It has been pointed out to me that I have not produced the IPE I promised recently. I am sorry. It is coming, but I have been busy. I will probably do it when I am at the family estate over Christmas. If the wires allow.
Apart from that, I really like that someone has thought to ask WikiAnswers the quesiton: Where can you find examples of thank-you letters for receiving a business award?
And I enjoyed the story of Russia bribing Nauru $50m to recognise the made-up country of Abkhazia (I'm not sure 'bribing' is the technical diplomatic term, but all the same).
And, via Light Reading, I have been following the multifaceted Tango saga. Two gay authors learnt about Roy and Silo, the famous gay egg-hatching penguins of Central Park Zoo and wrote a children's book about it (calling the baby Tango, because it takes two), which more people have requested be removed from schools and libraries than any other since 2005.
The authors now have a child via a surrogate (both their sperms; left to chance).
Bonus fact: Silo subsequently shook the gay community by going out with a girl penguin called Scrappy.
Bonus fact 2: I think it is 'pinguin' in almost all languages that aren't English. Get someone with a Scandinavian accent to talk about pinguins. It's worth the price of admission.