Webtacular World Issue # 188, July 9, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! Trump did something nice for once! I mean, he still managed to make the U.S. look ridiculous on the international stage and do pretty much everything else wrong, but at least he picked up that guy’s hat. I’ll take what I can get at this point. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Let’s All Go To Germany!
Why: Because the G20 Summit happened. Trump assured us that Russia didn’t impact the election after speaking with Putin, Ivanka pretended to be her dad, protesters protested, and everyone but the U.S. talked about climate change. Great success!

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Potential Future Of Automobiles Is Here
Why: Because Tesla’s affordable luxury is almost in the common person’s reach.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (20 min. read)
What: Getting Warmer
Why: Because the Earth will be very hot very soon. At least the courts are trying to protect us, even if the EPA isn’t.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (short/long look, depending on how much you like cycling)
What: Le Tour!
Why: Because this year’s race has already been nuts.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: How To Make A Space Opera Without A Studio
Why: Because you basically have to be Luc Besson to do it.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: More New Old Things
Why: Because when a band that includes both Feist and Metric releases a new album, you know it’s good. Also, they made this song, which is still one of my favorites.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: Step One: Get A Plane
Why: Because politicians don’t often get caught messing up this badly. Speaking of planes, this is why propellers look so strange when you take a picture of them.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: America: The Novel
Why: Because stories are often a reflection of where they take place.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Gaming For Good
Why: Because a bunch of really good video game players raised almost $2 million for Doctors Without Boarders by playing games quickly. Not bad.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Future FootballChristie On A Beach; Sabotage
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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