Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 05/14/2014

HR Giger

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!

  • RIP HR Giger.
  • Richard Teschner is a puppeteer who would have fit in wonderfully with Tim Burton.
  • If you’re sitting around during your day-to-day thinking, how can I stop that pesky wedding that’s coming up soon? WikiHow is ON IT, with helpful illustrations!
  • What words are the most overused in metal? Excuse me, I have to get to practice for my band NIGHT SOUL DEATHBLACK NECRO HELL. We haven’t decided yet where to put the umlaut.
  • When the product you make becomes a big hip trend, great! Good for you! Make more, sell more, put some money away for your kids to go to college. When the product you make becomes a big hip trend and it takes you decades to make it, there might be problems.
  • Correlation does not equal causation. That said, did you know that swimming pool drownings correlate with Nicholas Cage movies? It really makes you think! (Note: it does not.)
  • Classical Music Update: Mozart literally wrote a piece called “Lick My Ass.” I just worry about the influence he’ll have on kids these days.
  • For African authors, or authors writing about Africa, we’re still living in the age of the tree.
  • Joseph Stone brings news of extreme patience paying off.
  • Two billion years ago, there was a natural nuclear reactor. Seriously. Click through and read the article; it’s bloody fascinating.
  • Click through for different reasons here: Wrestlers and Koala Bears. (Source)
  • They say not to reinvent the wheel. But maybe if you do you can make one hell of a wheelchair.
  • At the risk of contributing to the Buzzfeedification of our wide wonderful internet: three fencers were pitted against fifty amateurs (plus some music from The Matrix), and the results may surprise you.
  • The Muppets have been posting plenty of selfies lately, and if “Muppet selfies” isn’t enough to get you moving, well god Jed, I don’t want to know you.
  • Our DNA is made up of four units — As, Cs, Ts, and Gs — in different combinations. For the first time, we’ve synthesized DNA with more letters in its alphabet.
  • Glass floors are great for looking at, in pictures, I suppose, but there is not enough NOPE in the world for this.

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.