• I think this is only an art piece, but I’d so add a Space Invaders-themed Coke can to the other aluminum vessels I use for decoration around the office.

• Thanks to the internet and cell phone technology, you can now “rent” a girlfriend. Before you get your hopes up, about the most sinful service you might get is having one do your homework.

• In entertainment news, HBO surprises no one by renewing Game of Thrones for a third season, and the revival of the Carrie musical closed two weeks early. How hard is it to make a hit musical about a telekinetic that goes nuts and massacres her high school with her brain?

• The flash game Tripod Attack is short on controls (you walk forward at a constant rate), but you do get to pilot and upgrade an alien killing machine, so… it’s all good?