1) Speaking of design. Check out this hilarious cover and the story behind it.
2) The intrepid Neil Grant - author of the wonderful Rhino Chasers and Indo Dreaming - is on a huge adventure: a research trip to Afghanistan. And he's blogging while adventuring. Blog-i-stan 2009 is fascinating.
3) Because it's Friday, and because the ALP National Conference has been discussing the Productivity Commission's report on parallel importation, we made a lolcat.