Welcome back to the week, Kotaku readers. Can we get you some off topic conversation? Excellent! Then just sit right there while we prepare some for you in the comments. We can talk about Batman, South Park, The Dark Tower... whatever!

Did anyone happen to catch that trailer for The Avengers this weekend? That looked like it has promise, based on the barely visible, story-free teaser for the Joss Whedon film. And who hasn't yet read Wired's excellent story on the discovery of Stuxnet, the virus that was (seemingly) designed to attack Iran's nuclear power program? Well, you can change that!

If you want something more bite-sized to read and talk about, here are a few conversation starters.