Norman Mailer passed away; he was 84. It’s kind of amazing, he’s one of those large looming figures, people who were famous and old for my whole life. I can’t believe he died. Can Kissinger be far behind?

I’ve added a couple new links to the Blogroll. Jo Spinks portrait artist does fantastic, classical portraits, have her paint your kids or dog. The other is Work is Boring, Andy Laskin’s musings on the office… pretty funny, and a good way to kill all that boring work time.

Finally, have you seen the latest toy recall? AquaBeads – who knows what they are – are coated with a paint that when sucked turns into GHB. AquaBeads, the date rape drug for kids! Now in cherry flavor.