Links of the day

Short and sweet because I’m on the verge of a migraine. I love how Mother Nature bitch slaps me on my day off.

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Anime protestors meet real police. I can’t believe I went all weekend without seeing this… Fans used figurines to hold a protest against a distributor in Singapore. Police sent four anti-riot vans. (Reuters/Textfiend)

Inside politics — of youth and age (again!) A look at the fairly sprightly Fine Gael and aging Labour Party. (Harry McGee)

5,800-year-old mass graves from Tell Brak, Syria Evidence of a massacre at one of the oldest known cities. (Anthropology.net)

Antique ivory skull statuettes Creepy yet strangely beautiful. (Boing Boing)

Britney Spears at the VMAs… If you like train wrecks, check out the footage of a totally out of it Britney ‘performing’ her latest single. Thoughtfully contrasted with her “Slave 4 U” stint at a past show. (Rick O’Shea)

Spanish ‘granny’ dissects past and present on blog. MarĂ­a Amelia Lopez is 95 and kicks ass. A great story I wish I’d seen for today’s foreign pages of the Irish Examiner. (International Herald Tribune)

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