Webtacular World Issue # 326, March 22, 2020

Greetings Webtaculators! This is day 11 of my quarantine, and all of the days are starting to blend together. It’s partially my fault, for lack of imagination about getting out and doing things, but at the same time, at least I’m not contributing to this. People are not taking Covid 19 seriously, so I am trying to limit my potential contact with others as much as possible. If that means staying inside except for walking the dog or getting supplies, so be it. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (4 min. look)
What: The State Of Things
Why: It has been interesting to see how the world has reacted to Covid-19. The US, by most measures, is not doing great. But, it’s kind of hard not to see why to when certain politicians whose father was spouting off about Covid-19 being a hoax a few days ago winds up with it anyway. I really wish that the Senate and the Executive branch would do their jobs, but considering that more than 50 percent of Americans think the government is doing a good job handling this, I don’t know what to say.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Economic Fallout
Why: Because the market is continuing to crash, and as of Sunday night, the nation is no closer to a resolution.  People need help, which is still not forthcoming, largely because Republicans have no idea how to help people. Bailing out the airlines, for example, is a terrible idea. It seems as though the Republicans in charge only know how to help themselves.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Not What We Need
Why: Because the DOJ is attempting to suspend constitutional rights during this emergency. Barr is a monster.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. watch)
What: Why Washing Works
Why: Because soap is really good at killing viruses.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: Bye Bye Brady
Why: Because even though no one is playing sports, at least interesting things can still happen.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: A Bad Time
Why: Because no one is going to the movies.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long look / listen)
What: 25 Songs That Represent Music Now
Why: Because the NY Times actually put together a pretty cool multimedia article for this one. Also, some other music you should listen to is the new Childish Gambino, and the new Sam Doores.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: DO NOT BE LIKE THESE PEOPLE
Why: Because now a bunch of college kids have Covid-19. Good job, idiots.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: How To Release A Book Without Being Social
Why: Because like most media, it is a bad time to try to get people to hear about your project.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Kill And Cuddly
Why: Because the latest Doom and Animal Crossing are a welcome distraction from reality – whether you want to build houses with friendly animals or saw a demon in half, there is an escape waiting for you.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: How To Make A Fake Animal Language; What Our Best Comedians Have Been Up To; The History Of TP
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Everyone Stay Healthy
Why: Because you deserve it.

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

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