Greetings Webtaculators. I don’t know how to keep up with things anymore. In the span of a week, there were multiple stories that in most other years would be something that was broken down and analyzed for months before they were out of the collective memory. Instead, we are stuck with an impossible amount of things that happened. The format of Webtacular was supposed to be able to break down these occurrences into bite sized chunks, with focus on one particular story that stood out. It has been impossible to do that for the last few weeks, and remains a problem for this one. Sorry about that. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK
What: Just A Few Things
Why: Because Blue Wave; Attack The Press; “Patriot”; Mass Murder; California Burns; and The Execution Of Heroes.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: America Does Not Act Like It Has A Single Economy
Why: Because businesses take billions of dollars a year from states.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: fOILed Again (Sorry)
Why: Because the Keystone XL Pipeline project was stalled again due to the Trump Administration’s lack of environmental impact analysis.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Why California Is On Fire
Why: Because its a combination of global warming and extreme wind.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Couch-Side Analyst
Why: Because no other event is explained in real-time like football.
COMIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
Why: Because Stan Lee, the creator of superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men died today. You probably know what he looks like even if you don’t know who he is.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (1 min. 30 sec. watch)
What: Toy Story 4
Why: Because they probably have to kill the toys this time after the last movie.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Muse Goes Back To The 80’s
Why: Because Muse leans heavy on the synths for its newest album.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: California Burning
Why: Because the amount of destruction continues to be impossible to comprehend.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Through Michelle’s Eyes
Why: Because Michelle Obama released her first memoir.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Tetris Is Still The Best Game
Why: Because Tetris in VR is mind blowing.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Insult Politics; Magic; The Worst Videos
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Help Fire Victims
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
The Internet You Didn’t Know You Needed™