Webtacular World Issue # 251, September 23, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! It’s late and I’m tired. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Off The Rails
Why: Because Republican Senators tried to force a vote on Brett Kavanaugh before yet another allegation of “sexual misconduct” (I’m sorry, but forcing someone to touch your dick is not “sexual misconduct,” it’s sexual assault) could make its way to the news cycle. This makes Republican Senators complicit in trying to cover up yet another allegation of sexual assault. This is especially important because Brett Kavanaugh is against birth control and abortion (even though he doesn’t know the difference between the two). These allegations, if true, make his beliefs against women’s body autonomy that much starker – not only are women’s bodies not their own for them to do what they want with them, but they are for him to do what he wants with them. He is not fit for being allowed to be a Justice on the Supreme Court.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Tit For Tariff
Why: Because China and the US are imposing billions of dollars of tariffs on trade with each other. This is bad for everyone.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long read / listen)
What: Rock The Amendments
Why: Because law is generally not fun. This album tries hard to make it enjoyable.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Military Astrophysics Complex
Why: Because many of the things we use today like GPS, global communications, and microprocessors only because widely available to civilians after development for military purposes. It’s weird that we only really care to innovate when we are threatened with our own self destruction.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Tiger
Why: Because Tiger Woods won his first major golf tournament in 5 years.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Joker
Why: Because its amazing that some of our best actors continuously seek to portray a comic book character.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Meh-mmys
Why: Because no one watches TV on a schedule anymore.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Top 200 Of The 80s
Why: Because Michael Ian Black isn’t telling us why these albums are great.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Best Of The Century
Why: Because the 21st century is young, but there has been a ton of good literature.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Farewell To Telltale
Why: Because the studio known for making critically acclaimed games about existing properties such as Batman, Boarderlands, and most famously, The Walking Dead, is closing.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Who Is Tony Hawk?; Poppins; The Room
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Better Supreme Court Justice Pick.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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