Webtacular World Issue # 83, July 5, 2015

Greetings Webtaculators! Hope everyone had a safe and fireworks filled 4th! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: It’s All Greek To Me
Why: Because Greek voters just rejected the terms of the international bailout. It’s probably not a good thing.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: 10 Years In
Why: Because the Roberts Court sure has been activist… oh wait. It hasn’t.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Great Reddit Kerfuffle Of 2015
Why: Because many people overreacted to a lack of information regarding the firing Victoria, Reddit’s director of talent. Many subreddits protested the firing by effectively taking some of the most visible groups offline. A lot of people blame Reddit’s current CEO.  Most people will not care about this, but your geeky Internet addicted friends definitely do.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Treat Soccer With The Respect It Deserves
Why: Because one of the largest events in women’s sports is basically ignored by everyone.

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(Although on a personal level, I always liked playing on the newer artificial turf over real “grass”. But I guess when the playing surface alternative is half inch perfect bermuda grass as opposed to a half dry dirt / crabgrass mixture, it’s more understandable.)

ARTICLE THING OF THE WEEK (25 min. read [WORTH IT])
What: A Black Man’s Body
Why: Because Ta-Nehisi Coates has been writing about the issues surrounding race in the United States as well as anyone ever has, and it is worth the read.

T.V. THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Adios, Maria
Why: Because I’m pretty sure everyone under the age of 40 learned at least a little bit of Spanish from this woman.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Nielsen Ruins More Good Things
Why: Because Nielsen has been determining what you watch and listen to for years, and it probably isn’t very good at its job.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Tolkien Was Hella Metal
Why: Because these deaths are epic.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: 8 Bits Of Awesomeness
Why: Because popular music now uses the theme from Super Mario World’s Star Road as the main theme.

FIREWORKS THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Biggest Fireworks;  Awesome New Fireworks; Video Game Fireworks¯\_(ツ)_/¯ FireworksDarwin Award Fireworks; Firework
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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