+ First off, a contest. Yes, a contest with a free somethin'-somethin' to give away to one of you fine people. I have a DVD of "Appleseed: Ex Machina", a pretty swell-looking anime flick produced by John Woo. It's FREE TO YOU! YES, YOU! All you have to do is pick a number between one and 100 and post it in the comments. Whoever comes closest (without going over) to the number my husband was thinking of at 10:40 last night while throwing a ball to the cat WINS! (The cat has been disqualified from this competition because she already guessed the number. She's pretty magical.) Happy guessing!
+ Speaking of cool looking animated stuff, I saw this review last night of the new "Aliens: Colonial Marines" game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, coming out later this year. Now, personally, I like to shoot at aliens in video games. I'll have you know I beat Area 51 at the local Star movie theatre a few summers back....Anyway, this looks pretty nifty. Sadly, io9 already made all the Bill Paxton "we're gonna die, man" jokes I was going to make. Booo.
+ Did you hear the Vatican has updated its no-no list to now include genetic experiments, pollution and mind-damaging drugs, thereby ruining the spreak break of every non-recycling PhD biology candidate and his madcap pharmacist-in-training sidekick? Thanks a lot, Vatican.
+ Looking for a nice clean apparently legal site where you can watch movies and full episodes of TV shows? Fancast, which is a Comcast product from what their friendly press release tells me, has tons and tons of TV options for those days when you're the only one in the office and you'll cry sad, sad tears if you have play one more game of spider solitaire. It's got an "eclectic" (or bizarre, if you will) selection of shows, but if you wanted to find "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Battlestar Galactica," "Andy Barker, PI" and "The A-Team" all in one place, then voila, this site has it all. Personally, I might watch a few episodes of "WKRP" later tonight to feed my nostalgia craving. Sometimes a woman just misses Doctor Johnny Fever.