Sorry about yesterday: I had to cancel Tuesday due to basement sewage issues, getting vomited on by a cat and a headache that felt as though a team of Clydesdales was kicking its way to freedom from my cranium. So let's move on to Wednesday, shall we?
+ Have you seen Barnes and Noble's sleek new Kindle competitor called The Nook? (Smaller models, I assume, will be called Nookie?) It's got a cool sharing capability so you can still swap books with your friends. And it's available at a relatively reasonable price of $260. Saucy!
+ David Duchovny would like to see a third "X-Files" movie but hopes it will focus on the alien conspiracy rather than a monster of the week tale. In related news, I saw "Californication" for the first time last night and really enjoyed it. Duchovny should do comedy all the time.
+ Joss Whedon will be directing an upcoming episode of "Glee," the Fox musical series.
+ In other very good TV news, ABC has picked up "Castle" for a full season. More Nathan, more happy.
+ Wil Wheaton writes eloquently, as always, about his guest appearance on "The Big Bang Theory" this past Monday.
+ In the category of "sure, why the hell not?" comes this news of The Weather Channel adding a movie night to their lineup. Called "The Weather Channel Presents...," the network will air a tenuously weather-related movie each week beginning October 30 with "The Perfect Storm" followed by "March of the Penguins" and "Misery"...because there was a snow storm in that one that I barely recall but sure, why the hell not?
+ You know how sometimes you're just sitting at work and you start staring into space and then 20 minutes later, you realize you're slack-jawed, drooling and thinking about Wookiees? Apparently, science says that may be a good thing. I suggest you print the article out and tape it to yourself the next time the boss gets snippy. "I'm being creative, my good man! Leave me be!"