Animaniacs Reunion, Gerbils are the New Rats, and Community remains Community

Catch-up hodgepodge: It has been a busy week or two around the phantasmagoric territories that make up my virtual world. Here’s a slew of interesting news articles with no underlying theme, rhyme, or reason.

Pinterest Valuation at $11 Billion After New Round of Fund-Raising
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/
2015/03/17/business/dealbook/pinterest-valuation-at-11-billion-after-new-round-of-fund-raising.html

Rats Blamed For Bubonic Plague, But Gerbils May Be The Real Villains
URL: http://www.npr.org/
2015/02/28/389595442/rats-blamed-for-bubonic-plague-but-gerbils-may-be-the-real-villains

Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering ‘The Little Warrior’
URL: http://www.npr.org/
2015/03/14/392956011/rev-willie-barrow-remembering-the-little-warri
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Feds Raid California ‘Maternity Hotels’ for Birth Tourists
URL: http://www.cnbc.com/
id/102473592

Denver Comic Con to host #Animaniacs celebration with original cast
URL: http://gazette.com/
denver-comic-con-to-host-animaniacs-celebration-with-original-cast/article/1547668

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 3 Returns June 12: Drama Brewing Between Piper and Alex? #OITNB
URL: http://www.christianpost.com/
news/orange-is-the-new-black-season-3-returns-june-12-drama-brewing-between-piper-and-alex-135696/

‘Community’ creator Dan Harmon insists very little changes with the move to Yahoo
URL: http://www.zap2it.com/
blogs/community_dan_harmon_yahoo_few_changes-2015-03

Steven Moffat says Sherlock special is set in Victorian era
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/
tv-and-radio/2015/mar/17/steven-moffat-sherlock-special-set-in-victorian-era

Scripps steps up pressure on BBC over UKTV bid
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/
media/2015/mar/17/scripps-bbc-uktv-bid

#TheJinx – Irresistible TV, but Durst Film Tests Ethics, Too
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/
2015/03/17/nyregion/irresistible-tv-but-durst-film-tests-ethics-too.html

Mark Gatiss has confirmed he has just finished writing an episode for Season 35 of Doctor Who.
URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
culture/tvandradio/11470849/Mark-Gatiss-interview-with-the-Sherlock-actor-for-Coalition.html

Peabody Award-winning comedian Lily Tomlin is coming to the The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia on Thursday
URL: http://www.dailyprogress.com/
entertainment/lily-tomlin-is-coming-to-the-paramount-and-that-s/article_1079bb5a-c77b-11e4-bb7e-eb70737adfc3.html

‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ trailers have tons of spoilers
URL: http://www.zap2it.com/
blogs/the_flash_and_arrow_trailers_have_tons_of_spoilers
_to_share-2015-03

‘Community’ and the first minute of Season 6
URL: http://www.zap2it.com/
blogs/community_first_minute_season_6_study_group-
2015-03

UN: Organized Crime Biggest Security, Humanitarian Threat to Colombia
URL: http://www.voanews.com/
content/reu-united-nations-report-organized-crime-threat-to-colombia/2683146.html

Keith Lemon: Few people divide opinion like Leigh Francis’s mustachioed creation.
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/
tv-and-radio/2015/mar/17/keith-lemon-funny-or-not

Top Gear doesn’t need Jeremy Clarkson, says former Stig driver Ben Collins
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/
media/2015/mar/17/top-gear-jeremy-clarkson-stig-ben-collins-bbc

Headed Into the Upfront, NBC Should Brace for the Brian Williams Question
URL: http://www.adweek.com/
news/television/headed-upfront-nbc-should-brace-brian-williams-question-163472

Expect regularly scheduled posts to resume shortly.