Webtacular World Issue # 43, September 28, 2014

Happy birthday Meagan! I am very, very glad you were born. Love you much! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Occupy Hong Kong
Why: Because if these protests were dealt with poorly in the United States, I can’t imagine how this will be dealt with in China.

BUSINESS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Suitsy (Really?!?)
Why: Because tech people could not get any more lazy.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Eric Holder Leaves The Obama Administration
Why: Because the Attorney General was divisive on both sides of the isle, whether expanding Bush era policy for the War on Terror, or refusing to uphold DOMA.

TECHNOLOGY THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: The Remnants Of A Giant
Why: Because amazing things still come out of Bell Labs, but no where near the impact it had over the years when it was still part of AT&T.

CIVIL SERVANT THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Be Nice To Your Mail Person
Why: Because the unsubstantiated austerity cuts to the program have made working for the USPS a nightmare.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. watch)
What: Rules? What Rules?
Why: Because all sports were basically Calvinball, but more boring now.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Not Mad Men; Not True Detective
Why: Because even though both those shows are great, these might be better.

NEWS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: CNN Finds Its Answer To VICE
Why: Because a chef turned food critic turned travel guru is now the most interesting thing to happen to the news cycle.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: New Thom Yorke
Why: Because releasing a new album for money on BitTorrent is just asking for trouble.

DRINK THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Well That Escalated Quickly
Why: Because the top end of drinkers pretty much subsidize the whole industry.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Well, That’s One Way To Quit; Metta Needs To Play In TheseRemember, Celebrities Are Not People; Go Hitchhiking
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Whatever This Thing Is
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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Webtacular World Issue # 42, September 21, 2014

Sorry for the late post, everyone. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Well, I Guess The Rockefellers Already Made Enough Money Off Of Oil
Why: Because it’s big news when the family name that means oil decides it’s no longer that smart to keep on investing in it.

BUSINESS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: The Face Of North Face
Why: Because the ideals of conservation and people don’t always get along as well as they should.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Murder Was The Case That They Gave Me
Why: Because now Scalia hopefully knows the lyrics to a Snoop song or two.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Star Trek Is Basically Going To Happen Now
Why: Because now astronauts get to drive space Teslas.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Somehow It’s Still Less Violent Than Football
Why: Because fighting with swords is awesome.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. watch)
What: South Park Still Has It
Why: Because there is no way that a show I started watching in 7th grade should still be relevant (See, Simpsons), but here we are.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Very Few People Like U2
Why: Because the new album is actually not that entirely bad (sorry Meagan!).

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: It Should Be Renamed Chirp Chew
Why: Because they’re good for you.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: As You Wish
Why: Because The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Destiny Good / Destiny Bad
Why: Because Destiny is game that is being almost universally panned for its lack of structure even though it probably has the best shooting mechanics since Halo. Oh, and it still made over $350 Million in its first 5 days on sale, regardless.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Genuine Bona Fide Electrified Six Car MonorailDisney + Food = Oddly Decent Reading; Since They Figured Out What The Fox Said, Now They Have To Learn To Tie Knots.
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

Webtacular World Issue # 41, September 14, 2014

Well, Apple released it’s newest products, and the world didn’t end. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Apple
Why: Fine. Here’s the real Apple Story you were looking for. Also, here’s a review of the Apple Watch from an actual watch reviewer. But seriously – people are just as strongly opinionated about edible apples as the technology one.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: What The Hell Is A Spiced Pumpkin Anyway?
Why: Because there also is no reason for the seasonal existence of the product, either.

MATH THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Pizza Folding
Why: Because I still have no idea why that actually works, but I am glad it does.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Net Neutrality Is Still Important
Why: Because even though the day of protest is over, Net Neutrality will remain a very important issue going forward.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Violence Continues
Why: Because it shouldn’t take a leaked video to understand that this is in no way acceptable from any member of society, even if they’re worth millions of dollars for an entertainment franchise.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Great Shot
Why: Because sometimes a movies’ importance can be captured in only a few frames.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Big Poppa
Why: Because Biggie Smalls’ album is 20 years old, and with it came the rise of Bad Boy records, the West vs. East Coast rivalry, and the beginning of the end of two of the most important rappers of our time.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Burrito Heaven
Why: Because I work down the street from this glorious burrito manufacturer, and you should be jealous – especially if you live on the East Coast. Come visit.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: The Abridged History Of Video Games
Why: Because figuring out how to keep data as the storage devices begin to fade is a problem that extends way beyond video games.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: I Never Thought I’d Still Be Enjoying Sesame Street So Much; Adulthood Is Overrated; Smash All The Mouth; Perfect Recordings
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Water Jet Pack
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

Webtacular World Issue # 40, September 7, 2014

Email newsletters are the best right now. You’re welcome for being ahead of the curve thanks to us here at Webtacular World. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Search and Seizure
Why: Because the growth of America’s police forces even as crime is at a historically low levels continues to be problematic, especially for people who cannot afford the fines.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. listen)
What: I Bet You Barely Even Remember First Grade
Why: Because it actually defined who you are now.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: T.O.S., P.O.S.
Why: Because they are entirely worthless.

THE SUN IS STILL SETTING ON THE EMPIRE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: FREEEEDOOOOOM
Why: Because Scotland might no longer be part of the U.K.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. explore)
What: Have It Your Way
Why: Because menus don’t let you order what you want. Also, drink these with your new foodtacular creation.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (infinite twitter scroll)
What: Everyone, Meet Cleatus
Why: Because the robot mascot for Fox NFL Sunday just got a makeover for the new season. However, this guy might have a better claim to that name.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Jimi Hendrix 3000
Why: Because I really want new Outkast instead. 

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: New Radiohead, But Not In An Album Form
Why: Because Radiohead

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. explore)
What: WWII Turns 75
Why: Because we can only hope that nothing like this ever happens again.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK
What: Choose NPH’s Life For Him
Why: Because more autobiographies should be determined by the reader.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. watch)
What: The Music Makes The Game
Why: Because many of these sounds and songs comprise the soundtrack to my childhood.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK
What: Yay College!; N Is For News, That’s Good Enough For Me; Oh Dear…; The Multiverse
Why: Because Internet.

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

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