"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."
Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.
Popcorn? Check. Icy cold beverage? Check. Remote control? Check. Shhhhhhh, the movie's starting. Each Friday the Thin Slices staff recommends a DVD you just have to see. Today's DVD pick: HAL? CAN YOU HERE ME, HAL? 2001 A Space Odyssey is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and even real-life the astronauts acknowledge Stanley Kubrick's genius. It's got a creepy computer, weird symbolism and monkeys. Check it out. (RL)
LITTLE GREY MEN?: Apollo 14 moon walker Edgar Mitchell claims aliens exist, sort of. Mitchell, who along with Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes, suggests something interesting in a radio interview. Which gets us all fired up for the new The X-Files: I Want to Believe. (KC)
GOING POSTAL is the Webseries finale of Heroes that concludes Monday. Fans will then just have to hang on until season No. 3 begins September 22 on NBC. The return date features a clip show to get fans familiar with the series and characters again, followed by a two-hour season opening episode. Track your Heroes. (KC)
COW TIPPIN' Country star Neal McCoy will push his "Rednecktified" agenda at the Lucas County Fair Saturday so get ready, and look for Brian Dugger's preview story in tomorrow's editions of toledoblade.com. (RL)
VEGETABLES AND VITAMINS?: Could there be a real Batman. ScientificAmerican.com turned to an associate professor of kinesiology and neuroscience to decide if a real superhero is possible. Now, if you could just make him jailproof. (RS)
SAY IT AIN'T SHOW, JANET: The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that we must pay attention to Janet Jackson again. The court threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson s wardrobe malfunction. The Janet Board is eerily quiet at presstime as fans have yet to form their own legal opinions. (KC)
DARK KNIGHT IN IMAX: Find area theaters showing The Dark Knight in IMAX. Digital re-mastering in IMAX starts by converting a 35mm frame into digital form at very high resolution, capturing all the detail from the original. (KC)
ALTHOUGH WE MUST all wear pants in polite society, these are the songs that provide the inspiration. Songs to Wear Pants To is a site where Andrew makes songs based on your ideas. You went to college for a degree, but Andrew is earning a living crafting songs like I am A Sad Sad Toaster Made Of Glass. (KC)
With a Friday gross of $67.6 million and massive Saturday and Sunday box offices, The Dark Knight continued its climb toward an all-time motion picture history record.
TOLEDO'S DARK NIGHT: The Blade's Laura Bennett tracked the opening night buzz at the Franklin Park 16 Cinemas.
HOW BIG? Media by Numbers has box office estimates, records, actuals, and summer-to-date totals for the latest in the Batman series.
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