Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Somehow, I just learned today about the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London. The plinth was built in 1841 but there wasn't money available for the statue that was supposed to go on it. Right now, it's used as a platform for a new piece of contemporary art each year. I'm pretty stoked about the newly-chosen piece for 2013, it's a huge rooster rendered in International Klein Blue! But of course.

Some of our best webcomic-making pals are having an event at the end of January called Webcomics on Ice! If you're in the Easthampton, MA area, you should go play some classic arcade games with some creative folks.
joey comeau
I joined a chess club and I started taking Cantonese lessons! But more importantly I have been re-watching 30 Rock, and it makes me happy. Whenever people judge me for how much of my time I spend watching TV and horror movies I wonder if they've ever even been happy ever. EVER.