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The FREAKest Links: Gas Hikes and Bridal Blogs Edition

Given that we’re already spending the GNP of a small nation on weddings, why not include a little Internet video to share those Big Days with the world? The Wall Street Journal reports that wedding Web sites are a bigger phenomenon than ever, with couples sharing details of their nuptials in blogs, webcasts and online videos.

Consumerist offers a conspiracy-busting walkthrough of the realities of oil/gas prices that may cause complaining commuters to shift their gripes in a new direction. Drawing on information from a 324-page report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, they walk us through the interplay between markets, oil refineries and your local gas station.

Here’s a penetrating and insightful take on the hotly debated subject of organ donation, from someone far closer to the topic than most — the blog’s author is Chicagoan Tom Simon, an FBI white-collar crime investigator who recently donated a kidney to Brenda Lagrimas, a stranger he met on