Webtacular World Issue # 29, June 22, 2014

The World Cup has been dominating my personal life for them moment. Today’s draw was heartbreakingly spectacular. I love the beautiful game. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Tie Of All Ties
Why: Because I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Surprise, Surprise, We Pay Too Much
Why: Because our costs are almost double the that of other similarly economically situated countries, and receive little recourse for it – maybe it’s because pharmaceutical companies are all using $8.00 ice cubes in their diamond encrusted glasses.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Yes, Your Football Team’s Name Is Offensive, And No, You Cannot Own Rights The To It.
Why: Because the name is basically as offensive as this on point (and terribly offensive) piece of satire.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. watch)
What: Stephen Hawking Is People Who Think Good
Why: Because Stephen Hawking has given fewer and fewer interviews as of late, and this one remains both touching and hilarious.

PRIVACY THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: How Spies Spy
Why: Because it’s a good thing to know what agencies are actually capable of doing with all the data they are collecting.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: If You Hate Gluten, Looks Like You’ll Continue To Be Happy
Why: Because gluten free is a terrible fad that deserves to die, and it looks like it’s not going to. For the rest of us normal people, there’s this.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: World Cup Analysis
Why: Because this delivers a very good breakdown of every team and game.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (80 min. watch)
What: All You Ever Wanted To Know About Wes Anderson And More
Why: Because even though there is almost certainly a bias towards Wes Anderson movies in Webtacular World, I still think he is one of the most creative directors of this generation. This is also important.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Yet Another One Of The Best Music Videos
Why: Because OK Go continues to prove that internet did not kill the video star, they just started making way better videos.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: How To Take Pictures
Why: Because you might as well finally learn how to use that awesome camera you have sitting in your closet well.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. watch)
What: World 1-1
Why: Because I bet you didn’t realize how much you learned within the first 30 seconds of playing the most famous Nintendo game. Luckily for you, you will soon be able to design your own.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: More Like WTF Core; Fartzenegger; The Most Newsworthy Of Fonts;
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: The World Cup Trophy
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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