Webtacular World Issue # 126, May 1, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Welcome to yet another week of Webtacular World. Weird, right? The fact that we here at Webtacular World have managed to put together 126 consecutive notices on a weekly basis probably confounds the few of you who actually know us (us meaning me, since, as of this publication, we are still a one person shop [the we makes us sound more professional in case anyone ever wants to buy us (wink wink rich friends)]). Recently, a friend of Webtacular World asked us how we maintain a consistent schedule, especially considering humans as a group of individuals are profoundly prone to being, well, lazy. This is not a bad thing!  In fact, this is the entire premise of how we manage to actually get a fully fledged product out the door every Sunday night. Basically, this counts as our Managing Editor’s relaxation from all of the other things he’s supposed to be doing at any given time. For some reason,  he finds digging through the drivel and poorly written content of The Internet to be therapeutic, since it reminds him of how small he is in the day to day operations of human output that presents itself in written or performed form from other publications. Humans are pretty amazing on the whole, and the reporting of what drives a bunch of other people who don’t happen to be our Managing Editor happen to be really interesting to him. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (32 min. watch)
What: Last Laugh
Why: Because Obama presided over his final Correspondents’ Dinner. Based off of the content of this website, I think I should qualify to attend the next one.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What:Measuring Wealth
Why: Because even with the recovery, many people in the US feel that the economy has not recovered. This is an alternative proposal.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A New Shot For The Stars
Why: Because this is the first time in decades that a non – Boeing or Lockheed haven’t won a contract from NASA in years.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Miracle On The Pitch
Why: Because I’m trying not to think about the Warriors or the Sharks at the moment.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Civil War
Why: Because this is the culmination of years of comic book and movie development. Welcome to the future.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Yonce
Why: Because Beyonce’s Lemonade is what you do when you get lemons and you happen to be the biggest music performer of the modern era.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read, long listen)
What: The Pulitzer Prizes
Why: Because this is modern art at its finest.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: Pictures For Space
Why: Because we want aliens to like us.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. watch)
What: Overwatch Is Coming
Why: Because this is Blizzard’s (one of the most successful game companies, ever) first new IP in 17 years.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Where Is Their Mind; T-Rex Lives; Draft Problems
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: T-Rex Costume
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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