Tuesday Afternoon Quick Hits

• Today is a very special day: it’s Hayden Panettiere’s 18th birthday. For those that don’t remember, I got to meet Hayden back at New York Comic Con, and she was probably the nicest celebrity I’ve ever met. Plus, I love “Heroes” and can’t wait for it to return. Happy birthday, Hayden! (oh, and if you want to celebrate Hayden’s birthday by watching something she’s been in, well, you can’t watch “Heroes”, since it’s not out yet on DVD. But you can watch “Ice Princess” -- also starring former “Buffy” star Michelle Trachtenberg -- or “Bring it On: All or Nothing” co-starring Beyonce’s little sister Solange Knowles... actually, just wait until you can watch “Heroes”. Trust me.)

• Speaking of “Heroes”, I got more good news yesterday, when the news broke that Kristen Bell would be joining the cast of “Heroes”. Kristen played the title character on “Veronica Mars”, a show I’d grown to love, but one that was cancelled after taking a creative downturn in Season 3. Bell had been rumored to be joining the cast of “Lost”, but I prefer this move for her. Reaction has usually been negative when cast members have been added to “Lost”, and they end up getting killed off pretty quickly. On “Heroes”, she’ll have a chance to carve out her own niche.

• I’m gonna wait a week before I post the promised Fall TV preview -- I want to go through the new shows with a little more detail and see which ones I’m going to give a chance. Plus, I need to figure out what the hell to do about Monday, where a stack of shows might tax my DVR, and prevent me from watching “Monday Night Football”.

• So Mike Vick is going to jail. He’ll probably never play in the NFL again. Should I care? Probably. But I just can’t get too interested. Maybe it’s just from Vick overload, but I’m just happy this story will be going away. Of course, it also means I can’t really wear my Vick jerseys ever again. D’oh.

• While the Vick jersey might now be one of the least respected jerseys, PooZ and I have been working on a list of most respected jerseys. We’ll be getting that together and on the site soon. And there is the possibility that for our next site collaboration, PooZ and I will be doing a Podcast. Yes, that’s right, you’ll get a full audio experience on the site -- that’s 2 of the 5 senses. Just imagine once I get around to posting video of myself on here. It’ll be a 60 percent sensory assault. Oh, and if I do get PooZ here to do the Podcast, we’ll obviously have our main topic of discussion, but we’ll cover other things too, including hopefully our comic that might eventually get done sometime shortly after never.

• I did finally get around to posting the script for Issue #1 of the comic, the one PooZ is currently drawing. I’ve written 16 complete issues and I’ve started #17, but I’d love your thoughts on the script. Check it out on the “Internal Damnation” page.

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