Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 06/20/2018

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.

  • The Bob Ross sleep-aid app brings you the calming tones of the master himself without any of the resource-intensive video, so it’s pure Bob Ross ASMR.
  • Finally someone is bringing common-sense pacifism to Fortnite.
  • Last week I brought you the spectacle of John Williams throwing his ceremonial opening pitch. This week, it’s Jushin Liger. Your argument is invalid.
  • The variety and creativity of different hair-dying schemes is outstanding. I’m far too lazy to bleach my hair, but I kind of hope I go gray young so I can get my mass of curls dyed in all sorts of colors.
  • I’m sure our review of The Incredibles 2 right her at the Place to Be Nation Dot Com is great, but perhaps no review is going to be as notorious as the New Yorker’s.
  • This Week in Despair: In the US, there’s been a lot of awareness raised about the actual factual concentration camps, while they’re ramping up efforts to come after people who actually are citizens too. In Italy, they’re coming for the Romani again. It’s hard to keep doing this when no one seems to be coming to save us. The Supreme Court certainly isn’t, though theoretically it could do more damage than it is doing. (Theoretically, who couldn’t do even more damage? Though some are trying.) We all have to save ourselves and each other. I don’t know what exactly that means for me, and I don’t know what that means for you. (I mean, money does do some good, as a start.)
  • Meanwhile, a school that cuts off its valedictorian’s microphone when she mentions sexual assault is sending a harsh message about whose side they’re on.
  • Anyway, it’s not all bad, every now and then a person manages to sue Equifax for hundreds of dollars.
  • Also, there’s always the direct action route, even in the animal kingdom.
  • I realize that the most common reaction to reading any relationship advice forum is “you have to LEAVE HIM,” but for the love of Pete LEAVE HIM.
  • Oftentimes the standards for what we’re opted into by default and what we’re not are precisely reversed. Websites automatically opt you into their least secure settings and force you to proactively find out how to reset them, if possible. One of the most obvious things people should be opted into is organ donation, and Iceland is now on board. Folks can opt out if they have a deeply felt objection (for whatever reason), but otherwise, may your body be put to good use by someone.

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.