The only ickiness from all of this is that when I turned my futon over in preparation to move it, I found a gigantic wet spot on the underside that had mouldered in various different colors. Bleaaaaah. Fortunately, craigslist has lots of people selling off their futons for cheap.
And to follow up to my last entry: a transcript of Robin Cook's resignation speech; it includes such tidbits as
What has come to trouble me most over past weeks is the suspicion that if the hanging chads in Florida had gone the other way and Al Gore had been elected, we would not now be about to commit British troops.