Webtacular World Issue # 219, February 11, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! My favorite part of the Winter Olympics is the fact that every sport consists of a bunch of humans trying to do incredible feats of athleticism (well, besides curling) while attempting not to slip and fall. Friction – who needs it? My other observation is that any sport would be better if low powered guns were also included like the biathlon. This would go beyond racing sports – for example, in football, it would solve multiple problems, since instead of going for an extra point, the the player who scored would have to shoot a bullseye. America loves guns, so what could possibly go wrong? On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: The Greatest Economy
Why: Because yes, I realize that the stock market is a terrible barometer for the economy overall. However, the President doesn’t seem to understand this, or why it’s such a bad idea to link his own success to a system that is essentially a bunch of people placing bets on businesses.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Uber v. Waymo
Why: Because all the hubbub about trade secrets and corporate sabotage ended with a settlement.  Driverless cars will be here sooner than you think.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. watch)
What: Rocket, Man
Why: Because the Falcon Heavy launch and landing was one of the coolest space related things I have ever seen.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Olympics So Far
Why: Because we’re one weekend into the games, and comparing medal counts is fun. Here is a ranking of all of the events, which, interestingly, break down into basically 5 different things – skiing, snowboarding, sledding, skating, and… um… curling.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Black Panther
Why: Because the Marvel Universe once again delivers a groundbreaking super hero movie.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Black Panther
Why: Because I never would have believed that what is essentially a Disney movie soundtrack would ever be an amazing explicit hiphop album. But here we are.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (quick look)
What: Starman
Why: Because there is a dummy in a spacesuit in a Tesla in space.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: All About That Paper
Why: Because paper jams are a pain in the ass.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (1.5 hour watch)
What: Games And Politics
Why: Because using current media to understand the world around us is just important whether that media is a book, a movie, or a video game.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: This Is How You Give An Interview While Burning Every Bridge Along The Way; AKA The Deadliest Of Kills; Cat Curling
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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