Webtacular World Issue #132, June 12, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators. I am once again appalled by the way humanity can act. My thoughts are with Orlando. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: 50 Dead In Orlando In Club Shooting
Why: Because I have no more words for how this makes me feel. So I will instead let my friend Scott say it in his own words.

“Safety. That’s what’s on my mind this morning.
I remember the first time I went to a gay bar and the incredible sense of safety that swept over me. These were my people. I could let down my guard. I would be okay.
Nothing is safe any more. Not a kindergarten. Not a movie theater. Not a gay bar where many went to escape unsafe situations elsewhere.
And we’re responsible for creating unsafe situations everywhere, around the world.
Guns, extremism, greed, power, colonialism, racism and misogyny, all enabled and unchecked, have created this status quo. I’m so sad and ashamed.”

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: First Presumptive Woman Candidate Of A Major Party
Why: Because Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Democratic Primary.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Bay Can’t Win ‘Em All…
Why: Because the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the final game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They play a sport called hockey. You really should check it out sometime.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: How Much People Who Make Movies Make
Why: Because lots of people work on movies, and those people (mostly) make pretty good money doing it.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Pet Sounds Still The Best Sounds
Why: Because the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds turns fifty this year, and remains one of the most innovative albums ever. (Sorry Yeezy, Life Of Pablo is just OK).

THEATER THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Hamilton Banks The Tonys
Why: Because the show Hamilton won an astounding 11 Tonys at the Tony Awards tonight.

BOARD GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Settling Catan
Why: Because Settlers of Catan is one of the most popular board games of all time, so you should probably know something about it.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Why Does E3 Still Exist?
Why: Because the biggest video game industry event has become seemingly less necessary, it still remains an important barometer of the future of games. Here are some of the big ones coming in the near future.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Country Songs; Simpsons Meets Rick And Morty, Chaos Ensues; Mo Cap Mo Dance
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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