CATS AND DOGS, LIVING TOGETHER: A disaster of Biblical proportions in Provo, Utah... but that is about to change.
ON THE PITCHFORK: IGGY & THE STOOGES (with Mike Watt!) pay tribute to Delta bluesman Junior Kimbrough on a CD to issue in January.
WHAT IS HIP? Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver," as remixed by the Supreme Beings of Leisure?
FEMALE INFIDELITY may be linked to genetics. My bad eyesight also may be linked to genetics, but I wear eyeglasses. Just sayin'.
JULIA'S TWINS: I previously wrote that they might be boffo PR for Ocean's 12, but Defamer turns that joke up to eleven.
PROTEIN WISDOM has a unique definition of "agape." A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a picture plus a few well-chosen words is even better.
HUCKAPOO: New York Magazine's piece on the making of a girl group reveals that there is something in a name.
BRIAN WILLIAMS, set to replace Tom Brokaw as anchor at NBC, thinks that bloggers are "on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem." Tell it to Rather, Brian. UPDATE: Bill Ardolino, the blogger who got one of the country's foremost forensic document examiners to opine that he was at least 90% sure the memos Rather used were fakes, has a fun response to Williams.
PAGE SIX claims that Pam Anderson was "caught doing the 'walk of shame' on her way out of skirt-chasing actor Stephen Dorff's Malibu pad Sunday morning." I doubt Pam could find the "walk of shame" with a map.
TIME-WASTER OF THE DAY: Just let your eyes glaze over.
BRAIN SCANS may make lie detectors scientific. UPDATE: Jim Lindgren of the Volokh Conspiracy notes that either the study or the news story is flawed.
GROVER: BEHIND THE MUPPET
END OF THE WORLD UPDATE: The locusts are now swarming the Canary Islands.
TRUMAN CAPOTE: His first, unpublished novel, long thought destroyed, surfaces for auction.
ROBOTIC AIRPLANE is doing remarkable work in Iraq: "It travels above insurgent positions and sends real-time video images to Marines on the ground. The unmanned device can relay facial expressions on enemy soldiers, and can transmit in such detail that it shows steam rising from their coffee.
TV ROUNDUP: Bravo has compiled a list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters, another argument starter. Apparently, there's also a book out titled Prime Times, in which famous writers essay their favorite TV shows. And TV network execs are looking to shake up tired formulas: "Fox brass are said to be particularly high on a project that one could dub 'hat '70s B.C. Show': It imagines Jesus as a slacker teen under pressure from his parents -- God and Mary -- to enter the family carpentry business." Eek.
THE ELECTRIC SIX has a video for their cover of "Radio Ga Ga" that pretty much defies description. And the cover ain't bad, either.
THE CELL is a forthcoming multi-microprocessor ten times more powerful than conventional chips and able to shepherd large chunks of data over broadband networks.