GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! We went to Cali and got drunk on the beach, got a motel and built a fort out of sheets. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Nice try, Ann Romney... but First Lady Michelle Obama KILLED IT in her address last night at the Democratic National Convention.

And if you're looking for the next great Democratic hope, check out San Antonio mayor Juan Castro's blistering speech last night at the DNC. Again... KILLED IT.

While the RNC had Clint Eastwood (and his chair), the DNC will have Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. Hmmmm... who to choose.... who to choose.

Tonight on the DNC ticket: fiery speeches from former Prez Bill Clinton, as well as the always hilarious Barney Frank.

Meanwhile in a speech that didn't go so well, a gunman opened fire during a victory rally for Quebec's Premiere-elect Pauline Marois.

A 7.6 magnitude quake shocks the coast of Costa Rica.

The Department of Justice accuses BP of "gross negligence" for their role in the gulf oil spill. OUCH, and HA!

Is the iPhone 5 just around the bend? Find out next Wednesday, September 12—that is, if this is still a "thing," and I'm beginning to suspect it's not.

Remember that book written by the Navy SEAL who disputes how Osama bin Laden was killed? The Pentagon has accused the author of revealing "classified intel." Uh-oh. Not a great first review.

Today in "sad": Much beloved YA book author Judy Blume is battling breast cancer.

It's the first day back to school for kids in Oregon, and the children of Beaverton Middle School were greeted by the sight of a naked man walking around. Now that's education.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Hot today (80 degrees), hot tomorrow (87) and even hotter (90) on Wednesday Friday! HOT!

And finally, take it away awesome Grandma dancing to Usher! WICKED.