This Week on the Web brings you your usual Vampire Diaries and Secret Circle roundups, a head-to-toe look at Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume, everything we think we know about physics possibly being proven wrong, a hungry turtle, the GOP asking the Federal Reserve to keep unemployment high, and more!
Price Peterson interviews Nina Dobrev: Torrid love affair, etc etc.
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Head-to-toe look at the Catwoman costume in Dark Knight Rises: I assume all of the fanboys with STFU now.
Teen Wolf season two extended to twenty-four episodes: Oh god fucking damn it. (via Alicia)
First official Dark Shadows picture makes Johnny Depp look less weird: But anyone that saw him would still say “hey, check out that very obvious vampire over there.”
A Dad Photoshopped Ewoks Into His Family Pictures to Convince His Kids Ewoks Were Real: So, in practice this is no different from telling your kid Santa is real or Jesus loves them, but… this is just kind of creepy, isn’t it?
Google+ now open to everybody, no invitation needed: And you may as well go ahead and add me to your circles.
What the fuck did Facebook do this time? A color-coded guide to the new “features.” Honestly, I only go to Facebook to check my notifications. And since half the time Facebook doesn’t bother to notify me when someone is trying to talk to me… G+ FTW.
Facebook unveils Timeline: This is completely different from the changes they just made, and honestly? I kind of dig the (new) new look.
Wired spends several thousand words talking about the (new) new Facebook: This is a pretty extensive look at the new apps.
Amazon offering Kindle e-Books through libraries: You still need to supply your own Kindle, though.
CERN scientists think they’ve observed something moving faster than light: If you know anything about physics, this is a huge deal. But here’s what really cool: the CERN people didn’t just run out into the streets shouting this, they waited three years to achieve what they call a “statistical level of confidence.” And they’re not claiming a discovery: they’re putting this out there so other scientists can prove them wrong. This is how knowledge advances, folks.
This badass virus kills cancer: And it’s benign to humans. Just think: in twenty or thirty short years, we’ll all be able to hear about how wonderful this is for people who can afford health care!
Hungry turtle is hungry: Your weekly dose of squee.
Animals talking in all caps: The reason the internet was created.
GOP Leaders write a letter to the Fed asking them not to fix the economy: No, this isn’t an Onion piece, but it’s still a fucking comedy. These assholes voted for a tax cut for the rich and support a tax increase on the middle class, and now they’re saying that nothing should be done about the 9% (or 15%, depending on how you count) unemployment rate. The fact that anyone votes for these shitclowns is amazing, but the fact that millions of people are in favor of policies that hurt them, personally, is absolutely astounding.
Santorum demands Google to unremember “frothy mix result,” Google tells him to get bent: The whole Santorum thing is one of the greatest trolls ever, and this asshat deserves it.
The New York Times talks to Richard Dawkins: This guy is one of my heroes.
Intuition makes you more likely to believe in god: Conversely, the more reflective you are, the less likely you are to be religious.