End of the Long Count, baby. Waste some time as the world comes crashing down with linky distractions!
It ain’t the Mayan apocalypse that’s destroying the world, anyway. George Monbiot reckons the real culprit is those rubbish Christmas presents you buy when you’ve run out of ideas.
William S. Burroughs reads his short story, The Junky’s Christmas. Plus claymation.
Captain America’s diary comic (by Robyn E. Kennealy)
These pics of the Syrian civil war are gloomy, as you’d expect, but you have to see the home-made warfare device in pics 14-16… (via Kathleen)
NASA Gangnam Style riff is great fun
Also from nate – an elegy for the web we lost. It really is a different online world out there compared to a decade ago.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, NZ’s official national wizard speaks vividly about what he’s been doing these past few decades. I find it weird that Gandalf is now more famous in NZ than our real-life official wizard.
And finally, Christopher Lee’s Heavy Metal Christmas Songs
(Merry christmas & happy new year folks. I’m off on holiday for a bit so no bloggery for a little while.)