"The many monstrous statues (of the Bosco Sacro/Sacred Grove in Italy) appear to be unconnected to any rational plan and appear to have been strewn almost randomly about the area." Lots of photos here, here, and here.
And a few more links:
1. "According to the California State Treasurer’s office, California has over $68 billion in public debt, but the Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters has tried to count total California public debt, including that of local municipalities, and his total reaches $500 billion." Uggh.
2. Have I mentioned lately that you can support my blogging efforts by purchasing from Amazon? Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants is half off.
3. Asian-inspired Christmas tree.
*Previously: Merlion statue.
*Buy Hallmark Christmas ornaments at eBay.