Allison Keene is off today, but will return next Saturday. Give her a head start on her link-gathering by sending your most fabulous web gems to flossylinks@gmail.com.

We'll kick things off with the 15 craziest taxis from around the world.
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The 8 Worst Real Life Jobs of Video Game Characters. Doc Louis gets a mention. If you're in the mood for more Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!, try this old quiz.
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Did your representative make Roll Call's list of the 50 richest members of Congress?
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Here are 7 Fantastic Podcasts for Geeks. Anyone want to recommend a podcast other readers might enjoy?
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Random great Onion headline this week: Alcoholic-Beverage-Consumer Confidence Skyrockets.
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Good news for future Mars colonists—the iron on Mars is ideal for building future bases on the red planet.

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If you're a football fan familiar with Facebook, you'll get a kick out of this: What if the NFL had a Facebook Page? (Via Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard)
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From Swissmiss, via Noah Brier: CopyPasteCharacter.com has all those random characters you can't ever find on a keyboard, like infinity (∞), or an O with a line through it (Ø).
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I often find myself humming the FreeCreditReport.com song. This NY Times story from August debunks the whole "free" part.
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Here's Miss Cellania's Seniors vs. Freshmen breakdown.
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Watch the Washington Mutual website transform as the bank failed and was bought by JPMorgan.
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And finally, Slater interviews Zack for Extra. (I'll clearly link to anything that gives us an excuse to plug our Saved by the Bell quiz, The Teacher Pops A Test.)