Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 03/01/2017

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? Comment on the Walk post at the Place to Be Nation Facebook page, or find Glenn on the social media platform of your choice!

  • This isn’t a link, but Get Out is as good as everyone says it is. Go see it. (Perhaps it’s not suited for the very young.)
  • Often the question is asked: Am I gregnant?
  • Dan Marino and Bob Griese signed one-day deals last week to officially retire as Dolphins. The time has officially come for them, and others, to hang ’em up.
  • To go to space, you don’t just need advanced degrees and years of training, you need to speak English and Russian. Astronauts and cosmonauts talk to each other in the language they know least well, , so they don’t speak too fast and become unintelligible, and whenever you have two languages being used interchangeably in that way you start to develop a hybrid of both. Hopefully there are further adventures of Space Pidgin soon.
  • It’s obvious that the true downfall of the protagonist in La La Land was improper email etiquette.
  • This Week in One Person Making a Difference: One dude with a website made a distinct impact on HIV prevention in the UK by providing access to and knowledge about PrEP.
  • This Week in Patents: Perhaps dudes who harbor a laughably poor understanding of how (most cis) women’s bodies work shouldn’t design products for them.
  • This Week in Photo Recreation: Sometimes expectations don’t always match reality.
  • This Week in Religious Solidarity: As antisemitic vandals continue grave desecrations at Jewish cemeteries (not to mention the ongoing wave of bomb threats at JCCs and the ADL, it’s heartening to see so much money raised to help from Muslims. (Meanwhile, the president echoes fucking David Duke’s speculation that it’s all a false-flag operation to drum up sympathy. All right, I confess!)
  • It feels odd to say, but in one particular way, we could use a man like Meyer Lansky again.
  • The state of Arizona’s proposed solution to a shortage in lethal injection drugs is to have inmates’ lawyers or other third parties rustle up their own and hand them over to prison managers. Because, clearly, the most important thing is that the state keep murdering people.
  • Recent examination of Azhdarchid fossils reveals that some “grew to become nightmarish giant land predators, roaming the prehistoric islands of Transylvania.” I’ll take eight.
  • Apparently it’s A-OK to give cows candy. Remember that next time you’re driving through pastures and farms.
  • I think it’s fair to say that most of us have better bosses than the person whose boss showed up to her chemotherapy sessions to talk about work. The US could seriously use some of those European laws about delineating between time on and off the clock.
  • This Week in Kindness Toward Animals: Watch this video of someone carefully grabbing a swan to remove a hook from its leg and releasing a fox from veterinary custody. It’s a few minutes long, it’s very nice, the dude in it speaks in German the whole time, and it has soothing music.

Author: Glenn Butler

Glenn is not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be. The Glenn that you know, they had some second thoughts. Glenn's come back to reclaim some infinitude of silence, the unspeaking of their name. At PTBN they're 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 Insta and/or the Tumblr. Tamp 'em up solid.