Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 03/05/2014

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Welcome to the Wednesday Walk Around the Web, where we weave & wind through weblinks weekly. Here you may find some things that amuse, some that titillate, and the occasional link that provokes. Do you have a link you want to see featured in next week’s Wednesday Walk? Email Glenn!

  • The Digital Comic Museum is a huge resource for old-school comics fans.
  • We’ve got some better views on animal love this week. Or is it worse? I can never tell.
  • You never really know what could aid your healing. It could even be World of WarCraft.
  • This Week in Historical Manuscripts: animals with jetpacks!
  • PTBN’s own Steve Rogers would like to pass along ancient corners of the internet that live on. Hey, is PTB Nation optimized for Netscape 3.0 or above? Can we ask the webmasters about this? (FWIW, I used Netscape 4.75 far past its time, basically until Firefox came around. And now here we are with Firefox in decline.)
  • The Novelization is just one line of work affected by our era of home video.
  • Carl Sagan’s childhood doodles about space are about as great as you’d think. (Source)
  • Pattern Cooler has a variety of patterns you can edit for a website or other background. Neat.
  • Prussian Blue, the duo of cute-as-a-button America’s-sweetheart types with serious Aryan values, have outgrown their childhood Nazism through the redeeming value of pot. Of all medicinal uses, I’d never heard of its value in reversing years of racist indoctrination. Can we get it in the water supply?
  • Early human settlers of what we now call South America likely hunted huge armadillos and used their shells as houses. History is the wildest stuff you will ever hear.
  • NASA announced the discovery (or confirmation) of 719 exoplanets last week.
  • If you need statistics to tell you to buy a larger pizza when given the option, have at it. For the record: while validation is great, the power to get whatever size pizza you want was always within you.
  • Anamorphic drawings are a thing and I can’t be happier about it.
  • Keurig’s next coffee cup maker will use little coffee cup DRM to make sure you don’t use any off-brand little coffee cups and have to use Keurig’s specially-branded little coffee cups for all of your little coffee cup needs. Coffee cup coffee cup coffee cup. Courage.

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.