. . . the kind that come in links. Pat brings us a spectacular link from the Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA. So many beautiful images here, I don't know where to begin. Make sure you check out the Cat's Eye Nebula. Here's the Orion Nebula (per the site, okay for public use provided we give attribution to STSci/ESA): In case you missed yesterday's discussion in the comments, Mel Gibson is threatening to sue Mel Gibson. Head on over there and offer your support -- and advice, too, if you happen to be a lawyer. Jesus' General has lent a helping hand by reprinting a letter from an Angel of the Lord (Avenging, First Class) to the real Mel. Seems Jesus is none too happy with The Passion, and when Jesus is unhappy . . . firedoglake gives us the latest in Bill O'Reilly photoshopping goodness. Think Chippendale's. Have you missed the fuss over Kate O'Beirne's book, Women Who Make the World Worse? Ms. (I just know she would love that Ms.) O'Beirne's diatribe against feminism is taking it in the pink lace panties over at Amazon thanks to the efforts of Jesus' General, Crooks and Liars, firedoglake, and others. Even the New York Times Book Review (Ana Marie Cox in the January 15 NYTBR) slammed her book, although politely: Feminism isn't always pretty (see: underarm hair). Without it, however, Kate O'Beirne would have been unlikely to have this book published -- and most women would not have their own money to waste on it. Guess I should try and get some work done today. Don't forget to watch Jon Stewart's and Ed Helms's taint routine over at Crooks and Liars, and if you missed my post yesterday on Fractales, scroll down a few centimeters and keep reading. D.