Webtacular World Issue # 37, August 17, 2014

A super special shout out to webtaculators Jan and Nora for tying the knot this weekend! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: American Battleground
Why: Because Ferguson, Missouri has made it brutally clear that the United States still has massive issues with race relations, policing, and a divergence of what it means to be an American. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

TECHNOLOGY THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Snowden In The Flesh
Why: Because this is the first time since Edward Snowden fled the United States that he has given an in person interview, while still revealing even more damning information.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min read)
What: Yup.
Why: Because at least not all law news is bad news this week, and some is actually pretty funny.

MATH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Woman Wins Math
Why: Because I still cannot quite believe that it has taken this long for a woman to win the Fields Medal.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. listen)
What: I Wish I Could Throw Like A Girl
Why: Because this girl has a rocket for an arm.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Rest In Peace You Wonderful Man
Why: Because Robin Williams still remains the best stand up comedian I have ever seen perform, and the world is a little darker without him.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Comcast, The Multi-Headed Monster
Why: Because this is what I do for a living.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Why Is Purple?
Why: Because our stupid brains are actually pretty clever sometimes.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. watch)
What: I Hear You Guys Like Cheese
Why: Because cheese is the best. Also, stop defrosting your steak before you cook it.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Sometimes It IS Your Controller’s Fault
Why: Because creating game systems that run at the speed of light are often unfair for our less than light speed reflexes.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: I, For One, Greet Our Autonomous Overlords With Open Arms; Right… “True Love”; Later, Bro; Golf 
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Wayne Coyne Of The Flaming Lips Has One, And I Want One Too
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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