Webtacular World Issue # 186, June 25, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! Happy Pride! I also hope everyone on the West Coast managed to not catch on fire this week. I really don’t function well in anything above 100 degrees, and it hit that multiple times. Good thing our Government understands that this is not normal! Oh, right. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Russia Hacked Our Election
Why: Because  the Obama administration, ironically, didn’t overtly act on the information for fear of appearing like they were trying to influence the election. It also did not help that almost every single poll showed that Clinton was going to win, regardless. Also, Trump is a liar.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Health “Care”
Why: Because removing coverage for 23 million people is disgusting and immoral.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Driverless
Why: Because the head of Uber stepped down after several prominent investors revolted.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. watch)
What: What’s In A Name
Why: Because free speech is one of those things that is total, except when it isn’t (see, here).

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Sports Are Over
Why: Because my favorite baseball team is doing terribly, and all the other sports are not happening right now. No, I don’t care about drafts.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (various listens)
What: Back To The Other Decades
Why: Because new music doesn’t quite sound new anymore. Portugal. The Man went back to the 60’s, Phoenix, Paramore, and Bleachers went back to the 80’s, and Katy Perry’s new album sounds like a late 90’s early 00’s dance club. Also, apparently a lot of music I listen to has the letter P in it.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Transformers Is Bad
Why: Because you should watch Baby Driver or The Big Sick, which are good, instead.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: A History Of Pride
Why: Because Pride parades are fun. If you haven’t had a chance to attend one, you really should next year.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: You’re A Wizard, Harry! Turns 20
Why: Because the Harry Potter series was singlehandedly responsible for showing my brother that reading was fun. I can only assume that it did the same for millions of others.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Steam Sale
Why: Because there are a ton of really good computer games for really cheap right now. Like, a cup of coffee cheap for hours of entertainment. Also, actual Nazis are mad that people seem to have plenty of fun shooting video game Nazis.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: He’s Back, And He Brought Some Friends; The Earth Is Not Flat; A History Of The “Domestic” Cat
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD NOT GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A $400 Tea Maker
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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