"I'm flying out to Pisa / just to get some pizza." Remember that line from Rihanna's album? Keep remembering it, because the track, Jay-Z-assisted "Talk That Talk," is now going to be a single. Oh no.

That's the mildest possible "oh no" we could've typed, mind you. "Talk That Talk" sounds enough like fellow third-single "Rude Boy" (a much, much bigger hit than anything else on the album), and quality aside, its Jay-Z verse won't hurt; hasn't in the past, and it certainly won't during Jay's lateish-career peak. It's not the obvious single, but it's an obvious single. Def Jam could prove us wrong, but the future Talk That Talk singles seem fairly obvious and straightforward: "Talk That Talk," "Where Have You Been," and one or more of the following: "Roc Me Out," "Watch 'N' Learn," "Drunk On Love" (if Rihanna's team

wants to ignore her track record lately with ballads or near-ballads.)

That said, we still more or less agree with The Prophet Blog:

“Where Have You Been” is clearly the rabbit in Rihanna’s hat and the tune that many want released ASAP, but it’s a tricky call. “Where Have You Been” is the surefire hit that’s saved for the end of the album cycle when the momentum has slowed and needs a jolt, but at the same time, with “You Da One” underperforming, it’s risky to release another non-dancey midtempo single like “Talk That Talk” straight away.


Whoever did get the final say on the matter better make sure that Rihanna whips out a good video for “Talk That Talk”, because another “You Da One” isn’t gon’ cut it for this song.

Indeed. But hey--even if there isn't one, it's 2012, meaning that Talk That Talk's probably going to spit out seven singles to radio like a broken slot machine, and there'll probably be an album more by 2013.

Gordonville man killed in Martic Township crash

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster, PA April 2, 2005 | Brett Lovelace A Gordonville man was killed Friday afternoon and two others are in critical condition after a two-vehicle accident in Martic Township. go to site 2001 ford focus

Elam Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:20 p.m. accident at the intersection of Holtwood and River roads, state police said.

A state police forensic reconstruction team spent four hours at the scene Friday. Trooper David Howanitz said careless driving caused the accident.

Arthur Lenhart, 62, of Lancaster, was driving a 2002 Dodge Caravan south on River Road and failed to stop at a stop sign at Holtwood Road, police said.

An eastbound 2001 Ford Focus driven by Robert Arters, 46, of Lancaster, struck the minivan as it drove into the intersection.

Fisher, who was a passenger in the minivan, was ejected from the vehicle. Police did not give an age for Fisher. go to web site 2001 ford focus

Arters and Lenhart were trapped in their vehicles. One of the men was flown by helicopter to Lancaster General Hospital; the other was taken by ambulance. Both were listed in critical condition late Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brett Lovelace