Greetings Webtaculators! Thanks for making it to 2020 with me. Who knows if we’re going to make it to 2021. Apologies in advance for starting the year off in such a bitter way. My back hurts, I am tired, and I am pissed off. If you want a much more positive version of Webtacular World, re-read the last issue. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: There Is No America With Trump
Why: Because Trump killed a foreign general without proper authorization. Yes, Suleimani was not a good person (arguably, no general should be considered “good” from the amount of blood they inevitably have on their hands, whether foreign people or their own citizens). Murdering him extra-judiciously is the most stupid thing Trump could have done. With Trump as the figurehead of America, America stands for nothing. He must be removed from office before can cause any more damage.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Trump Bombs More Than Just People
Why: Because his unprecidented open assassination of a foreign military personnel will most likely continue to drive global markets down.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Freedom Isn’t Free
Why: Because when the government doesn’t follow its own laws, America isn’t free either.
TECH THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Bezel-less TVs!
Why: Because everything is shit, so why not watch the world burn to death without screen borders?
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
Why: Because the Patriots failed to make it past the wildcard round of playoffs this year.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Golden Globes
Why: Because Ricky Gervais closed the show by telling everyone there to fuck off. Ellen’s speech was good, at least.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (24 min. watch)
What: Nirvana, Reunited
Why: Because it’s really weird watching an audience sitting still watching the surviving members of what once was the biggest band in the world + St. Vincent and Beck (?) through their phones. Those 5 headbangers in front get it.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Floor Is Lava
Why: Because Australia is on fire.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Next Chapter
Why: Because these are books you should read on the history between the US and Iran. It’s already too late for the people who should have done their homework.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: A Decade Of Marginally Lessening Shittiness Towards The Marginalized
Why: Because as forward thinking the technology driving these games are, the dudes who were the focus of the industry sure took a long time to realize that its not all about them.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Go outside. It might not be here tomorrow.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Well, peace in 2020 was worthless to ask for.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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