Here’s a very nice summary of the effects of the current corn-based bio-fuel explosion.

In Japan, it looks like we’re going down the path of Australia in regards to water for this year: this rainy season has been a fizzer so far and if we don’t get good rains soon, some dams will be as dry as a dingo’s den by the end of next month.

How’s about that Global Warming? Try sun-influenced Global Cooling by 2020.

And in other Japan news, there’s a society of male virgins here… and they estimate that around one quarter of men between ages 30 and 34 haven’t yet done the deed. That would explain a few things!