Ox Notes: August 7, 2007

Ahead of tonight’s AFL-CIO sponsored Democratic presidential debate on MSNBC at 7 ET, TV Guide has an interview with moderator Keith Olbermann.

I tuned in for the end of Age of Love last night to confirm that Mark Philippoussis would do what we always knew he would: dump the older woman and pick the younger one.

Also on TV last night was the HBO premiere of the documentary White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In case, like me, you missed it, the documentary was released on DVD today.

On the same subject, I just finished reading First Into Nagasaki by Anthony Weller. The book is a collection of articles written by his father, reporter George Weller, who snuck into Nagasaki four weeks after the city was bombed, before reporters were allowed in. The articles were censored at the time, and most never made it into print. The book presents the unique perspectives of Japanese doctors, American POWs, and Weller himself on the immediate aftermath of the atomic bomb.

In other important news of the world, Mario Lopez ran on a treadmill, and Samantha Harris had a baby shower — the celebrity kind, where the venue holding the shower provides the presents.

Finally, Wizard Entertainment has a list of the Top 25 Cliffhangers of All Time, from every entertainment genre. Expect spoilers.