Webtacular World Issue # 35, August 3, 2014

Hopefully Israel’s withdrawal actually lasts. Here’s this week in the Internet. Happy August!

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Israel Pulls Most Of Its Troops Out Of Gaza
Why: Because this month-long period of violence might actually be ending.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Being Good At Soccer Doesn’t Necessarily Help Your Economy
Why: Because Argentina defaulted again, even though it seems like it could have been avoided if a small group of investors hadn’t been so damn greedy. Related: Messi made a small messi of his taxes. (Sorry)

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Quitting Is For Winners
Why: Because I want to congratulate two of our very own webtaculators who just left Big Law this week without needing to pay for a service to do so.

TECHNOLOGY THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Almost A Decade Of Reddit
Why: Because Reddit somehow remains one of the few portals of the Internet that balances the weirdness of humanity with a relatively earnest and friendly demeanor.

HISTORY THING OF THE WEEK (multiple links)
What: World War 100
Why: Because World War I’s impacts are still felt today.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (100 power point slides)
What: Breaking – Sportsball Players Like To Party As Much As Other College Students
Why: Because as a former college lacrosse player, these results *SHOCK* me.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Marvel Train Keeps On Rolling
Why: Because the director of Guardians also takes his PG rated porn scenes seriously (NSFWish).

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Bob Dylan’s A Weird Dude, And That’s Just The Way He Likes It
Why: Because one of the most successful acts from the 60’s seems to try to do everything possible to not be.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Gazpacho
Why: Because now you know how to make it.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (25 min. watch)
What: Ocarina Of Time Beaten In 18 Minutes
Why: Because the strategies used  to achieve this time require multiple perfect timing inputs that must occur during 1/20th of a second moments – basically, this is almost impossible to do.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Samuel L. Jackson Says It Best; So Fast!; Elelator Go Down The Hole
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Guardians Of The Galaxy Tickets
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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