2014 Outside Lands lineup, here’s a playlist of a songs by every band that will be performing. Hope you find something new that you like! Have a wonderfully Webtacular Wednesday.

Webtacularly yours,

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

Webtacular World Issue # 18 April 6, 2014

Greetings, Webtaculators! I hope all you coastal dwelling readers start investing in some wetsuits, boats, dive equipment, and landlocked property. Try Tracy, CA – if you wait 50 years, that will be prime oceanfront real estate.

STORY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Mother Nature ANGRY
Why: Because global warming is even worse of a problem than we thought it was. Since CO2 is going to kill us all, here are some chemistry jokes.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (9 min. watch)
What: Invisible Homeless
Why: Because there are more people who live like this than you imagine.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Money, Speech, and Corruption Redefined
Why: Because freedom apparently really isn’t free anymore, and its price keeps on climbing.

SEX ED THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Sex Ed For Guys
Why: Because it doesn’t make sense that we have such trouble teaching kids how humans actually work.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: How To Shoot A Basketball
Why: Because you should learn from someone who makes 43% of their shots from 3 point range.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Cornholio And The American Dream (Hehehe…Hehe…He)
Why: Because Mike Judge has been one of the most influential entertainment creators of our generation, and he still has it.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read, 49 min. listen)
What: Teen Spirit 20 Years On
Why: Because Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago, and Nevermind was one of the first CDs I ever owned.

COMEDY THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. watch)
What: How To Comedy
Why: Because no one has time to leave their house to perform for other people anymore. Especially not the people who make your Sunday comics.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: How To Fix A Broken Game And Rediscover The Fun
Why: Because Diablo 3 was widely considered to be one of the worst games renowned developer Blizzard had ever produced, so they went back to the drawing board.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: There’s A Pizza For Everyone
Why: Because it is surprising how many different versions of bread, tomato sauce, and cheese humans can come up with.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Cheeseburger + Patrick Warburton = Love; The Turducken To End All Turduckens; That Middle Part Tho; (Un)Public Service
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: MOTHER FUCKING FIRE BREATHING DRAGON
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,

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