Out of the Blue

Our phones are acting funny again, and while they are not dialing the police like last time, one or both lines occasionally gets disconnected, offering a busy signal to incoming callers. A very nice woman from Verizon came by yesterday and said she needed to come back today to complete the repair, but that by disconnecting one phone jack the problem wouldn't recur in the meantime. As you can guess, one of the lines did its thing about 10 minutes after she left, so we may have another of those F.M. situations here.

F.M. Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Battalion: Nemesis. Thanks Jay is Games.
Stories: Burglar wakes men with spice rub, sausage whack.
Russia in legal bid to ban extremist U.S. cartoon. You killed Kensky! You bastards!
Depp & Hoffman In For Next -Batman? Is Will Smith The New "Captain America"? Woah! Thanks nin.
Science: More flu vaccine aimed at key flu spreaders- Kids.
'Water bears' are first animal to survive vacuum of space.
The human Buzz Lightyear... The man about to cross the Channel on a wing and a prayer.
Auction: Iron Man 2 Premiere, Meet & Greets, Walk On + More. Thanks Dark Horizons.
Media: Tumbleweed Vortex.
Follow-up: Astroland Closes, This Time, It Appears, for Good. A sad day.