Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now.
1. Dirk Nowitzki shows off his game day ritual. The cynics will tell you this is all just a clever marketing ploy to drum up season ticket sales. But we choose to believe it's a window into the Big German's soul. Just listen to how enthusiastically he calls out for Mavs mascot "Champ." You can't fake that excitement.
2. Surgeon dons Google Glass as he performs knee surgery. Dr. Christopher Kaeding is the first surgeon in America to transmit his work via a Google Glass livestream. "I really appreciate the connectivity it gave me and the possibilities," Kaeding said. "The fact that I could sit there in real time both audibly and even more importantly, visually, I could communicate with someone while I'm in the middle of the case." Welcome to the Internet, good doctor.
3. New mango sorbet from Talenti packs a punch. The latest from On Second Scoop — a blog dedicated to reviewing new ice cream — showcases a flavor from Dallas-based Talenti. The site is worth checking out if you're a fan of dairy and/or cold fruity treats, and in Texas in August, who isn't? Surprisingly, there's a lot to report on the new ice cream beat, and we're all too happy to sink our teeth into it.
4. Clothing designers from 1939 predict fashions of 2000. This British Pathé clip isn't half bad at predicting current fashion trends — for men, anyway. The video says men will carry portable telephones along with "a radio, container for coins, keys, and candy for cuties." Women, on the other hand, were expected to wear light bulbs on their heads and dresses with removable sleeves for varying climates. The video goes on to predict wedding dresses made of glass. Go figure the narrator was a dude.
5. Tony Romo notices star on Cowboys helmet for first time. The hapless Cowboys aren't giving us too many reasons to hope for a winning season. The team is 2-2 in the preseason, and the starting offense went three games before scoring its first touchdown. It's not exactly the harbinger of a Super Bowl ring, and that's why this Onion article makes a little too much sense.