Webtacular World Issue # 193, August 13, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Fuck Nazis, And Fuck Our Nazi Enabling President
Why: Because The STORY OF THE WEEK would have been the North Korea nuclear threat escalation, because our idiotic leader managed to unsuccessfully engage in diplomacy, but instead we get to deal with Nazis.
I would be more eloquent, but these heinous acts committed by people who believe in an ideology that calls for my personal destruction due to my heritage do no deserve it. My grandparents (yes, all of them,) fought to make sure the world would be free of this scourge forever. The fact that Nazis are openly marching is a direct affront to their memory, to all World War II veterans, and to America itself. Trump has allied himself with these degenerates. There is no side equivalence in this: you are either a supporter of Trump and his Nazi backers, or against them. Choose wisely, because history is watching.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Tech Bros Are The Worst
Why: Because this memo was circulated by an engineer at Google, before he was summarily fired.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Assault And Fame
Why: Because we have multiple stories to choose from this week: Taylor Swift gets a lawsuit against her dismissed, Kesha makes music again (it’s a fun album!) after allegedly being raped by her producer, the NFL finally applies its domestic abuse rules to a star player, and a popular video game critic was let go from his publication for using his position to solicit nude pictures from his female fans. I hate this week.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Twilight Actor Can Act
Why: Because Robert  Pattinson actually made a good movie.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. look)
What: OSL 2017
Why: Because Outside Lands had its 10th anniversary. My favorite acts were Sleigh Bells,  Fleet Foxes, Royal Blood; Cage The Elephant, Maggie Rogers, and The Who.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Fuck Nazis
Why: Because Nazis continue killing people in the modern world. This is unacceptable.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: $10 Million For Winning At Video Games
Why: Because the DOTA 2 International had the biggest prize pool in gaming history.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: The Redemption Of Fieri?; America Is Broken; Puppies
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Whatever. It’s been a long week.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

Webtacular World Issue # 192, August 6, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! So the President’s on vacation, which means that the U.S. gets to deal with way less of his inability to govern for the next 15 days or so. At least, assuming that any more information doesn’t leak out of his administration, including his own VP apparently looking to run for his position. At least we’re not Venezuela. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Winter Is Closer
Why: Because North Korea is continuing to develop its ICBM capabilities.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Karma Sucks For Shkreli
Why: Because the “Pharma Bro” was found guilty of fraud.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Grandest Of Juries
Why: Because Muller’s impaneled grand jury suggests the case against Trump is growing in scope. This is what a grand jury does.

HEALTH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Opioid Crisis
Why: Because it seems like the leaders of this administration are more concerned with going after a drug that has not really killed anybody. Weird how Jeff Sessions’ task force disagrees with him as well.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Faster Than A Bolt
Why: Because Usain Bolt is no longer the fastest man in the world. It is also interesting when photo finishes are taken near the beginning of the race.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Not As Bad As You Think
Why: Because I love the Dark Tower series. This movie kinda sorta takes what happens in the first three books and mushes them together into something that is not nearly as ambitious as the source material. It is not a good movie, but is definitely enjoyable as its own thing.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. watch)
What: Starting On 7/8
Why: Because only Radiohead can make a song harder than it should be.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Time To Travel
Why: Because you might be able to take similar photographs of your own.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Taking Games Seriously
Why: Because one school is starting to teach games like literature. This also includes providing gaming opportunities to inmates. Maybe others will follow.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: High Standards; If Only My First Crush Went This Well; Rain Delay
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: John Lennon’s Rolls Royce
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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