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Perhaps the most beautiful music video I've seen: Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark (FLV). So deeply sad, hopeful, wistful, melancholic, and loving.

mycroftb just introduced me to the I Can Eat Glass Project: 'The Project is based on the idea that people in a foreign country have an irresistable urge to try to say something in the indigenous tongue. In most cases, however, the best a person can do is "Where is the bathroom?" a phrase that marks them as a tourist. But, if one says "I can eat glass, it doesn't hurt me," you will be viewed as an insane native, and treated with dignity and respect.'

Make random Sam & Max stuff, win stuff! And there are new S&M goodies to peruse in Telltale's store, including a spiffy b&w sketchbook, "The Age of S&M", and a Max skull & crossbones shirt.

'This is Steve's first Sam & Max book in about 10 years, and it's full of never before seen concepts, doodles, and other Freelance Police-related works of art. Some of our favorite parts are the inside-cover sketches of Sam & Max, along with notations, that Steve made as guidelines for the people doing the animated series, and the list of lines and scenarios that the censors cut from the episodes. (Example: "Please do NOT show Max biting down on a battery while standing in water.")'

In the US government's tireless efforts to protect the American populace from foreign threats, its citizens are now free from the risk of Vegemite.
I may well have to pick up the DVD hawthorn pointed out, once things settle down a bit on the financial front - quite simply an excellent work, though simultaneously so tragic, yet hopeful at the same time.

I'm not sure I've ever actually tried Vegemite. There is some Marmite in the kitchen, which I might actually try sometime - it's been ages since I last did, and at the time, that bitterness and saltiness really didn't appeal. Of course, I may well have spread it much too thickly, as well.

Wish I could find "plain" yeast spreads around - they seemed quite commonplace in German supermarkets. Quite tasty, even for one as meat-inclined as myself. Will US Customs now be searching packages for illicit Vegemite, as well as Canadian generic drugs?