Webtacular World Issue # 123, April 10, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Ahhhh spring – the government is demanding you give them all your money, baseball is officially back, and the weather can’t decide if it still is winter or if it should just head straight to summer, and we still don’t know who is going to be president. What a wonderful time of year.

ALSO! Webtacular World is starting a new section devoted to cool things people in the Webtacular World community are doing. So, if you are doing something interesting that you think people should know about, feel free to shoot us an email or a phone call or telegram letting us know about it. Who knows! It might actually be featured in the next issue of Webtacular World to literally dozens of people! DOZENS! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: The Fallout So Far
Why: Because hiding assets from the taxation system of a country you are running is probably a terrible idea. It is also a much bigger global issue than one might think.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: OJ, Revisited
Why: Because the FX miniseries was much more engaging than it should have been. We are also not done with this subject.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (36 min. watch)
What: It’s Not Like It’s Rocket Science
Why: Because Space X just successfully landed its reusable CRS-8 Dragon rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: College Basketball! Pro Basketball! Baseball! And Triathlons!
Why: Because now there are more sports on TV (and in the newspaper [remember those?]) for you to enjoy.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars
Why: Because even though The Force Awakens was basically Episode 4 Redux, I am still unreasonably excited for this.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: Outside Lands 2016
Why: Because this is going to be an awesome show. MUPPETS!!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Changing Over Time
Why: Because cityscapes never stay the same for long.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Music That Makes Musicians
Why: Because even though NPR might be having some troubles, the content creators of the shows its affiliates produce are some of the best out there.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: That Other VR System
Why: Because the HTC Vive’s advantage (and seemingly biggest point against it) is that it is designed to let you wander around with your actual legs in a virtual space, you know, assuming you have a whole unfurnished room to devote to such a thing.

COMMUNITY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read / 4 min. watch)
What: The Beauty Of The Mud Water Project
Why: Because I still maintain that I beat My-Linh in a dance off when we were in law school.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Toys Vs. Toys; Backflip Already;  Read These
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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