Just some stuff I've been rotting my mind with late at night lately..
The British reality series Shipwrecked (of all things!!) is the only reality TV I've ever really enjoyed beyond the first few seasons of the Amazing Race. I enjoy it for many low reasons, plus it tickles a sociological interest, without being real enough for that to be anything but an idle entertainment. But the best parts are that many of the people don't treat it as a game (especially the thirdies after 3 months), and that they seem to have come up with a format this season that can never be done again. So, mind rotting entertainment with a built-in expiration date, and a pesudo-intellectual tang. What's not to like?
David Gerrold's Jumping Off The Planet channels Heinlein basically perfectly, modulo being written for a comtemporary audience. Sorry, Spider, I know you tried, but I could actually hear RAH talking in the pages of this juvenile.
The Website Is Down is both the funniest and the most depressing web video ever. Meanwhile, the mini-documentary Possessed explores a trap that's hardwired into us -- I wish that other human foibles could be highlighted like this does, because if you identify with the people in it at all, you'll change. (If you still can.)