1. I’m putting up a Christmas tree this weekend. As we decided, this doesn’t make me a hypocrite, it makes me a homeowner. But I’ll still sing this song from MST3K:

2. Opportunity, the rover that’s already on Mars (not Curiousity, which is on route to land next August) has confirmed the existence of “a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water” on Mars. This is big news–so of course there’s more LOLSpace to go with it: