9/11 conspiracy theorist changes his mind. Because of… facts! Has that ever happened before?? (via Nate C)
BBC’s Newsnight devoted ten minutes to exploring the question: was Doctor Who a bit rubbish in the 80s?
Freaks and Geeks is getting the AVClub Classic treatment. The pilot episode writeup appeared today. It’s my favourite TV show ever, employing the form of commercial television for a character study with novelistic depth, and founded in a humane compassion that is rare in any narrative.
Extreme Barbie Jeep Racing (via Bruce Baugh)
The “PUNK” music collection, exclusively on CD. Basically the only collection of punk music you’ll ever need. Features all your favourite punk bands, like INXS and Crowded House. (via DavidR)
Letter to Richard Dawkins about religion. Some well-put stuff in here.
BBC recipe site has a recipe for Marmite on Toast. As you’d expect, the comments are worth your time. (via loads of people)
This gender-swapped recasting of Lord of the Rings is spreading like wildfire because it is Just. That. Good. If you click through only one linky this week, make it this one.
The Folk Ye Bump Intae – charming sketches of people in Glasgow. I can’t help but sound out all the dialogue, it is so well-caught.
Wow, the secret behind this lake full of skeletons genuinely stunned me (Allen Varney)
How did I miss this? In support of the deluxe book collection of Al Jaffee’s Mad Magazine Fold-Ins back in ’08, the NYT created some interactive digital versions. Marvellous. (via Toby Manhire)
There have been many articles on Steven Moffat and gender politics in Doctor Who, but this one is the sharpest I’ve found. (To be honest though it’s his longform plotting that bugs me more.)
Poor people in Manila start living in a cemetery. Fascinating. (via Malc)
On Facebook, I share stories about my 2-year-old daughter from time to time. This one rapidly became infamous. I proudly share it further here.
Cal asks a very sad Wee Beastie why I made her sit in the corner.
WB: (crying) Because I didn’t listen.
Cal: I think you should say sorry to him.
WB: (looking down) Sorry daddy.
Cal: You should look at his face and say sorry.
WB: (meeting my eyes, very sad) I’m sorry about your face daddy.
And finally, the last word on Mos Eisley