Webtacular World Issue # 280, April 14, 2019

Greetings Webtaculators! So remember how last week I told you to do your taxes? This really is your last warning. Do them. Also, if you live in California or NY, enjoy getting less of a refund (or have fun paying more)! Also, doing them is only going to get worse. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Fall Of Assange
Why: Because much like Game of Thrones has taught us, it matters knowing when the person you throw your hat in with is untrustworthy. If this news is too Anglo-centric for you, Sudan’s leader, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted by the Sudanese military.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Uber For Everyone
Why: Because the economy, being what it is now, means that reach is more important that profit.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: As The World Goes, So Too Goes Israel
Why: As has been proven throughout democracies in the last several years, apparently old people who vote in droves are more comfortable rattling sabers than committing to peace. Hopefully American Jews have a long talk about this during Passover.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: A Very Complicated Picture
Why: Because a team of astronomers, helped in particular by Dr. Katie Bouman, managed to capture an image of black hole for the first time ever.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Master
Why: Because Tiger Woods won at Augusta National for the first time in 14 years. This should not be possible, yet here we are.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. watch)
What: The Rise Of Simba
Why: Yes, I know the Star Wars teaser came out, but this trailer managed to actually make me feel excited. Hell, that wasn’t even the best Star Wars trailer released this week – Jedi: Fallen Order was.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read [READ AFTER WATCHING]
What: Game Of Thrones
Why: Because it’s all anyone is going to be talking about at work tomorrow.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: Coachella 2019
Why: Because I don’t quite know what to make of festivals anymore, other than that they are not geared towards me in the first time in my life. The production, music, and cost of everything has outgrown what I loved them for. But that’s OK. Instead of buying a $250 dollar ticket to ditch class and get sunburned in the desert for a weekend, I now get to buy a $250 weed wacker, sorry, a string trimmer, and spend that time obliterating freeloading plants in my back yard. At least I get to pretend that I am Bill Duke’s character from the original Preditor. Yay adulthood.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Black Hole Anti-Sun
Why: Because it is amazing that any any light that is escaping can be seen.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: On Second Thought, Don’t Read American Psycho
Why: Because it turns out Bret Easton Ellis, the author of that and other angsty white-guy-from-the-80’s favorites does not come across like a good person.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Nintendo VR, REDUX
Why: Because instead of being a red plastic box that kills your eyes, Nintendo now has a fun and unique take on virtual reality.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Guava Island; An Oldie, But A Goodie; Okilly Dokilly
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Tax REFUND.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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