Is that to go and how far?

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

And how far flung? McDonald’s is looking for ways to boost sales, including a new touchpad that allows customers to choose their bun, cheese and toppings for their burger.

Choose the Angry Birds option on the tablet and your McChicken will be launched by slingshot into your waiting mouth.

Once bitten, twice bitcoin: Mt. Gox, the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange that lost $473 million of the virtual currency, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. to protect itself from a lawsuit by those who lost the money they invested.

Bitcoin investors will only get a fraction of their money back but it will be in a form of currency just as trusted as the bitcoin: Monopoly money, poker chips or old S&H Green Stamps.

Keep clam and carry on: The state Senate, which has only until Thursday to pass a budget, a transportation plan and other crucial legislation, took time to designate the Olympia oyster as the official oyster of Washington state.

Satisfied with their work for the day, the legislators climbed back into their shells for the night and dug down into the mud for a much needed rest.