Gaze into your Internet box and behold the miscellany of oddities collected for you today:
Here’s a little piece of mine  (“estimated reading time 2:51”) that had its start here at IHE, as so many things have. I’ve tried it in various forms: A poem that never went, a list in McSweeney’s Books’ Mountain Man Dance Moves , and now creative nonfiction at Opium Magazine’s website. (Is somebody tracking the rise of Opium and the rest of its founder’s empire, including the multinational reading-games called Literary Death Matches ?)
A new interview  with me has been posted at ForeWord Reviews.
My acquaintance Crazy Larry, who quit his job as a mid-level IT manager at a prestigious private university to return to his first love, acting, once just missed being cast as Abraham Lincoln. Another time he nearly got a voiceover gig in a Lincoln documentary. He watches this sort of thing  avidly. I like the guy with the mole.
My dear sister, whose birthday it was yesterday, sent my kids a gift of a link to this website , knowing they’re as interested in the sea as their former-diver dad. Watch to the end; the octopus is amazing.
One part of the thorny issue of underqualified admissions at the University of Illinois will soon be resolved, the governor said  a little while after this article  was posted today: President White will resign from the University of Illinois. White, who was trained as an ethicist, says, “Ethical issues never come with a neon sign that says, ‘Attention President White’…This has been a difficult experience, a powerful learning experience, and I will write about it.”
Finally, take a glance at the horrific name of the children’s drink shown here. I think advertising majors need to take a couple of poetry classes in the course of their degrees, so they understand connotation when branding products. Evidently the pregnant-looking Mr. Kool-Aid is about to give birth to something, but whatever it is I'm not letting my kids have it. Maybe the Medical School could use it for training.