Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Leonard Cohen is back (and some reality TV updates)

"...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.

LEONARD'S BACK: Kiddies, you may not have heard of Leonard Cohen, but let us tell you, no matter what age you are, the guy is cool. He's back on tour and no one looks better in a fedora. And if this piques your interest, find a copy of his "I'm Your Man" disc. You will not be disappointed. (RL)

YOUR REALITY TV UPDATE: Forgive us at Thin Slices if we don't get too excited about reality TV developments. Not to be snooty or anything, but there just seems to be so much "real" stuff out there that we get lost in it. That said, some dude named Hosea won Top Chef and some more people have advanced on American Idol. (RL)

READ IT AND WEEP (WITH LAUGHTER) The headline on this story was dubbed the Associated Press "Unfortunate Headline of the Year." We can see why. (RL)

WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHMEN: Buzz is already building for the release of the anti-superhero superhero movie The Watchmen based on the graphic novel. The question that's starting to filter through the world of comic geeks -- hey, it's their word, not ours -- is just who will watch and appreciate what promises to be a divisive flick in some circles. (RL)

GMAIL ALERT: If you use Gmail beware of a Phisher that's stealing passwords. This story includes advice for what to do about it. (RL)

APOCALYPSE LATER: The CW has finally announced that it is renewing Supernatural for a fifth season, putting to rest worries that show creator and Sylvania Township native Eric Kripke would have to end things in a hurry. (RS)

YOU LOOK GOOD, DAHLINK: What would an Oscars post-mortem be without talking about fashion, as in who looked good in what. And for a little snark -- like describing Heidi Klum's dress as a "sculpturally-folded napkin" -- here's a look at the dresses from our friends in Britain. (RL)

OSCAR NO. 3453, YOU'RE GOING HOME: When the director of big Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire hauls the golden statue home it will be the end of a long journey for the piece of hardware. (RL)

SUCCESS!: The Oscars broadcast Sunday night, while not exactly memorable, was a big ratings hit with the Nielsen folks, even managing to kick American Idol around a bit. Still no Super Bowl, though. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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