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"...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.
SHE MADE HIM DO IT: Christie Brinkley's most recent ex, Peter Cook, will be on Barbara Walters Friday to tell the world that ... he's not a pervert. And, uh, he cheated on his supermodel wife with a teen because he wasn't getting enough emotional support. Maybe he can also explain why other celebs have strayed from significant others that most guys drool over. Meantime, Brinkley's officially a free woman. (RS)
COLBERT FOR PRESIDENT: His bid for president may not have worked out in the real world, but it looks like Stephen Colbert will get another shot in Marvel's comic book universe. He's set to appear in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man that hits the streets Oct. 15 and will do battle with the villain Grizzly. (RS)
D'OH!: So Homer Simpson goes to vote and ends up getting sucked into a giant shredder that chews him up and spits him out. That seems pretty normal for the hapless Homer, but as he's getting pulled into the mean machine he manages to take a pointed - but funny - shot at Ohio. (RL)