Recommended music weblog for the day: The Suburbs Are Killing Us. Its scope is as broad as Fat Planet.
In a particularly surreal "truth is stranger than fiction" move, New Scientist notes that, in 1994, the US Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton had sought funding for 'the development of an "aphrodisiac" chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale'.
Via the BBC:
Q: "What's the difference between Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and the Loch Ness Monster?"
A: "They're still looking for the Loch Ness Monster."
With quite splendid timing, with many a fur away at the con, Sheezy Art will "no longer accept or display adult art" - as of January 16th - towards making it "a family friendly website". If you have such work there, it would seem time to find another home for it.
How do societies collapse? "Diamond identifies five major causes of societal collapse: environmental damage, climate change, hostile neighbors, loss of trade partners, and stupidity."
Best Mac mini post-launch comment: "It's like a Cube that got washed in really hot water."
Ooo.. if I can get to Paris by mid-March, I know I'd have to see this: a Miyazaki/Moebius exhibition.
The UN's released, apparently, a series of animated public service announcements on the theme of AIDS prevention. I shan't repeat the three characters' names - they're in the article - but they're much too giggle inducing. ^_^