Happy election day everyone. Let's get right to the strike news:

•Lots of details continue to emerge from Deadline Hollywood Daily, although none of them suggest any progress.

•The New York Times' strike report is pretty amusing.

•EW reports that no new talks are scheduled. They also have more details on how this will affect Lost.

•IGN has Judd Apatow's take on the strike.

•TV Guide's Matt Roush shares his greatest fear about the strike era. I guess only a TV critic would worry that people will—gasp!—break the TV habit.

What else is going on?

I've been reading a lot about the Saul Williams/Trent Reznor collaboration that is being released for a price of your choosing here (a la In Rainbows). The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! has been described by most as somewhere between NIN and TV on the Radio, which could be awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing it, finally.

I enjoyed this AV Club interview with Yann Martel, author of The Life of Pi, though I'm inching toward agreeing with commenters who think he is kind of full of crap.

I somehow missed that yesterday was both Bryan Adams' and Ryan Adams' birthday.

WTF? Prince is antagonizing his fans by making tribute sites stop using his image.

WTF? Part 2: It takes two composers and a 40-piece orchestra to make Family Guy's music?

Is Pushing Daisies too quirky to be long-lasting?

I don't really get how this show would work.

These blogs have been nominated as "Best Music Blog" in the 2007 Weblog Awards.

Intensities in Ten Suburbs (thankfully still in operation after Stylus' shuttering) reviews Guitar Hero III.

And to finish up with more video game stuff (sorry Shawn Sines), Slate's review of Super Mario Brothers: The Lost Levels makes me really, really want to play it. Here's a trailer of sorts, although it doesn't really inspire the kind of excitement the review does: