A new Smallville recap is up on the TWoP, for the episode "Committed":
Naughty Of Lies -- A psychotic jeweler kidnaps couples and forces them to tell the truth by way of an electrical generator and a lie-detector machine. Will Lois confess that Clark is kind of a mopey superhero? Will Chloe reveal that Jimmy is a gigantic dork? Sorry. For that, you'd have to watch the real Moment of Truth.
The episodes over there usually get a few hundreds votes for a letter grade. The last three or so have been gawdawful, and my grades have ranged from D+ to C- (this one was a C-). I guess someone got really annoyed by that because suddenly more than 12,000 "votes" have elevated the letter grade of the episode to A+. (It later fell to a more reasonable A, but that's still offensive to anyone who has any taste in TV.)
The site allows you to vote as many times as you want, so... not much that can be done about it. My letter grade stands, though, so I guess that's something.
In non CW TV show news, I'm speaking on a panel tomorrow at Texas State University with Sheila Scarborough and Kim Haynes, two very smart and well-connected people. The subject is "Web 2.0 in the Real World." We're putting seven obnoxious drunk people in an expensive apartment and letting them blog about it.
Or, rather, we're going to talk about how social media affects our jobs. In my case, I'll be talking about what the Statesman is doing and how my job works. I suppose. I always wing it on these things, but I do have a recycled PowerPoint, so I've got that going for me.
We should be getting these up weekly very soon. They've been a lot of fun to do.
I also had a big Sunday story in Life & Arts called "High-tech makeovers." It was something I've been working on for months, mostly just trying to coordinate videos and photos. Actually writing the story was quick work, but as is often the case, finding the right people to write about proved to be the big challenge. I also shot a video for it you can see below.
And lastly, I spent all day Saturday at Maker Faire, a fairly awesome event for inventors and their fans. The Mentos + Diet Coke guys were there, there were big robot battles and lots of other cool stuff. Instead of writing about it, I shot a ton of video and edited it all together. I can't embed the video here, but I can link you to it. I missed Maker Faire last year and vowed that I'd go this time. I'm sure a lot of people hearing about it are making plans for next year.