…and the usually gregarious rumor mill is unusually quiet. Either Apple’s security team has done their job this year, or (iPhone notwithstanding) there’s nothing massive coming. Apple’s not tipped their hand either way, so there’s nothing to do but sit by the computer and watch one of the non-webcasts. Can’t wait!

Ok, I’m probably the third-from-last person in the world to discover Bash.org, but this was too funny not to share:

It’s nature. How do you make nature against the fucking law? It grows everywhere. Serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuana against the law is like saying to God made a mistake. You know what I mean, it’s like God on the seventh day looked down on his creation:
“There it is, my creation, perfect and holy in all ways. Now, I can rest.”
[Mimes God looking around – spotting pot]
“Oh my me.”
“I left fucking pot everywhere.”
“I should never have smoked that joint on the third day ..shit.”
“That was the day I created possums. Haha. Still gives me a chuckle.”
“If I leave pot everywhere that’s gonna to give humans the impression they’re supposed to… ‘use’ it.”
“(sigh)Now I have to create Republicans.”

D’ye think I’m bringing enough musical gear for Buddy? (In case you were wondering, this is why I own an SUV…)

Battlestar Galactica meets World of Warcraft. Now this is silly…and a lot of fun!

(via WoWInsider)

(via Engadget)

An African parrot, N’kisi, has demonstrated an amazing grasp of the English language, with the ability to invent words and phrases when encountering new stimuli. He also shows evidence of a sense of humor. (from BBC News)

When he first met Dr Jane Goodall, the renowned chimpanzee expert, after seeing her in a picture with apes, N’kisi said: “Got a chimp?”

With a 950 word vocabulary and the ability to use tenses properly, N’kisi is not only one of the most advanced users of English in the animal kingdom, but also displays more language mastery than the average US public school student, President George W. Bush, and drummers.

There appears to be a Mac tablet in the offing, and guess what? It’s not from Apple.

As much as the industry has been screaming for a tablet Mac, I’ve got to file this in the “Believe it when I see it” category. Besides the fact that this could trump anything that Apple was going to announce in their own Keynote (iPhone be damned!), I can’t imagine, if this is Apple-approved, that they wouldn’t want to be the ones to announce it. Five days till the big day…keep an eye on the rumor mills.