As perhaps many of you have noticed, I have been mysteriously absent from the 360sphere for the past week. I've been extremely busy, and as it's the end of the semester, things are a little hectic, to say the least. Let's just say I've been lacking both on time and brainpower to write. Today, I remain pretty frazzled, so I'm going to keep this short, and let you get involved.

That's right, it's time once again for Friends' Choice! Below, you'll find a fantastic poll. Place your vote for what you would like me to write about, and I'll write mainly about the two most popular items on the poll. As always, I'll try to include elements of all the items I list, just for fun.

Even if you don't like the options you see, vote anyway and leave me a comment about whatever it is you had in mind that you wanted to see. I can't promise to include it, but I'll give it a shot.

It's news time. Now go forth and vote.

What should Phil write about? (results, as always, in parentheses)

1. The mystery behind CIA Chief Porter Goss's sudden resignation (8)

2. Michael Jackson's recent attack at GQ for using a 'poser' (4)

3. Real complaints about the fiction story The Da Vinci Code (19)

4. Liberty Mutual being sued over alleged kickbacks (2)

5. The guy in Jacksonville who impersonated a cop (7)