1. Bobinsky expressed his admiration for these agile mice:
If there was any secret meaning to the video, or the official site of the trainer of the mice, it escaped me. I did happen to find an article about scientists who identified the gene in mice that causes an ordinary laboratory mouse to become unusually lazy.
2. Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones, the author of Coraline: A Visual Companion, will participate in a live chat January 15 at BlogTalkRadio. (If you visit BlogTalkRadio's podcast list, you'll find an interview with Neal Stephenson from September.)
3. "Coraline" has been a surprisingly popular name in England since at least the late 1800s.
*Buy "Coraline: A Visual Companion" at Amazon.