* Speaking of publishing, I was shocked that Entertainment Tonight was AGAIN shut out of the Pulitzer Prize race this year, with judges deciding to instead give their Fiction Prize to some hack named Cormac McCarthy for his novel, The Road. Don't they know how hard Mary Hart works for her art?
* If you're feeling friendly on Thursday and have a hefty supply of antibacterial hand wash, then you might want to take part in National High Five Day. The name pretty much says it all: go high five like crazy. And if you can high five a professional athlete, preferably Peyton Manning, then all the better.
* You know how no one believes that politicians are motivated by good intentions any more? It's kinda true. They're all just vying for the mythical Golden Gavel. Here, I'll let The Washington Post explain:
Both Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) want to be the very first among their class of nine senators to win the Golden Gavel Award, which was created in the 1960s as an incentive to get wide-eyed new senators to learn the rules and procedures of the snootier chamber. The award goes to any senator who has presided over the Senate for 100 hours in any given year.
What with all the Facebook pages and the cafeterias and the cliques, I always figured Congress was like high school. I wonder if Barack will ask Hilary to prom? Bill's going to be sooooo jealous.
* If you want to learn more about the secret world of the annual Spamarama Festival in Austin, Texas, you've got to check out Mary Jo Pehl's intense, action-packed and awesomely funny account of her VIP Spamarama experience.