1. The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church wears a $30,000 Rolex (a clumsy attempt to airbrush it out of a photo was discovered by bloggers).
2. William Gibson, commenting on this week's news of a woman being rescued by Ryan Gosling:
Encounters with celebrity are our equivalent of being taken under the hill by fairies.3. Updates on the Prometheus online game, including a description of this starmap.
4. Now available for preorder at the BBTS, a set of the four new TMNT figures.