Funk veteran Prince to play at Super Bowl show. "It's unlikely Prince will have problems with censors from the network and the National Football League [unlike Janet Jackson]. He has become a Jehovah's Witness and disavowed the kinkier tunes that make up a hefty chunk of his catalog." This from a man who once performed on MTV in assless pants. I don't like this brave new world, y'all.
Jada Pinkett gives $1 million to arts school.
Mozart's entire musical score now free on Internet.
Mom dates son on internet for the lulz.
Sienna Miller says she didn't seek fame. Oh, WHATEVER.
Clooney says he's too old to have game. Much the way Sienna Miller wasn't trying to be famous.
'Peace mom' convicted of trespassing.
Scientist examines city squirrels' lives. The crack squirrels (and hash cats) in the UK may or may not have something to do with this.
NY critics name "United 93" as best picture. U93 has had a resurgence in some of the recent awards, and I'm almost starting to root for it in a "little movie that could" way. Also, because I am sick of Clint Eastwood and his Cinema of Bleakness.
Baby plesiosaur bones found in Antarctic.
xlearntoflyx: "I just heard about this, and it seems like a good thing to post here, so that more people can see. Apparently this man made a 10,000 mile bike trip around the US for children with learning disabilities and dyslexia. He also has something going called 8 Wishes where he is trying to accomplish 8 things, among them to get 100,000,000 views on this video, in thirty days, and all for that cause. It seems like something that should be given a shot. The video is posted below, and a link to his website is on there as well. Thanks!"
suitcasegnome: "Since Sister Girl is in culinary school, I thought you might be interested in adding this little tidbit to your next linkspam:
Every year, Food Bloggers from all over the world get together for a fundraising campaign. We call it Menu for Hope. Last year, we raised $17,000 to help UNICEF.Food bloggers are offering everything from a beautiful new Kitchenaid stand mixer to fresh-baked Chilean bread to a weekend getaway in Singapore and so many more amazing prizes. I'm going to have trouble picking which ones to bid on..."
This year, Menu for Hope III raises funds to support the UN World Food Programme, which provides hunger relief for needy people worldwide. To us Food Bloggers, food is a joy. On our blogs, we celebrate food as a delight or even an indulgence. Unfortunately, for many others who share our world do not share that privilege. For them, food is a matter of survival. This "Menu for Hope" is our small way to help.
On our Menu this year is a great list of amazing food related prizes. We hope that they will entice you to give whatever you can, and with some luck you can win unique and wonderful food gifts offered up by food bloggers from around the world.
The rule is pretty easy. For every US$10 you donate, you may claim one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. The more you give, the better your chance to win. The campaign is scheduled to run from now until Friday 22nd, 6PM PST. So get a move on!