Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I agree with the poster who suggested the BBC readers try to solve other world problems, since they have a bevy of (illustrated!) ideas of how to solve Eyjafjallajokull. (I particularly like the response to the "tow it" suggestion.)

Speaking of the UK, the festival calendar indicates that everyone there loses their minds the last weekend in May. (Is this true, UK readers?) There are races involving wool sacks and festivals hunting for nonexistent earls (and then throwing them in the sea - !!) and that's only the beginning of the list.

Meanwhile, over here in America, we are celebrating Memorial Day weekend in solemn fashion with, er, the Kinetic Grand Championships.  Maybe someone will include a wool sack or an Earl in their construct.

In more mystical and serious matters, the ongoing violence in Mexico has resulted in an oddity: an increase in the veneration of "unholy saints."  (If you're interested in what's going on in Mexico these days, I highly recommend The Awl's ongoing series on the cartels; it's well-written, fascinating, heartbreaking, and well sourced.)

Back to the unserious (but keeping with the "unholy" theme): are you looking for something more out of life? Do you find yourself wondering "what would Cthulhu do?" Perhaps this commercial can help.

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