This is the closest that unshaven smelly men can get

And another week comes and goes. And 2014 keeps on moving without waiting for anyone to catch up.

Anywa, highlights for this week include what the Xbox One is going to do to your family home, manuscripts that have never been translated, a possibly true fairytale about the internet and the male gaze, Amanda Palmer answering your questions about everything, and the first episode of hitREcord. Filler includes things like the angry NSA, the scale of the universe, your new Google SmartHome™, looking at how things now looked back then, rubber band guns, movies repeated back at you Twitter style, the NSA has good points, American cheerleaders playing with cameras, upcoming games for 2014, breaking the NSA, why the ancients couldn’t see green, net neutrality dies aged twenty, comics and horoscopes. But first, chow down on some grammar nazis:

Do you think our love will go on once the summer ends?

Well, there’s been a lot read and a lot discarded over the past week. And a lot has been linked below. Perhaps a little excessive, most likely just excited.

So, let’s dig into everything from monkeys to spiders, from satellites to automatons, from doctors to bus drivers, from videos to headphones, from plants to skeletons, from donuts to clean water, from videogames to obsolete computers, from Alzheimers to neuroscience, from criminals to references, from crabs to talking plants, from holograms to algorithms, and finishing off with somebody’s take on how we see Christmas:

And something specifically about a day not far from now:

Why didn’t you do the knock part?

So, this post is late. -Ish. Or something. To make up for this, it is huge. About fifty percent more than a regular post. There’s all sorts in here this time as well; 3d printing, lossiness, suns, pretty girls, ants, psychos, television, orcs, wizards, copycats, brains, phones, spiders, teeth, santas, predictions, buttons, dinosaurs, makeovers, holes, fairytales, doctors, food, chalk, gears, demons, diacritics, books, superheroes, consoles, airplanes, surfboards and ponies.

Plenty to keep you busy for an afternoon or two:

That was perhaps a little excessive. Bonus internet points if you can point to any link that wasn’t referenced at the start!

This isn’t worth the candy

So many things to read, so little time actually wanting to read them all. Yeah, first-world problems.

Jumping into it, we start with the new Steam controller. Then head into the world of interviews, bacteria, directories, horoscopes, alcohol, zombies, drugs, vendettas, liquid crystal, observatories, guns, advertising, selfies, packet sniffers, fishing boats, looking down from on high, smartwatches, teenagers, spaceships, labyrinths, libraries, and mashups. Finally everyone get’s lucky with the Russian Police! Enjoy:

Expect more comics and funnies in upcoming posts!

I think I’m good on shows right now

Lots happening this time around. There’s even been an effort put into getting this posted somewhat on time. Medals, congratulatory claps and cheers all round. Or not. Whatever.

There’s a pretty random collection of things today — from parody to serious and from music to maths — creeps and algorithms, robots and scanners, secure computers and girls names, lists and education methods, cardboard boxes and dinosaurs, lists and umbrellas, apples and wolverines, and starting with cops and cameras: