Webtacular World Issue # 250, September 16, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Manafort flipped. He plead guilty to conspiring against the United States, which, while not legally “treason,” sure is about as close as you can get colloquially for someone who was in charge of heading Trump’s presidential campaign. Also, you now have read 250 (or so) of these. That’s kind of a lot. Thanks for sticking around. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The World Is Drowning
Why: Because unprecedented flooding is occurring in the Carolinas, Hong Kong is being destroyed by wind and water after Typhoon Mangkhut decimated the Philippines. But don’t worry, rising water is not our problem. Also, Lindsey Graham voted against Hurricane Sandy relief for New York in 2013, and Hurricane Harvey relief last year. One bright light in all of this is that the world (and California) has not entirely given up on trying to fix itself.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: School Is Expensive
Why: Because like other basic needs most other countries have figured out how to do well and affordably, American college costs are quickly running away from most peoples’ reach.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: No Means No, Kavanaugh
Why: Because this liar and probable attempted sexual assaulter should not be a Supreme Court Justice – one sexual harasser on the bench is already one too many.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Power
Why: Because access to safe, reliable energy is something we take for granted. It is especially important to remember that the reason why we need to keep investing in our own infrastructure is because it can go horribly wrong.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Lighting
Why: Because a person just maintained a 4:38 mile pace for 26.2 miles, and beat the previous record by over a minute. That is insane.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Movies You Should See (But Probably Won’t)
Why: Because there are just too many things to watch.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Macca’s #1 Again
Why: Because Paul McCartney’s new album is his first number 1 album in decades.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. look)
What: Our Future
Why: Because storms like these are becoming more prevalent.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: OVER-RATED
Why: Because many books you were forced to read in high school really aren’t really all that great, aside from giving historical context to a particular point in time.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Serial Is Back; Derpy Animals; OK
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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