akirlu's link to this account of the 1992 olympic marathon last-place finisher brought tears to my eyes. Wow. Just--wow.
It had not actually occurred to me that anyone's reaction to watching Dara Torres' swimming might be to feel insecure about their own bodies. I find that troubling in more directions than a linky post can cover.
Scottish penguin knighted by the king of Norway. A citation from King Harald the Fifth of Norway was read out, which described Nils as a penguin "in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood."
cedarlibrarian on why hating a book is fandom, too.
Avram Grumer paperblogs the Denver worldcon.
Excavation of a farm that may have been the home of Egill Skallagrímsson. No sign of Egill's buried silver yet, though.