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Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, Diddy, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
--A guy can buy himself a relationship status with a real live person on Facebook if he so chooses. Said service involves a quasi-fraudulent Facebook account that will declare itself "In a relationship" with you. It will also post syrupy missives on your wall, and send you messages at times apropos of your proclivities. All for a minimum three-month $750 commitment.
-- 50 million dollars in diamonds stolen. Sounds like a movie trailer, send John McLane in! The diamonds are thought to have been from Antwerp, a major European trading centre for the gems where £130 million in stones are traded every day.
"It would be at about 50 million dollars in diamonds," said Caroline Wolf, a spokesman for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. "It is a huge amount. What concerns us is that a car could so easily access the airport tarmac."
-- The largest object to hit Earth in a century? That Russian meteor. The meteor that crashed to earth in Russia was about 55 feet in diameter, weighed around 10,000 tons and was made from a stony material, scientists said, making it the largest such object to hit the Earth in more than a century.
-- The new Oz movie isn't going to give me Wicked Witch nightmares, like when I was a kid, right? I didn't watch it, or Willy Wonka, all the way through until I was a teenager. Here's Mila Kunis as said Wicked Witch.
-- I've seen and read so much Lincoln stuff over the last year, it wasn't such a compelling watch for me, but I did enjoy Tom Hanks doing the narration of Killing Lincoln. Sunday's premiere of scripted drama Killing Lincolnpulled network records with an average 3.4 million viewers over the course of the two-hour premiere. The number sets a new high for individual broadcasts, leaping 175 percent from the typical average in the time period.
-- While I try to digest JJ Abrams' continued reimagination of the Star Trek canon, at least I get some Klingons back. Even as the Klingons are making a comeback, it should be noted that the forehead-heavy aliens almost returned to the big-screen in Abrams' original "Star Trek" movie. "We had shot some stuff that had Klingons in [our first 'Star Trek' film], and we cut the scene," said the filmmaker. "It's a deleted scene on the DVD. But they're back in this one."
-- Record kingpin Clive Davis had bisexual experiences? Don't care. At all. He's been the mastermind behind some of pop's most lasting sounds. Thanks! Finally, Davis confirms longstanding rumors that he has had relationships with men. The twice-married executive says he first began to experiment sexually around three decades ago when he was approached by a male music fan at famed New York nightclub Studio 54. “Was I nervous?” writes Davis. “Absolutely. Did the heavens open up? No. But it was satisfying.” InSoundtrack, Davis reveals that he has been in “a strong monogamous relationship” with a man for the last seven years but makes it extremely clear that he regards himself as bisexual rather than gay. “Do I feel I could have been similarly attracted to a woman?” Davis writes. “The answer is yes.”