Webtacular World Issue # 157, December 4, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Another week, another Webtacular World. I definitely had no idea that this dumb idea for a weekly news update would last this long, but three years later, and here we are. Thanks for reading. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Protesting Pipes
Why: Because this directly shows that the proper form of civil disobedience still works a valid way to force companies to think about the human cost, at least for the time being.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Bringing The Venti To The Masses
Why: Because Starbucks invariably changed the way most Americans drink coffee, and its leader is leaving his post.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: People Are The Worst
Why: Because there is no way that shooting someone who is running away in the back can be construed as anything but murder.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Net Neutrality, Again
Why: Because like many things that are happening in the waning days of the Obama administration, this ruling may not stick, even though it is completely right.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: BCS Is Broken, Again
Why: Because choosing who gets to play in the “Championships” becomes more and more meaningless in seasons like these.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: Vol. 2
Why: Because more baby Groot.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Childish Genius
Why: Because Donald Glover’s newest album is a success – just like basically everything else he touches.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: Mummies Need Love, Too
Why: Because my friend Ezra, one of the people who was very much part of the reason why Webtacular World exists in the first place and who’s work on the great podcast Read It And Weep has been featured on here before, co-wrote a novel.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: The Game Awards / PlayStation Experience
Why: Because it’s both the game of the year award season and game of next year announcement season. And there were / will be some good ones.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: These Songs Will Ruin Your Day; Trevor Vs. Tomi; The State Of Music
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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