Slate's end of year Movie Club is always worth a read.
December 2001 Archives
This insanely addictive game was down for a while, but it's now back. Do not click the link unless you have a few spare hours.
Lord of the Rings was great entertainment. The only thing that took me out of the film was Hugo Weaving's Elrond; I half expected to hear "Welcome to Rivendel, Mr. Anderson."
The Mystery of Britney Spears' Breasts (Flash, PG-13, Highly Amusing)
Compare and contrast development styles: NASA Programmers vs. Linux Kernel Hackers. I think these two articles outline a general tension that is likely to exist in programming for a long time: artists vs. engineers. There are those that think that there is something almost mystical about good software, while others think you can engineer software perfection.
TINY Lizard - "The Jaragua Sphaero or dwarf gecko measures just 1.6 centimeters (three-quarters of an inch) in length