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Published: Thursday, 7/2/2009

Kevin Jonas is engaged

"...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.



OFF THE MARKET: The oldest Jonas Brother -- that would be Kevin, to you Jonas no-nothings -- announced this week that he's engaged. This comes the same week he and the bros are on the cover of Rolling Stone. Oh, to be young and wildly popular. (RL)

FEELING MUSICAL: Toledo should thank the Black Swamp Blues Society for bringing guitarist Johnny A to town tonight. He's a true master and his take on the Jimmy Webb song "Wichita Lineman"is a classic. (RL)

HOpe you enjoy your holiday weekend. The Thin Slices staff will be off Friday.


BRUNO: We just felt like laughing today and Bruno -- aka Sacha Cohen Baron -- is pretty funny when he's not pulling gags with Eminem. Here he is barn dancing and falling in love in Atlanta. (RL)

NO MORE PLAYBOY BUNNIES? Not exactly, but the marsh rabbits in Florida that are named after Hugh Hefner are definitely endangered. Fortunately, a group of experts is working to save them. (RS)


MORE JACKSON FALLOUT: ABC News explores Michael Jackson's complex relationship with the black community and so does the Washington Post, radio stations go crazy playing his music following his death, and it appears he had a will, which could solve a lot of problems. (RL)


THE FALLEN ICON: The pop culture ripple effect of Michael Jackson's death will spread out for days. Here are a few of the after shocks. Janet Jackson showed up for an emotional tribute at the BET awards over the weekend as Katherine Jackson prepares to get a court order saying she should have custody of his children, ages 12, 11, and 7. Details continue to trickle out about the way his doctor handled the moments before Jackson's death, and the fact that the singer had serious health scares in the past. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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