While You Were Definitely Not Just Counting Down Days Til Your Christmas Vacation

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Time Obama

  • Barack Obama has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2008. I’m a bit surprised — personally, I was really liking Cory Worthington’s chances.
  • Russia is getting its own Disney Channel, finally signaling the official end of the Cold War.
  • Oprah’s production company has signed a deal to make movies, documentaries, and series with HBO in an ongoing effort to win Emmys until the earth’s gold supply runs out.
  • The Steven Soderbergh biopic about the life of Liberace is underway, with Michael Douglas playing Liberace and Matt Damon playing the pianist’s longtime companion. Hopefully there’s still some gold left after the Oprah / HBO Emmys to construct a skyscraper-sized Oscar for this thing.
  • Penn State football coach Joe Paterno signed a 3-year contract extension that will keep him coaching through the age of 85. Paterno also added several members of the family from Tuck Everlasting to be assistant coaches.