"...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.
HECK NO! ARE YOU KIDDING?: Of course, Bruno shouldn't be banned despite what some of the blue-noses think and we're guessing that most Americans of every persuasion would agree. We're smart enough to recognize satire and if you don't like it, don't go see it. The Blade's Kirk Baird offers a strong argument on behalf of Sacha Baron Cohen's film. Meanwhile, Bruno himself was on David Letterman hustling it. (RL)
COME ON, LEBRON!: The Thin Slices staff is made up mostly of Lebron James fans and as big-time athletes go he has one of the most likeable images. Sure there was the whole "I don't shake hands" thing after the finals with Orlando, but we'll give him a pass on that. But confiscating the tape of himself getting dunked on by a college guy at a skills camp? That's lame, Lebron. Loosen up, buddy, and have some fun with it. (RL)
BACK TO CAMP: The news is out that Toledo girl Alyson Stoner will be back on the Disney Channel next year for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam with the Jonas Brothers. In case you've already forgotten about the first installment, here's a refresher. (RS)
NEW POTTER: The early returns on the new Harry Potter movie, which premiered in Britain are positive. Looks like the kids get tangled up in some hormonal moments that give the film a lighter feel than a few of its predecessors. The movie opens in Toledo Wednesday, July 15. (RL)
SURREAL: Michael Jackson's death has sparked court filings, weird accusations, and almost endless critical appraisals of his work. The Internet is overflowing with stuff and here are a few examples that can send you off into endless Michael searching. Start with the latest on his memorial service, which is Tuesday. And finally, here's a Chicago columnist who jumped into the fray when he wrote about why he didn't like Jackson. (RL)
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