Also, Matthew Good linked an interesting article about music and piracy and the different online internet services. There's some good discussion in the comments about the problems inherent in the current music distribution system. (And hey! Jay Rosenthal! That's my entertainment law professor from law school! Small world.)
And now, to go syringe-feed my chinchilla.
ETA: Interesting Watchmen links via cleolinda:
The characters who inspired Silk Spectre and The Comedian; Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias; and Nite Owl and Rorschach.