Tuesday, March 18, 2008

News of the Day -- Tuesday, March 18, 2008

+ Battlestar Galactica fans, set your DVRs or start drinking Red Bull now: ten members of the BSG cast will be reading the Top Ten list on Late Night With David Letterman this Wednesday, March 19. The scheduled cast members include Edward James Olmost ("pornstache!"), Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber. Woot. I need some President Roslin to tide me over until April 4.

+ The grossest part of playing catch with a dog? The slobber. I knew if I waited long enough, some enterprising individual would solve my problem. It's finally happened: the automated ball tosser. I find this video of the dachshund "test subject" both endearing and mesmerizing in a Samuel Beckett/Sisyphean way. That probably means there's something wrong with me. [via Gizmodo/Boing Boing]

+ Did you see the flying saucer home that was up for auction in Chattanooga? I would love to own a house where, if aliens ever do invade, they'll look down and go, "What the fuck?" and suddenly check their Garmin to make sure they didn't make a wrong turn. The thing even has a retractable staircase!

+ And finally, Dee Dee "they made C.J. out of me" Myers, former White House press secretary for President Clinton, has a new book out called "Why Women Should Rule the World." (Um, because we can't do any worse??) You can read an excerpt from it here on the NPR "All Things Considered" site. It makes me want to go out and rule someone. Look out, cat.


Scrap Irony said...

Hey, as long as you don't react to the dog video in a Pavlovian way I think you're golden

The Modern Gal said...

I've seen the UFO house in person. I nearly wrecked my car.