Webtacular World Issue # 182, May 29, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! So, I failed you. Unlike the past 181 consecutive weeks, I was unable to finish this week’s issue by 12(ish) on Sunday night. I am sorry. My excuse is that I was having too much fun Bottle Rockin’ with Tom Petty, the Silversun Pickups, Foo Fighters, Ayesha (and Steph) Curry, and Martha Stewart, while staying in a house without accessible wifi. I hope you can accept my heartfelt apology, and that I will try my hardest to continue to deliver you (mostly) quality content every Sunday. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The World We Live In
Why: Because I really don’t know what to say about what amounts to attacking a concert for kids.

POLITICAL THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Trump Vs. The World
Why: Because Trump pushed a foreign leader, got his hand crushed by France, frowned at by the Pope, and promised to stop allowing German cars (which are actually built in the U.S.) to be sold in America, because he doesn’t understand things. Also, because being “Trumpian” is OK, a Montana candidate physically assaulted a reporter, and still won.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: I Really Miss This Man
Why: Because former President Obama clearly demonstrates his grasp of the larger looming problems facing humanity, and seems to actually want to do something about it.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Say It With Me: Racism Is Not An Acceptable Reason For Establishing Voting Districts
Why: Because North Carolina was explicitly told this, again.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Time To Stop Traveling
Why: Because the White House in all of it’s wisdom is considering banning laptops from all international flights.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Round 3
Why: Because the Warriors face the Cavaliers for their 3rd straight NBA finals. This will be good.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. watch)
What: Super Heroes Move On
Why: Because we have been aptly watching super hero for almost 20 years.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Well, That’s… Something
Why: Because your favorite 2000s rap rockers just went pop. Again, Linkin Park started with music like this, and now is doing this. My favorite game to play with this album is guessing which pop artist a song was supposed to be for. For example, I’m pretty sure song “Talking To Myself” was supposed to be for Brittney Spears.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Return To The World Of Daemons
Why: Because we all can now spend more time in Philip Pullman’s classic “His Dark Materials” universe.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: What Happens When Americans Are The Bad Guys?
Why: Because Far Cry 5, a series that is no stranger to cultural controversy, seems to be focusing its target on America’s heartland.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: One Night With Paul Giamatti; Cooking With Stephen; Also Cooking With Stephen
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: E-40 Wine
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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