You can start them up, but it might take a while

Just talking ‘bout their generations: Two items from the world of music

New Kids on the Block, the boy band that had its first hit album 20 years ago, are reuniting to go on tour.

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones are back on the big screen in Martin Scorsese’s latest concert film, “Shine a Light,” which chronicles a 2006 Stones concert in New York.

You might expect The Buzz to take cheap shots at the Stones’ age (a combined 254 years), their appearance (more wrinkles than a Shar-Pei), or Keith Richards’ mastery of language. But we’d rather watch Mick cross the stage with the aid of a walker than endure the sight of the “New” “Kids” in leather jumpsuits.

Hold still while we count: When the U.S. Census Bureau makes its next count in 2010, it will have to rely on paper and pencil for those who don’t return their census forms. A plan to use handheld computers has been scaled back. Even so, the change is expected to add an additional $600 million to the cost of the count.

We were going to try to figure what the cost of the census will mean for each American. But we’ll have to wait for the bureau to tell us how many Americans there are.

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