Read the news from a somewhat other Debian scene than the one you are used to.
The alternative news report is here
The tremendously exciting news this week, of course, is that Gnome 2.16 packages have begun to appear in unstable. As a KDE user I am uncertain why this is exciting, but it sure sounds better than "the tremendously boring news…"
Oh, while we're at it Raw Surfing – To Porn Or Not To Porn