I have enjoyed the blogger platform this last year, but it was down for most of the last couple days and today it came back up with several posts missing. Fortunately I managed to restore Gabe's post below (note to everyone: please always share all of our posts on Google Reader so that we will have backups!) but Tim's post about dragon teeth is gone (hopefully he will share that adorable video again). Measures will be taken to prevent this from being a problem in the future.
I would call this an open thread, but we don't have enough dedicated commenters for that. So here's my offer: if you are a spammer, or even a spambot, consider this post's comment thread open season. Spam away! I won't delete anything.