Webtacular World Issue # 364, April 11, 2021

Greetings Webtaculators! I was lucky enough to get my first Pfizer COVID shot this past week. I was given a drug made in by American and German companies for free in a local junior college gymnasium by a nurse from Tennessee. Humanity can be good when we actually try. Let’s keep trying. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Same As It Ever Was
Why: Because tensions are flaring again between Israel and Iran after an apparent attack on Iranian nuclear capabilities.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Taxation With Representation
Why: Because the taxes are too damn low.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Slow Walk
Why: Because President Biden is creating a commission to study the possibility of expanding the Supreme Court. With rulings like this that put belief before public health concerns, they had better study quickly.

TECH THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Plight Of The Modern Factory Worker
Why: Because Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama just voted against unionizing.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Racism And Golf
Why: Because golf is still a predominantly white game, even though Hideki Matsuyama just won the Masters.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Exterminate All The Brutes
Why: Because this visual essay is one of the most impactful discussions on how just how much European racism has tarnished the world over the last thousand years.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: RIP DMX
Why: Because I had forgotten how much I listened to DMX in the summer of 1998 until I replayed “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” for the first time in decades and realized I still knew most of the words to almost every song. DMX was not a perfect human by any means, but considering the hell he went through in his life, it is surprising how far he came.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (11 min. listen)
What: Rock On
Why: Because Dave Grohl wrote a book about his life.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Ping-Pong Video Game Diplomacy
Why: Because it’s about time that the government realizes how much of the world plays together.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: I Don’t Know How I Feel About Mini Stay Puft, But I Feel Very OK About Paul Rudd; The Muppets: Ranked; The Most Prime Optimus
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Just A Real, Actual Transformer At This Point
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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