Webtacular World Issue # 262, December 9, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators. So now that the Trump administration is completely falling apart, I would have figured that I would have felt something more. Hopefully he doesn’t take the country down with him on his way out. The GOP certainly is trying its hardest to help him. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Another One Bites The Dust
Why: Because John Kelly is a failure.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: All Gone
Why: Because for the second time this year, all gains for 2018 have been wiped out. One of the biggest individual stories of the week is that Canada arrested the CFO of Huawei, one of China’s largest companies.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Cohen And Flynn
Why: Because Mueller threw the book at one while letting the other off. It pays to cooperate.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: No Porn For You
Why: Because essentially the only thing Tumblr is good for is no longer something that Tumblr is going to host.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: College Football Is Stupid Again
Why: Because colleges make the lives of their students worse by kowtowing to these moral-less programs.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (13 min. watch)
What: Best Movies Of The Year
Why: Because it’s that time of year again. Looks like Kevin Hart won’t be able to tell you about them at the Oscars, though.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Best TV Shows Of The Year
Why: Because it’s that time of year again.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Best Music Of The Year. Or Is This The Best Music? Or How About This?
Why: Because it’s that time of year again. Also, I am officially old, because I’ve never heard of most of the bands (groups, people, whatever) on the “cultured” lists, and actually listened to even fewer. I openly am at war with the musical taste of whoever is streaming from Apple, because most of those top albums and songs are hot garbage. I don’t know how to find music anymore, and that is disappointing.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Best Photos Of The Year
Why: Because it’s that time of year again.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: Best Books Of The Year (Form 1, Form 2, And Form 3)
Why: Because it’s that time of year again.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Best Video Games Of The Year
Why: Because it’s that time of year again (and yes, there are people who have been trying to make “the Oscars” of video games for a few years – the show is actually decently produced and entertaining). The real best game is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, though.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: No Look; Even More Avengers; The Russians Are Trying To Break Our Internet
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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Webtacular World Issue # 261, December 2, 2018

Greetings Webtaculators! Great news (for once)! The War on Christmas is officially over. After years of an intense offensive by every holiday in December that isn’t Christmas, all sides agreed to an armistice, and a place in the Goldsen household. This is why an over-achieving fancy bush is now my new roommate. Of course, since it is the first night of Hanukkah, and Christmas is still 23 days away, I will be extremely offended if anyone says “happy holidays” over the next eight days, and the war will be back on. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: RIP Bush Sr.
Why: Because the last decent* Republican President passed away.  His lack of action during the AIDS epidemic, his involvement in Iran-Contra scandal, the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, and his War On Drugs, along with the downfall of the economy under his watch, all are harsh marks against someone who undeniably had one of of the most impressive civic resumes of anyone who has been president. Of course, in comparison to what we currently have, Bush Sr. was a genius benevolent saint.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Good Use For A Tax Break
Why: Because Pategonia, the high end outdoors clothing manufacturer, is donating $10 million of the money it earned this year due to Trump’s tax breaks to environmental focused non-profits.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Don’t Lie On The Stand, Kids
Why: Because Manafort breached his plea deal by lying to Federal investigators. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, also lied. Time to make like Monopoly and go straight to jail.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Back To Mars
Why: Because NASA successfully launched another mission to the red planet.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Chess Armageddon!
Why: Because I wish I understood how to play chess well.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Marvelous
Why: Because the Marvelous Ms. Maisel is a very good TV show. What is not marvelous is that Marvel’s Daredevil was canceled.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Party Like It’s 1975
Why: Because the new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975 is good pop music.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. look)
What: SPAAAAAACE
Why: Because Mars is cool.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Best of 2018
Why: Because it’s that time of the year again.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Best Thinking Person’s Games Of The Year
Why: Because the New Yorker put together a best games list.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Indifferently Stabbed; No One Walks Away From John!; We All Are Doomed
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD NOT GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Because I fit a 6+ foot Christmas Tree in my Prius.
christmas prius
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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