My grandmother always said: “Don’t trust anybody who doesn’t like cheese.” It’s been a good week for movies — I saw The Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons Movie, Dans Paris, Sunset Blvd, The 11th Hour and the Inland Empire DVD — but it’s time to break up the rave reviews with a little artisanal gouda and some random nibbles from across the web.

Vermont Cheese

One of Astoria’s best: Ali and his Kabab Cafe in the NY Times

The Syncher, Not the Song: Douglas Wolk in The Believer on the Numa Numa Dance.

Berlin names street after Frank Zappa

Come be my friend: I’ve got a Facebook profile.

Jordan Hoffman reports from nerd heaven Comic-Con

Stoke your paranoia: White House revises post-disaster protocol and Old-line Republican warns ‘something’s in the works’ to trigger a police state.

Cows” is an old “multimedia” piece of mine I had all but forgotten about. Literary magazines come and go, but the web is forever. From drunken boat 3, fall/winter 2001.

Three summertime pop songs: Spoon, Dr. Dog, Feist.

… and finally there’s Trey’s new album The Horseshoe Curve and its companion EP Lucius Beebe, both comprised of tasty instrumental jams and outtakes from the glory days of the 10-piece band. You can listen to three tracks on Trey’s MySpace page.