Webtacular World Issue # 54, December 14, 2014

Well, we survived #hellastorm out here in San Francisco. Hope the rest of you stay dry. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (25 min. watch)
What: A Chat With The Architect of Torture
Why: Because even with the scathing report released by Congress, the fact that some of us still cannot admit that the U.S. performed torture is appalling.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Partisan Economics
Why: Because many people assume economists don’t have agendas tied to anything.

BUSINESS THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Not Such Bad Ideas, Afterall
Why: Because it’s weird to think of pets.com as a company before its time.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Rape On Campus And The Fallout Of The Rolling Stone Article
Why: Because there has to be a better way to deal with this awful issue.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Schadenfreude At Its Finest
Why: Because the Niners are definitely not going to the playoffs this year.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Someone Isn’t A Fan Of The Lord Of The Rings…
Why: Because as a counterpoint, Stephen Colbert might have a few things to say about that, or maybe he’ll just get dressed up.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (12 min. watch)
What: Napster, Revisited
Why: Because free music was awesome.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: More Books You Should Read
Why: Because it’s different than the NY Times one.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Discovering Games For The First Time
Why: Because now that video games have been around as a true consumer product for over 25 years, it is entirely possible to introduce them to the next generation of gamers in one fell swoop.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Christmas Music Is Everywhere; Speaking Of The Hobbit
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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