• "Do you have any problems with fans who refuse to differentiate between you as an actor and your role? Elina Shatkin asks Nick Offerman, who plays — do I even need to say it — Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. Yeah, I'm sure I'm guilty of that. As well as deep mustache envy.
Offerman also compares Swanson to Superman in this interview, which is stunningly appropriate. Now that I think about it, Offerman should be playing Superman instead of Henry Cavill. [LA Weekly]
• Remember when Kurt Loder was the face of MTV News? (Remember when you watched MTV? They brought back Beavis and Butthead, and I barely click over.) I forgot that Loder also wrote for Rolling Stone, but he now has a book of film reviews out. In an interview with his old employer, Loder talks about some geek favorites that he either didn't like or has changed his opinion on over time. [MTV.com]
• I think I speak for a majority of Michigan football fans who are happy to see former coach Rich Rodriguez get hired by Arizona as its next head coach. The fanbase seemed pretty split among those who wanted Rich Rod fired and those who thought he deserved one more year. (The "must go" crowd may have been bigger after Michigan's 52-14 loss in the Gator Bowl.)
I can't deny that I'd had enough of Rodriguez after two years (I could hear my father saying, "A coach should get five years," though I seriously doubt he'd have liked Rich Rod either) and was happy to see him go. But my sympathy for him increased after reading John Bacon's book "Three and Out." I'm sure he'll have a much easier time in Tucson. [AnnArbor.com]