Webtacular World Issue # 124, April 17, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! So, I have to come clean with you all- I lied last week. You can still file your taxes tomorrow, if for some reason you still haven’t done them yet. Maine and Massachusetts folks, you can still wait one day more, if you’re feeling extra last minute. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: About Those Other Countries With Presidents…
Why: Because after a revelation of the entrenched corruption with one of the biggest gasoline manufacturers in the world, Brazil’s Congress voted to impeach the current President, Dilma Rousseff.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Luck Be A Lady Tonight
Why: Because the luck that goes into how rich you are also plays a big part in how long you will live.

EDUCATION THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Paying To Learn
Why: Because although there is something to be said for providing affordable education, it probably isn’t a good thing that it potentially is siphoning away the families that would be more engaged in local education regardless if it were public or private. Not that even the best public schools are necessarily always forces for good, either.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. watch)
What: More Like A Quantum Minister
Why: Because Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau actually sort of knows what he is talking about.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: 73-9
Why: Because the Warriors just broke the record for regular season wins. Also, Curry broke his own 3 point record by over 100 shots.

TV THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. watch)
What: The Splash Of Adult Swim
Why: Because Space Ghost Coast to Coast was one of the most interesting shows to come out of my youth, and the channel has been on the forefront of the weirdening of TV.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What:  Women Should Probably Talk More
Why: Because this script analysis of over 2000 films shows that women have fewer than 40% of all spoken lines. Not good.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Hella Coach
Why: Because apparently you can’t just perform as yourself anymore.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (Long Look)
What: Earthquakes: Deadly Then, Deadly Now
Why: Because Ecuador was just hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude quake.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Reading Re-Re-Imagined
Why: Because there’s a new Kindle, which will make reading the most betterer than before. (Seriously, they say it “goes beyond a book” in their marketing material.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Forced Perspective
Why: Because in this day of free agency in gaming, where consumers expect to be given choices about how their avatar is spec’d out, its definitely an interesting take when a developer removes all choice in this regard.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Boaty McBoatface Is Real; Owl Riding A Toy Horse; Where Your Old iPhones Go
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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