Many thanks to explosivo for showing me Pandora . It's a make-your-own radio station that learns your preferences. It reminds me of the late lamented Firefly in its uncanny ability to find music you like given a set of known favorites. Very cool. I hope against hope that Joshua Clark's "reporting" from NOLA (as reported by fengi is some kind of satire. But it's probably not. KILL THE CLAW ! Via cruel.com the amazing news that abortion is often the result of failed sodomy . No idea what the mechanism is here, even after reading the article. I should have paid more attention in my Freedom Science classes. Photoshop contest: If goths ruled the world . (via The Null Device . Prostitutes decide to become marketers ; punch line not necessary. Just what we needed, burning bullets (via New Scientist and defensetechblog). We will have now have shorter, stupider "reader-friendly" editions of the great books that idiots don't read anyway!