Webtacular World Issue # 162, January 8, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! Well, I said that my wish for this year was to have better news, but so far the stupid world won’t listen. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: New Year New Shooting
Why: Because instead of being a terrorist or gun nut or any other of the “expected” profile an active shooter is supposed to be, this time the horror was enacted by a discharged military veteran. The number of veterans who are involved in violent altercations far outweighs their percentage of the population. People like the man who committed this atrocity need help, but based on the way things are going, it is doubtful that any meaningful changes will occur.

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Comrade Trump
Why: Because Russia actively sought to involve themselves in the United States’ elections to help put Trump in power.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Jack In The Tacos (click on the first link)
Why: Because Jack in the Box Tacos might be the most perfect late night drunk food, regardless of what Meagan thinks.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Oh, So That’s Why He Was A Con Law Professor
Why: Because while Trump is tweeting about how his version of The Apprentice debuted higher than Schwarzenegger’s version, President Obama was busy getting his comment on U.S. criminal justice published by the Harvard Law Review. Meanwhile, at Jeff Session’s office

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: CES 2017
Why: Because the largest technology product show in the U.S. continues growing, and will keep on doing so until everyone has an IOT refrigerator.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Grandaddiest Game
Why: Because I stupidly wrote off the Rose Bowl last week, when it ended up being one of the best football games in a really long time. Sorry.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Golden Globes
Why: Because the Drunk Oscars proved to choose decently this year, save for the self love of big winner La La Land. Two things of note: Meryl Streep’s Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, and the fact that Ryan Renolds’ Deadpool was up for two major awards.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. look)
What: Coachella 2017
Why: Because Beyonce and hate groups.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Games Reflecting Life
Why: Because the microcosm that is video games sure mirrored some of the worst of this past year.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: So That’s How Gears Work; Japan’s McDonalds Look Fun; Horses Are Just Giant Dogs You Can Ride On; Porn Year In Review (For a country that just voted in a party that hates same sex relationships, the fact that “lesbian” was the #1 rated search term breaks my mind)
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: This Awesomely Stupid Laptop
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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