"...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.
CHA-CHING!: As expected, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is doing well at the box office, pulling in $104 million on its opening day. And in the "who'd a thunk it" category, there's the Christian connection to Potter. (RL)
YOU GO, DAVE: It's been a good ratings run for David Letterman recently. Jay Leno is no longer his competition, Sarah Palin blessed him with a public controversy and Paul McCartney showed up this week for a show. He even sounds good on "Coming Up." (RL)
And with that, Thin Slices says so long for a week of R&R.
OH, THE TRAGEDY, OH, THE BLISS: Looks like Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo have broken up because apparently he just wasn't that into her. That and her dad was meddler. Meanwhile in another space-time continuum, Robert Redford has decided to marry a German abstract artist. (RL)
HERE COMES HARRY: Just a day away from the release of the new Harry Potter movie and the stars out explaining what's going on in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The sixth movie in the series is being reviewed as a bit more soul-searching than its predecessors as the young actors who play the key roles grow up. The film opens in Toledo Wednesday and The Blade's Kirk Baird will have a review in that day's paper. (RL)
JACKSON REALITY SHOW: Here at Thin Slices we're trying to resist Slicing up the Michael Jackson saga as much as possible because it's just kind of sad and weird. But here's one from ABC News indicating that Joe Jackson was planning a family reality show. Like we said: sad and weird. (RL)
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CHA-CHING!: As expected, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is doing well at the box office, pulling in $104 million on its opening day. And in the "who'd a thunk it" category, there's the Christian connection to Potter. And with that, Thin Slices says so long for a week of R&R.