Webtacular World Issue # 249, September 9, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Well, now we get to see what happens when people are more interested in short term gains, and fail to realize what happens when a political party focuses its energy on a singular goal – in this case, rolling back Roe v. Wade. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Kavanaugh
Why: Because there are many reasons Brett Kavanaugh should not be up for appointment to the Supreme Court at this point – Merrick Garland, a lack of recusal from Trump related cases, a lack of understanding of birth control, and, most importantly, probable perjury. Republicans, who don’t care about these things, will vote him in anyway. Although Democrats tried, finally, to do something, it will most likely be too little, too late. The repercussions will last throughout the remainder of my life.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Other Biggest Online Retailer
Why: Because the CEO of Alibaba, China’s largest company, is stepping down from his leadership role later this year.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: This Is Not Treason
Why: Because my Constitutional Law Professor says so. It is, however, one of the most ridiculous op-eds I have ever seen. The author should probably stop being a coward – if Trump is such a threat to our society, writing a nameless op-ed is hardly the way to go about protecting us.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The EVs Are Coming
Why: Because Ford is investing $11 billion into electric vehicles.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Tone
Why: Because Naomi Osaka’s win at the US Open was overshadowed by the controversy of how she won – Serena Williams was docked a set when she argued with the umpire regarding a call. When men argue, it’s “passionate” or “righteous.” When women do, it’s “hysterical” or “bitchy.” This is true even outside of sports.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. reads)
What: The 80s Monsters Are Invading 2018
Why: Because a new Predator and Halloween are ready to cause violence again.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: RIP Mac Miller
Why: Because yet another very popular up and coming rapper who you probably never listened to died from a drug overdose.

COMEDY THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Regretful Jokes
Why: Because jokes can go from being funny at one point to not quite that funny at another. Jokes are about context – and that context changes over time. Here are a bunch of comedians explaining why they no longer think certain jokes that may have gotten them the success that they currently have need to be repeated. More importantly, they are apologizing for them.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: FEAR
Why: Because Bob Woodward released one of the most scathing books on Trump so far.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Look Out, Here Comes The Spider-Man
Why: Because the new Spider-Man videogame makes swinging through New York a very fun activity.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Prince Is Rolling In His Grave; Toy Story IRL; Good Football
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: My Supreme Court Prediction To Be Wrong
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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