Thomas Galvin
Purveyor of Fine Pulp Fiction

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. -Carl Jung

The Greatest Thing in the History of Ever

XKCD: Misconceptions: It’s pretty much a given that whenever a Wikipedia article is mentioned in XKCD, it will be created within ten minutes. But this article is real. And amazing.

Pop Culture

The Batmobile needs gas, too: So some Swedish company is sending out a guy dressed like Batman to buy gas, get stuck in the snow, and so on.

Awesome home-made light saber: This thing is simply amazing. Now if only we could figure out how to trap plasma in a blade-shaped, electromagnetic well… (via Unreality)

V‘s visitors’ true form revealed: I gave up on this show, but I kinda want to know how they cram this thing into a human suit.

Street Fighter gets Troned: Tron was disappointing, but dammit if I don’t love me some glow in the dark armor.

Every batmobile ever: If it isn’t Burton’s, it’s crap! Seriously, I have such a rager for the Burtonmobile (via Matt Burdell)

World’s biggest Twilight tattoo: Sweet holy hell, that’s a lot of sparkling vampire. I’m sure this decision will never be regretted. (via Matt Burdell)

Cool Stuff

Puck splits in half: This guy shot a puck so hard that it split in half when it struck the goal. Physics is wacky. (via John Myers)

Science & Technology

People who use social media display symptoms similar to drug addicts: But really, I can quit any time I want. (via Brian Byerly)

Health & Fitness

Autism / Vaccine study “an elaborate fraud”: Not that anyone still believed that vaccinating… wait, what? Shit. (via The Friendly Atheist)


Baby chameleon: Your weekly dose of squee (via AJ Wiswell)

Politics and Religion

America in decline: why Germans think we’re insane: AlterNet asks a compelling question: how can caring for the poor ever be a bad thing? (via Godless Girl)

The censorship of Huckleberry Finn: The article summary puts it perfectly: “an Alabama publisher named NewSouth Books will be editing and censoring the book so that schools and parents might provide their children the ability to study the classic without fear of properly addressing the torturous history of racism and slavery in The United States of America.”

Discovery Chanel and Vatican plan exorcism reality TV show: From the “what could possibly go wrong” files… (via Official Jesus) Update: It turns out, the Vatican is not collaborating on this show. Details here.

0 responses to “This Week on the Web – 10 January 2010”

  1. Thomas says:

    Interesting… thanks for the correction.

  2. Neil says:

    Agree – The Tim Burton Batmobile was the best.

    By the way watched all the Twilight movies the other nigh6t for the first time. I don’t think they were meant for me – came away more bemused than anything.

  3. Thomas says:

    Hey Neil… Twilight is definitely a particular taste. There are basically three camps: tween girlyfans, people who watch it for ironic value, and people who hate it.

  4. Sami_Elly says:

    Me, I’m a sucker for the Tumbler myself.

  5. Thomas says:

    The Tumbler is cool and all, but the Burton mobile is just sexy.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Maybe my brain is slow tonight, but I am confused… So, you are against vaccines or for them?

  7. Thomas says:

    Hey Jennifer 🙂

    I’m for vaccines. The study that claimed vaccines caused or were linked to autism was withdrawn from publication, the doctor who authored it lost his medical license (in the UK, at least), and now there’s a report that shows he stood to profit finically if people stopped using the current vaccines and started using the ones he endorsed. As far as I’m concerned, he’s guilty of murder, because children died due to his lies.