Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Outpost Gallifrey has confirmed that new Doctor Who will start March 31st (while I'm at Emerald City Comicon!).

Boing Boing on DMZ. And if you aren't reading DMZ yet, check out the first collection from your local library. It's good. Check it out.

Oz and Ends examines The Great British Punctuation Shortage.

Check out this truly cool newspaper report from 1901, telling of a conspiracy of silence on the existence of dinosaurs and mammoths in North America! Like today's news, the old newspapers never let facts get in the way of a good story!

There are Tree Octopi in the Conservative Fantasy World! Boing Boing has more Conservapedia fun.

Wired has a NYCC 2007 Photo Parade. The Comics Reporter sums the con up.

A strange story about a strange hen.

School choice can make a difference.

Frankly, it doesn't look like the hijab violates FIFA Law 4 to me. I think the referees went over the line on this one.

Library Stuff directs us to OpenCongress, and attempt to make Congress and its arcane doings more accessible to the average voter/net user.

MetaFilter debates taxes. There's some good stuff in the comments.

Vanishing honeybees are a serious problem, one that's finally being noticed by more folks around the world.

Step 1, take a picture of yourself. Step 2, photoshop a Gucci logo and perfume bottle on it. Step 3, send it to a weekly paper and have them bill Gucci for it. Step 4, see yourself in the paper.

If I see anyone with this thing near my computer, I'm bringing out the hammer to use on them and the USB thing.

Yet more phone outages due to copper thieves.

Four times the usual weight for a kid his age, but at least he gets to stay with his mom, who can't stop him from snacking.

The cultural gulf and marriage in Afghanistan.

The Supreme Court is going to hear about Washington State's Primary. So far, the courts have consistently ruled for the parties and against the people. Let's see if they keep their perfect record of denying voters the right to vote for who they want, instead of who the parties want them to vote for.