mycroftb pointed out this outstanding video: the Free Hugs campaign. Simply brilliant. ^_^ Feel like doing likewise?

Now this is something of an unusual music video, from a Russian singer, "Vitas" - and bear in mind the only voice you're hearing is his. maus_merryjest is the one to offer an expert opinion thereon, of course.

Another bunny with a pancake on his head. =:)

"Top House Republicans knew for months about e-mail traffic between Republican Mark Foley and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret and allowed Foley, R-Fla., to remain head of a congressional caucus on children's issues, Republican lawmakers said Saturday." (Here's one example chat he held) Said committee is the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, which includes sexual predator laws in its purview.

This G4 Midnight Spank bumper starring monkeys (everything's funnier with monkeys) has to be seen.

Kirk and Scotty, in a commercial for Powergen's market flotation in 1990.

Here's another promising lycrawear source: Spandexman. Quite reasonable prices, and a decent selection. Because the world needs more ~shiny~.

Via moth_wingthane, news from LiveJournal of two new aspects to the site: sponsored communities, and sponsored features. The first is fairly self-explanatory, though it remains to be seen how companies choose to use such - a dumping ground for press materials wouldn't be of much benefit to anyone, but a genuine forum for discussion with the people involved could be quite worthwhile. The first such community will be supporting Michel Gondry's new movie - will MG be an active participant, or will it just be a cheap alternative to making a bespoke site for the movie? (First indications suggest the latter, unfortunately) The thought occurs: why would a company bother sponsoring a community, when they can already get one for either free or nearly free?

The less alluring aspect, though, is in sponsored features, such as an SMS gateway - and here, if you choose to use that feature, even paid users will be treated to whatever self-promotion the company chooses to include. No. That's a significant part of why I maintain a paid account - there's plenty of advertising around already, and I prefer to pay for the service directly. It may begin with an obscure service of little interest, but the scope of such advertising is unlikely to shrink rather than expand.

Every fur can relate to this Lio strip involving a werewuf. Wonder if they'd be interested in selling it as a t-shirt.. how good is full color shirt printing now? I'm still impressed by the quality and durability of the (regrettably long out of print) Associated Student Bodies shirts.