Thursday, March 20, 2008

News of the Day -- Thursday, March 20

+ Japan has appointed a new cartoon ambassador to share the awesomeness of anime with the world. (No, really, that's his job.) I don't know how long he'll hold the position though. Check out the photo -- he can't keep his paws off that guy's naughty region. The countdown to a shameful resignation has begun...


+ The green light has been given for the long-anticipated "Battlestar Galactica" prequel series, "Caprica," which will replace BSG when the series ends its fourth and last season. (Thanks to Scrap Irony for the tip.) And don't forget to check out the BSG cast reading -- in costume and everything -- the Top Ten list on Letterman last night.

+ The Idaho school system has launched a new program adding chess to the curriculum for elementary school students throughout the state. Administrators and faculty feel that the game helps young people with problem solving and socialization -- until the one stereotypical angry prodigy gets enraged, flips the table and impales a guy with his knight. Actually, that would probably make it even more popular....

2 comments:

Liz said...

I know, right? 'Cause IDAHO needs more of a reputation for breeding loners. Now with improved strategic reasoning!

P.S. Nice blog! I'll be back. :)

stephL! said...

Dude . . .

I wanna be a cartoon ambassador . . . but given my location it'd have to be for dumb adult swim stuff. But oh man, I could talk about that business all day!