Judging from the earthquake response, the Chinese military might not yet be the thing to be feared. The biggest boy on the block is getting bigger and bigger though. So let’s just remember to enjoy the last few decades of the Empire before we’re all put to sleep…

One of the best things about the internet is the number of sites that are obviously just a nerdy labour of love (like this one!) but this excellent overview of Bulgakov’s Master & The Margarita is a king amongst men. Who can understand that big complex web of communism and Biblical imagery and wanton witches? Well all can, now.

Your Correspondent, Draws pictures of medicine if he gets sick.