Webtacular World Issue # 327, March 29, 2020

Greetings Webtaculators! Whelp, looks like we won’t see each other until May. Which, if you take the etymology of “quarantine” literally, it is quite appropriate. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Too Late
Why: Because Trump’s reaction to Covid-19 has been tepid and slow, and will be part of the reason over 100,000 Americans are likely to die. It hasn’t helped that he has been playing down the seriousness of the issue, giving conflicting advice, and flat out lying this whole time.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: $2 Trillion Bailout
Why: Because America just passed the largest social program in history. It is unclear if this will be enough.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Federalism And Covid-19 And You
Why: Because the United States is unique in the fact that its response has been very much patchwork based on whether states think Covid-19 is a threat or not. Some people think it’s working, other’s don’t.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Helping The Helpers
Why: Because some people are trying to fix the problem that a healthcare system based on making profits causes – mainly, not being adequately prepared for emergencies. Here’s one place you can donate to.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Postlympics
Why: Because like everything else, the Olympics are delayed.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: All The Movies Coming To You
Why: Because movies that were out in theaters are now being pushed to your home. Movies that were planned to come out are still waiting.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 hour listen)
What: Music To Think To
Why: Because Nine Inch Nails released two albums that are part of the soundscape-based Ghosts anthology. They are both good. Get them here for free.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Heroes
Why: Because the medical workers around the world helping people when they need it show just how selfless they are.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Going Clubbing
Why: Because virtual book clubs are becoming big during this time when we can’t meet face to face.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: A New Half-Life
Why: Because Half-Life: Alyx is the killer app VR was waiting for. It is one of the best video game experiences, not just in VR, that I have ever played.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Samurai And Shogun; Isolation Tips From An Expert; For When You’re Bored Of Your Board Games
Why: Because Internet.

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

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

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