Slipping into the Part - "Cold reading" is a method that psychics use to extract infomation out of their subjects, which they then feed back to the person in an attempt to represent themselves as having psychic powers. Kari Coleman, writing on James Randi's website in part of his newsletter, tells of her experiences practicing to portray a psychic on Penn and Teller's TV show. It's shocking how easy she found it to slip into the role. Read: My Psychic Adventure, by Kari Coleman
(I should add that it was anything but easy for her, emotionally, to deal with her feelings about it)


Today's Fun Quote - "Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want?and their kids pay for it.- Richard Lamm, Governor of Colorado


Coming of the Beast(s) - This article in a publication called "The Beast" aims to identify the 50 most loathsome people in America. They use a pretty broad brush, but you might get a chuckle out of one or two of their comments. The Beast 50.
My personal favorite:
"1. ANN COULTER [...] The phenomenon we all should have seen coming; the merger of bimbo sex appeal and neo-fascist vituperation."