*Notice: The listenerd has a new style for titling posts. Henceforth, each post will have a title reminiscent of a Men’s Fitness cover cutline. Today’s title, you’ll notice, is 15 Ways to Better Abs. The next round-up post will be titled 16 Ways to Better Abs. The next, 17 Ways to Better Abs. And so on, until I tire of this practice. Please note that there is some accuracy in this headline, since laughing uproariously is the ideal way to get better abs.
*Metal: Actor Christopher Lee has apparently made a symphonic metal conquest album about the life of Charlemagne.
*Art: Picasso’s “little guitar” has been found in a shoebox. I have always liked Picasso as an artist due to his extreme baldness.
*Literature: Salon urges everyone to read a book they’ll hate this year. I have been thinking a lot about this one, and now believe the best-case scenario would be if Bono could do a “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” experiment with Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” THEN, I would read it. Let’s make this happen. Let’s make this happen.
*Today’s links: F.