Webtacular World Issue # 212, December 24, 2017

Greetings Webtaculators! Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas Eve with friends and family. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Taxes
Why: Because fewer taxes sound good! Except when the majority of those cuts go to those who already have plenty, the tax code does not get any more simple, and the cuts cannot currently pay for themselves, which means a large cut to government programs in the near future. Furthermore, f you think business are going to use those funds to reinvest in their employees, lower prices, or redevelop their infrastructure, you’re kidding yourself. Since I’m currently watching the Muppet’s Christmas Carol, this seems appropriate.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Shake It Up
Why: Because Bitcoin crashed, but also apparently sort of recovered? Who knows. Also, Eric Schmidt is stepping down from leading Alphabet. Another notable departure is John Schnatter, AKA Papa John, for basically trying to fight the NFL.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What:  The Future Of The Judiciary
Why: Because one of the main pillars of society is slowly eroding away due to internal and external choices.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: IFO
Why: Because the Falcon 9 looked pretty cool flying over California.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (Long watch)
What: A Cog In The Machine
Why: Because following Isaiah Thomas, one of the top players in the NBA, as he’s traded from his franchise without prior knowledge shows just how little control players have over their own lives.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Sequels You Didn’t Know You Needed
Why: Because Jumanji had no business being remade, but somehow they made it work.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Shady’s Back, For Better Or For Worse
Why: Because it has taken Eminem 20 years to realize that people actually listen to his words, but it is probably too late to matter.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. look)
What: Time’s Best Photos
Why: Because a lot happened this year.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (15 min. read)
What: Forget VR, Here’s AR
Why: Because the Magic Leap is a real thing now.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Jingle Rock Bell; 50 Best Podcasts; C3PO’s Nightmare
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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