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OMG ad with Ten, reindeer and the TARDIS - they're using it on BBC America now, I hadn't seen it before last night. Massive glee!

The animals at Hanover, Germany's zoo got Christmas presents too this year and I am ded of teh cute. [link]

I hope everyone out there has a lovely day, no matter what they're doing.

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Dec. 7th, 2009 11:18 pm
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (dS rubber ducks of subtext)
Thank you for my snowflake cookie anonymous flister! It even has those wonderful candy ball bearings on it!

I realize it was made because someone said, "Hey, let's do Tin Man but with Alice in Wonderland, but I liked Alice. As a Primeval fan it was lovely to see Andrew Lee Potts and Matt Frewer BROKE MY HEART.

Have some links that show more reasons why corvids rock:
Ravens form a wake-like gathering after 2 electrocuted
Clever ravens cooperatively hunt

And another link I've been holding onto for a while now:
How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect

Note that the New York Times has not forgotten to capitalize their article titles, even though many other news organizations, including the BBC, have. There was even a bit in the Magazine section of the BBC News site today defending their recent practice of not capitalizing acronyms, which I think is just an excuse for not knowing how to turn off AutoCorrect. Grr. Not on, BBC News.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (jack forgot to mention)
I figure there must be people who don't read PostSecret religiously, so for them and the people who didn't know about it already, you need to know about 1000 Awesome Things. It celebrates things like the final seconds of untangling a really big knot and reuniting a sock from the Sock Orphanage Drawer with its freshly washed, once lost brother or sister and that feeling in your stomach when you go really high on the swings and all those other small moments of awesomeness that life hands us on occasion.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (martha blue)
Wired magazine has an article on Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition, featuring the winners all the way back to 1977. This year's winner:

cut for photo )
There are also links to Nikon's gallery of all the winners and honorable mentions. For me one of the slightly unexpected neat things about this was the fact that this is a truly international competition, and I loved seeing all the different facilities the various scientist photographers were from.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (life personal pineapple)
A huge blob of strange black goo is floating in the Arctic Ocean.
Uh, does this make anyone else think of Stephen King's short story "The Raft"? Especially when it mentions the goose bones.

Professional snipers have been brought in to protect a colony of fairy penguins.
It's about time someone took penguins this seriously.

And in the "This is why I'm still in the honeymoon phase" category:
The Obama administration is revising policy to make it easier for foreign abused women to be granted asylum.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (starbuck no damsel in distress)
Don't mess with a marching band girl, especially one armed with a baton via [livejournal.com profile] honorh
Deputies searched near Quartz Hill High School for the muggers, looking for a man who was holding his bloodied nose and the other limping.

In other news, crap. There's a charge on my credit card I don't recognize but of course I don't find this until after business hours on Friday. I'm hoping it's just an error and not a sign that my credit card number is compromised. I'm mad at myself because I make sure to check my transactions online at least once a week and I just plain missed this one - it's over two weeks old. But I've called my credit card company and will call the merchant on Monday. Bleh.

The fact that the transaction got a bit lost in the crowd should probably say something to me about my buying habits in the last couple of months.

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