I was going to put these in order of importance, but I've thought about it, and I have no idea what that order would be. Instead, I'll randomly put them in order. Deal with it.
1) On Friday (July 15), Chick-Fil-A is giving a free combo meal to anyone dressed like a cow. You don't have to be in an actual cow costume. Dressing from head to toe in cow spots will suffice. Personally, I think Chick-Fil-A is awesome, and I could use a free meal, but I don't think I have either the inclination or the accoutremonts to dress up as a cow. Oh well. More info here.
2) A restaurant in Northern China is refusing to let Japanese patrons in to eat unless they first apoligize for Japan's wartime occupation of parts of China (World War II). I suppose that this is probably a bad idea, as it is based on race, governmental actions, politics, etc., but this approach might work in other situations. What situations? I leave that up to you. Article here.
3) Finally, NegativeMode and PositiveMode have decided to take on a bold new adventure in blogging (you may have picked up on this based on PositiveMode's cryptic comments to the posting below). In a ground-breaking move, PostiveMode and I have decided that our only form of communication will be through public blog. While we are both fairly certain that this will fail almost immediately, we feel the idea is to novel and provoking to pass up. The new site containing our communications can be found at www.johnburkeandme.blogspot.com. Please feel free to witness our experiment, and comment on our palaver.