Webtacular World Issue # 236, June 10, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators. The sports were good, the politics were bad, and the world goes on. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Like A G6
Why: Because Trump decided to attack our allies at the latest G7 meeting. Can we just stop sending him to represent the US? He doesn’t really seem to have the US’ interest at heart. You would think he would at least know the words to our national songs because he is such a strong “patriot”.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Let’s Check In On Bitcoin… Oh That’s Not Good
Why: Because bitcoin fell a whole lot after an exchange in South Korea was hacked.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Shameful
Why: Because although this ruling avoids making a bigger claim about whether or not cakes represent religious freedom grounds to discriminate against gay people, you should read Justice Ginsburg’s dissent if you want to understand why this is such a cop out of a ruling.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (various length reads)
What: Champions! Champions. Champion. Champion.
Why: Because the USMNT never will be because they blew it.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Best Heists
Why: Because robbery movies with suave criminals make for great cinima.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Snail Mail
Why: Because I have been listening to a lot of women-led indie rock lately for some reason (basically they’re all really good). If that sounds like your jam, check out Remember Sports, Middle Kids, and Superorganism.

THEATER THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Tonys
Why: Because I really need to see more plays and musicals.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Confidential
Why: Because Anthony Bourdain passed away. He brought so much joy and thought into how food is an integral part of all cultures, and what ties us all together. I will miss his viewpoint on the world. Bourdain’s suicide was preceded by news that Kate Spade, namesake and designer for the brand of preppy, colorful workwear and accessories, also passed away. Both took their own lives. It is hard to imagine how two people seemingly on top of their fields could be in so much pain, yet here we are.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: E3 Is Here
Why: Because the next year of gaming looks great. Ones you should look out for are Fallout 76, Metro Exodus; Anthem; Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice; Forza Horizon 4, and Cyberpunk 2077.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: How To Change An Industry; Skyrim VSE; Mortal Engines; Spider People
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Warriors won, and that’s all I wanted.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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