The Null Device

A few links stolen from onepointzero: firstly an insightful essay by a Pakistani professor on how Islam lost its way, falling to extremists some centuries ago and not recovering since. Secondly, French film Amélie is big in Japan, but mostly for the props and decor. The Amélie phenomenon has spawned a subculture, and entire industries of merchandising:

"I love this red colour in her room. It looks comfortable to live there. The furniture and the objects really suit Amelie and the story. I want the same lamp and bed, and the same flat with the bathroom and the nice white mosaic on the wall."

And finally, the story of some New Zealanders who ate some chocolates that arrived in the mail, only to find them laced with ecstasy.

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