DVD Times lists some good post-Christmas bargains, including seven prime Hitchcock movies for £23, and the entire run of Michael Palin's renowned travel series, on 16 discs, for £60.

If you're looking to offer a donation towards the tsunami relief efforts, you might consider Small Dog Electronics' Doctors Without Borders contribution "item", as they'll match all donations.

Yipe! Seems some new H2G2 casting announcements were just made - voices of Marvin and the whale, respectively: Alan Rickman and Bill Bailey. squee!

From the Alamo Car Rental policies: "Certain one-way rentals, such as from San Francisco to Honolulu, (or vice versa) are not allowed."

The trailer (650K Flash) for the furry comic Silent Forest is.. quite interesting. ^_^

Yay! Ozy & Millie is reverting from its former Tuesday/Thursday update schedule, to all weekdays.

Via rubberskunk, a rather cool dolphin transformation clip (8.6MB Sorenson 3 QuickTime) by Gryf; also available in transcoded form locally (2MB MPEG-4).

Quote for the day, from Laibach, via normanrafferty: "Yes, we believe in God but, unlike Americans, we don't trust him."

Due to the number of Iraqis living in Iran, the Iraqi elections will also take place in six Iranian provinces.

A couple pics for the day:
Another of Weasely's wonderfully emotionally expressive pieces.
.. the very, very cute. ^_^
.. and a most delightfully shaded piece by Megara Gordon.

The things one learns online:
> According to Wikipedia, "Number sign is the Unicode preferred name for
> the glyph or symbol #."

In Germany, we colloquially refer to it as "Gartenzaun" (picket fence).
The other affectionally named symbol is the @ sign: "Klammeraffe"
(spider monkey).


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."

Apparently, since the late 90s, "In the UK, [UFO] sightings have gone from about 30 a week to almost zero; it's a trend echoed in the US and Norway."