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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to Kimye photos

If it’s a trend, a clip, a comment, a moment, a meme, a tag, or a topic, it’s a thing. Thing Tank is a review of the week in things, and rates them either up or down.


Your head probably still hurts from that trial by combat debacle from the other week, but EW reports David Benioff and Dan Weiss are nearly done with drafts for next year’s fifth season of “Game of Thrones.” (Sure hope those airholes are big enough.)


Kim and Kanye recently took the “Insta-” out of Instagramming by taking to retouch their wedding photo, according to Billboard. So if you’re wondering why each flower looks so crushingly perfect, there you go.


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An exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale will employ a state-of-the-art CoeLux system, which uses LEDs and nanoparticles to replicate daylight, including the sun moving across the sky. So thanks for everything, sky. You’ve been great.


Buzzfeed’s Daniel Dalton adapts dialogue from “Orange Is the New Black” into old Peanuts strips. It’s cute, but it’s no “This Charming Charlie” (which used Smiths lyrics). Also, not nearly enough Patty/Marcie tension.


Internetrecoilsover New York magazine’s cover feature on allegedly very poorly behaving fashion photographer Terry Richardson — whose whole shtick might soon be moot anyway, now that Amazon has patented photos against white walls.



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YouTube confirms that it will block videos from labels that do not sign licensing deals for the premium tier of its soon-to-be-tested music subscription service. Indie bands appear slightly disheveled with casual, summery outrage.


It can be safer for a woman to give a fake phone number “than to directly reject an aggressive guy,” thus we have the “Feminist Phone Intervention.” 1. Give pushy suitor “your digits.” 2. In response to his text or call, he receives quote from feminist author bell hooks. 3. Nothing, just ha.


Anti-fun activist David Webster steps right up to the Internet’s (smiley) face and disses it with an editorial in the Guardian calling adults who use emjois childish. Internet texts him emoji of smiling poo-pile and returns to watching T.I. and Azealia Banksbeef.

Michael Andor Brodeur can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MBrodeur.
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