Webtacular World Issue # 217, January 28, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! I have some words about what happened this week, so on to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (read)
What: Overload
Why: Because news finally got to the point of being overwhelming. Did you know there was a school shooting in Kentucky? 20 people were shot! Did you know that there was a massive suicide bombing in Kabul? 95 people were killed, and hundreds more were injured. Did you know Cape Town, South Africa is about to run out of water? Don’t worry, though, climate change isn’t real! Finally, it really seems like the President was trying to tamper with justice as he was reported to have attempted to fire Mueller. However, even this news was overshadowed by the allegations that Trump allegedly had an affair with both a porn star and the current UN Ambassador – because why not? The circus is here for 3 more years, so just ignore the elephants destroying everything in the living room while we continue on with our lives like everything is just fine.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The President Goes To Davos
Why: Because the World Economic Forum is a gathering place for the best and brightest (read – wealthiest and most powerful)so they can determine our near term future. Hooray.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: A System Of Failure
Why: Because the effort MSU seems to have gone through in order to help hide Nasser’s decades of abuse of female gymnasts is horrifying.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Personal Protection
Why: Because I can’t afford a Model 3, but I can afford a flame thrower.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Foreverederer
Why: Because Roger Federer continues to dominate tennis like no one else has. It’s usually easy to say whether a 25 year old version of an athlete would be able to beat a 35 year old version of themselves, but that’s no longer looking like a sure bet.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Grammys
Why: Because popular music sure isn’t what the kids are listening to any more. There were some great performances, though (Kesha, Childish Gambino, and Kendrick).

ART THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Fit For A King
Why: Because art shade is the best shade.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Let’s Go Hunt Some Monsters
Why: Because fighting a T-Rex with a giant sword so you can make the T-Rex into an even stronger gunlance and armor so you can fight a dragon the size of a bus, so you can turn THAT into twin daggers… etc. etc. is way more fun than it should be.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Karma Is A Bitch; Neutrality King; Who Needs Snow?
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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