I've come across two news items that make me happy:
1. Librarians tell the feds to bugger off: It's a small step, but I go all warm inside any time someone takes a stand against the paranoid post 9/11 political culture that writes off civil liberties as expendable.
2. APES! - Scientists in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have discovered a new type of ape. They describe it as kind of half gorilla/half chimpanzee and all ferocious lion-killer. Giant killer apes are cool, and by cool, I mean totally sweet.
My natural instinct is to start thinking how cool it would be if the Deming library were to hire one of these new apes, but that's because I read way too damn much Terry Pratchett.