• McSweeney’s answers the collateral damage question with a letter from GEICO to Optimus Prime.
  • The World Series of Pop Culture is back. I swear to Brak, next year, I’m trying out.
  • Businesses in Scranton, PA will have a chance to meet with the propmaster from NBC’s The Office to have their promo materials, menus, et al. placed in the Dunder-Mifflin offices. ‘Office’ Fever (Dunder-Mifflania?) is probably the most exciting thing to hit Scranton since that banana truck. You know, the one Harry Chapin wrote a song about…?
  • Wired has an interesting story on ‘mileage running’, as well as a revealing (by which I mean ‘almost frightening’) piece on how airlines create their price structures. (If only mileage running and business travel weren’t at the extreme opposite ends of travel spectrum.)
  • My friend Margaret recently won an Emmy award for her work on Ellen. No specific link here, I’m just really proud of Margaret.
  • While I’m doling out the kudos (mmm…Kudos…), Erica recently got a shout-out in the New York Times (The link to the Times story might be firewalled – hopefully I’ve gotten around that by linking through Google News.)
  • Finally, I’d be remiss, considering my last post, if I didn’t link to Keith Olbermann’s special comment from the July 3 edition of ‘Countdown':

    ‘I didn’t vote for him,’ an American once said, ‘but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job.’ That, on this eve of the fourth of July, is the essence of this democracy in 17 words, and that is what President Bush threw away yesterday in commuting the sentence of Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby.

    Head over to Crooksandliars.com for the video and the full transcript. (Warning: Certainly safe-for-work, but reasonably long.)