Webtacular World Issue # 167, February 12, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! So I guess this is what a “quiet” week with Trump looks like – Tweeting about a department chain, about how he’s going to see a bunch of judges in court because he totally understands how our legal system works, shaking the Japanese Prime Minister’s hand, oh, and playing golf, because weekends.

In a completely different news, I am happy to announce that my brother somehow managed to convince his girlfriend to be his fiance.

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Congrats Chet and Steph! I’m so happy for you both! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Destroying America’s Future
Why: Because the appointment of Betsy DeVos shows a complete disregard for the public education of our population.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Power Of Words
Why: Because if you’re going to blame a country for market manipulation, you might want to make sure you’re talking about the right ones.

ENVIRONMENTAL THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Too Much Water
Why: Because California, in a turn of events, now has a problem of too much water. This can be extremely devastating.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Little Respect
Why: Because lawyers are finally being portrayed for the good things that they do.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: How Keyboards Work
Why: Because you might as well understand how the thing you type on all the time actually makes the words appear on the screen.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (13 min. read)
What: Nothing But Keanu
Why: Because John Wick 2 is out.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: SNL Is Killing It
Why: Because Spicey.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read [if you read all of them (you should)])
What: The Real Biggest Night In Music
Why: Because even Adele thinks Beyonce should have won.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Reading List Of Fascism
Why: Because Kottke.org linked to a couple lists of books on Fascism, which seems slightly prescient at this time.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Defining A Genre
Why: Because First Person Shooters used to be called Doom clones before anyone realized it was a specific type of game, and Nioh seems to prove that Soulsbourne is now its own thing.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Working From Home; How To Raise Plants; The Science Guy
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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