Also, GIP. *points to icon*
Ahem! Courtesy of wcg, an 18th century trephination set, reserve not yet met. Bid now, bid now!
Courtesy of several people, McSweeney's Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself and Asks: Is Me Really Monster?. Awww, Cookie....
As forwarded to metafandom: gaudior's thoughts on cultural appropriation as an anime fan, in response to a rant she links to. It took me a few days simply to read all the comments the original post generated in various forums. Head too full, but of stuff worth thinking about.
And in bizarre contrast, via Neil Gaiman...
The equally megatalented, although significantly shorter than Thea Gilmore, Stephin Merritt, is being defended against what seem to me to be remarkably wrong-headed accusations of racism (he said on a panel that Zip-e-dee-doo-dah was a great song from a bad movie) this morning over at Slate.... buh? There's more to it than that, but poor Stephin (except really I'm sure he can take care of himself).
P.S. If I type the letter h into the search bar of this browser and look at the autocomplete options, I get "Harvard Shuttle schedule", "Heimdall kills Loki", and "House, M.D. episode guide". Which somehow sums up something about the state of my brain right now. *dashes off to catch the shuttle*