Carnivalia and an open thread

Let’s catch up with the carnivals:

The Tangled Bank

We’ve got a new Tangled Bank at Dammit Jim! next Wednesday — send those links in to me or

Libra: There’s a choice to be made. You can live fast and hard in the hands of the coke dealer, or you can have the sedate life with regular maintenance, dealing with nothing harder than the occasional phosphate salt. The difference is as simple as a chain with a lock.