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Published: Wednesday, 12/10/2008

Great moments in Geekdom, starring Megan Fox

"...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.

GEEK-TASTIC!: Was 2008 the Year of the Geek? It's hard to argue when a comic book movie becomes the biggest hit of the decade, Megan Fox wears a Star Wars T-shirt, and young people registered to vote using their Xboxes. Check out some of the geekiest moments here. Don't know what to buy your favorite geek for the holidays? Try this gift guide. (RS)

IN THE SAME THEME: And Radio Shack has put its old catalogs online, which demonstrate just how far we've come on the tech front. Check out 1985 and the write-up for the "Amazing Compact Disc Digital Audio Player," which includes a graphic of the CD being inserted into the player. Ten years from now kids will ask, "what's a CD?". (KB)

DIVAS, ROCKERS, AND DANCERS: The annual Kennedy Center honors celebration Sunday brought out everyone from Beyonce to Garth Brooks to pay tribute to Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, Twyla Tharp, The Who, and George Jones. Imagine what it was like backstage when The Who's Pete Townshend and Babs huddled. The show will air Dec. 30. (RL)

MEET THE NEW BOSS: NBC announced Sunday that the new chief interrogator of Meet the Press will be David Gregory, who combines old school journalism cred with an understanding of the ubiquitous 24-hour news cycle. The Washington Post fills in some of the details, like did you know Gregory is 6-foot-5? He is. (RL)

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND: Remember when women wore tights and called them leggings and then threw in some high-heeled shoes and that was fashion? Well, thanks to Lindsay Lohan, they're back, and selling like crazy. (RL)

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Rod Lockwood


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