Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 08/01/2018

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.

  • Podcast Update, Alert Alert Klaxon: My brother and I are back with our thoughts on the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. Would you believe me if I say we were waiting for the season two trailer?
  • I want to know your thoughts: Is the person who stole an antique sword from a Scottish island with 18 residents just a garden-variety museum thief, or an intrepid once and future savior of the land, at last fulfilling a long-lost prophecy? Are they trying to curse a real sword? Sound off in the comments!
  • A House candidate in Virginia has become a laughingstock and is being written off after it came out that he’s a white supremacist — excuse me, I’m being told now that it’s actually because he appears to be a fan of erotic drawings of the Bigfoot. I mean, look, as necessary as it is for his opponent to take the obvious shots (however you beat a white supremacist, you still beat the white supremacist), is Bigfoot porn really something to come down on so hard? (Ahem.) I mean, this is probably the least embarrassing thing about this person. I see people speculating every now and then about a realignment we’re going to have to have when every candidate for public office has grown up online and has a lifetime’s worth of digital paper trails, but the time is pretty much here. We have candidates posting Bigfoot porn on Insta, Senators faving porn videos, and a President who forms his policy platform by bullying people on Twitter. This is the world we live in. Won’t it at least be a relief when more elected officials are from generations that are actually good at the internet?
  • While we’re on mythical beasts, let’s take a fun detour into centaur anatomy, shall we? Post your favorite centaur porn in the comments!
  • This Week in Nostalgia: Two things I don’t entirely get are pop-up restaurants and childhood fondness for Saved by the Bell; if either of those is your thing, well, put your hands together.
  • You know what they say, though. We shouldn’t dwell on the past.
  • Ving Rhames was recently accosted by cops after one of his neighbors assumed a black man entering a house had to be breaking in. Now, I’m at the champion level of not knowing my neighbors, but even I would like to think I’d notice if one of them was a bah-gawd movie star.
  • PTBN Grand Poobah Brad Hindscrooge sends word of a daring shark theft scheme. I hope for the shark’s sake they’re taking it back to its native waters, but who knows.
  • This map of land allocation in the continental US has been making the rounds, and is instructive in terms of just how much of the country is dedicated to cows, as well as the fact that the hundred largest landowning families own about half as much land as everyone else lives on.
  • This Week in Things I Didn’t Know: The peace symbol is actually an abbreviation in semaphore.
  • This Week in Construction Techniques: Concrete is amazing, but it really, really needs internal reinforcement.
  • Taika Waititi continues to be a damn treat.
  • There will always be writers yearning to spin the same tired takes about how any given trend is wrecking people’s lives, no matter the trend.
  • Sometimes you see an idea of such pure genius, such unfettered brilliance, that you’ll never again look the same way at a regular fixture in your life. Friends, behold little lawn chairs to go along with the little table you get in pizza boxes.

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