Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 01/22/2014


  • If you’ve not heard of the SCP Foundation, this introduction does a pretty good job describing the bizarre combination of Lovecraftian horror, body horror, and lighter wackiness. A standard TVTropes-style wiki-hole warning applies.
  • Awesome Invention of the Week: adaptive silverware for Parkinson’s patients using steadicam technology.
  • Wario has some diet advice to offer.
  • Amazing Intricate Art of the Week: get a look at some highly realistic wood carvings.
  • One mother howls into the abyss after the death of her infant from Tay-Sachs. “Howls into the abyss” is a visceral description for visceral feelings and doesn’t reflect the fact that the piece is wonderfully thoughtful and articulate, as we don’t always expect howling into the abyss to be. Warning: this may not be the best reading material for parents of small children.
  • RIP Gary Grimshaw.
  • Artisinal toast has behind it a much more interesting story than you’d think.
  • Culinary photography meets Mini Norman Rockwell.
  • Fun times when you’re in college: summarize your projects lol my thesis style.
  • Fill a pendulum with paint for all of your plate decorating needs.
  • Year-End Lists, Still: RIP all the satellites we lost.
  • Jason Krowe wants us to let out our inner psycho.
  • Social scolds have always been worried about the same things; technology just allows them to show it in different ways every generation or so. The latest example: booty calls in 1910.
  • Many ants suffered and died, that we may see what their colony looked like.
  • Watch ads hide a dark underbelly. If there’s one thing you learn from the Wednesday Walk Weblink Consortium, let it be: everything hides a dark underbelly.
  • Our PTB Nation Link of the Week sees Jordan Duncan assemble his Ultimate Royal Rumble, which I must take issue with as I’m certain The Birdman Koko B. Ware was in multiple Rumbles, yet Jordan does not seem to realize this.

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Author: Glenn Butler

Glenn is not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be. He goes forward, he goes back. The Glenn that you know, he had some second thoughts. Glenn has come back to reclaim some infinitude of silence, the unspeaking of his name. At PTBN he's most often seen walking the web, covering the Star Trek beat, and podcasting about various manifestations of life and popular culture. Find him elsewhere on the Twitter, the Instam and/or the Tumblr. Tamp 'em up solid.