1. Arrested Development's imminent demise has gotten a lot of press lately, which is fantastic - it warms my heart to know that there ARE people who watch this show besides me and you. Time Magazine has an interesting perspective about a rumored move to cable today: Would AD still be funny if it were uncensored? When you stop to think about it, it very well might not - part of what makes the show so hilarious is its subversion of prime-time censors. The joke about Tobias calling his wife a "selfish - country-music loving person" wouldn't necessarily be so shocking if he could've finished his original thought. I agree with the article in that the show's writers are clearly smart enough to find a way to make a censor-free environment work, but to be honest there's a part of me that would love for them to keep the bleeping in.
2. My videogame time has been severely limited since we got the puppies; this is not inherently a bad thing, and I'm kinda proud of myself that I haven't broken out into cold sweats or gotten the shakes or anything. However, the impending launch of the Xbox360 has resulted in a flood of movies for the launch titles... and now I'm foaming at the mouth. I didn't pre-order it, so it's unlikely I'll get my hands on it before January, but HOLY CRAP it's awesome. Plus it comes with wireless controllers, which are great because the puppies have already shown themselves to be very interested in the wires of my current Xbox controllers.