In an attempt to clear out my tabs before we go places, some links from various people (which you've probably seen already):
The Top 10 Geekiest Yarn Creations on the Web. I want a katamari hat. And then I want lots of strange knitted items with velcro to attach to the hat.
Male Scientist Writes of Life as Female Scientist - Biologist Who Underwent Sex Change Describes Biases Against Women. Washington Post article from last year. I wonder if there are followups anywhere.
The Incredible Edible Belgian Chocolate Anus. May not be work-safe, depending on where you work. I note that the Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate/Orange anuses are vegan. Not that I particularly need chocolate "bumholes", but perhaps you know a vegan who does.