Wednesday, January 13, 2010

There are all sorts of things going on this weekend, but the best one, in my opinion, is the celebration of Sherlock Holmes's 156th birthday in New York City by the Baker Street Irregulars! It's a weekend-long event, and most happenings are open to the public.

Another announcement for the calendar: 2010 is the Year of Biodiversity, according to the United Nations. Speaking of the UN, they have some information on the earthquake in Haiti and resources for sending/donating aid to the country.

I found this week's map from Emily at Poesy Galore and was pretty stunned. Anyone interested in the gay marriage issue may be surprised as well!

A rather snarky look at "death shrines" along roadsides and city streets in the UK sort of blames Princess Diana for making these monuments popular. Really? Drive along any road here in the American midwest and I can probably point out a few.

Prepare yourselves: the Doomsday Clock moves tomorrow, most likely closer to midnight. I suggest stocking up with Wicked Wines to get through whatever may come.

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