Here's a little afternoon pick-me-up: Wil Wheaton performing scenes from the Picard vs. Kirk writing contest for Star Trek fans. Somehow I don't really think he's giving it his all, although he is giving it a nice coat of light, shiny insincerity. Thanks to Park Bench reader Shan for the tip!
On a completely unrelated note, I'm planning on checking out the new FX series, "Damages" tonight, starring Cruella deVille who also once played Glenn Close. The series has been getting rave reviews, and it's produced and written by a friend of mine from high school. The guy once got an Emmy nomination for penning an episode of "The Sopranos," so he knows what's what with the whole writing thing.
And from Monsters and Critics comes this story about a postal worker who braved floodwaters to deliver the latest Harry Potter book to the folks in his village who not only had to suffer through rising waters but also the worry that they'd never see their books. I think I love this guy a little, especially since my mailman won't even put the flap on my mailbox down when it rains.
And finally, Premiere magazine has a list of the top ten TV shows that should be movies. The list includes "Friday Night Lights" which, um, I'm pretty sure was already a movie but therein lies the synergistic irony, I'm sure.