1. Warren Ellis describes the origin of Valentine's Day (it involves werewolves). (I'm sure his site is NSFW.)
2. Especially with the nonsense this week about how video games cause rape, this is a particularly interesting observation:
For years we've been told that violence on TV creates imitation in real life. What, are police exempt from this theory? If a TV network makes felonies committed by a cop under color of authority entertainment, network standards and practices is complicit in fostering an atmosphere of lawlessness and disrespect for the Bill of Rights that can only encourage more official lawlessness.3. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso have deals with Nike. ESPN claims that it didn't know. (Herbstreit called the national championship, if I remember correctly. It'd be interesting to listen to the broadcast and see if he praised Oregon's uniform.) Via.