So, how many days until we’re all able to write the number “2012” without thinking of Mayan prophecy?
Anyway, news dump:
- The New York Times has a lengthy feature of Stephen Colbert and his Super PAC adventures, and while it doesn’t provide any particularly new information for fans, it does contain maybe my favorite correction ever: An earlier version of this article misspelled part of the title of a segment of “The Daily Show” that featured Colbert. It was “Even Stevphen,” not “Stephven.”
- Writers Guild of America nominations are out today, and they almost, almost got it perfect. Breaking Bad, Homeland, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire all got nominations for best drama series, and Parks and Recreation, Louie and 30 Rock all got best comedy nominations - but sadly, no nominations at all for Community. Le sigh. Well, it’s still considerably better than any other awards group has done this year, so thanks writers. I guess.
- And finally, in news sure to throw all retro 1950s homemakers into despair, Martha Stewart’s daytime show has been canceled. On the bright side, this does leave Martha with more time to pursue her other passions, such as insider trading.