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    NEWSLETTERS  Go.  Go now.

    Megan Fox would rather date a man in his 30s.  Funny.  I'm a man in my 30s who would rather date Megan Fox.  This will work out swimmingly.

    The average blogger makes $6,000 a year.  I do this for free, making me a below-average blogger.

    * Caught "Star Trek" this weekend.  Lots of fun.  I reckon it'll work for the non-geek among us.  It felt similar to last year's "Iron Man," but more fun.  Go see this film.  I expect to see it again, perhaps in IMAX this time.  Rob and Zoraida also approve, although they loved "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Ruining a Character's Legacy," so they are not to be trusted.

    Tips on how to have "the talk" with your kid.  I remember my dad starting to explain it, then getting flustered and saying, "You know what?  Let me show you."  And my sister was born nine months later.

    * Brilliant!  NYC is now charging rent at its homeless shelters.  If they can find a way to make bums pay every time they pee on the sidewalk, the recession will be over by Memorial Day.

    * Mr. T would like to share this song about your mom.

    * Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg also have a message about your mom.

    * I wasted a full 16 minutes talking to my mom yesterday.  Next year I'm outsourcing my obligatory Mother's Day phone call to India.

    Stamps are 2 cents more expensive today.  In other news, stamps still exist.

    Saudi judge says it's okay to slap your wife for spending too much money.  Ralph al-Kramden nods approvingly.

    8 ways to boost your creativity.  (#3 - Quit that job that requires you to continue writing about Swine Flu every day.)

    Jehovah's Witnesses pray the most.  The second most prayerful religion?  Cubs fans.

    Stereotypes can become self-fulfilling prophesies.  Hmmmmm... Don't you hate it how Chicago bloggers named Ben are ALWAYS dating Megan Fox and/or Anne Hathaway?  Yeah.  Me, too.

    Monkey News!  Orangutan short-circuits zoo fence in a bid to escape.  Heston warned us about this, people.

    * Finally, I give you the Korean Matt Rodewald.