Webtacular World Issue # 225, March 25, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators. Another week, another White House story (or 5). This time, on “how could things possibly get any more dumb:” a porn star gets a 60 Minutes interview to describe how the current President threatened her to cover up an affair; the President fired his national security advisor and replaced him with potentially the most dangerous man possible for that position; the President lost one of his main attorneys in his quest to stop the DOJ from doing its job, even though he apparently got plenty of help from the House Intelligence Committee in their “investigation“; and the President is going to try to ban transgender soldiers from serving, again.  I’m only assuming it can get worse, although I won’t be happy to find out exactly how! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: The Kids Are Alright
Why: Because this weekend’s student led protest against gun violence drew hundreds of thousands (if not more) from around the world. It was truly inspiring to see, and I can’t wait to see what else these kids do. This is assuming of course that Bolton and Co. don’t destroy the world before they get a chance to lead.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Rise Interest Rates, RISE!
Why: Because this is the perfect time to try to buy a house. /s

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Let Freedom Speak
Why: Because “Free Speech” is only as free as John Roberts wants it to be.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Technology and the Very Bad, No Good Week
Why: An automated car killed a pedestrian, people finally are realizing that Facebook makes money from selling their information, and Guccifer goofed.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Sticky Wicket
Why: Because this is the biggest scandal to rock the world’s version of baseball.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Day Of The Dogs
Why: Because Wes Anderson made another good Wes Anderson movie.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Sea Shanties And Synths
Why: Because The Decemberists released a new album that is both familiar yet new.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Fiction By Women
Why: Because I still don’t read enough women authors. I’m trying.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Games And Guns
Why: Because guns are a huge part of how a player interacts with digital worlds, and even if games do not cause gun violence, it is still a good time to rethink why they are such a large part of digital media.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: A Wes Anderson Movie; How To Turn Down; What To Eat
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Lollipop Of My Face
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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