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Ah, a personality disorder test, giving particularly uninsightful and near-verbatim regurgitation of the answers you give. These things are only really intriguing when they throw questions at odd enough angles to uncover the unconsidered (although such tend to get rejected as 'bad tests', I suppose, if we don't feel like accepting them), or give insight we don't expect them to have gleaned (the Luscher Colour Test is quite unnerving). But I suppose it's fun and informative to sew little personality-problem badges to your sleeve. [via Tyrethali]
"You see, at the end of the day, the situation we have inherited is one that the Sea Devils put in place."
John Humphrys interviews a Dalek on the Today programme, apropos the online broadcast of some rejected radio pilot or other, as well as an enthusiastic Sylvester McCoy and a swathingly skeptical Michael Hanlan ("bringing back Dr Who now would be an abomination"; "using the Internet to look at anything interesting is very difficult").
Michael Ancram is knocked out of the Tory leadership race, with both Clarke and Duncan-Smith saying there's still "all to play for" in the next round of voting. Are leadership elections always this absurdly gameshowy, or are the Tories making a surreal effort to capture public interest? (And tabloid, I suppose, with the frightening amount of over-coverage that Big Brother seems to get.)
Alternate Monopoly cards. Do they really have pictures on them, these days? How crass. [via Life As It Happens]
Bah, the heroic Cheapass Games are pressured into discontinuing the legendary Before I Kill You Mr Bond, MGM feeling it to be unfair exploitation of the character. Buy it while you can. [via Tyrethali] Forget bacteria - it was the Clangers that really defeated the Martians. Track 5 on the second CD of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, 4:08 minutes in, as the Martians lay dead. The government will try to deny it, but it's there.
Odd news at Cook'd and Bomb'd on the "postponed" Brass Eye, of the episode's main theme actually being media hysteria, and particularly Internet-led hysteria. That the whole imbroglio of it being cancelled, and of rumours flitting around online forums, was carefully engineered by Mr Morris as an example of what the programme is about. Intriguing. And, if true, it seems a rather prescient foreshadow of the Bulger-killer photo-on-the-Internet nonsense. Curiosity.
I feel dimly cheated, but glad that it wasn't just another meaningless bank advert; the "Do It With Joy" advertising campaign - something I've become slightly but sufficiently aware of - was actually a Guardian prank, a typically nonsensical series of adverts (run only in the Grauniad itself, it turns out) for a product or service which could have been absolutely anything. Today's G2 took a look at how it all came together, and what the public's general perception of it was.
K-PAX II: On a Beam of Light is out on the 23rd of July, a sequel to the brilliant and memorable K-PAX. So says a spokesperson for the publisher, who emailed me about it because I'd once written a favourable Amazon review. Tightly-targetted advertising. I approve.

And a film version is apparently in the works after all, with the mighty Kevin Spacey in the Prot role (rather than, as previous rumours had it, Will Smith). Jeff Bridges seems to be down as the psychiatrist, too. Very promising.

More or less everything by Kevan Davis.
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