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Published: Monday, 2/1/2010

New Springsteen disc baffles critics

"...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.


MEET...THE BOSS: Thin Slices is reserving its opinion on the new Bruce Springsteen disc, "Working On a Dream" until we actually hear it (we're funny that way), but we're intrigued by the wildly divergent reivews it's getting. Rolling Stone. says it's worth five stars. Greg Kot at the Chicago Tribune. says it's a big-time let down. Meantime, Springsteen and the E Street Band are getting ready for the Super Bowl. (RL)

SPEAKING OF THE SUPER BOWL: Say all you want about the upcoming game between Pittsburgh and Arizona, we all know that most people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Check out

the 10 best ever. And here's one you won't see Sunday.. (RS)


"THRILLER" GOING BROADWAY: Michael Jackson, the artist formerly known as the King of Pop, may be bringing his song "Thriller" to Broadway. Zombies are dancing in the street at this news. (RL)

BONUS BABY: When doctors planned a Caesarean section for seven babies that a California woman was scheduled to deliver there were surprised to find an eighth child. Now the parents are going to have to completely redecorate their nursery. (RL)


HERE SHE IS: Yep, Miss America. Indiana's Katie Stam won the coveted pageant, helped along no doubt by the fact that the 22 year old has been competeing in beauty contests since she was 15. She had better behave herself, lest she end up on this list of Beauty Queens Gone Bad. (RL)

OMINOUS: We're not trying to scare you or anything, just making you aware of something out there that's spooky: an Internet worm that is attacking computers world-wide. Sounds like it's time to update the security programs and batten down the virual hatches. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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