Here are a few things in news, sports, entertainment and pop culture that we've been talking about lately.
■ Los Angeles health officials investigate a respiratory condition that sickened attendees at a Playboy Mansion event. Who knew that a respiratory condition would be the health problem you'd encounter at the Playboy Mansion?
■ A revolver from Chicago's St. Valentine's Day Massacre finds a temporary home at Las Vegas' Mob Museum. Who says Las Vegas doesn't have its romantic side?
■ Tiger Woods apologizes for spitting on the green during the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. In hockey, spitting on the ice is considered flirting.
■ A new iPhone app helps Catholics examine their conscience to prepare for confession. Among the possible sins to be considered: Spending $300 on a phone when so much of the world is starving.
JOHN PRZYBYS (firstname.lastname@example.org)