Hey! So... I'm not sure if you know this already... but the NCAA basketball tournament is starting this week. March Madness. Hoops Heaven. The Big Dance. Heard of it?

Of course you have! ESPN's Pat Forde has an awesome preview of what to look for in the next three wonderful weeks.

You might also have heard that Ohio State won the Big Ten title and got a No. 1 seed in the NCAA's South bracket, setting them up for the first two rounds in nearby Lexington, Kentucky. Here's how to get tickets.

You might also have heard that Nationwide Arena will be hosting some tournament games this weekend. Here's how to get tickets.

You might also want printable brackets, on the off chance you haven't found one yet.

In conjunction with the big hoops tourney, local music and pop culture site The New Dark Ages is hosting a contest known as March Badness. The idea is to pare down 64 awful pop culture icons to decide who is so bad they're good. (My pick to go all the way is Norm MacDonald, since he is the man and doesn't deserve to be in such a disgraceful bracket, no matter what subpar movies and TV shows he was in.)

And here's one more basketball link, just because it makes me happy: The Cavs won their fifth straight last night against the Pacers.

OK, non-hoops links after the jump:

Hey! So... I'm not sure if you know this already... but the NCAA basketball tournament is starting this week. March Madness. Hoops Heaven. The Big Dance. Heard of it?

Of course you have! ESPN's Pat Forde has an awesome preview of what to look for in the next three wonderful weeks.

You might also have heard that Ohio State won the Big Ten title and got a No. 1 seed in the NCAA's South bracket, setting them up for the first two rounds in nearby Lexington, Kentucky. Here's how to get tickets.

You might also have heard that Nationwide Arena will be hosting some tournament games this weekend. Here's how to get tickets.

You might also want printable brackets, on the off chance you haven't found one yet.

In conjunction with the big hoops tourney, local music and pop culture site The New Dark Ages is hosting a contest known as March Badness. The idea is to pare down 64 awful pop culture icons to decide who is so bad they're good. (My pick to go all the way is Norm MacDonald, since he is the man and doesn't deserve to be in such a disgraceful bracket, no matter what subpar movies and TV shows he was in.)

And here's one more basketball link, just because it makes me happy: The Cavs won their fifth straight last night against the Pacers.

OK, non-hoops links after the jump:

Local rockers/knife fighters The Evil Queens will release their next album, Love Song Werewolves, on Sunken Treasure Records.

EW has an interview with Malcolm McDowell about how he decided to take the part of Linderman on Heroes. Don't read it if you don't want any spoilers.

Last 300 link for a while, I promise: At $70 million, it had the third-biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated flick.

I've been meaning to read the Rolling Stone South Park cover story, I just haven't gotten to it yet.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots could be coming to Broadway.

Here's an interesting story about dudes "on the down low." I had heard of that book, but I didn't realize it was such a socio-medical sensation.

Oh, Pop Candy, you always shower me with gifts: How about the pilot of new FX show The Riches? Or news that The OC's Autumn Reeser has a new show in the works? Or news that reruns of The Office will air with deleted scenes?

My dude Gregg Gillis a.k.a. Girl Talk posed for Playgirl. He doesn't seem to be trying that hard to hide his music career from the folks at his day job.

Since when does El-P hang out with Diddy? Oh. I guess he doesn't. But the picture they snapped together caused quite a fun little feud between El-P and Rawkus Records.

Does this mirror tell me what I have to look forward to at SXSW later this week?

Lastly, on a more somber note, RIP Dude from Boston, and RIP Richard Jeni.