Graph Of The Day: Geoff Boucher takes in the landscape at the Spike TV Scream Awards and notices George Lucas (whom he’s met before): “Backstage, Lucas, standing not far from black-clad rock star Marilyn Manson and comic-book industry icon Stan Lee, seemed a bit dazed by the strange confluence of pop culture streams. ‘This,’ he muttered, ‘is something.'”
In Overdrive: We enjoyed Alex Pham’s piece today about how kids are decided to major in video game programming, but “Part Two of Three?” Really? With two wars going on, an election a few weeks away and the economy in the toilet, we have a tough time believing stories about the gaming industry really require the serial treatment.
Mr. Blackwell, 86: Mr. Blackwell died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was, we’re guessing, wearing a hospital gown.