Steven Soderbergh's Weird Phase; Zero Gravity Cats

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your fiveminutes (or less) 

As long as our aging brains insist on lumping together Cold War thrillers with actual Cold War history, we can't say what geopolitical considerations led to testing how cats would respond to space, but here, you can watch a Johnny Tremain look-a-like and some friends toss around some exceptionally light kittens. [Okrajoe]

Also in cats: a big one in a cage who is not weightless started scratching at a little girl who put her face near the glass outside his enclosure. She didn't mind, but why sould she? If We Bought A Zoo taught America anything, it's that sharing personal space with ill-tempered lions is inherently funny and a situation where nothing can go wrong. [One News via Jezebel]

The first five minutes of Haywire, which is the odd-sounding Steven Soderbergh project starring former MMA fighter Gina Carrano as some sort of shadowy government spy, not Channing Tatum as a male stripper. (We need some sort of mnemonic device for keeping those two straight.) In the meantime, here are the first five minutes of Haywire, and just like the trailer, they're promising. If Steven Soderbergh wants to make the Citizen Kane of bad January action movies before retiring, he's well on his way. [Hulu]

University of Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery typically acts and looks like Jon Huntsman, albeit it with fairer hair, more postseason coaching experience, and less tact in the field of international diplomacy. So it was surprising to see him repeatedly slam his chair and draw the most ostentatious technical foul of the college basketball season during Iowa's 34-point loss last night to Michigan State. Still, Iowa has to be feeling pretty good: the caucuses are over and this same team showed they can inexplicably pull together to beat the likes of Wisconsin and then return to losing by 20 points night after night like nothing happened. [Big Ten Network]

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