Shipshape and Bristol Fashion - So, first I heard that Bristol Palin came out as saying abstinence-only education doesn't work, and now I hear that she's become a spokesperson for it? Can anyone explain this to me? Considering that it has to do with the Palin family, probably not. I'm sure it will do wonders for little Tripp's self-esteem to be used as a negative example. Apparently he's a blessing, but she would have preferred having him at a different time. Sorry, but I don't think that's how reproduction works.
Persian Cowboy vs. Schizo Redneck - Okay, so I think this story really IS yesterday's news, but I didn't get a chance to watch Jian Ghomeshi interview Billy Bob Thornton until fairly recently. It's kind of sad that this is the first time I've heard of Jian doing anything in years, and he's just the straight man for a guy who pretends to be a schizophrenic because his ego isn't being properly stroked. Come on, the guy dated Angelina Jolie, so he's pretty much guaranteed to have some screws loose, right? The thing is, I'm actually in favor of nonsensical interviews, but I prefer it when someone acts whimsical out of a sense of fun, rather than because they're a self-absorbed jerk.
Simulated Obsolescence - While the official release date isn't until the beginning of next month, I've heard that at least one store is now stocking The Sims 3. I've actually had a desire to play The Sims 2 again, but I'm not, because I know it's more of a time devourer than the main enemy in Chrono Cross. But now I almost feel like I'd be playing an obsolete game if I DID get back into it. I guess I'm letting the power of advertising get to me, aren't I? But anyway, it kind of bothers me that The Sims 2 basically supplanted the first Sims, because it was an improved version of the same game, and the fact that you couldn't transfer Sims over meant that all the time you spent on the first game essentially came to naught. And I assume it's going to be the same way with The Sims 3, right?