Webtacular World Issue # 120, March 20, 2016

I just got back from a weekend at Disneyland. I had a good time, but you can’t really tell that by my pictures. Like this one.

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On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Cuba Libre
Why: Because a sitting President went to Cuba for the first time in 88 years.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Tech Diversity Problem
Why: Because Joelle, the founder of Paradigm, is a friend of mine from college, and she is doing good work. I mean, just look at Silicon Valley for why this is a problem.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What:  The Nominee Is
Why: Because in all other instances, Merrick B. Garland would be a slam dunk nomination for a seat in the Supreme Court. But of course, not this time.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: More Madness
Why: Because just look at this thing. It’s complete nonsense.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: John Bestman
Why: Because John Goodman is a very, very good actor, even if he never is the main character.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (40 min. read)
What: The Future Of Music
Why: Because the NY Times Magazine (out of all places) has a very good take on where music is and where it is going.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Iconic Photographers
Why: Because apparently women can also take awesome pictures. Who knew?!?!

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (~33 hr. listen)
What: Moby Dick For Your Ears
Why: Because you can listen to all 135 chapters read by some famous and not so famous people.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Emulation Problem
Why: Because the ability to make a operating system act like another console (i.e. make your PC be able to run Nintendo games) is one of the few ways that software can be preserved. Too bad companies don’t like it.

DRINK THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. watch)
What: The History Of Cocktail Glasses
Why: Because there’s a reason why martini glasses are so unwieldy.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Boaty McBoatface; Popestagram; Manivan
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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