Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 07/27/2016

Gummi-Dune

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 Week in Wedding Ideas: make your grandmothers your flower girls. Like, y’know, if they want to be.
  • This Week in Statistical Analysis: in keeping with our journey into grimdark, Lego sets are getting more gray as time passes.
  • Dress codes are usually bullshit (like, unless you work in an operating room or something), so it’s nice to see people point that out from time to time.
  • As with any piece of someone’s brand identity, Prince’s formerly-known-as symbol went through an extensive design process.
  • Dune. Arrakis. Gummi planet.
  • If you have to organize a criminal justice system in a society that can’t afford to organize professional courts and juries, maybe give trial by ordeal or combat a thought.
  • Sometimes you see someone and the circumstances are just right, and you know they’re the one for you.
  • This Week in Information Density: there’s proof-of-concept atomic hard drive.
  • You know, it’s important to be honest about the Ghostbusters.
  • Speaking of which, on so many topics, it’s important to remember not to listen to men.
  • The Shawshank Redemption oak, located not in Buxton Maine but in Ohio, was recently felled by high winds, after previously having been hit by lightning. But we still have hope. The best of things.
  • Ancient scribes often wrote notes about their own troubles while copying manuscripts, including ancient Irish hangovers.
  • Danielle Leong developed a browser extension that integrates warnings into Netflix to help people with PTSD. As ever, their database needs input, and anyone can help.

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.