Webtacular World Issue # 233, May 20, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Well, there goes my dream of marrying a prince. Who knew that was a valid possibility for an American? In local news, Marin Academy, the high school lacrosse team I played for and coached and won its NCS Championship Game off of a last second goal in the last game ever for the head coach. Sports dreams can happen. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (sigh)
What: STOP SHOOTING PEOPLE
Why: Between “a lack of restraint” by Israeli soldiers after thousands of Palestinians were injured and dozens killed during the protests against the opening of a new American embassy in Jerusalem, and the murder of 10 students and teachers in yet another school shooting, this week was not good.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: 9.9%
Why: Because we’re part of the problem.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What:Bet On It
Why: Because sports betting just was legalized throughout the US (well, at least on the federal level). Yay for legal betting. Or not.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Senate Saves Neutrality
Why: Because the fight for net neutrality is not over yet. We only have to convince the House and the President… oh never mind.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Bet On It
Why: Because sports betting just was legalized throughout the US (well, at least on the federal level). Yay for legal betting. Or not.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Serviceable Star Wars
Why: Because Solo probably won’t be your favorite, but at least its better than the prequels.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Feels Like The 90s Again
Why: Because Courtney Barnett’s new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, has enough distortion for all of us.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (read)
What: American War; Station Eleven
Why: Because sometimes reading about the end of the world is better than living it.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Gaming For Everyone
Why: Because one of the defining parts of video games as we understand them is through the controllers people use. Microsoft is trying to let more people play.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: The Greatest (For Now)Laurel / Yanny; Best Podcasts of 2018
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: More Time To Coach Again
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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