1- While mixing the sound for American Graffiti, the sound engineer asked George Lucas for R 2, D 2, meaning Reel 2, Dialogue 2; Lucas liked the sound of the abbreviation and jotted it down in his notebook to be used a few years later in Star Wars.
2- Elvis Costello's real name is Declan McManus.
3- The dating website evow.com won't let you sign up unless you sign that you are over 18 (this is good news).
4- All that speculation about Alanis Morrissette's really pissed-off song You Oughta Know was about Full House star David Coulier was apparently true; the actor acknowledged it in an interview, and said he has since called her and they have made peace. Awww...
5-The name "Canada" is derived from an old Huron word meaning "our village".
6- The newest Saw horror flick is coming out in 3D. Uh, why?
7- A super soap fan has patched together all of Diahann Caroll's Dynasty scenes to create Dominique: The Series on YouTube. It's 28 chapters of about ten minutes each. I have watched the first four. So far.
8- Actress Rosanna Arquette, who we already knew was the object of affection in Toto's 80s hit Rosanna, was apparently also the object of affection for Peter Gabriel's 80s hit In Your Eyes.
9- A giraffe will live on average 20 to 25 years, often more in captivity.
10- On a more serious note, regarding the string of recent gay suicides, the stats say that the average gay or lesbian teen is up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than straight kids. Four times. If by some chance you are facing this, or know someone who is, refer them to The Trevor Project. They are an amazing organization. Find them @ www.thetrevorproject.org. It does get better...