Thomas Galvin
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This week on the web brings you a whole bunch of creepy Facebook news, Amish Vampire Romance, superheros, an imprecatory music video, a chance to kick a deceased loved one out of heaven, and more!

Facebook: stalking is too hard, so we automated it: Facebook is testing a feature that will allow you to subscribe to a friend’s activity. I realize that this is pretty much one click less than opening their profile, but still, it seems a bit creepy. And in related news:

Facebook stalker from hell: This is genuinely frightening. But, I do have a suggestion: rather than trying to get this guy’s facebook taken away, how about you arrest the creepy-ass son of a bitch? (via Cleolinda Jones

Facebook is a magnet for narcissists and the insecure: Well, that’s definitely why I’m there. (via Slashdot)

If historical events had Facebook: (image) I really can’t get enough of these.

Will Amish Romance dethrone Vampire Romance?: Wow, do I ever hope so.</sarcasm> (via GalleyCat)

Let me In poster debuts: (image) I really like this. For those of you out of the loop, Let Me In is a remake of the Sweedish vampire movie Let The Right One In, which was based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. I’m excited for this.

Demand Curve: “Size 6? Size hippo!” (image) A nice comic on how media creates and then sells body image. And it has a sequel.

There is an ‘I’ in “team!” (image) Typography nerds rejoice!

The NFL’s new Concussion Awareness Poster: (image) “If you’re aware enough to wonder if you have a concussion, you probably don’t.” (via Eric Cougar Brinski)

On-Set photos of Captain America costume: (images) Do not love, but then again, I hated the Green Goblin costume photos, and that turned out all right on screen. (via

January Jones as Emma Frost in x-Men: First Class: (images) You know what my life needed? A 1970’s period movie about mutant superheros. Thank god that’s being taken care of.

Duke Nukem Forever will finally be released: God. This is the longest running joke in the video game industry. Look, so-called “game footage” being played by so-called “actual people”. I’ll believe it when I’m rescuing babes.

Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures: (images) A guy with a hand this steady should be a cardio god or something. Man. (via AJ Wiswell)

Parrot playing dead: (image) Your weekly recommended value of squee. (via AJ Wiswell)

Tiny mouse is tiny!: (image) Your weekly supplemental squee. (via AJ Wiswell)

The laws of physics might not be universal: This isn’t anywhere near proven, but experiments show that a particular fundamental constant might be different depending on where you are in the universe. I’m linking it because of this quote: “The fundamental constants being constant is an assumption. We’re here to test physics, not to assume it.”

Pray for You by Jaron and the Long Road to Love: This song is sure to touch any psalmist’s heart. Imprecatory prayers FTW! (via AJ Wiswell)

Why does it matter what the bible says?: Circular reasoning FTW! (via Almighty God)

Atheize the dead: Mormons (and a few other Christian cults) have this odd habit of baptizing the dead. They think that a person can’t get into heaven unless they’re baptized, so a living person agrees to be baptized “in their place.” Whatever. Anyway, now you can get revenge: atheize the dead! Sign up here to atheize in someone’s stead. (via PZ Myers)

Catholics, it’s you this Pope has abused: “If your faith pulls you towards [Pope Joseph Ratzinger] rather than his victims, shouldn’t that make you think again about your faith? Doesn’t it suggest that faith in fact distorts your moral faculties?” (via Richard Wiseman)

Consequences to US and Dutch Approaches to Sexuality: Executive summary: America’s prudish attitude toward sex means teens are more likely to contract an STI, get pregnant, and have an abortion. From the “everything we do is wrong” files. (via Bibliotech)

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