Webtacular World Issue # 215, January 14, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. would be openly weeping at the fact that Trump is president this week. On to the news.

WORD OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Shithole
Why: Because Trump is a continuous disgrace. Also, it is very much the United State’s and other Western “paradises” fault that countries like Haiti are “shitholes”. I cannot believe there are still three years left of Trump.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: False Alarm
Why: Because it is absolutely wonderful to know that our collective alert system for missile attacks is basically useless. This would normally be fine except for the fact that nuclear missiles are actually a threat again.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Tax Cuts Will Not Help The Lowest Classes
Why: Because Walmart is closing 10% of its Sam’s Clubs, while spending 3% of its annual profits on a one time bonus for hourly workers. Amazon is also is basically stealing from us to give us good deals.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Fight For DACA
Why: Because while applications still exist, the government might shut down because the great “deal maker” has no idea how to actually make deals.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Facebook For Friends
Why: Because apparently people like Facebook when it actually lets you know about your friends, instead of seeing some random racist comment on a fake news site feed. Weird.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: So This Is Why People Watch Football
Why: Because I’m still more excited for the real Winter Games, and our flying tomato-y friend.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Jumanji!
Why: Because it is a fun, weird, and entertaining movie that deserves its success.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. read)
What: Actual Shithole
Why: Because art.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Shithole Books
Why: Because each of these authors embody the actual kind of people that immigrate to America.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Flawed Horror
Why: Because I’m not a huge horror fan, but not many games come out that feel like Resident Evil 4.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Doppelgangart; Sexual Assault Cinnamon Rolls; I Heard Some Of You Like Harry Potter
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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Webtacular World Issue # 214, January 7, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Welcome to 2018, where everything is bett… wait a minute. Nope. Still just as crazy as last year. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The Best Things Of 2017
Why: Because we should take time to reflect the good things that happened last year before moving on to this year.

2018 STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: About A Book
Why: Because a book about Donald Trump inevitably sent him further off the rails than usual. Or not, considering he compared “button sizes” regarding the his still very real capability to launch nuclear missiles at whomever he feels like earlier in the week. Happy New Year indeed!

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Fastest Growing Economies
Why: Because the United States’ economic growth performance is below the world’s average. This makes sense, since it is “mature,” but it still is interesting to think about where global investment is headed.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Legal Pot?
Why: Because as the clock struck midnight, Californian stoners rejoiced at finally being able to smoke legally. At least, that is until Sessions threw a wrench in potentially billions of dollars of taxable sales due to his hatred of fun times.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Get Ready For A Spectral Meltdown
Why: Because it turns out every single Intel processor made in the last decade or so has been compromised. Whoops. Time to burn all of the computers.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (whatever)
What: FOOOOTBAAAAALL
Why: BECAUSE THE PLAYOFFS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THIS INCLUDES THE “AMATEURS.” YOU MUST CARE IF YOU ARE AMERICAN.

WATCHIE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Golden Globes
Why: Because there were protests, Seth Meyers roasting sexual harassers, and one of the worst actors ever finally getting his moment.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (just listen)
What: New Music For A New Year
Why: Because Kendrick has new fire, Jay-Z has to hang on to his wife’s coattails to tell a story, and Justin Timberlake is doing… something in the woods?

RADIO THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Few Less Things Considered
Why: Because Robert Siegel is retiring.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Side Eye
Why: Because this picture is life.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Some Games I Will Be Playing With Some Of My Free Time This Year
Why: Because last years games are so two thousand and late… teen. I’ll see myself out.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Worst Words; Selfie Touchdown; Primest Of Primes
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: The Biggest Button
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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