First, you may have seen this already, but another innovation has emerged from Google Labs: Google Transit. I've wanted something like this for a while, it's basically Google Maps but for public transit. So far it only covers Portland, OR, but they will be adding more cities. Most major transit sites already have "trip planners", but tend to be difficult to navigate and customize, so I'm looking forward to seeing that functionality unified under the user-friendly Google imprimatur.
Secondly, there was an excellent interview with Stephen Colbert on Fresh Air yesterday. I should probably warn you that it isn't very funny, but it is an excellent out-of-character conversation that really highlights Stephen's intelligence, his plans for the show, and his thoughts on the media.