The most interesting stories we get to tell are stories about people. And this week, we had a glut of those kinds of stories.

Between Mike Arrington’s CrunchFund antics, Carol Bartz’s emotionally charged anti-Yahoo tirade and Nikki Sixx’s fit of pique over old Spinal Tap-related injuries, we had a full hopper this week.

To get an overview of what happened at VentureBeat this week, we invited former editor Owen Thomas, now ringleader and founder of the Daily Dot, to chat with us. Stay glued to your screen for his nugget of wisdom about the difference between being a hater and being a fascinated observer of truly enigmatic people in technology.