· In a blockbuster exclusive with Conan O'Brien, Carson Daly confirmed that he is, in fact, a soulless mercenary with no conscience, scruples or remorse about his cultural crimes.

· "Culturally sensitive" China has officially allied with Turkey in World War Batman, denying the import of The Dark Knight within its shores.
· And, in a strategic counterattack against those countries' mutiny, the AP chose Heath Ledger's death as its top entertainment news story of 2008.
· Here's a pathetically incomplete list of 2008's Best Male Bloggers.
· What inhuman savage would leave a newborn baby in a trash can? Especially without a side of sour cream? [via Boing Boing]
· It wouldn't be the holidays without the man who brought you Steely Dan memorializing the man who brought you A Christmas Story.