…OF THE DAY

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  • DILL HOLE: Novelist Sir VS Naipaul. He says that Jane Austen and Charles Dickens aren’t all that great and Henry James is "the worst writer in the world." Whatever, dude!
  • BOUNCING TOMATO: A prop in the play Three Days of Rain, starring Julia Roberts. It made her break character and laugh. 
  • MEAN DADDY: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. He says of his children: "In many dimensions they’re as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use Google, and you don’t use an iPod."
  • BORING TEST: MIT Media Lab‘s. Researchers are building a device to help autistic people determine if they’re boring or annoying the person they’re talking to.
  • FUND-RAISING FANS: Weird Al Yankovic’s. They are trying to raise the $15,000 to apply to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who deserves it more than Weird Al? UHF alone qualifies him. (Though Bob might disagree…)