Webtacular World Issue # 77, May 24, 2015

Hey Webtaculators! Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Equality In Ireland
Why: Because Ireland became the first country in the world to completely legalize gay marriage. This is even more impressive considering homosexuality was only just decriminalized in 1993.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Beautiful Mind Is Gone
Why: Because John Nash, one of the most prolific contributors to theoretical mathematics and economics, passed away after being involved in a car accident. Here are some of the contributions he made to our understanding of the world. Wear your seatbelt.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Biker Brawl Injustice
Why: Because the shootout that killed 18 people in Texas brings up wide ranging issues, including the treatment of criminals.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Last Flight
Why: Because Dean Potter, a pioneer of the sports of climbing, BASE jumping, and slacklining, was killed after his parachute failed to deploy.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: ILM
Why: Because Industrial Light and Magic has been pushing the boundaries of special effects for years

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Music From My Childhood Still Rocks
Why: Because I’m going to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy tonight, and it’s going to be great.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Library Roller Coaster
Why: Because books are better when they are on the move.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: How To Fix A Broken Game
Why: Because when Destiny first came out, it was kind of a mess.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Ross Is The Worst; Sunny D!; Puns Are The Best
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Giant Slip-‘N-Slide
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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