Webtacular World Issue # 117, February 28, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Can we all agree on something? If you retweet a Mussolini quote because you think it’s a good quote, you don’t get to be President – ESPECIALLY if people already think that you sound a little Fascist. That’s immediate disqualification for running a democracy. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Reform In Iran
Why: Because Iran’s reformist party swept elections held as a result of signing a nuclear accord. Maybe political negotiation does work after all.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Free Speech, Phones, And Terrorism
Why: Because Apple is fighting the government for the ability to not have to provide “back door” access to its products.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Best. Game. Ever.
Why: Because this Warrior’s win was everything a sports game is supposed to be.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Leo Wins
Why: Because Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar. He gave a pretty decent speech, too.

MUSIC / LEGAL THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Kesha And The Failure Of The Music Industry
Why: Because these type of rulings show just how awful the recording industry can be.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Smithsonian’s Best Of 2015
Why: Because even though this week was all about moving pictures, regular old pictures are still pretty awesome.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: How To Be A Bestseller
Why: Because it turns out you barely need to do anything.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. watch)
What: Pikachu Is Old
Why: Because the Pokemon franchise, one of the most popular franchises ever, turns 20 this year.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Leo, Take Your AwardNo Seriously, Take It; Strut Of A Winner
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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