Sorry — a little busy. Here are some random links:

Going to France soon. Guess I should learn who Titeuf is (biggest cartoon character in France, it seems).

This image of the solar system puts things into perspective. Boy, we are tiny.

The world is coming to an end soon. Any day now. Really. The Brief History of The Apocalypse notes humans have been predicting the end since 2800 BCE.

Johh, Harry, Margaret, and Rhonda have all linked to this cool Baby Name Wizard — trace the popularity of names throughout the last century.