Miscellaneous and Fast
Shocking! The Iranian government is trying to repress Internet use. [HT: Drudge Report ]
Random Culture has a bundle of links of folks (such as the party animals at McKinsey and the hippies at The Futurist) who are bold enough to make predictions for 2008.
Speaking of trends: Michael at 2Blowhards notes we may be witnessing the elimination of the middle man in Hollywood.
But it's still cool: National Geographic says the giant skeleton photo was a hoax.
Michael Kerr recommends some unusual travel books.
Progress? Michael Barone gives a review of this past year.
Excuse the knife: Jan Moir reports on a weird proposal in Britain to let juvenile offenders off if they apologize to their victims.