Webtacular World Issue # 115, February 14, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Hope everyone had a very happy Valentine’s Day!I was lucky enough to spend the day with people I love, and I hope you were able to spend the day with those you love too. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: The Death Of A Justice
Why: Because Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the most outspoken and derisive members of the Supreme Court. I had a chance to see Justice Scalia speak in person as a prospective law student at American University. He was incredibly knowledgeable, well spoken, and entirely dismissive (and frankly disrespectful) of students who asked questions regarding some of his more controversial rulings. Basically, he lived up to his reputation.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Potential Energy
Why: Because when storage scales to a large enough size, the entire way in which we produce energy will change.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. listen)
What: What Happens Now?
Why: The Senate has the power to approve whoever the President appoints for the open seat on the Supreme Court. However, due to this opening occurring during a very contentious election year, some members of the Senate have already sworn that they would not affirm anyone until the next president is in office – almost a year from now

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Einstein Was Right
Why: Because scientists have finally proven the existence of gravitational waves. This is a big deal.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Run On, Run Off
Why: Because some athletes give it all.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (35 min. listen)
What: Madness
Why: Because George Miller somehow made an Oscar contender out of a dead 37 year old franchise about cars blowing each other up.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Ye
Why: Because Kanye might save Tidal. SoundCloud might not be so lucky.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Playing Games
Why: Because if a pro athlete thinks video games are cool, than they must be.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Trump; Surrender; Beyonce Is Black
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Tahoe Season Pass (Lift passes are stupidly expensive now)
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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