Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 02/10/2016


Welcome to the Wednesday Walk Around the Web, where we weave & wind through weblinks weekly. Hopefully you will find the links on offer amusing, interesting, or, occasionally, profound. Views expressed in the Wednesday Walk do not necessarily reflect those of anyone but the writer. Do you have a link you want to see featured in next week’s Walk? Email Glenn!

  • A fossilized spider has had an erection for 99 million years. Who among us hasn’t been there?
  • We’ve already seen Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Well, presumably some people saw it — enough to justify the upcoming non-Burton sequel. The fact remains that there’re so many more Disney classics for him to remake.
  • I narrowly avoided posting one of a great many “Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Why on Earth is Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore?” articles that were flying around recently. But when you phrase it as part bookstore, part Kindle/Amazon Phone retailer, part pickup hub for online orders, it makes a lot more sense.
  • An Australian study of the causes of suicide attempts among men identifies toxic masculinity as one cause, and one that augments the others.
  • Siri will help you with lots of things, including your musics.
  • I may be getting lowkey addicted to stories about horrible horrible restaurant customers. Those poor workers. I literally gasped at the person who feigned walking out with her non-terrible friends before stealing the money they’d left behind as tips.
  • If you have to have a funeral, and many among us will, make sure to crash it to the surprise of the husband who hired assassins to murder you.
  • If you’re a Google user, their security checkup will give you 2GB of additional space on Drive. Maybe now I won’t get alerts about running out of space quite so often.
  • We love to think that if we were in various situations we would’ve gone against the crowd and been on the right side of history. It’s probably not true.
  • Downloadable coloring books must be quite the boon for modern-day children, as well as others who find it fun and/or calming. Especially when you can get intricate coloring books from art museums.
  • One telling of history places the humble potato behind the growth of the working class and much of European history over the last few hundred years.