+ Uh oh, Wolverine's gonna have to cut those muttonchops: Disney's buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion and a lifetime supply of free Magic Mountain rides.
+ Did you know that this week marks the 40th anniversary of the Internet? Yes indeed -- 40 years ago, people actually had to talk to each other and take three hour lunches to goof off at work. How far we've come!
+ From Lifehacker, 10 Tricks MacGyver Would Be Proud Of. Personally, I like the "how to dry out a doused cell phone." I could've used that one a few dozen times in my life.
+ Neil Gaiman talks about the resurgance of vampires in pop culture and why it kind of sucks. (Ha ha, get it? Get it?)
+ Scientists have found a way to track the eletrical impulses that produce handwriting...which means in the future, you won't need a pen or pencil to write. Does this mean I won't be able to go to the office supply store anymore and fondle the writing instruments? Because if so, I'm having none of that. Go away, science!
+ Have you guys ever seen the Cadaeic Cadenza? It's a short story in which the number of letters in each word equals the first 3,834 digits of pi. Here's a wiki write-up on it for more details. Very cool idea -- and thanks to Park Bench reader Laura for the tip!
+ And finally, via Topless Robot, here's a picture of a dog dressed as the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Personally, I love the Bud Light-fueled nacelles...and the look of horror on the poor dog's face.