Welcome to the first Open Thread of 2012, our farthest year into the future ever!
I wish I had some more for you, but it’s been a slow week in the world of pop. Portlandia and Downton Abbey are coming back, for those of you with cable. Etta James is out of the hospital at last. Van Halen reunited. And Benedict Cumberbatch was announced as the villain for Star Trek 2. All of it interesting, sure, but none of it groundbreaking.
Anything we missed? Sound off in the comments, for this is your … Open Thread.