"...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.
REST IN PEACE: Patrick Swayze fought his battle with pancreatic cancer with the kind of bravery and straight-forward grace that he displayed throughout his life. He stayed married to the same woman for more than 30 years and was an aberration among the flaky narcissism we've come to take from granted from Hollywood types. And he could be pretty funny. (RL)
GATHERING MOSS: Poor Mick Taylor. After contributing to the Rolling Stones greatest creative period in the early '70s he's now down and out. Seems like the boys could cut him a check for a few million just for his work on the "Sticky Fingers" album if nothing else. (RL)
WIMP FACTOR: Sheesh, Kanye West gets all diva-y with the innocuous Taylor Swift at the MTV video awards show Sunday? Lame-o. Kanye needs to accept that: A) These awards are stupid and B) He's got to be the wimpiest rapper ever, given his annual whinefest over himself or his pals not winning. Time to grow up, fella. (RL)
LOVE BITES: The trailer for the new Twilight movie is out. Pardon us for our ignorance here in the Thin Slices headquarters, but this movie looks awfully complicated. And how come no one says, "I vant to suck your blood"? (RL)
DECORUM!!!!: Your reaction to this one probably depends on whether or not you have, or have had, a 2-year-old child at any point. If you have, then you're probably with the parents: shocked!!!! But if you haven't, well, truthfully, you're probably thinking, "I can see that." (RL)
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