stranger than fiction
First, you may or may not have heard about the Pana Wave Laboratory, the latest wacko cult to wander around Japan. I find them kind of funny, but only because they're not anywhere near me. Anyway, they've got a lot of wacky schtick going on, but the main points are that the world is supposed to endany day now (I think it was originally tomorrow, the 15th, but now it's "next week sometime"), and if they're allowed to capture Tama-chan the seal, the end of the world will be averted. And they wear special outfits, don't bathe, and only eat ramen. (Sounds like some comics fans, doesn't it?) Anyway, today I came across the best article about them yet, "Japanese Cult Vows to Save a Seal and the World".
The big videogame expo, E3 is going on, and one of the most interesting bits of news for me to come out of it that Sony is launching a handheld. Doesn't look like it'll be compatible with your old PS games though, so I think I'll keep saving pennies for the GBSPA.
You've probably heard of "...she's a flight risk." It's one of the latest hip, soon-to-be-a-book/movie/etc type websites, but for a change it's actually interesting to read. (And no, I personally don't believe a word of it, but hey, truth is stranger than fiction, so who knows?)
And finally—Have you seen the new 20-dollar-bill yet? It's actually uglier, somehow. I thought they were thinking of making our money more attractive, more like what opther countries have. But this just looks like someone spilled bleach on a $20.