Deduct a point from the effort gauge

Another strange week. Food appears to be a pretty strong theme this time around, with a spattering of news, music, science and art to round it out.

We’ll start with a thermometer tattoo, and move onto vinyl records and death games; search engine privacy, WHOIS lookup privacy, butterflies and wasps, hysterical photos, phones, the art of observation, repurposed coastal defences, insects and umami, why people are leaving Facebook, Grand Theft Auto V is released, lolita costuming, horoscopes and flying drones, something called a ‘swarm economy’, the internet of things and machines of death, the generation gap, and finishing up with the favoured burger of Hemingway. Emjoy:

You know Ollie, I have a song about that

This group is out of sorts again – far more comics and humour than other stuff. Perhaps that means there’s been nothing worth noting. Or maybeit’s a frame of mind issue. Whichever the cause, this is how we are doing it.

Scattered through this post are the gamification of edumafication, K-pop and animals, bookface and typeface, candid snaps and computer-aided surgery, abandoned homes in middle-class America, pop singers mixing with fascist dictators, coffee – not even once, remote identification and peaks of crazy, philosophy and icecream, paperclips and pickup lines, artistic towers and swimming pools. And some other stuff. Wade in and enjoy:

Weeeell, it’s a long story

Let’s get this one out before it’s more than week since the previous. Very few categories this time, books, art, news, internet and technology, and of course the obligatory humour and horoscopes. We’ll run through some takes on Disneys business model, various writers rules for writing, privacy and the Big Gs as well as some satire on the subject, a note on why brand name awareness is important, speculation on new phones, an older article on mafioso coders, books in the palm of your hand, their hovercraft is full of eels, how to quit the big Fb, and advice on taking the best selfies from the best of the best.

So, let’s start with Disneys latest anthropomorphic venture:

And finally a little something more serious:

You have a body, like Adonis

So there’s quite a few technology and internet articles in here and a larger than normal number of links to movie and television stuff. Two doctors make an appearance – Who and Doctor[ow], the seedier side of the interwebs gets a run down, malware detection for mobiles, everyone’s favourite “WW”, VR making people sick, stupid theives, maps that never happened and maps that correlate the unrelatable, Cookie Monster wants it, advice for artists and role players, warehouses and horoscopes, a song of meat and vegies, the original jpg girl, baking companies going ironic, pictures from space, Bitcoins, bunked scientific theories, getting lucky in your underwear, copyright vigilantism, the return of Omni, cutting up time and some tomfoolery from the AVN Expo, last year. Yeah, I know, it’s late.

Hurry up and jump in: