–All that said about Thailand and H.R. 358, here are some awesome things to balance that whole boondoggle out:
The CDC continues its love affair with zombies. Emergency preparedness was never this fun.
Lifehacker on how to restore your online reputation. Which reminds me that there are some pictures I should have taken down. Not because I’m naked or drunk. Just because that’s not who I’ve been for years now, and don’t want it out there anymore.
Evo Psych Bingo. Because you will meet “scientists” of this ilk at some point.
And finally, though I only waded through half of the first Golden Compass book:
Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test…
Open Solitary Soul
You are a caring and introverted personality. You need a lot of personal space, and you find dealing with strange people and new situations to be stressful and tiring. You need to relax with time to yourself in order to recharge after a highly social day. Despite your dislike of loud noises and big crowds, however, you are not shy. You have a good sense of your own self worth, and you are not afraid to be yourself.
You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve, and you are open and honest. Deception does not come easily to you. You have nothing to hide, and you are not afraid to tell people your opinions or express your feelings. This does not mean, however, that you tend to fly off the handle. Your own belief in yourself helps numb some of the wounds that are inflicted by cruel or thoughtless people. When they do hurt you, though, you can’t help but show it.
Your daemon’s form would represent your introverted nature, your expressiveness, and your strong sense of self. He or she would probably take an active interest in the world around you, and would have a lot to say.
Suggested forms: Panda, Arctic Fox, Domestic Cat, Wood Thrush, Spitz dog.