The Null Device
According to the latest Onion, teen-goth idol Marilyn Manson is now going door to door, trying desperately to shock Middle America.
"I just stood there thinking, now there's a boy who tries way too hard," Binford said. "I mean, come on: Homoerotic sacrilege went out in the late '90s."
Also, Alessandra Coletti, the 22-year-old mezzo-soprano sensation, who is said to be the finest opera singer of her generation, is control, is completely unknown amongst members of her generation.
The street finds its own uses for things: A German company has released a CD-ROM "sickness simulator", with profiles of 15 medical complaints, and instructions on how to fake them to get time off work. Doctors are not amused.
Egypt is rebuilding the fabled Library of Alexandria, razed in 632 by Caliph Omar, and by others before him. Though, the new library may be little more than a tourist trap; for one, Alexandria is not the cultural hub it was in the times of the ancients, and secondly, Egypt's Islamic censorship laws (which have already banned a number of authors from the library) may impair the library's credibility as an objective repository of learning from across the world.