‘The Cartoons That Shook the World,’ the notably cartoon-free book by Brandeis professor Jytte Klausen, officially goes on sale today.

Midnight at Yale, a new Web site that debuted at — wait for it — midnight, discussed the book in its first article. The article could be seen in a pseudo-Latin gibberish format until midnight, at which point it transformed into actual words. The site is a new online magazine about Yale; its staff will post one article five days a week at midnight.

Say, where’s the fire? Saybrook Master Paul Hudak pulled the fire alarm at the direction of the Yale fire marshal at 9 p.m. Friday. Two students were given a stern lecture by the fire marshal for not leaving their rooms.

Quidditch fan cheers for new team! Also on Friday, Emma Watson was spotted in Boston for the football game between Harvard and Brown. But the star power in the stands was not enough to lift Brown to victory, as the Cantabs prevailed by a field goal.

And in New Haven, Tom Williams Day was not exactly a happy one. Yale’s new football coach failed to produce a win in his first-ever home game Saturday, which Gov. M. Jodi Rell declared a holiday in his honor.

Brinner! Calhoun’s newly renamed buttery, the Trolley Stop, will be serving late-night breakfast food for the next week, including breakfast sandwiches, French toast sticks and waffles.

Connecticut College and Yale will share $643,000 in federal funds for programs to protect women against violence on campus. The grants, announced Friday by Sen. Chris Dodd, came from the Department of Justice.

Bird lovers flocked to the annual Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park yesterday despite the rain. Attendees watched an art show and live bird show inside the Carousel House. All proceeds went to the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Yale’s secret life. PostSecret — the popular blog that features artistic postcards describing secrets — yesterday included a postcard of Yale’s residential colleges that said only, “All the guys here are gay and it’s really annoying.”

This day in Yale history
1980 A report by an engineering firm said Yale must spend $50 million over the next four to five years to fix its “run-down” buildings, including the roofs of Commons and Sterling Memorial Library.