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So.. is it worth shelling out for a copy of the Watership Down TV series? There seems to be a dearth of previews available, and they've not deigned fit to offer it via the iTunes Store, leaving just that clumsy physical medium, which isn't something I prefer. (Why would I want to pay for the manufacture of DVDs, and their evironmental impact, when all I'll do is rip them and stuff the discs away, just as I'd do with a CD?)

Iran, Monday: banned rally with "hundreds of thousands" of protestors, riot police standing down; however, the BBC reports some gunfire. Khamanei is apparently requesting (or permitting?) an inquiry into the results. And Sunday's events.

Juan Cole on possible evidence of electoral fraud.

More photos here, here, and here.

Quite a good little tour of the Doctor Who Experience in Second Life, including recreations of key settings, like the Torchwood and the Millennium Stadium, and a museum including all the various Tardis consoles - impressively complete! - from over the years. You can find it all in the Katrina sim, with seasonal gatherings arranged for Aug 1 2009, Nov 21 2009, Feb 27 2010, and May 15 2010.

Via Kyootfox, Buster's Journey, the weblog of a leveret, discovered abandoned, and unsuitable for release back into the wild. Much adorableness to see. ^_^

This event in Chestnut's Choices caught my eye:
Tuesday June 16

3:30PM - Thinkers: The 5th Revolution

Occasionally, scientific discoveries shake up our worldview. Examples include the Copernican revolution that radically changed conceptions of our place in the universe, and Darwin's theory which upset beliefs regarding how we stand in relation to the animal kingdom. Now, some scientists believe a 5th such revolution is approaching, and the trigger for this change is neuroscience. Are we on the verge of another upset to our worldview? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome.



The Bunny is Back. =:D
 
 
 
 
 
 
So.. is it worth shelling out for a copy of the Watership Down TV series?

This is really one for the likes of enteirah who actually know something about it... but it's probably worth it if you're curious and it isn't a fortune. I used to hate the thing with a passion for the way it mucked about with the stories, but have mellowed somewhat since, though I defy you not to want to throw things at the telly when Hannah the Mouse is around.

The Iranian situation is intensely interesting. The ITV news tonight gave the impression that significant disturbances were continuing despite the apparent shooting dead of at least one demonstrator, but the BBC news seemed to suggest that the authorities' use of force had probably changed things significantly. As the BBC report was from John Simpson, who was in Tehran in 1979 and wrote an excellent book about the country in the 1980s (Behind Iranian Lines) I'd be inclined to go with him for now.