1 OFFICIALS WERE WORRIED ABOUT VANCOUVER’S KILLER LUGE TRACK BEFORE ATHLETE’S DEATH The CBC has obtained documents.
2 JULIAN ASSANGE EXTRADITION HEARING It’s underway. A retired Swedish judge called as a witness described the Assange case “extremely peculiar.” We ran a good article on this case a while back that’s worth a look, by the way.
3 STAR BUNGLED BANNER (OR: “AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST REAMING”) Skip ahead to 1:09. “At the twilight’s last reaming.” That’s what Christina Aguilera sang. More about mangled national anthems here.
Oh, and the Packers — AKA the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the NFL — won the game.
4 HUGE, KIND OF WEIRD MEDIA MERGER The liberal-leaning Huffington Post and AOL have oozed together to forge a strange corporate relationship. Evolution is strange in the primordial soup of teh Internet.
5 MOVIE RUMOURS ARE UNRELIABLE? WHO KNEW? Actress Diane Kruger has shot down rumours she might play Phantom Zone inmate Ursa in the next Superman movie. Dark Horizons, my go-to source for movie news, basically throws up their hands and says don’t believe anything you hear about the next Superman movie until news is officially announced.
6 THE SUN SET AT SIX that was yesterday. Today, it rose at 8:24 and tonight it will set at 6:01. Ha! We are on our way out of this dark winter of cold bleccch! Then again, it’s minus-28 right now. Blargh!