Boy howdy, it was a week of grim popularity: avian horror shows, classical dance cripples, miserable whales, refugees. But at least we wrapped it all up with delightfully imprisoned Circle Cats!
Cats really do make everything better. Well, until you die and they eat your face off.
If you're brave and tough enough to look inside its beak, you'll see what few have ever witnessed: The Golden Eagle's Gold Grill.
"The golden eagle is the national bird of five countries and has been featured on the coat of arms of nearly a dozen others. Also, it is a shithead."
We're the first era of humanity that has had to deal with death and the Internet, and grief for the passing of someone you only knew online.
"It's considered perfectly normal to have serious online friends these days, but we haven't reached the point where they're considered as 'real' as a friend you hang out with in flesh and blood, and that makes dealing with their death a social minefield. A good online friend feels just as real to us as a good offline one, but the parents who raised them and the friends who grew up, worked, and partied with them might disagree."