Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 03/26/2014

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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!

  • Joseph Lee has found someone harrassing a woman the Gene Snitsky way.
  • Scott Thompson has a Kickstarter campaign running for the comic book adventures of Danny Husk, featuring art by another longtime friend of the Wednesday Walk Foundation. Do consider buying in if any of this is of interest to you.
  • Occasionally here in the Walk, we’ve examined the topic of Revenge Houses, aesthetic and architectural choices made to spite one’s neighbors, local bureaucrats, and/or passersby. This week we have the opposite of a Revenge House feature: the invisible fence. You know what they say: invisible fences make invisible neighbors.
  • Polio has been eliminated in India.
  • This is probably one of the best fireworks displays I’ve seen.
  • Proposed NFL rule changes include screwing up the extra point and a bunch of nice common-sense things like making things reviewable and adding more cameras to the sidelines. I still don’t get why there’re players on a team who aren’t active on game day at all.
  • Check out some neat medieval maps. I particularly like the ones that’re oriented 90 degrees perpendicular from the maps we’re used to.
  • Detroit has identified a hundred serial rapists after finally processing a small percentage of untested rape kits held by the police department. Imagine what might be found among the hundreds of thousands of untested kits nationwide.
  • Get your daily affirmation from Skeletor.
  • What happens to your implants when you die? Think of it like organ donation; give ’em to someone who needs them.
  • Mr. Rogers was most likely the best human being.
  • Merlin is fictional. Wait, wait, don’t scroll on yet! It gets a lot more interesting than that!
  • We can approximate what the world looks like through other eyes.
  • Don’t Google yourself.
  • Being stung by the Gympie-Gympie tree is like being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time. So that’s fun.
  • 1597 would like to advise you not to eat brains if you’d like to keep yours healthy. And this was looooong before anyone writing in English would’ve heard of kuru.

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.