Don’t take naps at lunch. Little pointer from me to you. And I don’t say that just because I woke up with half of my keyboard imprinted on my face. Today is apparently “fire people of worth” day at my office, so I’m hunkered down in my office avoiding flying rumors and the general cloud of fear. To the news:
* Today, on the 65th anniversary of the attack, is the last official gathering of the dwindling survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack. Every generation seems to have a day that smacked them upside the head and serves as a linchpin for everyone alive during that time. Ours is obviously 9/11, but 12/7 was certainly it for my grandparents.
* The Seminole Indian Tribe bought the Hard Rock casino, restaurant, and memorabilia business.
* The Senate confirmed Robert Gates as the new Secretary of Defense.
* Greece has banned cell phones from all its schools. We’d never do it here, but I actually think that’s a pretty darn good idea.
* Barry Bonds is now apparently talking to the St. Louis Cardinals about a deal. Dangit, how many steroid-bloated sluggers do the Cardinals need in their history?
* Grammy nominations are out and Mary J. Blige leads the field with 8 nods. James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, and John Mayer all got five. The big deal seems to be that Bob Dylan, who was supposed to get showered with nominations, only got three. That should piss my fiancee off. She would leave me for Dylan in a heartbeat (I’ve made my peace with it). Grammys get handed out in LA on February 11th.
* So Scary Spice (Melanie Brown) says Eddie Murphy is the father of her unborn child. Eddie says he’s not sure….good Spice Girl news, just when I thought we were free. Bravo, Eddie, Bra-frickin-vo.
* JJ Abrahms (Lost, Alias, MI:III) is officially the director of the next Star Trek film. The film, which reportedly will feature a young Kirk and Spock, is slated for a 2009 release.
* Lost will return February 7th, but it’s getting out of the way of American Idol. The drama will be moving from 9pm to 10pm on Wednesday nights, to try to avoid the ratings hit it took from Idol last year.