From Ken, I'm reminded of why I miss Calvin and Hobbes. Gaina sent me the techno chicken (warning: it's hard not to watch 27 times in a row), Karin (I'm blonding out on your URL Karin - leave it in the comments, please?) linked to a fascinating movie about the story of stuff and mor sent a link to footage from 1927 London that made me want to time travel.
And while we're (sort of) in London, Trevor forwarded a charming picture from King’s Cross station, a rather brilliant little movie called Present Face to which you may relate after the season's festivities, a fantastic ice cream ad (not entirely safe for all audiences), one of the funniest (or scariest) autocompletes I've seen in a long time, links to two news stories of the kind that makes you shake your head: table sex and the police department branches out linguistically and if you're in the mood for having movie magic debunked, click here. Also, a new exhibit at the Zoo.
David started off in the natural world sending me this story about a leopard seal trying to help out a human, as well as this one that made me realize that octopuses (octopi?) have way more going on than you'd think. Google is at Pompei,