Changing the subject, I have a not-very-exciting theory that if you mean to write about something topical in LJ and don't do so immediately, the chance of you doing so goes down very rapidly as time goes by - more than linearly, though I wouldn't like to wildly stab at a power. Accordingly, I have a long list of things that I have long meant to LJ about and now accept that I never will. Therefore I'm going to try to flush the buffer by telling you about (some of!) the things I meant to post to LJ about but never did. If you'd like me to remove any of these from the j_p trashcan before I press the recycle button then speak up and I may blog about them yet.
Otherwise, it's just a list of random links and vague titles...
http://www.livejournal.com/users/songmonk/904366.html - my comments
http://pokersearch.pokerclan.com/forum/pokerclan/?f=25 - The Big Game
http://www.bealaerospace.com/articles/DMagazine/ - Andy Beal
http://guinnessandpoker.blogspot.com/2004_05_02_guinnessandpoker_archive.html#108377010692152426 - WSoP history
Ah, Gay Paris
Come Home Billy Bird: http://www.onlylyrics.com/read.php?id=9945
Sports: 10 biggest prizes in sport
National character: do different nations have different characters?
Silly shop names: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3732960.stm#cutabove
"When you see this, post a bit of poetry in your own journal."
Politics: NE Assembly
Gambling - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3754960.stm
Words: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3755482.stm - applet / URL
Jon Stewart on Crossfire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3749790.stm
Settlers of Catan WC: http://www.herne.de/spielezentrum/SPZ-Engl/e-home3.htm
Brave New World
The Journey to Wild Divine - http://www.wilddivine.com/ - three finger sensors that track your body's heart rate variability and skin conductance. http://wilddivine.dreamingx.com/hsite.php?id=1131&sub=HS = $148, expansion software $40
http://www.alinghi.com/en/ac2007/challengers/oracle/ - Chris Dickson sails again!
cuboctahedron - http://www.peda.com/models/
Pentominoes (daweaver, addedentry)
I also wish to recognise the contribution of shortcake biscuits to my diet today. Thanks, shortcake. Thortcake.