The youngest chick of the household (a computer science student) just bought himself a new iBook. It comes with a webcam and software for various distortion effects, which he let me play with a little. Here are some of the results.
I like the "light tunnel" one the best. I'm thinking of using it for my sidebar photo. The M.O.T.H. has a luxuriant beard and the twirl effect made it look like a ferret chasing his tail. There was a great one of the youngest chick with a very large forehead and huge glasses looking like a bug-eyed alien. I haven't managed to reproduce that effect yet.