Says the Times, British television imports Eleventh Hour and Life on Mars will be facing off on Thursday nights in America starting next season. I’ve seen both — Mars is a fantastic police drama (my review), while Eleventh Hour is a dumbed-down (and boring) bioterrorism show. It’ll be interesting to see how the American versions turn out.

So we can all just accept at this point that the One Laptop Per Child project is a failure? The idea isn’t inherently untenable. Rather, like so many things in life, it all came down to bad organization, planning, and strategy. Sucks.
Edit: This is what made me sad.

In the last several months, public mass transit ridership around the US has skyrocketed, while gas consumption is falling for the first time since 1991. Many transit systems are reaching capacity, which was unheard of even a year ago, and others are looking to aggressively expand, meaning more, better, and faster service. We’re starting to see the first benefits of higher gas prices, even as many other parts of the economy suffer.

Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from Manchester, UK, decided to make use of the CCTV cameras seen all over British streets in order to film a music video. They performed in front of 80 different cameras, including those on city streets, in cabs, and on a bus, and then used Data Protection Act requests to recover the footage from the camera operators.

I could be misinterpreting, but I think the cat’s meowing and purring and licking my hand is him saying, “give your friends a break and stop getting mad at them for silly reasons.” Smart cat.

SciFi has produced a hilarious and awesome eight minute summary of the first three seasons of Battlestar Galactica in preparation for the premiere of season 4. If you’ve seen all or part of seasons 1-3 and have forgotten what was going on in the eternity since last season ended, this video is for you.

Sally, having swallowed cheese,
Directs down holes the scented breeze,
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.
— Geoffrey Taylor