Dinner and hanging out for Gemini last night, including a disastrous game of Jyhad (for me.) I'm beginning to think I'm lucky, not good. Anyways. Got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while, and discuss comic books, Neverwhere and dorky things, so all is good. (And hopefully, got a couple more people interested in HeroClix. The fact that the DC expansion has Black Manta, Gorilla Grodd, and Solomon Fucking Grundy is helping a lot.)
SATURDAY IS NEWSDAY: They're sending in a robot to solve the Cheops pyramid mystery. Exciting! In Japan, Winnie the Pooh is laying the smacketh down on Hello Kitty. Good news from the Toronto Film Festival, bookended by bad news about Warren Zevon. And an good article on why your favorite TV show got canceled.
'Well, duh' news: Web users like online personality tests. Experts outline cancer, diet evidence: alcohol is bad, obesity is bad and lots of fruits and vegetables are good.
Tough talk on the Middle East and utopias. I'm no fan of Saddam, but it's the reasoning that bugs me, not the methods for getting rid of him. Best quote: "Let's hope David Duke never strikes oil." And another opinion on how we are the same as we ever were.
Finally, the week in review by Joe Bob Briggs.
MP3: The Last Dance, "Inside (DJ Kane remix)"
Quote: "If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." -Hermann Hesse