Webtacular World Issue # 50, November 16, 2014

Well, Comcast still is the worst thing ever.

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On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: We Landed On A Comet
Why: Because humanity can do awesome things sometimes.

RADIO THING OF THE WEEK (54 min. listen / episode)
What: Serial
Why: Because stories are often better heard than read.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read [pt. 1 of 2])
What: The Failure Of The Death Penalty 
Why: Because of that story doesn’t convince you that something is horribly wrong with some of the United States’ laws, maybe this one will.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Richest Of The Rich Are The Real Winners
Why: Because .01% of Americans control over 10% of its wealth, while the bottom 90% control about 22%; or if percentages don’t do it for you, that’s about 31,600 people with $8,370,800,000,000 ($264,898,734.18 per person avg.) vs. 284,400,000 splitting $18,415,760,000,000 ($64,753.02 per person avg.). Although that looks pretty ok for the bottom 90%, remember, most of THAT is held by the 80% – 89%. The bottom 80% only hold around 7% of wealth.

TECHNOLOGY GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read / watch)
What: Fighting Words
Why: Because Mark Cuban and Ted Cruz still don’t quite understand what Net Neutrality actually is.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Clif Bar Thinks Cliffs Are Too Dangerous
Why: Because it is unimaginable to think of Gatorade pulling back from its NFL advertising ties for the same reason.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Cartoons Are Sad
Why: Because I think you’re supposed to cry in every family animated film since Bambi. Although nothing was a sad as the The Lion King (Spoilers?).

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Rock And Roll With Dave Grohl
Why: Because the Foo Fighters remain one of the hardest working and enjoyable bands in existence.

FOOD THING OF THE WEEK (12 min. watch)
What: The Most Pretentious Cooking Documentary Ever
Why: Because all you really need to cook well is a decent cast iron skillet.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Unfinished Business
Why: Because a number of very high profile recent releases (including Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and World of Warcraft) have had issues that make the products effectively unusable, and that is not really ok.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Alex From Target Is Famous; At Least It’s Better Than Katy Perry; The Best Candy
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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