Webtacular World Issue # 334, May 25, 2020

Greetings Webtaculators! Sorry for the lack of a post last week, I just didn’t have it in me. Also, thanks to those of you who reached out with suggestions from the previous issue – you gave me a lot to think about. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (too long of a read)
What: 100,000
Why: Because that is how many Americans have died from COVID-19 at this point. You really should look at the print format as well.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Mortgage Manipulators
Why: Because banks apparently did not learn their lesson from the last time this happened. Maybe stop letting them off the hook for once?

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: EVERYTHING IS FINE
Why: Because it is highly unlikely that this will be last miscarriage of justice performed by the Trump administration.

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. reads)
What: Space Race
Why: Because Space X is set to shoot people into the sky on Wednesday, just after Virgin Galactic failed to launch a satellite from its arial platform

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read for some reason)
What: I Guess This Is Sports?
Why: Because most of the time people do not care about how good people are at a sport they do not play professionally. I mean, when was the last time anyone asked how Lebron’s slap shot was? Oh right. Racism is still too much a part of hockey for that to happen.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Remembering Mad Max
Why: Because it still remains one of the greatest movies ever. Or you could just watch the new trailer for Tenet.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Bring Back The Ruckus
Why: Because Dave Grohl has been insanely prolific during this time, including somehow becoming a columnist for the Atlantic (ignore the fact that they just laid off a whole bunch of permanent staff – EVERYTHING IS FINE).
Also, if you want something to listen to, The 1975 just released its latest too long album with an equally pretentious name – Notes On A Conditional Form. It is very good.

BROADWAY THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Hamilton On The Small Screen
Why: Because one of the greatest musicals will be coming to Disney+ in July.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: On Being Alone
Why: Because Calvin reminds us that there are plenty of ways to go exploring even if you have nowhere to go.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Looking To The Future
Why: Because Unreal Engine 5 looks like it can enable to let next generation consoles look even closer to cinema quality graphics while running in real time.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: I Miss This Internet; Time Is Just A Construct; DJ Free Play
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A $3000 Grill
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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