The morning coffee, geek girls and Tokyo transit

Here is the story of a young Star Wars geek who was teased by bullies, and the actual Star Wars stars that came to her rescue. Or something. Maybe the word “rescue” is a bit much.

(The Little Skater, by Janine Niepce, 1954.)

Here is a fantastic set of photographs by Michael Wolf, depicting people crammed into subway cars in Tokyo.

In a nutshell, why journalists should be supporting Wikileaks, not condemning it.

Link madness

Looking for conversation with a London cabbie? You may be out of luck.
This man has a bear for a pet.
The CIA once added LSD to all the bread in one French town. At least according to one investigator.
Are you walking through a tube tunnel in London this weekend? Maybe you should be.
A Jackson, Mississippi prom was called off over fears of lesbians in tuxedos.
Live in London? Use the tube? Have an iPhone? There’s now an app for claiming refunds on delayed tube journeys on TfL. Not that tube journeys are ever delayed, mind you.
Sorry, Star Trek — warp speed will kill you.
The Universal Edibility Test.