2. I got hooked up with the forthcoming Forms album the other day, and it's all I've been listening to for the last 24 hours or so. It's got elements of +/- and Aloha, sure, and it's a lot mellower than "Icarus", but it's also doing strange things to my brain's pleasure center. Track 1, "Knowledge in Hand" and Track 6, "Bones", are particularly awesome.
3. Now that I'm done with HP7, I can get back to "The Riddle of the Traveling Skull", which I'd picked up during the McSweeneys sale. (Speaking of which, that sale might have been successful, but it totally sucked in terms of delivery time - it took them almost a month to fulfill my order.)
4. In today's installment of "Adventures with Disposable Income That Isn't Actually There Anymore", Microsoft announces that it's dropping the price of its Xbox360 HD-DVD add-on to $179, which also includes 5 free HD-DVDs. I was hoping to sit out the format wars - especially since Blu-Ray is most likely going to win, and I had no intention of buying a PS3 - but this is awfully tempting. Kath offered to get this for me as a birthday present, but my birthday is in December, and the war could be over by then.
5. It'd be great if by "war" I meant the war in Iraq. I'd wanted to post this video the other day, but my desire to post coincided with the exact moment of the massive power meltdown that blew LJ up.