Here are a few things in news, sports, entertainment and popular culture that we’ve been talking about lately.
■ Tiger Woods’ creepy new Nike ad features the disembodied voice of his late father. Don’t do it. For God’s sake, just don’t do it.
■ Las Vegas hosts a sale of pieces from the now-closed “Star Trek: The Experience” at the Las Vegas Hilton. We’ll take a Seven of Nine to go, please, no need for gift wrap.
■ Vanessa Hudgens u25B6 is cast as a drug addict and exotic dancer in a Los Angeles production of “Rent.” Alternate title: “High School Musical 5: Gabriella’s College Career Doesn’t Go So Well.”
■ Die-hard Scrabble fans fume over a new U.K. version of the game that permits proper nouns. Coming up: An even newer version that permits the obscenities, profanities and vulgarities die-hard fans are using to talk about this one.
John Przybys (email@example.com)