Webtacular World Issue # 23 May 11, 2014

Hope all of your mothers had a very webtacular Mother’s Day! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (45 min. explore)
What: The National Climate Assessment Released Online
Why: Because the U.S. Government can apparently create decent websites, even if they don’t necessarily contain good news.

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: 20th Century Cartographers Caused Problems
Why: Because drawing lines around boundaries poorly can lead to centuries years of strife and discord.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Pray For The Government
Why: Because nothing draws Satanists out of the woodwork like a controversial Supreme Court ruling.

TECHNOLOGY THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. watch)
What: Why It’s Called Webtacular And Not Nettacular.
Why: Because access to information is just as important as the system that contains information.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Good College Football Player Drafted To Play Professional Football
Why: Because hopefully these types of barriers no longer need to be an issue (although of course they still will be).

TV THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Best Friends
Why: Because nothing can beat Joey and Chandler.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (9 min. watch)
What: Vinyl Will Never Die
Why: Because the fact that people still print on vinyl makes you still feel young even though Weezer’s Blue Album came out 20 years ago.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The 10 Best Sentences In English And Why
Why: Because when you are writing, you now know what to strive for.

TABLE TOP GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Video Games Aren’t The Only Games That Are Benefiting From New Tech
Why: Because I definitely did not spend 5 hours last weekend trying to conquer Westros in A Game Of Thrones: The Board Game (KING OF THE NORTH!!!!).

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: The Art Of Sabrage Without Blood (Roos); Hurricane Ashley Is The One Storm That Caused Minimal Damage This Year; I Coach Good
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Think Of It As An Upgraded Prius
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,

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

 

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