Popular culture update

Dodgeball is a genuinely funny movie, if not always in the best of taste. Ben Stiller shows once again that he is best when playing the villain.

Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal has asked to be traded. He is upset that the Lakers appear to be making Kobe Bryant the center of their team.

Oprah has selected Anna Karenina for her book club; Amazon.com apparently has retitled the book Anna Karenina (Oprah’s Book Club).

After a five-year trial period, the Himalayan fiefdom of Bhutan may ban TV once again. Wrestling programs and pornography have come under particular criticism.


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