Water Cooler

Here are a few things in news, sports, entertainment and pop culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

■ 84-year-old Hugh Hefner u25B6 announces his engagement to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris. Ain’t love — and modern pharmaceutical science — grand?

■ Snow and winds in Philadelphia prompt the NFL to move last Sunday’s Eagles-Vikings game to Tuesday night. And, somewhere, an iciclelike tear slides down Vince Lombardi’s cheek.

■ The Transportation Security Administration alerts air carriers to potential, but nonspecific, threats involving passengers’ thermoses and beverage containers. Sounds like somebody’s been watching too much “Get Smart” again.

■ Marvel comics says a member of the Fantastic Four will be killed in the comic’s January issue. Of course, “death” is about as permanent in the comics as “indigestion” is in real life.

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

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