All of this is a roundabout way to come to one of my favorite topics, the Skeptics' Circle. Austin at Atheism Guide has posted the Fifteenth Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle, and it's a great example of the straight-up, no-nonsense style of carnival hosting, with a number of high quality submissions. I'm amazed at how much effort he put into the commentary on each article. Maybe I'll try his method the next time I host, whenever that is.
In any case, check it out, and hopefully it will whet your appetite for more of the same when I get back from vacation late next week. And keep those submissions coming, because in two weeks Red State Rabble will host the Sixteenth Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle! Finally, I'm still looking for hosts. If you're interested in hosting an edition of the Skeptics' Circle, e-mail me at email@example.com. The archives and upcoming schedule are here, and the sorts of articles and hosting I'm looking for are described here and here.