Webtacular World Issue # 181, May 21, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! I really am waiting for the week where there is no Trump news. Sadly, this week was the opposite of that, as much as that is even possible, considering how entirely his presidency has tainted headlines this year. Might as well dive in now. Onto the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Trump
Why: Because it’s 2017. Also, TrumpTrump, Trump, and Trump. Please, stop. At least Roger Ailes isn’t here anymore to sexually harass more women.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Not Forgiven
Why: Because Trump is planning to end student loan forgiveness. Many of my friends who are current colleagues or past classmates will be directly affected by this if it goes through. These are brilliant people who have put their personal financial gains aside to help other Americans, who are actively relying upon the federal loan forgiveness to be able to afford to do their work. This would be a national disaster.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Special Prosecution For Special People
Why: Because Robert Muller was named as the special prosecutor in the Trump / Russia investigation.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Bye Bye Internet
Why: Because net neutrality is going back to the drawing board, even though basically everyone but the FCC and cable industry wants it.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Cleveland Pulled A San Antonio
Why: Because Cleveland lost after being up by 20. I guess some of these games need to be close.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: All The Pretentious Movies
Why: Because the Cannes Film Festival is happening.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Returning To Twin Peaks
Why: Because David Lynch’s beloved 90’s series is back.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Say Hello To Heaven
Why: Because Chris Cornell passed away this week. He was probably was my favorite rock singer, whether with Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave, or on his own. I was lucky enough to see him perform Hunger Strike with Pearl Jam at Bridge School Benefit in 2014. He will be missed.

COMEDY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Original Haters
Why: Because sometime people just need to be roasted.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: A Shitty Book By A Shitty Person
Why: Because when a review starts off with the sentence “IVANKA TRUMP HAS WRITTEN a book about female empowerment, and it is about as feminist as a swastika-shaped bikini wax,” you know you’re in for a review that will be way more entertaining than the thing it is destroying.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. watch)
What: Music Makes The Mario
Why: Because the music in games is arguably as important as the gameplay itself.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Romphim; Duck Ramp; PatriotHole; Fondoodler
Why: Because Internet.

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

THING YOU SHOULD NOT GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Romphim
Why: Because Brian does not deserve it.

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

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