Webtacular World Issue # 210, December 10, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! Welcome to the month of Christmas. California remains on fire. When will this year end. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Yerusalayim
Why: Because as a Jew, I assume Trump’s announcement  was supposed to sound inspirational. As a human being, it is a forfeiture of moderation, and a potential for a declaration of war. It is a statement that there will not be peace in the Middle East. Trump also broke during the announcement. I wish this was funny, but this is a head of state unable to articluate the word “Jerusalem” in a coherent manner. That’s not OK.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: All Of The Coins
Why: Because as of this posting, a bitcoin is worth $16860.08. Feel free to feel bad if you didn’t buy in with your friend in 2011 for less than a dollar.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Let Them Eat Cake
Why: Because the First Amendment defense of “cake art” is troubling. This is especially true if speech protection destroys the basis for equality protections.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Exploitation
Why: Because email spoofs are becoming much more difficult to identify. As a state government employee, these sorts of attacks occur on a daily basis. They are also becoming much more sophisticated, to the point where even calling a colleague might not be enough of a preventative measure to stop access to confidential information.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Whoops
Why: Because Russia is cheating at more than politics. On another note, what about chess? Oh, the robots are winning. Nevermind.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. watch)
What: All Of The Films
Why: Because Star Wars is better than them all.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (26 min. listen)
What: The Future
Why: Because I know I inundate this site with personal music suggestions more than a reasonably non-biased news source should. However, beyond having a REALLY good taste in music, I also happen to know people who make REALLY good music. Give it a listen. If I’m right, you’re listening to the future of rap. If I’m wrong, well, you got to hear a riff off a good Missy Elliott song.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: Modernity
Why: Because humanity finds beauty in lines.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Selection
Why: Because even if you have a problem with the NYT, they still do more literary analysis for the common man than any other American publication.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: How To Make The Best Game Better
Why: Because you just have to give the protagonist a motorcycle. Or just make a new Mega Man.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: UBI; Get Ready; Naughty Is An Understatement
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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