Webtacular World Issue #26, June 1, 2014

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Snowden Speaks
Why: Because even though the jury is still out on whether Snowden is a traitor or a hero, he has undeniably changed the conversation on privacy and the war on terrorism.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Racism Pays
Why: Because even though the Sterlings were forced to sell, this still seems like a poor incentive to change people’s behaviors.

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Cutting Carbon
Why: Because even though this is only a small step to curtailing the dangers of climate change, it is a step in the right direction.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Lower High
Why: Even though marijuana was legalized earlier this year, there are still many bumps that need to be smoothed out.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Future Is Here
Why: Because this will revolutionize the way humans and transportation will interact, even if it looks a little silly.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Corruption In Qatar
Why: Because FIFA has had many allegations of corruption before, but this has the potential to effect billions of dollars of potential development.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. watch)
What: Visual Comedy Done Wright
Why: Because comedy deserves more than two people saying funny things to each other.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: How To Write A Hit
Why: Because sometimes even the best get stuck.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Take A Look, It’s In A Book
Why: Because Reading Rainbow was a magical part of my childhood, and I’m glad that the program will be able to influence future generations.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What:Some People REALLY Like Video Games
Why: Because sometimes you can let a passion project take over your life, and not always for the best.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Life Is Hard In The Suburbs; Speling Is Hardder Then It Shuld Bee; 50 Cent For Your Thoughts; Harry As Galt
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Fly Me To The Moon
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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