Massive backlog of linkspam:
Darfur news from hulamoth: Sudanese President Rejects AU-UN Plan ("Not that this is anything surprising, but his remarks themselves are outrageous"); meanwhile, the AU mandate will run out this December; "Amnesty International has a convenient little e-mail form letter which can be sent to senators. Or people can call the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111, during work hours, M-F."
Radiation found on 2 jets in spy death probe.
Police say mother microwaved her baby; mother denies it. Jesus H. Christ.
AIDS to be 3rd leading cause of death.
Quebec "nation" raises native Indian ire. I hear the yaks aren't too happy either.
California sea lions attack humans.
New Advice: Don't Sit Up Straight.
Miss America 2006 has surgery in N.C.
San Diego to ban Wal-Mart Supercenters.
I got these nearly simultaneously, so: Community bans wreath with peace sign (from doleniel) and Wreath subject to fines for allegedly promoting peace, Satanism (morganwolf). Peace on earth, goodwill to men, indeed.
Michael Richards: Less Jewish than previously supposed. "'You can't feel Jewish. It's not a matter of feeling. You can convert to Judaism. You can't not convert to Judaism and then be Jewish,' said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles."
"Sunshine" leads indie film nominees.
Reports: The Wiggles' lead singer may quit. I don't even know who The Wiggles are, but I can't stop crying!
Zamzar, free online file conversion. Read: the place to go when someone posts an mp4/wma/some other format that you'd rather have as an mp3. Fantastic.
From my favorite illustrator's website: "Enchantment. A private commission on a theme from a popular fantasy trilogy: A King to be meets an elven Princess in a wooded glen."
From dduane, via particle_person: Lester Dent's Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot and Twists, Slugs and Roscoes ("A useful dictionary of '40's detective slang").
From stavia: Bond, Hot Bond. "I’m angry. I’m angry now. It’s actually making me ANGRY how hot he is. WHAT, ARE WE INTERRUPTING YOUR HOT BOND ASS VIEWING? Turn around, bitches."