Right now I'm watching the women's weightlifting event, which is far more interesting than I'd expected. I like these lesser-known events. If you have HD, then it looks like UHD is showing many of the non-marquee sports -- even those in which Americans aren't competing. Imagine that! I know I probably should've put that tax refund in savings, but I can't feel too guilty when I'm loving the hi-def TV. (Oh, and TiVo has just added a feature where I can watch YouTube on my TV. Very, very cool.)
And now a long-overdue linkspam.
-- Slate celebrates the Lifetime Original Movie v2.0, and one of their writers found many stunning examples of plagiarism in a small Houston-area paper. (Now with a wank report.)
-- Two from my flist: Scarlettfish found the 10 most worthless college majors (I'm #4!), and Zorb linked to "You might be a fan if...." I recognized quite a few of those.
-- Nerve lists the 40 best celebrity rumors ever.
-- From The Daily Show last week: Samantha Bee - The News Better Run.
-- Two from Mental Floss: Red Hot Library Smut (not what it sounds like), and some gorgeous topiary in Beijing.
-- Jezebel asks, should women stop using the word "douchebag"? I concur. And they interview Mathlete Danica McKellar. I need to buy her books.
-- Wired asks, could a little indecency save network TV?
-- Project Runway news: Ladybrille has a cool interview with Korto.
-- A Salon writer is conflicted about Conor Oberst. Another is blown away by the awesomeness of Patti Smith.
--And making the rounds of my blogroll: The A.V. Club isn't thrilled about Manic Pixie Dream Girls in movies.