Webtacular World Issue # 255, October 21, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators. Why is it that these weeks have so much happen in them that it is impossible to keep straight? The real thing that matters is that our President has decided that truth is a negotiable thing: Oh, Turkey says a journalist was killed by Saudis in the Saudi consulate at the orders of the Saudi prince? Well, the Saudis say no such thing happened, and I believe them. Oh, now it turns out the journalist was killed, but it was probably due to a fistfight between the journalist and a bunch of rogue actors. I still believe them. Truth is non-negotiable. Also, Elizabeth Warren apparently does have some Native American lineage, but because of the nonsense world we now live in, instead of everyone focusing on the fact that the President was blatantly racist to someone with Native American ancestors, everyone is focusing on Warren’s bad timing and bad delivery of that fact. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED SOMEONE “POCAHONTAS” TO HER FACE. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Immigrant Vs. Refugee
Why: Because thousands of people fleeing Honduras are traveling en masse to the United States. Trump, of course, wants to punish Honduras instead of help people. For a New Yorker, I’m surprised he isn’t aware of the Statue Of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: The Passing Of A Giant
Why: Because Microsoft founder Paul Allen passed away. Bill Gates had some very kind words for the man.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (8 minute read)
What: A Destruction Of Civil Rights
Why: Because the United States is very close to rolling back legal protections for trans-gendered Americans. The people currently in charge of our federal government are monsters.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Stupid Man Wants More Nukes
Why: Because the world, and the United States, for that matter, do not need more nukes. There is no more mutually assured destruction available: we already have enough to blow up the entire planet.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: LA Vs. Boston
Why: Because two of the most hated baseball franchises get to play each other in the World Series. Go Red Sox.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: SPOOOKY
Why: Because there are lots of good scary movies.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Failure Of The US On The World Stage
Why: Because the United States has been generally terrible at winning hearts and minds overseas for the last couple of decades. Here are a couple of books that explain why.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: A Tale Of Swords And Souls Eternally Retold
Why: Because the sixth entry to the Soulcalibur fighting game series is a wonderful entry to a very fun game with a very stupid yet earnest story. People are also having a blast with its character creator.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Decent List Of The Best Internet; Incredibly Bad List Of Best Halloween CandySmart People Are Finally Listening To My Request For Less / Better News;
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Lotto Ticket
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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