Last night's Kotaku Off Topic was a little early, tonight's is a little late. That's definitely a thumbs down for this episode of non necessarily video game related conversation. But things are looking up!

You know, regardless of your feelings on Roger Ebert and his thoughts on video games as art, he's an entertaining critic. And his journal at the Chicago Sun Times—also off topic from the generally movie related coverage—is a great read, something I should remember to read more often. Anyone have suggestions for other interesting off topic blogs, web sites and news outlets? Let's talk about 'em.

If not, here's some unpleasant conversation starters.