Webtacular World Issue # 146, September 18, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Sorry for the lack of updates along my vacation – wifi was super spotty, and I was too busy stuffing my face and drinking wine (see below)tired to do too much computer related. Also, I’m extremely jet lagged, and it’s basically 6 AM and I haven’t slept in whatever time zone I’m used to so this is going to be a quick one. I’ll give a better update after I get some sleep. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. watch)
What: Campaign Update
Why: Because I leave the country for less than 2 weeks, and Trump is somehow almost even with Clinton. Ok.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Sugar Vs. Fat
Why: Because apparently the whole war against fat in our diets was due to the sugar industry. Is there any business that isn’t willing to kill its customers?

LAW THING OF THE WEEK ()
What: Pardon Snowden / Don’t Pardon Snowden
Why: Because rarely has the legal status of a single fugitive(?) been so widely debated.

HEALTH THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Top 100 Health Inventions
Why: Because this is what’s allowing us to stay alive due to all the sugar and fat we eat.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (20 sec. watch)
What: Football’s Back, And So Are The Idiots.
Why: Because football. Also, this catch.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (Way too long watch. Seriously. Make it 22 minutes.)
What: The Emmys!
Why: Because no one watches scheduled TV anymore, so you might as well catch the end if you’re on the West Coast.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Nothing But The Boss
Why: Because Bruce Springsteen has a ridiculously long catalog.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: I Read A Book!
Why: It was Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, and it didn’t entirely make me want roll my eyes back through my head and down the road so I wouldn’t be able to read anymore. Unlike The Circle. So that’s a big improvement.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Mario On The iPhone
Why: Because I forgot to include this last week. Oops! But really, it’s insane (from a historical perspective) that Nintendo is releasing one of its most popular properties on an outside console.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Kottke.org Redesign; Two Raptors Enter, One Raptor Leaves; Homer’s Jobs
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Return Trip To Italy
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s