Webtacular World Issue # 268, January 21, 2019

Greetings Webtaculators. I hope you had time to reflect on MLK’s life today. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Two Years
Why: Because Trump has been our president for that long. Buzzfeed released a report detailing that Trump ordered Cohen to lie for him. It is unclear whether parts or all of this story is true, since Muller’s team released a note saying that Buzzfeed’s characterization of the documents and testimony were inaccurate. Buzzfeed is sticking with its story.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: How Taxes Work
Why: Because it is insane that anyone is worried about what someone who makes over $10,000,000 a year’s marginal tax rate.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: The Case For Impeachment
Why: Because with Democrats in control of the House, there is a real potential for this to happen.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: To Live And Die On The Moon
Why: Because the first life born on the moon ended two days later, when a Chinese project to grow plants ended with the death of the plants. It is amazing how unremarkable this story is.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (7 min. read)
What: Whoop Dee Doo, The Patriots Are In The Super Bowl, AGAIN
Why: Because the playoff games were both exciting football, even though it is clear that no one has any idea what the rules are.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: John Wick 3
Why: Because a horse/ motorcycle chase with katanas is basically all action movies need.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3  min. read)
What: Did You Hear The News
Why: Because Huey Lewis and the News are making a new album.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: White Privilege
Why: Because America is troubled.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Prisoner
Why: Because as bad as we treat journalists in the US, at least we don’t torture them.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: EA Keeps Canceling Star Wars Games
Why: Because maybe there is such a thing as too much Star Wars. Side note- I finally got around to seeing Solo. It was fine.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Marie Fucking Kondo; Pizza Fucking Pie; Tom Fucking Brady
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Tony Romo’s Crystal Ball That Can See Five Seconds Into The Future
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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