"...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.
THAT CRAZY DAVE: Picking a fight with David Letterman is never a good idea as Sarah Palin is finding out. He's meaner, smarter, and funnier than you. While his ill-advised joke about Palin's daughter wasn't exactly brilliant comedy, he apologized and probably would've moved on. Except he's still having fun with it, because Palin's backers won't let it drop. (RL)
A NEW DAWN: Who doesn't long for the good old days, when our worst fears were nuclear annihilation or an invasion by the Russians? Fortunately, you can go back again, or at least filmmakers can. Word is they're remaking the '80s classic Red Dawn about a group of teens turned guerrilla fighters (including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey) who take on the country's Soviet invaders. Among the new cast members will be Friday Night Lightsstar and area native, Adrianne Palicki. (RS)
COMMANDER IN FLY SWATTING: President Barack Obama is a cool customer, no matter your politics as his dispatching of this pesky fly indicates. No dramatic arm waving or crazy running around the room looking for a magazine for him. Thwak! And the fly is dead. (RL)
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP: Heidi Montag, who is or is not posing nude in Playboy -- oh, heck, we all know she is so let's not be cagey -- actually compared herself to Mother Teresa in explaining why it's OK for Christians to drop trou for a magazine. Next up, Roger Clemens says he's a lot like Bishop Desmond Tutu, which is why it's OK to take steroids. (RL)
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