Webtacular World Issue # 227, April 8, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Remember to do your taxes. On to the news.

P.S. Errol, read Rachel’s emails.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Why: Because actual chemical attacks are being committed in whatever version of a proxy war Syria is currently in. Weird how our current President wants to withdraw troops (I could have sworn the U.S. was all about running guns blazing into Middle Eastern countries that were a threat…) The fact that the U.S. and Russia’s relationship is deteriorating at a rapid rate is not any help to the situation either.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Toys Were Us
Why: Because essentially Bain & Co. saw this commercial and took it literally. Then they broke it.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long legalese read)
What: The Cost Of Silence
Why: Because that’s how much Bill Reilly paid Rebecca Diamond to drop her sexual harassment claim. Yup. Nothing there.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: How To Redesign The Web
Why: Because Reddit underwent its first large redesign in over 10 years, which is forever in internet time.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Racism Is Bad
Why: Because Deadspin did two particularly well done deep dives into racism and sports – one dealing with Lacrosse and the other with Basketball. Both are worth your time.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Revisiting The 80s
Why: Because Molly Ringwald discusses some of the problems with some of her breakout movies, like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club in light of the #MeToo movement.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Rainbow Kitten Surprise… Surprises
Why: Because their new album, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall is excellent, and their video for Hide is extremely powerful. Definitely looking forward to seeing these guys at Outside Lands.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (short look)
What: Trump Tower Fire
Why: Because symbolism.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The Forever Game That Wasn’t
Why: Because the original was supposed to last 10 years. It didn’t. The sequel’s player-base seems to have disappeared even faster.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Star Wars; Sorta Star Wars; Definitely Not Star Wars
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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