Webtacular World Issue # 95, September 27, 2015

Greetings webtaculators! Does anyone else feel that the more time you spend in nature, the less it makes sense that we decided to surround ourselves with concrete? Because I do, at least until I get rained on. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Pope Comes Washington
Why: Because this is the first time Pope Francis has visited the U.S. He had quite a bit to say.

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Bye Bye, Boenher
Why: Because the Speaker of the House, who has been embattled by opponents on both the left and the right, and also probably coincided with the fact that one of his life goals was to get a Pope to visit Congress.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Das Auto Ist In Großen Schwierigkeiten
Why: Because Volkswagen was caught fudging its diesel emissions by the EPA.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Happy Birthday To Us!
Why: Because now you won’t have to deal with those awful renditions of happy birthday sung at chain restaurants anymore.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The VR Future Is Upon Us
Why: Because Facebook’s Oculus Rift just announced a whole bunch of service, including Netflix, Minecraft, and 360 degree videos, able to be used on a computer that costs less than $1000.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The Man Who Took The Fork In The Road
Why: Because Yogi Berra, one of the most prolific catchers (and catch-phrasers) in baseball’s history died this week. Here are 35 of his best ones.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Rise Of Rocky Horror
Why: Because you really should experience seeing this in a theater at least once.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Rock On Pope
Why: Because aside from his first U.S. Pope Francis is now also a prog rocker.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: Speaking Of Being In Nature
Why: Because these photographs will probably make you want to be outside.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Black Panther Gets The Author The Comic Deserves
Why: Because a comic about an African American is being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of the most prolific African American writers of today.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Go Faster!
Why: Because speed running is a way that gamers have made games interesting in ways that their creators might not have known was possible.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: How To Cook Yams; Conan Skates; You Don’t Need To Workout; Seriously, You Don’t
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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