First off, for those that haven't heard, NASA's X-43A Scramjet set a new air-speed record of Mach 7, doubling the previous record set by the SR-71 (Mach 3.3). Now THAT'S fast.
In sadder news, Peter Ustinov died of heart failure. He was 82. A great loss to the entertainment industry, and to the world at large.
Need some image goodness? Dig through Bizarre Magazine's 'Picture Of The Week' archive...sometimes not work safe, but always interesting.
Lastly, if you don't read Irregular Webcomic, you should, it's quite funny...and hey, you can get it on your LJ friends list by subscribing to irregular_comic, the RSS feed for it.