Webtacular World Issue # 86, July 26, 2015

Greetings Webtaculators! It’s still summer, and that means all clothing stores are getting rid of their summer selections, which means even though you need shorts now, you can’t buy them anymore. Yay!!!! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Another Day, Another Shooting
Why: Because I’m not surprised anymore. Just sad that the United States as a whole is completely unwilling to do anything about it.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Single Payer Healthcare Is On The Way!
Why: Because economics of scale means mergers, and the two largest insurance providers are joining together. Remember, its for the companies’ and their shareholders’ benefits, not yours.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: And I Thought Prospects After Attending An Accredited Law School Were Bad…
Why: Because a 10% graduation rate from unaccredited California law schools is a failure of education.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Well, Looks Like No More Autonomous Cars For Us
Why: Because hackers managed to hijack a car through its onboard entertainment system.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Hulk Hogan, TKO
Why: Because although I don’t consider pro “wrestling” to be a sport (not because it’s not athletic; it is. Sports actually need some sort of competition, which the WWE clearly lacks), for some reason this person still has a cultural importance. Good riddance.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: “Pixels” Is A Steaming Pile Of Garbage
Why: Because that’s what the reviewers are saying. Especially this guy.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Crank That
Why: Because Soulja Boy had more of an influence on modern music than you probably realize.

ART THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. look)
What: A Picture Worth A Thousand Words
Why: Because Ai Weiwei, the famed artist, got his passport back after four years.

JOURNALISM THING OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: More Writing Than You Could Shake A Stick At
Why: Because these are the best 100 articles of the year, and you should read them. At your leisure, of course.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Gaming In China
Why: Because China, the largest single world market, just opened up its boarders to game consoles for the first time in years. Game on.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Kickstarting Space; Fly Forever; Muppets Take Over Your TV
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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