Webtacular World Issue # 34, July 27, 2014

A ceasefire counts as something good, right? The other news remains way happier.

STORY OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: No Chance For Peace
Why: Because it seems that no matter how close these two groups come to some sort of agreement, there will always be some part of both that are unwilling to make any concession.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: My Pension Is Going To Be Just Fine
Why: Because it obviously isn’t.

FOOD LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read; 14 min. listen)
What: I Obviously Started Davis Way Too Late; Burrito = Sammich
Why: Because if I could have received credit for the amount I drank in undergrad (or burrito sammiches I ate), I would have graduated 3 years early.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: I’ll Just Do This Later
Why: Because Webtacular World would not exist but for my extreme procrastination skills. Also, the Internet told me I procrastinate.

EDUCATION THING OF THE WEEK (15 min.read)
What: Not Another Math Article!!!
Why: Because maybe I would have enjoyed math more if I didn’t just have to do speed drills all the time. Stupid 7*8.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Street Ball Is Dead
Why: Because sports are so big, that talent is no longer allowed to develop organically. At least the BBC can tell me which sport I was built to play.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Food Prediction Is The Reason Why You Even Know What Kale Is
Why: Because these people also are the reason why all menus look like this, and why asking for a veggie burger doesn’t just mean you get lettuce between two buns.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (multi-article read)
What:  Movie Pitch: It’s A Romance Film… And Comedy… In The Same Movie. Genius.
Why: Because Grantland (of all places) actually covers a lot of ground with these articles, explaining in the process how you and your significant other won’t be completely bored while watching the movie that the other one really wants to see.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (30 min. listen)
What: Weird Al’s #1!
Why: Because it is unbelievable that a parody album seems to be the only music America can agree on anymore. Also, Weird Al is awesome.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: How To Write A Story
Why: Because then you can tweet about that awesome novel you’re totally writing…

COMIC THING OF THE WEEK
What: Comic Con
Why: Because an industry that described my childhood nerdiness now is the biggest player in entertainment today. Also, you can now get access to thousands of Marvel comics for $0.99 to play catch up.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: You Want Maps? I Got Maps; And Flags Too; Kids Have It So Easy; The Sociology Of Screaming Girls
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Comics Please
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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