Webtacular World Issue # 67, March 15, 2015

Happy Ides Of March, or the 2059th anniversary of Caesar’s death, webtaculators! Also, yesterday was the most accurate Pi Day we will ever have in our lifetimes. So we got that going for us… On to the news!

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Where In The World Is Putin?
Why: Because on the verge of the one year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, Putin is missing.

POLITICS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Don’t Write Any More Letters To Iran
Why: Because the 47 Senators who wrote the open letter probably shouldn’t have. Iran is as close to a a real “enemy” that the U.S. still has, so it’s probably best not to antagonize them about setting up nuclear capabilities while undermining the U.S.’s own power at the same time. Not cool, guys.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. watch)
What: Bad Business
Why: Because now you will never make these mistakes while selling the next great thing.

MATH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: π
Why: Because π is life. And yesterday was 3.141592653  twice (or March 14, 2015, at 9:26::53 AM and PM).

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. glance [∞ to set your bracket])
What: March Madness Is Upon Us
Why: Because basketball has changed a lot over the years, and it’s always fun to have the chaos of 68 teams in one tournament.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Really Ridiculously Good Lookinger
Why: Because Zoolander 2 is in the making, and Derek and Hansel (so hot right now) took a walk down the catwalk.

MUSIC / LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Blurred Sounds
Why: Because the ruling for Marvin Gaye’s Estate over Pharrell and Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines similarity to Got To Give It Up will have a profound impact on the music business going forward. Also, anyone who can read music would understand that they are not the same.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Passing Of Pratchett
Why: Because the famed science fiction writer of the Discworld series passed away. For those who don’t know what Discworld is, start here.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Always Left To Right
Why: Because video games explain more about how we work as humans than it seems.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Messi Magic; Paula’s Ready To Have Some Fun, Are You???; Bad Maps
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Kwik-E-Mart Legos
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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