1. The ProBowl Happened? The annual meeting of the 4th ballot AFC and NFC players who weren’t too drunk to get on the flight to Hawaii ended when the AFC scored 487 points and the NFC scored 485 points. Upon being reached for comment, NFC starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers launched into a 14 minute speech about insurance. Then everybody had a good laugh when Chad Ochocinco accidentally showed up.
2. Facebook Going Public. Plans really got underway this week for Facebook to offer its IPO and make Mark Zuckerberg filthy rich. So I guess he can stick that in his Timeline. No word yet on when the social media site will crash under its own hubris.
3. Downton Abbey Explodes. Of all the weird 1900s British period pieces ever to hit PBS, why this one has suddenly skyrocketed to popularity is beyond me. Is it the Maggie Smith factor? Well, whatever the hell it is, people can’t wait to go visit London where, I hear, it actually is still 1910.
4. Bye Bye MegaUpload. During that whole SOPA thing, the Chinese government shutdown popular filesharing site, Megaupload, causing millions of people to panic as to the state of their…ehem…”home movie” collections. Well, the government has started systematically deleting the files, and so now you’ll never know how the “Big Ole Bootyz” series finally ends. Which is too bad, because “Big ole Bootyz 47: How Stella Got Her Booty Back” ended with a real cliffhanger.
5. I May Or May Not Watch “Dwight”. Rumors abounded this week that The Office may finally be spinning off next season, giving Dwight his own show about a bed and breakfast on his beet farm. Various sources have since denied the rumor, saying they had no idea what people were talking about Dwight leaving the show and them recasting the rest of the cast in an Americanized Downton Abbey. “Poppycock!” shouted series creator Ricky Gervais at something entirely different.