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YouTuber Adam Buxton tackles the eternal question in “The Moby Song.”

Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day’s must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.

  • Wired’s Quinn Norton gives one of the clearest explanations yet on how Anonymous transitioned from causing chaos “for the lulz” to engaging in political and social activism.
     
  • In the midst of a U.S. heatwave, the Weather Channel buys up Weather Underground, a favorite online destination of hardcore weather fans.
     
  • Google’s latest round of “spring cleaning” puts the final nail in the coffin of Google Video, moving all video content to YouTube.
     
  • The Internet—with a little prodding from the goons at venerable humor site Something Awful—has conspired to send rapper Pitbull to a Wal-Mart in Alaska.
     
  • Twitter engineer Ian Chan took 14th place at the World Series of Poker today, and live-tweeted the entire event (including a couple of bluffs).
     
  • Rumors that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum thought gay dating app Grindr was actually an app for locating coffee shops turn out to be bogus.

Above: Adam Buxton’s “Moby Song” is almost certainly the best video about identifying bald celebrities you’ll see all day.

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