26 Internet gems you might’ve missed this week


The Internet moves quickly. If you step away for even a moment — to, say, eat a meal, partake in an IRL conversation, or, God forbid, sleep — you’ll miss the latest/greatest cat video or bizarre Internet meme. This hilarious churn is, in part, why I write this email newsletter called “Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends,” which goes out everyday in the mid-to-late afternoon. It’s also why, from now until you tire of it, I’m going to collect some of the best links from the newsletter into a weekly post for your summer-Friday perusal/distraction.

Without further ado, these are the 26 best things I spotted on the Internet last week.

  1. Police on Pinterest
  2. Chihuahuas wearing sombreros
  3. This lengthy, horrifying feature on a blogger who may have killed her five-year-old
  4. Bacon hazing
  5. Papier-mache pandas
  6. Oprah’s first audition tape
  7. Brilliant trolling (or total obliviousness) from a “troubled” Connecticut mom
  8. The hidden psychology of ordering food online
  9. The definitive ranking of free restaurant bread
  10. An octopus opening a jar
  11. Alton Brown opening champagne … with a saber!
  12. A baby struggling valiantly to stay awake
  13. A 3D make-up printer
  14. This Reddit AMA with a “professional snuggler”
  15. The cat pictured at top
  16. The NSA’s mysterious coded tweet
  17. This fascinating Wired feature on the strange world of “DIY brain stimulation”
  18. Adrian Chen’s meditation on truth and Twitter
  19. What happens when J.K. Rowling subtweets you
  20. This statistical analysis of the “average cocktail”
  21. This completely unironic Wikihow guide to stopping a wedding
  22. Confessions of a “serial reality TV star”
  23. The man who invented tabs
  24. WhatsApplebee’s
  25. Finding love on LinkedIn
  26. Every Instagram Drake’s ever liked

You can also sign up to get these links on the daily, by email, here. Otherwise — until next week!

Caitlin Dewey runs The Intersect blog, writing about digital and Internet culture. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
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