Oct. 1st, 2010

wellinghall: (Martians)
http://improbable.com/ig/

via http://www.boingboing.net/

The Guardian's take ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/01/ig-nobel-awards-mould-bats

ETA: A bottle which lay hidden in Clifton Rocks Railway since the 1940s has a story to tell about Bristol.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/front_page/newsid_9027000/9027533.stm

ETA2: From this month's Ansible: Outraged Letters. Charlie Stross shares an all too familiar artistic experience: 'My editor at Ace just emailed me the art department's idea of a cover for Rule 34. / My reply was along the lines of: "You know it's set in Scotland? Handguns are illegal here. Also: policewomen don't usually wear red leather corsets on duty ..."'
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
Last year, we went to Oxonmoot, the Tolkien Society's annual get-together in Oxford. This is a long-standing annual fixture for us; this year was my seventeenth in a row, and [livejournal.com profile] adaese's thirty-second. This year - as last year, and in 1997 - it was in Lady Margaret Hall.

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