Webtacular World Issue # 161, January 1, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! Welcome to 2016 2017. I had a wonderful time ringing in the new year celebrating a marriage. I hope you all had a great time celebrating the end of a pretty awful year. I have high hope that this next year will be a completely better experience than what we just went through. Oh, wait. No I don’t. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Hollywood Royalty
Why: Because Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died within hours of each other. In a year where celebrity death seemed to be especially prevalent, this was a truly sad way to continue this trend.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid
Why: Because its a problem when American infrastructure is too expensive.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Paying For No Crime
Why: Because people often have to pay even when charges are dismissed. The Supreme Court is going to rule if that actually is legal.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Human Machine Interface
Why: Because figuring out the right way to get people to interact with “driverless” technology is the biggest roadblock to making sure you will never have to drive yourself again.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Bowl Season
Why: Because my alma mater is playing my wife’s sorta alma mater in the Rose Bowl, so we are both pretending to care about college football for the day tomorrow.

COMEDY THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: The Future Of Comedy
Why: Because making fun of Trump just isn’t that funny now that he’s actually going to be the president.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Fitting End To 2016
Why: Because even if it was due to Mariah not being able to hear her monitors, this really is the music performance 2016 deserved.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Nat Geo’s Best Photos Of The Year
Why: Because these photos are pretty good.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. read)
What: The Path To Frog Fractions 2
Why: Because game development is a hell of a thing.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Rory Is The Worst; Hollyweed;
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Better Year
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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