Webtacular World Issue # 109, January 3, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Oh hey, look at that! I got the year right on the first try! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration. Here’s to another good one.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Nothing Good Will Come Of This
Why: Because there are too many things about this story that piss me off in so many different ways. I can’t believe that people like this exist, and that so much about our current political climate placates or exacerbates this type of thinking.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Nearing Peak Human Efficiency
Why: Because the price of coffee is falling, thus letting everyone have more access to the most popular drug around.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: CRIM PROblems
Why: Because there are a lot of flaws with our criminal justice system. Here’s the whole text for those of you who hate yourselves, or love footnotes.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: So This Is How Our Robot Overlords Get Invented
Why: Because Zuckerberg’s New Year’s Resolution is to try to create an AI to run his house.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Leeland Stanfud Junya Yooniversity Merching Band!
Why: Because even though I am partial to the Greatest Marching Band In The History Of The Universe, I have always enjoyed Stanford’s version take on the absurd amount of pageantry surrounding something as undeniably dumb as a football game.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (Just click the links)
What: Webtacular World’s Top Five Movie’s Of 2015
Why: Because here are my favorites of this past year (AKA the only ones I saw in theaters).
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Inside Out
The Martian
Steve Jobs

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (Just click the links)
What: Webtacular World’s Top Five Albums Of 2015
Why: Because I still listen to albums, and you should too.
To Pimp A Butterfly
Every Open Eye
Carrie & Lowell

In Colour
Surf

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (Just click the links)
What: Webtacular World’s Top Five Read-y Things Of 2015
Why: Because even though I didn’t read any books, I did listen to a lot of them, and read some other not-books too.
Letter To My Son
The Martian
Kafka On The Shore (I can’t believe someone made a play version)
It’s Rotting Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers
Good Omens

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (Just click the links)
What: Webtacular World’s Top Five Games Of 2015
Why: Because this year was a great year for games.
Bloodborne
Rocket League
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Halo 5: Guardians
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Barry And Jerry In A Car; Peak Hipster; 2015 Rapped Up
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: 2016 Times Square NYE Ball
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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