Friday Procrastination: Link Love
By Kirsty McHugh, OUP UK
Link love is coming to you from the UK this week. Spring has finally sprung in Oxford and I’m hoping that this glorious sunshine lasts through the weekend. It has been somewhat torturous to have to look at it through the office window all week! However, while you wait for those final few hours of the working week to tick by, here are some links to help you to the end of the day.
Internal BBC memos have revealed that the Doctor Who regeneration sequences were inspired by the “hell and dank horror” of bad acid trips.
The Royal Mail is issuing a new set of stamps featuring endangered species of British wildlife.
Richard Dawkins says the Pope should stand trial over the Catholic child abuse scandals. The blog comments should be interesting if nothing else…
The Times chooses their 8 favourite weather forecasters.
How NOT to respond to a literary agent’s rejection letter.
Has the trend for literary zombie mash-ups gone on for too long?
The Independent asks why bands bother making albums for young children.
The BBC News website has a handy guide to where the three main UK political parties stand as we gear up for the general election on May 6th.
For a slightly more irreverent take on the election (regardless of your political allegiances) you could always try this slapometer.