BTW, IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH: Although the president of my law school class offered to make me an honorary mensch, I'm not an expert on the Festival of Lights. But there's all sorts of info here.
ON THE PITCHFORK: a review of GbV's Bee Thousand: The Director's Cut.
CARTOON CHARACTERS AND THEIR SKELETONS: Funny and creepy.
RON HAHM: Sent in his picture!
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDERS: not a big threat to advertisers, upon closer study.
OLIVER STONE: Gawker kicks him when he's down. And that's a pun.
CATS AND DOGS: The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office Monday filed suit against an online university for allegedly selling bogus academic degrees — including an MBA awarded to a cat.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON AS WISE MAN in Madame Tussaud's Celebrity Nativity scene.
A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY: You can look into it here and here.
KING OF THE WORLD is the biggest cheese on this list.
TOWERING INFERNO: A big five alarm high-rise fire broke out last night, a few blocks from where I work. Perhaps I should write that another high-rise fire broke out a few blocks from where I work. Although that last fire killed six people, folks complained that local TV stations interrupted programs like the first half of Monday Night Football to cover this one.
FIVE MISTAKES BAND AND LABEL SITES MAKE: Shockingly, we're only making one of them, though I suspect the author would consider it a big one...
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: Pennsylvania's number-one four-legged weather prognosticator will make a Capitol Hill appearance today to "defend" a $100,000 grant for the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center. This is one time where the internet really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel pandering for pork-barrel spending.
ALEXANDER THE TERRIBLE: How bad is the movie? So bad that Greek lawyers are giving up efforts to have it banned and its makers sued for depicting Alexander the Great as a bisexual. According to one of the lawyers, "we decided that any further legal action against it would work in favor of a film that is just not worth it." Ouch.
FORMER JEOPARDY CHAMP KEN JENNINGS inks a deal with Microsoft to promote the Encarta encyclopedia. Did the proposal from H&R Block fall through?
MOTLEY CRUE REUNITING: Vocalist Vince Neil quoted as saying, "we expect to be entertained..." If the tour does well, I'm sure they will be.
BEING BORN IN THE U.S. MORE LIKELY TO MAKE YOU CRAZY, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
NORTH KOREA not a great vaction destination, according to this piece in the Christian Science Monitor.