It pains me to say this, but I'll be busy until Christmas. The criminal part of it all is that, at least in normal years, this is exactly when the worst news will hit. There is a lot going on right now, and the mostly US blog scene is in a post-election slump. Meanwhile, crazy shit happens apace around the world. With my head responding to what's keeping me busy til Christmas, I can't even begin to try to list what is most important. Ciao for now, brown cows.