* There is strange water in Uranus.
* For the McLuhan fans.
* I didn't watch the Emmys this year, which makes me extra happy that the opener is now online. I had no idea Jimmy Fallon could be so entertaining.
* Mary Roach on what happens to the bodies of astronauts who die in space.
* Vanity Fair's Michael Joseph Gross takes on Sarah Palin.
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you think that the best outcome will be surviving it? Yeah. That's this week. Posting might be light - but the kids go back to school tomorrow and so our long very local scheduling nightmare will soon be over. Can I get an amen?