I spend more time than I ought to on the web, some good ought to come of it; so here's some links to stuff I've read over the last week that are worth sharing...
This guy's 373-day productivity streak is pretty impressive.
So The Mary Sue is pretty awesome: highlights include:
*Mo’ Neopoints, Mo’ Problems: How That Website We Liked As Kids Became An Economist’s Nightmare
*An Artistic Critique of Milo Manara and Greg Land’s Controversial Spider-Woman Covers - Look at the gallery all the way through, it is brilliant and hilarious.
*Watch Fantastic Breasts And Where To Find Them, A Beautiful Slam Poem Defending Potterotica - now I'm not into fan fiction, never mind erotic fan fiction (though I'm not judging anyone who is), but this poem does more than defend Potterotica, but also snaps back at the porn industry and objectification of women. I was not expecting it, and it's now one of my favourite quick-watches.
This made me feel so much better about the fact that I've ended up choosing to move back to my home county (though I am still a bit ambitious, to be fair) - Unambitious Loser With Happy, Fulfilling Life Still Lives In Hometown
I bought Sam this game for getting through his resits in one piece... and now I'm concerned I'll never sleep again.
I ought to get training and in shape ready for the snake-fighting portion of my thesis defense in a few years' time! (Seriously, this is the funniest thing I've seen all month).
This is very, very long. But if you have some down time, it's well worth the read - The Spy Who Loved Me: An undercover surveillance operation that went too far.
Some for the hill-walkers!
This insect repellent roll-on looks pretty sound - and what's more, it's apparently DEET free! (DEET being the nasty stuff in repellents that melts plastic. Gah.)
In case you missed it: Terry Abraham wrote a really good piece on the impact of the Three Peaks on Wasdale and Scafell Pike.