Point to rant on somewhat later: LJ is technically a blogging/content site, not a social networking site; this is why people keep wanting to get LJ to implement a remove friends thing and LJ is probably never going to do it. Places like MySpace, which are for saying who your friends are and aren't, have to have things like that. Places like LJ, though they're very similar in a lot of functions, are all about the content, and while it's called "friends", you'd better not think that anyone who wants to read you has to want to be your friend. If they're not compatible with you friend-wise, assume they want to read you, unless they're an obvious troll, in which case you can ban them.
More Duck Penis. Just when you thought the 2001-ish research by McCracken was an old meme, it pops up in the news again. Now with more researchers!
hcolleen is beating me with a pool noodle because I am plotting.