Because I'm enjoying this, the last Bank Holiday before Christmas, too much to spoil it with a look through the news, here's a selection of excellent posts from others:
DumbJon has the guaranteed shoo-in recipe for Oscar success.
David Duff ponders the universal fear of the dark.
Counting Cats is looking for reasons to watch one of the greatest shows of the modern age.
Longrider notes the (sadly totally predictable) consequences of allowing Town Hall staff access to wider sources of information.
Fuel Injected Moose has a 'Gordon' moment.
Ross finds consternation at the possibility of offensive words in Scrabble.
Tom Harris shows once again why he's probably the only Labour blogger worth reading.
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.