"...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.
TOGA!!! TOGA!!!!! This week's Thin Slices weekend DVD pick is National Lampoon's Animal House, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. A
OMG!?! Looks like we're about to get a glimpse of Bragalina's super-twins. Just Jared says People magazine paid between $10-15 million for the first shots. Wouldntchaknow? They're going to give it to charity. While we're waiting for People to publish the pics, check out celebrity "B List" babies like Sheryl and Wyatt Crow. (AS)
WHERE'S ALYSON: Toledo actress Alyson Stoner has a new straight-to-DVD movie that was released yesterday - Alice Upside Down. Luke Perry and Penny Marshall help the effort. Check out Ryan E. Smith's review. (RL)
GIRLIE MEN? With Ultimate Fighting and even the women of the WNBA duking it out, is baseball losing its grit? Some die-hard baseball fans are begging the powers that be to dump the pitch count. Let the big guys go ahead and finish their games.Sign the petition. (KC)
BOOM-DE-AH-DAH, BOOM-DE-AH-DAH: Can't get going this morning? Get some . . . I Love the World with the Discovery Channel and Stephen Hawking. Then find Mike Rowe, Bear Grylls, the Deadliest Catch captains, Mythbusters, and Cash Cab's Benjamin Bailey sing their version. (KC)
WHEN WILL THEY LEARN? Another radio "shock jock," another offensive
comment, and more controversy: this time it's Michael Savage yammering
about autism that has sponsors pulling their ads. (RL)
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: El Caminito Del Rey (The Kings Pathway) is the pathway above the El Chorro gorge, near Alora in Malaga, Spain. Intense. The construction of this walkway was finished in 1905 and not much maintenance has been performed since. See if you can get through this 6:25 video without grabbing the arms of your office chair. (KC)
START MAKING SENSE: Alternative rock granddaddies David Byrne and Brian Eno are back together for a new album and tour, which should bring
some fresh sounds to a music scene that's been a bit stale. (RL)
BE THE FIRST on your block to sport the new GPS with Knight Rider, which includes the stylings of voice actor William Daniels from the 1980s TV show. You will be tempted to begin getting lost on purpose, just so you could hear KITT make an announcement. (RS)
WHO SAID IT: Bush or Batman? Can you guess which of these quotes - provided by Philadelphia sketch group, Secret Pants - belong to our president, George W. Bush, and which belong to Batman from his 1960s TV series? (RS)
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