Webtacular World Issue #392, December 19, 2021

Greetings Webtatculators! 2020 Redux is almost over, and hey, COVID still is here! Hopefully this is only a trilogy! On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The Beginning Of The End
Why: Because Manchin + the Republicans in Senate hate a majority of Americans.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Up Up And Away
Why: Because inflation is making things more expensive. It is very weird to me that not many people are understanding that a combination of a year+ global shutdown, protracted supply chain issues, mass retirements, and general malaise inevitably would make prices higher, but apparently that’s too simple of a premise. Also, personal hot take – gasoline isn’t expensive enough.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Held In Contempt
Why: Because the continuous news about just how many current and former Republican operatives were explicitly involved in planning and carrying out an attempted coup on America is astounding, other than the fact that it seems like no one really cares any more?

SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Icarus But Real
Why: Because humans launched an object that touched the Sun’s atmosphere. Given, this is 8 million miles from the Sun’s surface, but that’s still neat. I can think of quite a few people who should be on board the next time NASA tries this.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: The Greatest
Why: Because Steph Curry broke the record for most 3 pointers.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Look Out, Here Comes Spiderman 
Why: Because the newest Spiderman takes the Marvel idea of adding everyone and runs with it (to the tune of $250 million.)

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Go Listen To These
Why: Because music is still good.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (long read)
What: Go Read These
Why: Because books are (allegedly) still good.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Go Play These
Why: Because video games are still good. Quick Note – NPR, you gotta up your game coverage. It is the definitive modern entertainment medium, and your coverage, especially compared to books, movies, and music, is sorely missing.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: 20 Years Of LOTR; SNL Should Break More Often; Missing Mustaches Are A Tragedy
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: No More COVID Variants, Please.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

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

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