+ Not to be outdone by the Kitties-For-Hire from Friday, The New York Times reports that New Yorkers are now renting dogs. These rent-a-pet things are great and all, but I'll give 50 bucks to the first company that can rent me a life, a successful career and a ten pound weight loss with a boast of self-confidence thrown in as an introductory gift. Anybody?
+ The New York Times also had a great essay yesterday on how books affect our dating lives. Can't bear to be with a man who's down on Jane Austen or has never heard of Jules Verne? We are not alone, my friends.
+ And finally, Popular Mechanics has this fascinating look at the 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever Made. Basically, it's all the movies where future predictions came true. I panicked when I saw "Soylent Green" on the list but thankfully, it wasn't on there for the whole cannibalism thing. Phew. I'm already reluctant to eat McNuggets. I couldn't bear to worry about that stuff.