Rest In Peace, Ray Bradbury. He wasn't a science fiction writer, really, he was a classical fantasist and one of the most remarkable creators of prose that ever lived. If you haven't read Dandelion Wine you owe it to yourselves to do so. Most of his works were excellent, but Dandelion Wine was... amazing. Simply Amazing.
... so I went off to cruise Mr. Internet for something fun. Boy, howdy, did I find it. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Muppet's Beaker singing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and accompanied by, well, more Beakers. I challenge you to watch this and not be in a better mood afterward.
Oh, and be sure you stick around for Statler and Waldorf :)
I just received an email from Groupon offering seventy eight percent off on fencing lessons. Not a bad deal, actually, except for the fact that we'd have to drive to West LA to take them. The point, though is how amused I was at the description Groupon gives for the activity:
"Fencing is America's favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the awesome outfits of beekeeping."