>> ROUND 2: Political watchers pretty much agree, Mitt Romney scored mucho points in winning the first presidential debate. But fret not, Barack Obama fans, the prez has another chance to make up ground this Tuesday. The second debate will be held at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University, and this one’s a little different. It will be a “town hall” style affair, with candidates taking questions from the audience. Maybe good ol’ Billie Sol Hurok will stand up and ask what every American wants to know: “What’s up with Honey Boo Boo?” Alas, the questions are prescreened.
>> OPTIMUS PRIMUS: The presidential debate not strange enough for you? Then skip it and head on over to the F.M. Kirby Center for the unique musical styling of the band Primus – in 3-D. Yes, the show is being billed as a “traveling 3D-enhanced LIVE musical performance.” Funny. They said the same thing about Woodstock. How unique is Primus? They have albums called “Pork Soda,” with hits like “My Name is Mud.” You might also know them as the fellas who do the theme from TV’s “South Park.” The show starts at 8 p.m.
>> TOO MUCH INFO: Did you know that 58 percent of government workers spend half the day sorting information? And that 66 percent of workers feel they don’t have enough time to get all of their work done? And that 47.3 percent of people think that TV game show host Wink Martindale’s name sounds funny? And that 25 percent of these statements are completely made up? That’s way too much information. Which is what Saturday’s Information Overload Awareness Day is supposed to remedy. Relax, take a break from the crush of data, e-mails and texts and just enjoy life.
>> THE PUCK STARTS HERE: After starting the season with two road games, the Penguins are back for their home opener Friday against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. But wait … there’s more. The Pens also play at 5:05 p.m. Sunday against the Syracuse Crunch. That would be the new-look Syracuse Crunch. The team’s got a new logo that is actually quite frightening. It looks like what you’d get if KISS bassist Gene Simmons and Japanese superhero Ultraman had a child.
>> METEOR ME OUTSIDE: If you ever wished upon a falling star, you were actually beseeching the heavens for a favor as you watched a chuck of rock burn up in our atmosphere. Sorry to heap some reality on your romanticized dreams. But hey, if you still want to try, then stay up past midnight this Saturday into Sunday morning and you can see a whole bunch of falling stars. It’s a meteor shower called the Orionids, as the streaks of light seem to be coming from the constellation Orion. The “hunter” is one of the more recognizable star patterns, so look south and you can’t miss it.